$MSTR (MicroStrategy Inc.)

$MSTR {{ '2016-03-15T13:54:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Provider of enterprise software platforms $MSTR said that it unveiled the MicroStrategy 10.3, the latest release of its enterprise analytics platform MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise. This product has enhanced visualization capabilities and a collection of ease-of-use enhancements designed to advance business user adoption within the enterprise.

$QCOM {{ '2018-01-23T19:40:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$QCOM released a letter to its shareholders, ahead of the annual meeting which will be held on March 6, to not vote for the 11 executives nominated for election by $AVGO. The chip maker also highlighted the regulatory issues involved in $AVGO's hostile attempt to take over the company.

$ADBE {{ '2018-01-22T23:21:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADBE raised its FY18 earnings targets, helped by the impact of the new U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which decreases the U.S. corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%. For 1Q18, Adobe reduced its GAAP EPS target and lifted its non-GAAP EPS outlook. GAAP effective tax rate is expected to be about 17% for 1Q18 and about 13% for Q2-Q4 FY2018 periods.

$ADBE {{ '2018-01-22T22:14:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADBE announced that Mark Garrett, CFO and Mike Dillon, EVP & General Counsel will retire in 2018. Both of them will continue to serve Adobe until their successors are found. The Photoshopmaker has started an internal and external search to replace Garrett and Dillon.

$AVGO {{ '2018-01-22T13:45:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AVGO said the US Federal Trade Commission has requested more information regarding its acquisition plan of $QCOM. The effect of the second request is to extend the 30-day waiting period imposed by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. After $AVGO complies with the request, the regulator has 30 days to complete its review.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-19T19:36:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$IBM said it expects to deliver operating EPS of about $13.80 for 2018. The company also expects free cash flow of about $12Bil, resulting in free cash flow realization of over 100%. Additionally, for 2018, revenue growth is expected at current spot rates.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-19T11:44:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $IBM generated free cash flow of $13Bil, excluding Global Financing receivables. The company also returned $9.8Bil to shareholders through $5.5Bil in dividends and $4.3Bil of gross share repurchases. $IBM ended 4Q17 with $12.6Bil in cash, while debt totaled $46.8Bil, including Global Financing debt of $31.4Bil.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-19T11:40:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Big Blue $IBM reported its first ever revenue growth in five years, with 4Q17 revenue growth of 3.5% YoY to $22.5Bil, driven by cloud computing business and artificial intelligence investments. However, $IBM reported a net loss of $1.05Bil or $1.14 per share, impacted by a one-time charge of $5.5Bil associated with the enactment of U.S. tax reform.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-18T22:23:11+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$IBM International Business Machines Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$AAPL {{ '2018-01-18T12:47:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Spurred by the Republican tax reform, $AAPL said it would increase its direct contribution to the US economy to over $350Bil over the next five years. The tech giant expects to invest over $30Bil in capital expenditures in the US during this period and create over 20,000 jobs through hiring at existing campuses and opening a new one.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-12T12:40:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM appointed James Kavanaugh as SVP and CFO effective Jan. 11, 2018 to replace Martin Schroeter. Schroeter will take a new role as SVP, Global Markets, effective Jan. 11, 2018. Kavanaugh is currently SVP, Finance and Operations, and served as $IBM's VP and Controller from 2008 to 2015.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-04T15:19:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As part of its Healthcare NExT initiative, $MSFT partnered with Seattle-based biotech firm Adaptive Biotechnologies. Microsoft and Adaptive will build a universal blood test that will screen a person's human immune system using the former's AI and machine learning technologies. Microsoft had invested an undisclosed amount for this partnership.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-03T14:45:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT to acquire Pittsburgh-based data storage firm Avere Systems. The transaction terms were not disclosed. Microsoft believes that the addition of Avere Systems will add value to its cloud computing platform Azure and its customers. In March 2017, Avere closed a $14MM Series E funding in which $GOOG was one of the investors.

$IBM {{ '2017-12-29T11:01:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM said it has reached an agreement to resolve the patent lawsuit with $PCLN pending in the United States District Court for Delaware. As part of the confidential settlement, the parties will obtain patent cross-licenses to each company’s worldwide patent portfolio.

$GOOG {{ '2017-12-22T12:16:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

“Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of the board of directors of $GOOG $GOOGL, has decided to step down. He will take up the role of Technical Advisor to the firm. Schmidt, who has been serving Alphabet for the past 17 years, will continue to serve on its Board. It is expected that the Board will appoint a non-executive chairman at the next meeting.”

$ADBE {{ '2017-12-15T20:35:47+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ADBE said that it cannot comment much on the impact of the proposed US tax reforms on the company as they are not yet finalized. Adobe believes tax reforms would result it to access foreign cash and also a lower tax rate for the company.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-15T20:33:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ORCL launches its autonomous database as a power move against its archrivals in cloud computing, hoping to catch some market share. $ORCL assures its new autonomous database will cost less and believes that its customers will opt its new database rather than $AMZN's Redshift.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-15T20:21:10+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ORCL to deliver the world’s first autonomous database in Jan. 2018. This new technology is expected to dramatically accelerate the growth of PaaS and SaaS businesses and keep database license business strong as well, said the company.

$ADBE {{ '2017-12-15T20:19:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADBE to do some segment changes beginning from 1Q18 reporting. LiveCycle and Connect businesses, previously reported in Digital Marketing segment, will be moved to a new segment called Publishing, which will include the current Print and Publishing segment products. Digital Marketing segment to be renamed as Digital Experience.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-15T20:10:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Despite the strength of cloud revenue in 2Q18, $ORCL's cloud growth is forecast to slow in 3Q18 to 21-25% in constant currency. Revenue for Q3 is expected to grow 2-4% with non-GAAP EPS in constant currency ranging between $0.68 and $0.70.

$ADBE {{ '2017-12-15T19:58:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Software juggernaut $ADBE, which celebrated its 35th anniversary last week, reported that revenue hiked 25% to $2.01Bil in 4Q17 thus crossing $2Bil revenue in a quarter for the first time in its history. Profit rose 26% to $502MM or $1.00 per share, aided by the growth in Digital Media business. Non-GAAP EPS spiked 40% to $1.26.

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