BlackBerry (BBRY) Says BBM Video Calling for iOS Now Available; Begins Beta Testing on Android May 2, 2016 03:24PM

BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY) Senior Vice President - Emerging Solutions, Matt Talbot, posted the following to the company's blog on Monday:

BBM users have been clamoring for video calling (as you reminded me in your comments on my recent BBM: Getting Better All the Time post). We’re thrilled to announce that video is almost ready for primetime; today we’ve launched it (see right) as a beta feature for Android, as part of the latest version of BBM. Update your BBM today... (continue reading...)

Ackman defends Valeant, hints at more changes May 2, 2016 12:38PM

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Caroline Humer

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman on Monday mounted a vigorous defense of Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: VRX), ruling out any sale of the drug company's "crown jewel" assets but saying price cuts and even a new name may be in its future.

Ackman, whose Pershing Square Capital Management owns 9 percent of Valeant, predicted the company would turn around with the help of its... (continue reading...)

Microsoft (MSFT) Says SQL Server 2016 Will be Available June 1st May 2, 2016 12:30PM

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) posted the following to its SQL Server Blog on Monday:

SQL Server 2016 is the foundation of Microsoft’s data strategy, encompassing innovations that transform data into intelligent action. With this new release, Microsoft is delivering an end-to-end data management and business analytics solution with mission critical intelligence for your most demanding applications as well as insights on your data on any device. Recently, we had the... (continue reading...)

Tesla (TSLA) Purges Reservations Breaking Model 3s Two-Per-Customer Pre-Order Limit May 2, 2016 07:38AM

Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) recently reported that Model 3 reservations had topped the 400,000 unit mark. But, how many of those reservations broke the two-reservation-per-customer limit?

One blogger reported last Friday that he made 20 reservations for the Model 3, as there were no checks in place from Tesla which would limit the number of pre-orders allowed. The blogger also questioned how many others were speculating on the Model 3 and placing more than two... (continue reading...)

U.S. earnings still lousy, but showing signs of life Apr 29, 2016 03:21PM

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As earnings season begins to enter the homestretch, what has shaped up to be a dismal quarter for quarterly profits may have reached a bottom.

With 311 of the S&P 500 companies having posted results through Friday, 74.6 percent have topped earnings expectations, well above the 63 percent average since 1994 and 68.5 percent for the past four quarters, according to data from Thomson Reuters Proprietary... (continue reading...)

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