Apple’s OVERLOOKED Releases and 3 Tech Titans Making Waves Now

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) and comScore (NASDAQ:SCOR) put out the second in their Power of Like white paper series: The Power of Like 2: How Social Marketing Works. This includes novel analysis showing ways exposure to earned and paid media on Facebook motivates behavioral raises in purchase behavior.

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Within the long list of Apple’s Mac and iOS reveals yesterday, most overlooked the release of many iOS features tailored to Chinese users. These include the planned addition of Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) search, as well as integration of Sina’s (NASDAQ:SINA) Weibo and merging video sites Youku (NYSE:YOKU) nd Tudou (NASDAQ:TUDO), plus Chinese-language capabilities for Siri. Apple’s sales in China climbed 3x Y/Y in the March quarter to $7.9B and constituted 20% of its sales.

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): According to Foss Patents, submissions to the ITC made by IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) show that both companies are against the import ban that Google’s Motorola arm is going for against Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox 360.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is going to start phasing out its Sandy Bridge processors starting this September in preparation for a thorough roll-out of its new Ivy Bridge product, Digitimes reports.

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