4 Tech Stock Stories for Tuesday Scanning

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current price $28.16

The European Commission has received a complaint about Microsoft from a Spanish association representing open-source software users, marking a new challenge to the Windows developer subsequent to a sizable fine earlier in March. The 8,000 member Hispalinux, which represents users and developers of the Linux operating system in Spain, said that Microsoft had made it hard for users of computers sold with its Windows 8 platform to transfer to Linux or other operating systems. Neither Microsoft nor Commission officials were available for comment.

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL): Current price $461.14

On Tuesday, T-Mobile USA announced that it will start offering the iPhone 5 on April 12. The firm said that qualifying customers can buy an iPhone 5 for $99.99 down, along with monthly payments. So far, T-Mobile is the sole major domestic wireless firm to offer the device with no annual service contract plus unlimited talk, text and Web on a nationwide 4-gigabyte network. Since there are no annual contracts, customers decide when to upgrade their phones, and not the carrier.

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Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC): Current price $12.57

The Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson has brought a lawsuit against the Indian handset maker Micromax and its distributor for infringing wireless patent rights. Ericsson confirmed an earlier report in the Economic Times of India that it had sued after Micromax would not sign license agreements for a number of wireless technologies. Company spokeswoman Karin Hallstan said that ”It is once again about FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms),” declining to further comment.

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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB): Current price $25.21

The company is now conducting an alpha test on its Facebook Exchange Ads in the right-hand column, so as to extend the ads  into the desktop News Feed, which is the place where users spend most of their time when they are on the social network. Facebook tested and debuted the ads in 2012 as a method for advertisers to market themselves to users based on those users’ online browsing habits. Since then, the ads have become among the firm’s strongest performing ad units.

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