4 Tech Stock Stories For Tuesday Scanning

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG): Current price $808.74

The media and other observers have closely monitored each move that Google has made in connection with its wearable Glass computer, and in particular the rollouts of the device, most lately with Glass Explorer applicants, according to Dvice.com, which was “led to believe that the device would be made available to the masses later this year, but new comments from Google’s chairman indicate otherwise.” In an interview over the weekend with the British radio host Martha Kearney on BBC Radio 4, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt acknowledged that Google Glass will likely not be made available to the general public until sometime in 2014. Responding to Kearney’s question, “How soon is [Google Glass] likely to come onto the market?” Schmidt said, “There will be thousands of [Google Glass] in use by developers over the next months, and then based on their feedback, we’ll make some product changes, and it’s probably a year-ish away.”

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Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) Current price $214.92

The firm presently allows its subscribers to stream two movies or TV shows at the same time from different devices, but according to the company’s top executives, that limit is about to increase. Netflix’s quarterly letter to shareholders, written by Chief Executive Reed Hastings and Chief Financial Officer David Wells, says that ”A few members with large families run into our 2-simultaneous-stream limit. To best serve these members, we’re shortly adding a 4-stream plan, at $11.99 in the U.S.” Chris Welch at The Verge notes that the streaming service predicts that a mere one percent of customers will take advantage of the upcoming, and more generous family plan. Welch wrote: “It would seem most of Netflix’s user base is content with current subscription rates, but for those of you letting friends and family “borrow” your account credentials, things just got a bit more convenient. Unfortunately you’ll still have to deal with the recommendations that stem from their viewing habits.”

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VirnetX Holding Corporation (NYSE: VHC): Current price $18.81

The Internet security software and tech firm announced that on Monday it filed a complaint against Microsoft Corporation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. In particular, the complaint refers to Microsoft’s Skype products as infringing the VirnetX patents. Skype was acquired after the limited license was agreed to between Microsoft and VirnetX, but it is claimed that this infringement falls outside of the scope of the prior license. In its complaint, VirnetX seeks damages and injunctive relief as well.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current price $30.69

Microsoft is getting ready to bring back the traditional Start button of which it disposed with Windows 8. Knowledgeable sources have revealed to The Verge that the return of the Start button will be included in Windows 8.1. Tom Warren at The Verge wrote that “We understand that the button will act as a method to simply access the Start Screen, and will not include the traditional Start Menu. The button is said to look near-identical to the existing Windows flag used in the Charm bar.”

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