Apple to Manufacture One Line in US and 3 Tech Titans on the Move
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook has revealed that one of the existing Mac lines is to be manufactured exclusively in the United States next year, according to the comments he made during an exclusive interview with Brian Williams that will air tonight at 10pm/9c on NBC’s “Rock Center.” Mac fans have to be patient to see which Mac line it will be because Apple was vague.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): As he announced that Communities, a feature somewhat similar to Facebook’s Groups, would be added to Google+, Google senior vice president Vic Gundotra stated the most recent statistics for the company’s “network thingy.” “Today Google+ is the fastest-growing network thingy ever,” Gundotra writes in a post on the official Google Blog. He said, “More than 500 million people have upgraded, 235 million are active across Google (+1′ing apps in Google Play, hanging out in Gmail, connecting with friends in Search…), and 135 million are active in just the stream.”
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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Middling reviews and limited distribution potentially could be placing a damper on Microsoft’s Surface tablet sales, brokerage firm Detwiler Fenton reports. The Boston-based firm has guessed that Microsoft will sell between 500,000 and 600,000 Surface with Windows RT tablets during its December quarter. The fact that Surface now is only being offered through Microsoft’s online store along with a reduced amount of retail shops continues to be an important factor, the firm stated, and now these mixed reviews haven’t helped.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) CEO Paul Otellini claimed that the company would be open to being a foundry for any strategic partner that isn’t a competitor. This Intel as manufacturer for other companies thread picked up recently. Piper Jaffray analyst Auguste Gus Richard stated that the best move for Intel would be to make processors for others. Apple and Microsoft are often named.
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