Shares of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) ended Thursday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +1.43 points or 2.11% at $69.22 with 6.28 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $67.80, the shares hit an intraday low of $67.60 and an intraday high of $69.36 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $68.94 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 1.00 billion shares.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) on Sept. 12, 2016 unveiled the TI-Innovator™ Hub, a classroom tool that introduces students to coding and engineering design to prepare them for the jobs of the future. Most educators and experts agree coding is a skill so important that every student needs to know the basics to excel in a rapidly changing world.
The TI-Innovator Hub, a palm-sized box with a built-in microcontroller, plugs into the graphing calculator many middle and high school students already own, a TI-84 Plus CE or a TI-Nspire™ CX, and allows them to analyze and explain the world around them. It was created using the TI LaunchPad™ Board, the same technology used by leading engineers around the world to design cutting-edge products from smart watches to 3-D printers. For example, students can start by learning to write a program to play a single note, and then put together sounds at different frequencies to play a song.
“The TI-Innovator allows students to get hands-on with technology and not even realize they are learning important STEM principles, like coding, that they need to be successful in the classroom, in college tomorrow and in their careers in the future,” said Peter Balyta, Ph.D., president of TI Education Technology. “The opportunities for exploration are endless; students’ imaginations are their only limits.”
Shares of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) ended Thursday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.12 points or 0.41% at $29.57 with 6.11 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $29.40, the shares hit an intraday low of $29.33 and an intraday high of $30.13 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $75.86 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 26.56 billion shares.
On August 3, 2016 Vodafone Group Plc (VOD.L) and Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) welcomed the conditional clearance by the European Commission of the two companies’ proposed merger of their operating businesses in the Netherlands to form a 50:50 joint venture.
Following its Phase I investigation, the European Commission concluded that the transaction, as modified by the commitments offered by the parties, does not raise any competition concerns.
The commitments entail a divestment of Vodafone Netherlands’ consumer fixed business, prior to closing of the proposed merger of the two companies’ Dutch operations. This represents a structural remedy offered by the parties to address any concerns regarding the overlap between the fixed telecoms and TV activities of Vodafone and Ziggo in the Netherlands. Having already received a number of expressions of interest, the parties will now proceed with the sale process.
Vodafone Netherlands’ consumer fixed business has a customer base of more than 120,000 with a high triple-play penetration rate. The divestment could potentially also include MVNO access subject to agreement on commercial terms.