GameStop, Microsoft partnership sends games retailer’s shares up 44%

  • GameStop shares rose 44% on Thursday after it announced a multiyear partnership with Microsoft.
  • GameStop will begin selling an “Xbox All Access” bundle stores, with an Xbox console and two-year digital subscription at no upfront cost.
  • It will roll out the use of Microsoft Dynamics 365, Teams, and Surface devices in its stores and offices, it said.
  • GameStop will also upgrade its e-commerce site as part of the partnership.
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GameStop on Thursday announced a multiyear partnership with Microsoft to upgrade its stores and offer a new Xbox console package for no up-front cost — sending its shares rocketing by 44%.

As part of the partnership, the world’s biggest video games retailer said it would offer buyers an “Xbox All Access” bundle, for zero upfront cost, that includes an Xbox console and a two-year digital subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft’s “Netflix of

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GameStop Stock Jumps on Multiyear Microsoft Partnership

GameStop  (GME) – Get Report said Thursday that it entered a multiyear strategic partnership agreement with Microsoft  (MSFT) – Get Report that the videogame retailer said would expand its product offerings and enhance its retail infrastructure.

Shares of the Grapevine, Texas, company were soaring nearly 20% to $11.19, while Microsoft was up slightly to $210.59.

Under the agreement, GameStop will standardize its back-end and in-store solutions on Dynamics 365, Microsoft’s portfolio of cloud-based business applications and customer data platform.

GameStop said this would enable store staff to access omnichannel insights about customer preferences and purchasing history, real-time information on product availability, subscriptions, pricing, and promotions.

Associates will be equipped with new Microsoft Surface devices, which will enable them to move freely within the stores.

GameStop said it planned to roll out Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, the business communication platform, to its stores. With Teams, store

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iConnections Announces Partnership With The Investment Institute to Build Transformational Ecosystem For the Investment Industry

iConnections and TII Are Pleased To Announce They Have Entered Into a Global Strategic Partnership, Combining TII’s Industry Leading Educational Forum Services with iConnections’ World Class Strategy-Led Enterprise Delivery and Next-Gen Technology Services

The Investment Institute (TII), a leading membership body offering unbiased and non-commercial educational investment forums for senior decision-makers from leading endowments, foundations, pension funds, family offices and asset management firms has announced a strategic partnership with iConnections, the industry leading platform that seamlessly connects managers and allocators for virtual meetings, giving managers the ability to subscribe and share.

The iConnections Investment Institute will allow TII members real-time interactions and access to peers in the community throughout the year as well as enable allocators to clearly identify managers and strategies that may be of interest.

With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of business, companies recognize that they need to accelerate the development of digital

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Partnership Kicks Off 5G Tech Jobs and Research in Puerto Rico – Press Release

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct 07, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Celeres Capital, an investment and advisory firm based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, announced that the U.S. territory has secured a leadership role in communication technology with the Puerto Rico 5G Zone initiative. This laboratory is primed to enable companies, government entities, and academia to test applications and build new use cases for 5G networks, securing Puerto Rico’s future success.

* 5G technology has now advanced to testbed applications.

* The Puerto Rico 5G Zone is a collaboration with Celeres Capital, the Indiana 5G Zone, public and private sectors, and academia.

Rear Admiral Peter Brown, President Trump’s Special Representative for Puerto Rico’s Disaster Recovery along with Eric Burger from the Office of Science Technology Policy offered their support for the Puerto Rico 5G Zone during today’s conference.

Established through a memorandum of understanding between Celeres Capital and the Indiana 5G

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Google Makes Google Assistant ‘More Accessible For More People’ With New Tobii Dynavox Partnership

Google on Tuesday announced a new collaboration with Swedish technology maker Tobii Dynavox that brings Google Assistant to Dynavox’s devices and mobile apps.

