Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has launched its new real-time advertising platform, named Facebook Ad Exchange, or FBX, in a bid to support its revenue streams, according to the Financial Times. The shares traded up $1.08 (5.21%) recently at $21.79.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) didn’t embed NFC chips into the iPhone 5, which is the technology taht is used to transform cellphones into mobile wallets, according to Reuters.The shares traded up $11.24 (1.65%) recently at $694.22.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) recently added a Do Not Track privacy option to Chrome’s developer channel, despite its lateness to the party versus other browsers. The shares traded up $3.58 (0.51%) recently at $709.62.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) researchers involved in the investigation of the sale of counterfeit software has discovered malware that was installed on new, unused laptops in China. This illustrates the vulnerabilities that are presented to consumers from weaknesses in computer supply chains, reports AP. The shares traded up $0.22 (0.71%) recently at $31.16.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is in the position to release a small, capable computer for retail stores, as the company attempts the development of new products to support ‘PC-plus’ devices. The Next Unit of Computing (NYSE:NUC) devices are small computers running Intel’s Ivy Bridge Core i3 processor. The design was an attempt to appeal to consumers needing a computer for small tasks, like media playing or web browsing, along with digital signage and shops wishing to output video. “We think smaller PCs are part of the future,” stated Mark Jose to ZDNet, a technical marketing engineer for Intel, on Thursday. “I think if you look at the desktop market now, everyone wants to go smaller… people are starting to move away from the boxes and go all-in-one.” The shares traded up $0.04 (0.17%) recently at $23.40.
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