$GHC (Graham Holdings Company)

$GHC {{ '2016-05-27T21:29:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Media company $GHC said its subsidiary Graham Media Group Inc. has reached an agreement with $NXST and $MEG to acquire WCWJ, a CW affiliate TV station in Florida and WSLS, an NBC affiliate TV station in Virginia for $60MM in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities, including pension obligations. The deal is subject to approvals.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$FOX {{ '2017-07-19T15:08:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FOX added two executives to new roles in its global Human Resources group with the promotion of Julie Franke to SVP of Employer Brand and Strategic Talent Acquisition, and the appointment of Carsten von der Linden to SVP of Talent Management.

$WY {{ '2017-07-19T13:20:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WY said it is implementing a solution to address concerns regarding its TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection product. The recent customer feedback regarding an odor in certain newly constructed homes is related to a recent formula change to the Flak Jacket coating that included formaldehyde-based resin.

$GS {{ '2017-07-19T11:22:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GS advised a number of important transactions that were announced during 2Q17, including $BCR's $24Bil sale to $BDX. $AMZN's $13.7Bil acquisition of $WFM, and $DFT's $7.6Bil merger with $DLR.

$WYN {{ '2017-07-18T17:00:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WYN acquired Minnesota-based AmericInn hotel brand and its management company, Three Rivers Hospitality, from Northcott Hospitality for $170MM. AmericInn's portfolio consists of 200 primarily franchised hotels with about 11,600 rooms in 21 states, predominately in the Midwestern U.S., Ohio Valley, and Mountain states.

$CAR {{ '2017-07-17T13:54:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Car Rental operator $CAR said it has integrated $AMZN’s voice platform Alexa to allow travelers to book and manage car rental reservations with ease.  Avis is the first car rental company to offer the service.

$TWX {{ '2017-07-17T11:48:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TWX's shareholders approved merger with $T. The company continues to expect the transaction to close before year-end 2017, with regulatory review of the deal underway.

$IT {{ '2017-07-13T12:15:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

According to preliminary results by $IT, Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.1MM units in 2Q17, a 4.3% decline from last year. Shipments in 2Q17 were the lowest quarter volume since 2007. $HPQ reclaimed the top position from Lenovo in the worldwide PC market in 2Q17, followed by $DELL and $AAPL succeeding in third and fourth place.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-12T13:51:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said on Prime Day 2017, held on July 11, sales surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Prime Day 2017 event grew by more than 60% compared to 2016, and sales growth by small businesses and entrepreneurs was even higher. Purchases made on Prime Day 2017 were more than 50% higher than the prior year.

$FOXA {{ '2017-07-10T17:13:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FOXA unit and media firm Fox Networks Group named Oliver Dizon EVP of Pricing and Planning for FNG Advertising Sales. Dizon will report to FNG’s President of Advertising Revenue Joe Marchese.  Most recently, Dizon served as SVP of Sales Revenue Management and Client Services for ESPN.

$WSM {{ '2017-07-10T14:42:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

PBteen, a member of $WSM portfolio of brands, launched an exclusive home decor partnership with ivivva, the athletic apparel brand created by lululemon and inspired by active girls. The collection is available online with prices ranging from $29.50 to $1,175.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-10T11:06:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN plans to open a new fulfillment center in Orlando, Fla. When the site opens in 2018, $AMZN will create 1,500 new full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-05T13:32:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN will create 1,500 full-time hourly associate roles at its first Utah fulfillment center in Salt Lake City. Employees at the 855,000-plus square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

$TWX {{ '2017-06-30T19:22:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TWX has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.4025 per share. The dividend is payable on August 1, 2017, to shareholders of record as of July 10, 2017. Consistent with its merger agreement with $T, Time Warner has aligned the timing of its dividend with that of AT&T’s dividend.

$NKE {{ '2017-06-30T12:06:36+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$NKE said that on the $AMZN partnership, it's a small pilot currently and not much can be spoken about the future plans. The company will continue to work with the retailer and if it sees success then it will work on to build the plan to scale it.

$ADBE {{ '2017-06-29T16:26:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADBE announced new voice analytics capabilities in Adobe Analytics Cloud that enable brands to deliver more customer experiences. Through Adobe Analytics Cloud, brands can capture and analyze voice data for all major platforms including $AMZN's Alexa, $AAPL's Siri, $GOOG's Google Assistant, $MSFT's Cortana and Samsung Bixby.

$MSFT {{ '2017-06-29T14:47:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In an undisclosed deal, $MSFT acquires an Israel-based cloud management firm Cloudyn. The Telaviv-based startup raised $20MM from investors so far. Cloudyn's tool works with cloud computing services like Microsoft's Azure, $AMZN's AWS and $GOOGL's Google Cloud. This deal will help Microsoft Azure customers to manage and optimize their cloud usage.

$MKC {{ '2017-06-29T14:14:15+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

When asked whether $MKC has got a chance to grow its presence in $WFM as a result of the $AMZN-$WFM merger, McCormick stated that it is well positioned based on the relationship with Amazon. The company added that it is under-represented at Whole Foods with some of $MKC's secondary brands in distribution.

$WY {{ '2017-06-28T20:36:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WY plans to voluntarily withdraw its common stock from listing on the Chicago Stock Exchange, but will continue to be listed on the NYSE. This was made to eliminate the costs and duplicative administrative requirements associated with dual listings. The withdrawal is expected to be effective on or about July 20, 2017.

$UNF {{ '2017-06-28T18:20:35+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$UNF expects 4Q17 revenue to be more similar to last year, which is causing some of that sequential decline. $UNF said the direct sales related to the Arrow acquisition in 3Q won't be at the same levels in 4Q. Also there is always some sequential drop-off in some of its core business seasonality wise, the company said.

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