In Google’s blog post, product manager Praveen Chandran wrote the company has worked with Dynavox to integrate Google Assistant into the latter’s Snap Core First software. Snap Core is a symbol-based application that enables the communicatively impaired with a means of communication using simple, icon-like pictures similar to PECS. But it isn’t only for communication—this new functionality also allows Dynavox users to control their smart home setup and more using Google’s venerable digital assistant. Additionally, Chandran said users can benefit from the Action Blocks app, which was announced earlier this year, utilizing similar concepts. “Starting today, Tobii Dynavox’s library of tens of thousands of Picture Communication Symbols can now be used to create Action Blocks buttons,” he wrote. “[P]eople who might be accustomed to assistive technology

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The Milky Way Tech Hub continues STEAM & Dream program, announces partnership with Marquette

A Milwaukee tech incubator has announced a new partnership with Marquette University and the opening of an application for its next STEAM & Dream session.

Nadiyah Johnson and JetConstellations wants more diversity in Milwaukee’s tech space

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STEAM & Dream is the brainchild of Nadiyah Johnson, the founder of Jet Constellations and the Milky Way Tech Hub, who is on a mission to diversify the tech industry. The program supports K-12 students and young adults interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or STEAM.

The program has already led two virtual sessions, the first of which outlined the basics of computer science, while the second focused on learning the computer coding language of Python.

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Working in concert with American Family Insurance — which pledged $50,000 to the program last year — as well as Connect Business

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The Milky Way Tech Hub announces partnership with Marquette University

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Nadiyah Johnson, founder of Jet Constellations, wants to create more diversity in Milwaukee’s tech industry.

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A Milwaukee tech incubator has announced a new partnership with Marquette University and the opening of an application for its next STEAM & Dream session.

STEAM & Dream is the brainchild of Nadiyah Johnson, the founder of Jet Constellations and the Milky Way Tech Hub, who is on a mission to diversify the tech industry. The program supports K-12 students and young adults interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or STEAM.

The program has already led two virtual sessions, the first of which outlined the basics of computer science, while the second focused on learning the computer coding language of Python.

Working in concert with American Family Insurance — which pledged $50,000 to the program last year — as well as Connect Business Consulting, session three of the program

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Supersapiens and the INEOS Grenadiers Announce Innovation Partnership

The seven-time Tour de France winning cycling team is using the first direct-to-consumer energy management system powered by the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor

Supersapiens and the INEOS Grenadiers announce innovation partnership that will allow their athletes to have real-time glucose visibility

Supersapiens and the INEOS Grenadiers announce innovation partnership that will allow their athletes to have real-time glucose visibility

Atlanta, Georgia, Oct. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Supersapiens, a sports technology company empowering energy management to sustain peak athletic performance, is partnering with the INEOS Grenadiers as part of a cutting-edge initiative that will allow their athletes to have real-time glucose visibility through the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor.

Supersapiens is built for athletes by athletes with a combined 30+ years of experience at the toughest level of sports. In a partnership with global healthcare leader Abbott, Supersapiens is bringing glucose monitoring technology to Europe designed

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Datadog Shares Jump on Partnership With Microsoft

Shares of Datadog  (DDOG) – Get Report jumped on Wednesday after the provider of a security platform for cloud applications said it partnered with software titan Microsoft’s  (MSFT) – Get Report Azure cloud unit.

“Datadog will now be available in the Azure console as a first-class service,” the New York company said in a statement. 

“This means that Azure customers will be able to implement Datadog as a monitoring solution for their cloud workloads through new streamlined workflows that cover everything from procurement to configuration.”

The statement didn’t disclose terms of the deal.

Datadog shares recently traded at $103, up 13%. They have well more than doubled year to date. 

Microsoft recently traded at $211.74, up 2.2%. Shares of the Redmond, Wash., software and tech giant have climbed 34% year to date.

“The improved onboarding experience makes Datadog setup automatic, so new users can start monitoring

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Newswire & Press Release / SAS and RTI Partnership Combines Best in Research, Expertise and Analytics – IT Services / Network Management – SAS Institute, Inc.













SAS and RTI International are partnering to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges by bringing joint offerings to government agencies and other organizations. SAS and RTI combine more than 100 years of expertise in research and analytics and will build on a long relationship of collaboration and innovation.

Complex government challenges demand a successful merger of science and technology. More and more, scientific and research services require advanced analytics like artificial intelligence and machine learning. Similarly, technology-based solutions need experience and expertise to realize their full value. By approaching opportunities together, with the best in both research and analytics, RTI and SAS can deliver better and faster results.

Two North Carolina success stories with headquarters just miles apart, RTI and SAS will primarily focus on US government agencies, where the two companies

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