Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Globaldata Plc LSE:DATA London Ordinary Share GB00B87ZTG26 ORD 1/14P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  20.00 1.4% 1,450.00 1,400.00 1,500.00 1,450.00 1,430.00 1,430.00 6,673 12:27:50
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 178.4 28.6 19.4 74.7 1,482

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GlobalData's share price has roughly tripled over the past year.
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16:59 Snapchat stock soars in Wall Street debut by Seth Fiegerman March 2, 2017: 11:25 AM ET "Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, began trading at $24 a share on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, a 40% increase over its IPO price. At that price, Snap now has a market valuation of about $33 billion. The company priced its initial public offering at $17 a share Wednesday, above its previously proposed range of $14 to $16 a share. Snap is the biggest U.S. tech IPO since Facebook in 2012. In fact, Snap is now worth about three times as much as Twitter's current market cap. Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, Snap's 20-something cofounders and newly minted billionaires, rang the opening bell. The floor of the exchange featured Snap's ghost logo and its quirky smiling yellow vending machines that dispense sunglasses. "The demand for the Snap IPO has been very, very strong," says Jeff Zell, an analyst with IPO Boutique, a research firm. There was enough investor interest for Snap to raise its IPO price more, according to Zell, but it likely wanted to see the stock pop on the first day. Investors are flocking to buy up Snap shares even with some significant red flags. The young company saw user growth slow to a halt in the final months of last year, according to its original IPO filing last month. The slowdown coincided with Facebook's Instagram launching a Snapchat copycat feature. In the filing, Snap repeatedly said its user numbers and engagement "can be lumpy and unpredictable" -- or the opposite of what Wall Street typically prefers. Snap only began making money two years ago and is still struggling to turn a profit. The company suffered losses of $515 million in 2016, up from a loss of $373 million the year before."
the cloud is getting increasingly more reliable over time Amazon failure disrupts hundreds of thousands of websites SEC and key Apple services hit by outage of web services platform Wednesday, 1 March, 2017 A widespread technical failure at Amazon Web Services hit hundreds of thousands of websites on Tuesday, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission and certain key Apple services, highlighting how the cloud company has become part of the backbone of the internet. The failure, which began around 9:45am Pacific Time, lasted for more than four hours and centred around Amazon’s simple storage service, which is one of its most widely used features and a cornerstone for many web applications. The outage temporarily blocked videos on Netflix and on Amazon’s own website, and caused sites such as Expedia, Slack and Snapchat to function poorly or not at all. Apple, which uses AWS, reported widespread technical problems at the same time, including with its App store, Apple Music and iCloud back-up. “People are sort of realising how much of the internet relies on Amazon,” said Dave Bartoletti, an analyst at Forrester. He added that AWS reliability was still considered to be high despite the outage. “This is not a trend in my view, the cloud is getting increasingly more reliable over time,” he said. The fact that Amazon was able to identify the problem within two hours suggested that the problem was most likely a software glitch, said Mr Bartoletti. Amazon has not specified what caused the error. Earlier in the day, the failure had even incapacitated AWS’s own services dashboard — making it impossible to display updates about which services had been affected — although this was subsequently fixed. Amazon Web Services is the fastest-growing part of Amazon, with more than $12bn in revenues last year, and accounts for the majority of operating profits at the company. It is by far the largest public cloud provider in the US, with more than 10 times as much storage capacity as each of its nearest rivals, Microsoft and Google. While AWS was an early leader in the cloud services market, it has had to contend with increasing competition from its US rivals, as well as competitors overseas such as AliCloud, which is owned by Alibaba. AWS clients include the Central Intelligence Agency and dozens of Fortune 500 companies, including Deloitte, General Electric, Kellogg’s, Comcast and Condé Nast. While the company often says that its reliability is greater than 99.99 per cent, the widespread problems on Tuesday underscore how an outage in one area can quickly ripple across the internet.
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Results on Monday. Need to be strong to support that chart.
