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    Workday Inc (WDAY) reported a 51.4 percent jump in quarterly revenue, helped by strong growth in subscription to its web-based human resource management software. The company's revenue rose to $282.7 million in the second quarter ended July 31, from $186.8 million a year earlier. Net loss widened to $69.4 million from $69.2 million.

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     SPLUNK INC (SPLK). is scheduled to release its fiscal 2016 second quarter earnings results after the market close on Thursday afternoon. Analysts are expecting that the software products maker will post a year over year rise in earnings per share and revenue for the most recent quarter.

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    U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday called for an emergency meeting with Dish Network Corp (DISH) and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (SBGI) over the continuing blackout affecting 129 TV stations. Sinclair, the largest U.S. broadcast group, and Dish, the second-largest satellite TV provider, are in a dispute over TV station distribution.

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    The following are mergers under. APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS. -- Private equity firms 3i Group and AMP Capital Investors to acquire joint control of offshore emergency and rescue services provider Esvagt. -- U.S. grains company Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM) to acquire starch producer Eaststarch. NEW LISTINGS. None. EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES. None. FIRST-STAGE REVIEWS BY DEADLINE. AUG 28.

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    This is Samsung's Galaxy S6 edge +,  the larger version of its recent well-reviewed and well-received double-curved screen smartphone. It's one very powerful Android smartphone, running Android Lollipop. The GS6 edge + is a sealed unit. One of Samsung's most feared past features -- bloatware -- has thankfully been reduced on the company's most recent models.

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    Industry tracker IDC trimmed both its tablet and PC forecasts on Wednesday, citing broad market declines, large inventory of notebooks and slower-than-expected adoption of Microsoft Corp.' s Windows 10 operating system. IDC now expects worldwide PC growth to fall by nearly 9% in 2015 and "not stabilize until 2017," which would mark five straight years of deceleration. It expects the commercial market to lead a broader PC recovery starting in 2017, but expects volume declines...

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    The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1308 GMT on Wednesday: ** Oilfield services company Schlumberger Ltd agreed to buy Cameron International Corp, which makes equipment used by oilfield services providers, in a deal valued at $14.8 billion to cut costs amid weak drilling activity.

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    Improvements to Best Buy Co. Inc.' s inventory productivity and outlook led analysts at Raymond James to upgrade the stock to strong buy from market perform with a $40 price target. Raymond James analyst Dan Wewer said in a note that Best Buy's (BBY) "company-specific" improvements are beginning to offset the inherent challenges facing the consumer electronics industry, and he expects this to create an opportunity for better-than-expected earnings through 2016. Wewer said that...

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    Velostrata, a year-old start-up founded by a successful Israeli software entrepreneur, on Wednesday revealed plans to offer hybrid cloud software that lets organisations offload local business data more securely to public cloud services.

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    Some venture-backed private companies have been taking their sweet time to going public lately, but with the recent market roller coaster, will they now rush toward an exit? Onlookers have marveled for months at the eye-popping valuations coming out of the venture capital industry.

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    America Movil said on Tuesday it is facing a Mexico regulatory probe into whether its fixed-line unit Telmex violated the terms of its concession, and whether it broke the law, dealing a blow to its television ambitions at home.

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    Carlos Slim's America Movil said on Tuesday that it is facing a regulatory probe in Mexico into whether its fixed-line unit Telmex violated the terms of its concession, as well as whether it broke "must offer" rules. The Federal Telecommunications Institute has begun various processes related to Telmex's commercial relationship with Dish Mexico and its website "Uno TV", the company said.

