4 Tech Stock Stories For May Day Scanning

T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS): Current price $16.52

On Wednesday, Deutsche Telekom AG and T-Mobile US have announced the finalization of the combination of T-MobileUSA and MetroPCS Communications, so as to provide wireless consumers new choices as it delivers a new experience. The combined company, T-Mobile US, will begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange immediately under the ticker TMUS. President & Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile US John Legere said that “the combination forms a stronger disruptive force in the U.S. wireless market. Together, as Americas Un-carrier, we’ll continue our legacy of marketplace innovation by tearing up the old playbook and rewriting the rules of wireless to benefit consumers.”

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Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO): Current price $18.06

The firm announced on Wednesday that Dr. Pankaj Mehra has been hired as chief technology officer and senior vice president. Mehra has been advising the Fusion-io office as chief technical officer in recent months, and brings over 20 years of world experience in the development of innovative hardware and software technologies to Fusion-io. Mehra will manage the research of core tech across the Fusion-io product portfolio, and develop strategies for working jointly with Fusion-io partners and industry standards associations. He succeeds Neil Carson, who served as Fusion-io CTO since March 2010.

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Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU): Current price $1.36

The company has extended a tender offer for the acquisition of certain of its outstanding notes and bonds, up to a maximum total amount of 750 million euros. The bond and note tender offer is subsequent to Alcatel-Lucent closing a 2 billion euro senior credit facility in January, with the proceeds, which wee received in the first quarter, to be applied in the management of Alcatel’s debt maturity, along with other corporate purposes.

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Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN): Current price $248.23

Forbes is reporting that Amazon might be prepping for expansion into Russia, says TechCrunch. It seems that the company has opened its first office in that country, led by Arkady Vitrouk, the former general director of ABC-Atticus, a publishing group owned by the media mogul Alexander Mamut. Further, Forbes cites unnamed sources in saying that the appointment and the office opening, have not been confirmed by Amazon proper, but TechCrunch says: “However, we’ve discovered that Vitrouk’s LinkedIn profile does confirm him as director of Kindle Content for Amazon in Russia.”

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