Apple Scores Glass Patent and 4 Hot Stocks to Watch

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Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) was one of the three most active funds and stocks in pre-market trading on the NYSE along with SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) and Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) as of 9:20 a.m. EST. Investors traded 1.53 million shares of Bank of America, which rose $0.09, 0.78 percent.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) patented a method possibly assisting it in propelling traditional glass screens into a flexible future. The new patent has been awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. patent 8,336,334 and it details a way to use heat as it bends glass over a mold transform it into particular shape, and maybe Apple’s iPhone and iPad could possibly include the curved equivalent of a traditional, straight glass screen?

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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has begun to try new messaging system that lets indivisuals pay to have their messages delivered directly to the inboxes of the people that they’re not friends with. This this should only be available to a “small number of people” in the United States, and it is Facebook’s response the common user complaint that important messages have been lost in the social network’s spam filter. As of now, Facebook delivers messages it views as being relevant to users’ inbox; this includes messages from friends, or friends of friends, but any other messages that Facebook deems as spam are sent to the little-noticed “other” folder.

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): The majority of Samsung Galaxy Note II models int he U.S. were already updated with Multi-Window, which is a split-screen feature letting users see two apps at once, but AT&T continues to be last of the four national powers that hasn’t released the feature out to its customers. Tomorrow, this will change according to a confirmation by AT&T via email that it intends to release the new build over the air at some point during the day.

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK): The company’s 10-inch Windows RT tablet will probably debut at the MWC next year, and it is possibly that it will come with an additional detachable keyboard, similar to Microsoft’s Surface tablet. According to sources that are familiar with Nokia’s plans, the tech blog claims that the company also has intentions to launch a special cover for the tablet that incorporates an integrated battery with the ability to power the tablet. This battery equipped should possess two more USB ports, and it will also feature a kickstand. The tablet is likely to feature a 10-hour battery life, two USB ports, and HDMI connectivity. furthermore, the Verge states that the Finnish manufacturer has started to work on a mechanism that will enhance the charging speed of the device that reaches 50 percent during a shorter period of time.

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