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hxxp:// AWS cloud cash share: Bigger than Microsoft, IBM, Google COMBINED Cloud democratising IT? Nah, it's shared by even fewer players 7 Feb 2017 at 12:25, Gavin Clarke AWS sucked up over one third of all cloudy infrastructure sales globally in the closing quarter of 2016 - more than three of its next biggest rivals could muster together. The total IaaS sector grew by a whopping 49 per cent year-on-year to $10.3bn in Q4, according to analyst house Canalys, as a raft of businesses continued to shun capital intensive refreshes of on-premise server estates. In its tenth year of operation, the web services division of Amazon accounted for $3.48bn of sales, giving it a 33.8 per cent market share, while Microsoft, Google and IBM SoftLayer had to make do with $3.17bn between them. “Continuing demand is driving the adoption of cloud infrastructure services, which accelerated the cloud data centre expansion among key service providers,” Canalys stated. In the quarter, IBM rented some rack space from a local data centre provider, as did AWS and Microsoft. All of the American giants are trying to convince UK customers their data is safe in their hands but rather than building new facilities in the country, has chosen to buy extra capacity from someone else. Enterprise IT provider Oracle lagged behind e-commerce giant Alibaba, on 1.7 per cent and 2.4 per cent respectively. The latter has been on a drive to attract enterprises and startups to its cloud with roadshow events in London. AWS is the undisputed IaaS kingpin but revenues of $3.5bn in Q4 was below Wall Street’s expectations by about $100m and so the parent company’s share price took a few knocks. Meanwhile, Synergy Research Group agreed that AWS is king, and said Microsoft, Google and IBM "are gaining ground but at the expense of smaller players in the market." 23 Comments
22:39 Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success AWS was launched as little more than a way to buy space and time on Amazon’s computers. Now it powers Netflix, Airbnb and the Ministry of Justice Alex Hern Last modified on Thursday 2 February 2017 22.00 GMT "But there’s another chunk of Amazon that you’re less likely to know about. It’s responsible for a full tenth of the company’s revenues, yet its “operating income” – the amount of money it leaves in Amazon’s coffers once expenses are accounted for – dwarfs any other sector, pulling in $861m compared to the $255m Amazon makes in North American sales and the $541m it loses internationally. The division is Amazon Web Services, or AWS, the section of the company that sells cloud computing services to both the outside world and to Amazon itself. You can buy storage space to hold a huge database, bandwidth to host a website, or processing power to run complex software remotely. It lets companies and individuals avoid the hassle of buying and running their own hardware, while also letting them pay for only what they actually use. It began as almost a point of principle for Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, before evolving to become the single most profitable part of the entire company. Now, AWS is moving into the third stage of its life, providing the underpinning for Amazon’s own quest to dominate not just our shopping, but our homes themselves."
now in a state of de facto hostilities with Washington Well, it's not so long ago that Mexico conspired with Germany to invade the US. Mexico unites in anger over President Trump's plan for sanctions 29 January 2017 • 9:11pm "President Donald Trump’s escalating threats against Mexico have led to calls for a guerrilla struggle of national resistance from across the political spectrum, uniting the Mexican people as almost never before in modern times. A string of elder statesmen warn that the country faces grievous injury and is now in a state of de facto hostilities with Washington, forcing Mexicans to fight back on every front and whatever the cost. “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth,” said former president Vicente Fox. “Trade is important, jobs are important, but they are not as important as dignity. We must not be cowed or it will paralyse us,” he said."
hxxp:// Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: How Azure will fend off Amazon Web Services in the enterprise by Dan Richman on January 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm "Microsoft believes that its unique combination of cloud offerings will hold off market-leading public-cloud service Amazon Web Services in Microsoft’s traditional stronghold of the enterprise, CEO Satya Nadella said in phone call with press and analysts after the release of quarterly earnings Thursday. Microsoft is the number-two public-cloud company, competing energetically with AWS in an ongoing battle of pricing and features. Cloud computing has always appealed to startups, freeing them from the financial burden of buying, housing and maintaining computing and networking hardware. Instant expandability (and contraction, if necessary) of both compute and storage, plus the availability of APIs into esoteric and otherwise-out of reach services such as machine learning and voice recognition, make the cloud an easy choice for new companies."
