Apple and 2 Tech Titans on the Move
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): IBM (NYSE:IBM) permits employees to use their Apple iPhones while on the job, but blocks the Siri function on the company’s internal networks. This is due to company concerns that spoken questions could be stored some place, according to an interview with IBM CIO Jeanette Horan published in MIT’s Technology Review.
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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): Despite Google’s Android operating system managing two-thirds of smartphones sold in China, the company’s online app retailer, Google Play, is forbidden due to censorship worries. This, according to Bloomberg, is an opportunity for China Mobile (NYSE:CHL).
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): An International Trade Commission judge has endorsed banning imported Microsoft Xbox video game consoles because they transgress four Motorola (NASDAQ:GOOG) patents, as reported by CNet. Judge David Shaw proposed that sales of the 4GB and 250GB models of the Xbox 360 S console be banned and that Microsoft post a bond equivalent to 7% of the wholesale value of the yet-to-be sold consoles already in the country.
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