Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Just in time for Christmas, there is another rumor about what or whether Apple Inc. will do anything with Apple TV. Apparently, Foxconn is testing and manufacturing systems in the 46 to 55 inch range to play around with and see what actually works.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): A Milan appeals court overturned a 2010 criminal conviction against three Google Inc. executives who were found guilty of violating the privacy of a disabled boy after a video of him being bullied by students appeared on their video website. The original ruling set a legal precedent in Europe for one of the most sensitive issues facing video sites like Google’s YouTube as to whether or not Internet operators can be held liable for content that is posted on video sites by third parties.
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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): HTC will be producing a new pair of tablets that run Windows RT which are set to be released during the third quarter of 2013. One is expected to be 7 inches, the other 12 inches, and they will allow users to make phone calls directly from the devices. The 7-inch version will be the first Windows RT model in that size to compete against the Amazon Kindle Fire, Google Nexus 7, and Apple iPad mini. The HTC tablets will most likely use Qualcomm chips, but no other specs have been disclosed at this time.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is preparing for the release of four new mobile Celeron processors based on their Ivy Bridge architecture. According to CPU World, the CPUs will be launched in the first quarter of next year.