4 Tech Stock Stories Not To Be Overlooked

Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA): Current price $3.34

The firm’s Chief Information Officer Debra Chrapaty, also Cisco and Microsoft veteran, has been chosen chief executive of the enterprise cloud storage firm Nirvanix. She will supplant Dru Borden, who will remain at the company as senior vice president of planning and development and a director. Also, Chrapaty will remain executive chairwoman of the board of Nirvanix, which has investments from Khosla Ventures and Intel Capital.

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Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM): Current price $172.58

Chief Executive Marc Benioff said on Monday that Chatter will become the primary interface for Salesforce.com, at a Boston kickoff of a national tour for the firm’s new “customer,” focus. Benioff discussed the rise of mobile, how people are connecting and the advent of Twitter and Facebook, and then used that context as a segue to say how Chatter, an activity stream platform, is becoming the primary interface into Salesforce. He called it a significant step that other firms will follow.

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Google (NASDAQ:GOOG): Current price $811.43

Analyst Martin Pyykkonen at Wedge partners wrote Monday in a reserach note that Google’s mobile ad run rate has increased by ore than twice since mid-2012, and the search major’s mobile ad run rate now is at more than $5 billion a year. Google leads in mobile advertising, with tech that’s unequalled in the industry, said Pyykkonen, who commented that “We think this is a clear positive, not only for Google, but also for overall adoption of mobile advertising spending.”

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BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY): Current price $14.45

Earlier in March, through an effort to show that its newly-released smartphone was getting some traction, BlackBerry announced that “an established partner” , who was not identified, ad ordered 1 million BlackBerrys, without reporting details of the order. Analyst Jeff Johnston at Detwiler Fenton & Co., thinks the order came from Brightstar Corp., a large firm that distributes smartphones to retailers, which was confirmed by another industry source, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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