hxxp:// Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Nearly Double in Size During Past Year By Pedro Hernandez | Posted 2017-01-27 "Microsoft reported strong second quarter fiscal year 2017 (2QFY17) earnings on Jan. 26, laying to rest any doubts that the software giant could transition to a cloud computing company. Azure revenues climbed a whopping 93 percent, or 95 percent using constant currency calculations that account for exchange rate fluctuations. "These results show continued strength in the cloud and especially Azure business," Dave Bartoletti, principal analyst at Forrester, told eWEEK. "While Microsoft does not break out Azure from the broader Intelligent Cloud category (which also includes some server products, cloud services, and enterprise services), the Azure business nearly doubled year-over-year (as it did last quarter), and usage continues to double year-over-year," continued Bartoletti. "Basically, Azure is more than twice the size it was at this time last year, and the growth trajectory is consistent."" hxxp://
Worth more than £15m? FBT is starting to talk about the possibility of profits in 2018. 01 December 2016 "The Company operates in the large and growing cloud video market. With its platform of cloud video applications and its relationships, including those with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, Forbidden is well positioned in this market. The Company's focus is on helping customers unlock the value of their content by reducing the time to market from camera to screen, and increasing the ease and efficiency of using content in multiple ways." "It is against this growth momentum that the Company is raising additional funds to ensure that the Company has adequate capital to finance further sales, sales support, sales implementation and product development support where necessary. Management is committed to ensuring that the Company's growth continues, and is optimised, whilst also targeting profitability in 2018."
hxxp:// Oracle crashes AWS and Azure UK cloud data centre party London base in global expansion 17 Jan 2017 at 15:25, Alexander J Martin Oracle will open a cloud region in the UK that's based in London and plans to have three data centres serving the region by mid-2017. The region will accompany others in Virginia and Turkey in a plan Oracle stated will double "the regional presence of its cloud platform in the last 24 months, with 29 regions available globally". Each region will consist of three high-bandwidth, low-latency sites, named Availability Domains, which will be based within several miles of each other and operate fault-independently. It's unclear whether Oracle will build or lease the facilites required to float the UK portion of its cloud. In a statement, Oracle said the approach would provide "[t]he highest levels of failure protection and availability to Oracle customers' most demanding cloud applications. Availability Domains are deeply integrated into the Oracle Cloud Platform, easing use and eliminating complex architectural decision-making around availability." Additional regions are planned to launch in APAC, North America and the Middle East next year. Oracle claims to be a "global large scale cloud platform" but much of its cloud revenue has come from Software-as-a-Service rather than platform. The database giant is late to the cloud platform business, lagging Amazon's AWS and Microsoft's Azure. Since 2016, AWS and Azure have offered the UK as a region using locally based data centres in different parts of the country. Local hosting potentially addresses customers' need to comply with data protection needs and requirements for low-levels of latency. 16 Comments hxxps://
The bankers may have the money but the citizens have the votes. Http:// US banking chiefs to talk with May over hard Brexit US-based banks and asset managers are to hold talks with prime minister over their fears for thousands of City jobs. by William Robins on Jan 18, 2017 at 09:51 "US-based banks and asset managers are to hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May over her ‘hard’ Brexit plans the firms fear will see thousands of jobs cut from UK financial services. The chief executives of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley as well as the chief executive of Blackrock have been invited to meet May for private talks on Thursday, according to Sky News. The meeting will reportedly take place in Davos, where the World Economic Forum is currently being held. On Tuesday May confirmed the UK will leave the European single market in a speech to the nation intended to create clarity over the UK’s goals in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations with the EU. Goldmans and JP Morgan were both major donors to a group campaigning to keep Britain in the EU, Britain Stronger in Europe, shelling out £500,000 each while, while Morgan Stanley donated 250,000 donation. Sky News said its sources suggested Jes Staley, the American chief executive of Barclays, and Steve Schwarzman, chairman of private equity group Blackstone, may also have been invited to the meeting."
