4 Tech Stock Stories For a Monday Download

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL): Current price $433.03

Two huge banks are poised to assist Apple in selling bonds for the first time in 17 years. Goldman Sachs Group has been advising Apple as to handling  with its multibillion- dollar cash pile, and Deutsche Bank is also ready to help the iPhone maker. Apple has asked the banks to set up phone interviews with fixed-income investors Monday, prior to a potential deal, said a knowledgeable source. The largest domestic maker of smartphones has not required Wall Street’s services since its 1980 initial public offering and its most recent bond deal in 1996.

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Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN): Current price $251.27

Amazon might experience its first strike in Germany by warehouse workers, who want better pay and benefits. Amazon employs roughly 9,000 persons throughout Germany and has been criticized by the trade union Verdi for declining to implement a collective agreement on employment conditions, which was done with that country’s other mail order and retail companies. Also, the union is also pushing for higher basic pay and larger supplements for night shifts. Amazon workers in Leipzig, late of the German Democratic Republic, approved strike action earlier in April, and staff at Bad Hersfeld where 3,700 are employed, joined them on Monday.

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Google (NASDAQ:GOOG): Current price $822.23

Beginning Monday, Google brings its most interesting mobile application to its largest rival’s phones, according to Liz Gannes at AllThingsD, who reports that the Google Now personal assistant application will be added to the Google Search app for iPhone and iPad. This deleopment was anticipated, but still it is a loud-and-clear indication of Google’s and Apple’s diverse mobile strategies. Whereas Apple would balk at bringing Siri or its other signature applications to Android, Google prefers to get persons using its services from wherever they are. “Google Now should still be a better experience on Android, where it is built into the latest operating system and is accessed via an upswipe motion, along with live-updating home and lockscreen widgets,” said Gannes.

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BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY): Current price $15.50

Analyst Peter Misek at Jefferies on Monday reiterated his BlackBerry shares Buy, citing a solid uptake of the firm’s latest handsets, writing that “Our checks indicate Z10 sales in Canada, United States and United Kingdom remain steady with no excess inventory or return issues.” Misek also pointed out Friday’s Q10 launch at Carphone Warehouses within Selfridges department stores in the United Kingdom, noting that the keyboard phones sold out quickly at the high-end department stores. What is more, BlackBerry was one of the most active premarket Nasdaq stocks on share volume of 351,425.

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