Google TESTING ESN Features and 4 Tech Titans on the Move

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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB): Following the first full day of the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney dominates the political conversation among women on Facebook. The Facebook CNN Election Insights tool, intended to measure the amount of people on Facebook conversing about the candidates, indicates that women are talking about Mitt Romney more than Barack Obama in every state besides Colorado and Iowa, which are the the two states where Obama campaigned on Tuesday. The shares traded down $0.15 (0.75%) recently at $19.19.

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) along with Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) was rebuffed in separate attempts for an investment over $1 billion each with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in a bid intended to secure exclusive access to smartphone chips, according to sources, Bloomberg reports. The shares traded down $0.97 (0.14%) recently at $673.83.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) began to publicly test an initial set of enterprise social networking (ESN) features for Google+, which adds a key collaboration component for Google Apps customers. The shares traded up $10.97 (1.62%) recently at $688.22.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Though carriers have offered their marketing support and Microsoft has paid several developers to build apps, phones powered by the Windows Phone operating system have not yet fully resonated with consumers. The shares traded down $0.04 (0.13%) recently at $30.595.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) has announced that Intel selected IDT for the development of an integrated transmitter and receiver chipset for Intel’s wireless charging technology based on resonance technology. Wireless charging ICs by IDT should deliver industry-leading size and cost reduction, while it simplifies product development and integration. Intel, with IDT, intends to deliver validated reference designs targeted for deployment in Ultrabooks, all-in-one PCs, smartphones, and standalone chargers. The shares traded down $0.31 (1.24%) recently at $24.69.

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