Worth more than £15m? Forscene in Sports - every second counts Published on 17 Jan 2017 Be the first to own, distribute and monetise sports video content, capturing the attention of more sports fans. Forscene enables you to rapidly deliver professionally edited video that combines real time sports action with your existing digital assets.
building deltatre into a market leading sports technology provider 16 January 2017 "Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), announces that it has signed a three year revenue earning deal with deltatre, a leading supplier of digital and broadcast services in the Sports market, for the use of its Forscene cloud video platform. The three-year deal is for the use of Forscene for one of deltatre's long term clients."
wiped out $11 trillion of American household wealth Would Donald Trump now become president if the financial crisis hadn't happened? Moody’s Reaches $864 Million Subprime Ratings Settlement by Matt Scully January 13, 2017, 6:58 PM EST "Moody’s Corp. agreed to pay almost $864 million to resolve a multiyear U.S. investigation into credit ratings on subprime mortgage securities, helping to clear the way for the firm to move beyond its crisis-era litigation. Moody’s reached the agreement with the U.S. Justice Department and 21 states, which accused the company of inflating ratings on mortgage securities that were at the center of the 2008 financial crisis, the Justice Department said Friday in a statement. That penalty is about a third of the $2.5 billion that Moody’s earned in the four years leading up to the crisis. Standard and Poor’s, after fighting the U.S. in court for two years, settled similar claims with the U.S. for $1.5 billion last year." "Since the financial crisis, the bulk of government settlements have been shouldered by the biggest banks, which have paid more than $162 billion in fines and penalties. The Obama administration has been criticized for years for failing to hold individuals accountable for misconduct leading to the crisis. Still, the settlement over ratings by Moody’s Investors Service helps the administration move closer to wrapping up investigations of Wall Street firms for their actions leading up to the 2008 mortgage meltdown, a catastrophe that the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission said wiped out $11 trillion of American household wealth. The credit ratings industry has been the target of these investigations into Wall Street for years." "Both Moody’s Investors Service, a unit of Moody’s Corp., and S&P played key roles in Wall Street’s making of toxic, subprime mortgage bonds. While subprime home loans typically go to borrowers with the weakest credit, bonds backed by those mortgages received top-flight, AAA credit ratings. The bonds began coming apart in 2007 as the housing market collapsed, contributing to more than $1.9 trillion in losses at financial firms worldwide during a crisis that almost collapsed the global banking system."
14:00 Snapchat establishes international HQ in Britain Messaging start-up goes against trend of US tech heading for lower-tax EU countries January 10, 2017 "Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has established its international headquarters in Britain, where it will book all sales made outside the US, in a post-Brexit win for the UK. The move by the Los Angeles-based messaging start-up, which plans to go public this year with a valuation of up to $25bn, is an unusual one among top US tech companies. Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Uber and others have chosen the UK’s neighbours, such as Ireland, the Netherlands or Luxembourg as their European base to take advantage of lower-tax regimes. Instead, Snap Group Limited — the company’s new UK entity — will book revenues from all sales made to customers in the UK and sales in any country where Snapchat has no local entity or salesforce, according to a spokeswoman. At first, the Snapchat teams in France, Australia, Canada and Saudi Arabia will be booked through the UK. The start-up, which has yet to turn a profit, is in the earliest stages of generating revenue outside the US and so is unlikely to have significant tax liabilities as yet. But it is expanding advertising quickly from a small base, with research company eMarketer forecasting ad revenue will grow from an estimated $367m last year to almost $1bn this year. Snapchat has more than 150m daily active users worldwide, with about half of them outside the US."
all of the claims it made .. were false Friends of the Earth exposed as liars. No surprise there. Http:// Friends of the Earth must not repeat misleading fracking claims 4 January 2017 "A spokesman for the ASA said the advert "must not appear again in its current form" and the FOE must "not make claims about the likely effects of fracking on the health of local populations, drinking water, or property prices in the absence of adequate evidence". Cuadrilla's chief executive Francis Egan described FOE as "the unacceptable face of the charity sector", which had been "scaremongering" in order to "frighten the public into giving it money". "[T]he charity's admission that all of the claims it made, that we complained about, were false should hopefully put a stop to it misleading the UK public on fracking.""
five of the seven most valuable companies in the world .. are technology companies Distribute from Forscene to YouTube (Google) Distribute from Forscene to Facebook Distribute from Forscene to Final Cut Pro X (Apple) What about Forscene and Microsoft? hxxp:// What about Forscene and Amazon? hxxp://
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