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Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is widely expected to implement the interconnect technology in future Xeon processors due to several recent acquisitions. Server and adapter makers believe such a move could narrow their hardware options and are looking to ARM and AMD for alternatives.
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Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has made a huge play for the affections of the continually growing dividend crowd on August 15th, announcing a 75 percent rise in its dividend payout.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB): comScore has released its monthly analysis of U.S. web activity on the top online properties for July based on data provided by the comScore Media Metrix service. In July, Google Sites (NASDAQ:GOOG) was ranked as the #1 property with 190 million visitors, Microsoft Sites (NASDAQ:MSFT) came in second with 169 million, Yahoo! Sites (NASDAQ:YHOO) followed with 163 million, and Facebook.com (NASDAQ:FB) was close behind with 161 million. The highly anticipated Olympic Games brought in 76.8 million visitors to Comcast NBCUniversal (NASDAQ:CMCSA), propelling the property into the top 10.
Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX) shares rose on Wednesday, outperforming the broader Mexican stock market following the cement maker’s reveal of plans to sell a minority stake in Latin American assets. Cemex shares saw a 4.2 percent increase, and had been up by over 7 percent after it said in a regulatory filing late Tuesday that its Latam Holdings unit intends to sell a minority stake in its Latin American assets via a listing on Colombia’s stock exchange.
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) stock has fallen 25 percent since November, when Barron’s mentioned its market-share challenges and a long journey ahead for its turnaround, according to The periodical. Dell shares continue to see a decline. This is due to the long-term shift away from PCs, which will not make a big difference in the fall, when Windows 8 software is unveiled; applications on notebook devices pose a significant threat to PC sales. Barron’s states that ‘even if Dell has a few things working in its favor, they’re not enough to justify an investment.’
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