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    Smartphone growth is expected to slow way down in 2015, according to a report Tuesday from IDC. In its quarterly report on the smartphone market, the analysis firm said that while the smartphone market will continue to grow, it will only be up 10.7 percent this year. Compare that to last year's growth rate of 27.5 percent.Why the slowdown? In a word, China.According to analysts, buying patterns in China -- which makes up a little more than a quarter of the world's smartphone market -- have changed when it comes to smartphones, and are mirroring more of what we see here in the United States.[Blurry photos on your iPhone 6 Plus? You’re not alone.]"IDC expects to see a noticeable slowdown in smartphone shipments in 2015 as China joins North America and Western Europe in a more mature growth pattern," the company said in a report. That said, IDC also said that as prices for phones drop, the smartphone market is expected to remain a growth market for years to come.In terms of who will be running all those smartphones, IDC predicts that Android — which is expected to finish out the year running 81.1 percent of all the smartphones shipped worldwide -- will take the top spot. Apple's iOS comes in second, with an estimated 15.6 percent.[Samsung really wants you to leave your iPhone behind]IDC said that will likely be the status quo for the next five years. "Markets with the biggest growth opportunity are extremely price sensitive, which IDC believes will not change, and this is the main reason Apple will be challenged to take Android share throughout the forecast," the report said. "Even if Apple were to introduce another low-cost iPhone (e.g., ‘C’ version), IDC believes the price will struggle to compete" against Android phone makers who price their phones at $200 or less than the iPhones, unsubsidized.Apple itself has said it's happy with its smartphone growth in China and its profitable iPhone business right now. Chief executive Tim Cook even took the unusual measure of sharing a mid-quarter update on China smartphone growth with CNBC's "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer amid Monday's market plunge."I can tell you that we have continued to experience strong growth for our business in China through July and August," Cook said in an e-mail to Cramer.






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    Feeling hungry...but lazy? Tied up at your desk with no time for a decent lunch? Put the change for the vending machine away and pull out your smartphone instead. As of now, you can call up your meal with a tap of your Uber app.UberEats, Uber's on-demand food delivery service, launched in Washington on Tuesday. Lunchtime, according to Uber, is between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays; the D.C. delivery area stretches from Dupont Circle and Downtown to Capitol Hill. The food should arrive in 10 minutes or less, according to the UberEats Web site.[Some of the content in this entry could not be displayed on this device.]You can't be that choosy with UberEats, although there's enough there to satisfy most palettes. UberEats customers must choose from a set menu that Uber has worked out with a number of excellent restaurants. Tuesday's menu offered up three options: an Italian hoagie from Bub and Pop's, a Beatrix roll from Buredo or a plate of chicken tikka masala from Rasika.If those options don't tickle your fancy, don't worry. Just try again later. This week, Uber is also offering options from Bread Furst, Taylor Gourmet, DGS Delicatessen, Sprinkles Cupcakes and more. You can sign up for daily or weekly e-mails from Uber to keep track of when a dish you may want slides into the rotation.Dishes should generally cost between $8 and $12, according to Uber's Web site, though some cost as much as $15.Sure, getting lunch from Uber means you don't get the same variety as you might from any of the other numerous food-delivery services. After all, you don't even get to see a menu. But that may be worth it to many people, if it means they can get a good meal for very little effort.UberEats also offers service in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Austin, Barcelona, Toronto and Chicago. The company has said that it's seeing high demand for the service, though a report from the Wall Street Journal in June outlined some problems. That includes the fact that drivers often waste time looking for their customers — sometimes parked illegally at the curb. At least in some cases, the report said, drivers have to throw food away at the end of the day.UberEats does offer some ordering features that would be nice to see elsewhere. Customers can even order multiple meals and split the bill using Uber's fare-splitting feature in the app.In fact, you don't have to do any math at all, because — like Uber's car service — UberEats is designed to work without tips."[The] best way to thank your driver is with a 5-star rating," Uber says on its site.






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    The following are mergers under. APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS. -- Varo Energy, a joint venture between the world's top oil trader Vitol and private equity firm Carlyle Group (CG), is expanding its reach in Europe through a merger with Dutch-based storage and trading company Argos. NEW LISTINGS.

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    CBS Corp. (CBS) on Tuesday said it has inked a new content carriage agreement with Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC). The deal will make the cable and broadband provider the first to offer CBS's (CBS) standalone online services CBS All Access and Showtime to Cablevision's Optimum broadband customers. Under the new deal, Cablevision (CVC) will still be able to re- transmit other CBS-owned stations including CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel.

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    If you feel like you've stepped through Alice's looking glass and wound up in Wonderland, with U.S. markets rallying after a sell-off just one day earlier that earned the nickname "Black Monday," you're not alone.