Apple’s Request for Samsung Sanctions DENIED and 4 Tech Titans on the Move

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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB):  Facebook’s stock is down 47% from their initial public offering price in May. Analysts attribute the free fall to a disappointing earnings report and the knowledge that Facebook insiders can soon sell their shares. Shares traded up $1.27 (6.34%), they were recently at $21.31.

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL):  Apple, Inc.’s request for sanctions against Samsung have been denied. As the case rages on, today’s proceedings began with a ruling on Apple’s ability to keep their customer surveys about iPhone and iPad a secret. Even before it goes to jury, this case has already had an intricate set of rulings. Their shares traded up $8.90 (1.46%), they were recently at $616.69.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG):  Google Inc.’s slick Nexus 7 tablet, running the latest Jelly Bean version of Android, arrived in stores in the middle of July and for the following two weeks, due to its popularity, was virtually impossible to find.  The wait for delivery from the Google Play store was a week or more. Jelly Bean is running on 0.8% of Android devices, according to Google’s estimates, and is already having a profound impact on Android. Their shares traded up $13.02 (2.07%) recently at $641.77.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT):  Since it was introduced with Windows Mobile 7, the tile-based interface for Windows 8 has been known as Metro, but this is about to change. To avoid a potential trademark dispute, Microsoft Corporation may drop the Metro name in favor of “Windows 8 Style UI.” Their shares traded up $0.70 (2.42%), they were recently at $29.90.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is trying to unify specifications for mSATA SSDs by targeting Ultrabook applications. According to DigiTimes, who has cited sources at Memory Makers, Intel would like to cooperate with PC vendors and NAND flash companies. Their shares traded up $0.61 (2.37%), they were recently at $26.29.

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