Headlines for Financial/Acquisition
Alibaba hires former Goldman banker Evans as president

Microsoft Cloud and Hardware Results Drives Fourth Quarter Performance
Microsoft Corp. announced that revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 were $22.2 billion. 
Yahoo to acquire Polyvore

CVS Health and IBM Tap Watson to Develop Care Management Solutions for Chronic Disease
Companies Will Collaborate to Improve Quality and Effectiveness of Personalized Patient Care
Sony books highest first-quarter profit since 2007 on strong sensor sales
Sony Corp reported its highest first-quarter profit since 2007 due to strong sales of camera sensors and PlayStation 4 videogames, beating analyst estimates and helping to reassure investors a recent stock offering would pay off.
Bluestar to distribute Infinite Peripherals mobile POS Solutions
Partnership with leading iOS enterprise mobility solution provider expands BlueStar's robust mPOS initiative  
CherryRoad acquires the Oracle practice, including the E-Business and Cloud activities of Strategic Information Solutions, Inc.

IBM Acquires Compose to Expand Cloud Data Services
IBM announced the acquisition of San Mateo, CA-based Compose, Inc., a privately held company that provides MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, and other database as a service (DBaaS) offerings targeted at web and mobile app developers.
Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results
iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac & App Store Drive Revenue Growth of 33%
BlackBerry Acquiring AtHoc to Enable Secure Mass Communication and Collaboration
BlackBerry and AtHoc to connect communities, devices and organizations for real time communication
Logitech Confirms FY 2016 Outlook with Q1 Sales of $470 Million
Q1 Retail Sales Grow 7 Percent in Constant Currency: Company Transition to Growth on Track
Sony Mobile and ZMP to Establish Joint Venture for Developing and Providing Enterprise Solutions that Utilize Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Sony Mobile Communications Inc. and ZMP Inc. have agreed to collaborate on the development and launch of enterprise solutions using autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles for image capture combined with cloud-based data processing.
Rogers Communications reports second quarter 2015 results

Symantec and Frost Data Capital Partner to Incubate Cyber Security Startups
Partners to launch and grow up to 10 security and IoT analytics startups per year
Shinetech Software, Inc. Continues Strong Momentum, Reports 24% Growth in the First Half of 2015

Nearly 80 percent of CEOs globally expect to increase hiring over next three years
CEOs continue to transform their organizations and are increasingly concerned about product relevance, customer loyalty and keeping current with new technologies, according to new KPMG CEO Outlook Study
Scale Computing Closes $18 Million Funding Round
Capital infusion to help further drive adoption of hyperconvergence in midmarket
Rackspace Invests in CrowdStrike Series C Funding Round
Managed Cloud Company Invests in SaaS-based Next-Generation Endpoint Protection as Security Practice Expands
ACCEO Solutions Acquires Assets from Gemmar

BlackBerry Names Carl Wiese to Lead Global Sales