Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) may try anything with the possibility of pumping more cash into its coffers. The newest test concept has been named “Collections” and it allows users create product wish lists from seven retailers that include Fab.com, Pottery Barn, and Victoria‘s Secret. This new idea comes with buttons meant to be similar to the “like” button, but they will say “want,” “collect,” and, of course, “like.” Facebook stated, “People will be able to engage with these collections and share things they are interested in with their friends. People can click through and buy these items off of Facebook.”
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is being requested by Taiwan to blur a map image that shows its new $1.4 billion early warning radar station able to detect aircraft and missiles coming from as far as western China. On Tuesday, Defense Ministry spokesman David Lo stated that Apple should use only low-resolution satellite pictures in regards to sensitive facilities, like Google does. He also stated that the military should try to camouflage them.
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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Motorola Mobility will work with WESCO International’s (NYSE:WCC) subsidiary, TVC Communications, to deliver its Carrier Ethernet portfolioan end-to-end component system intended to provide service providers with a competitive advantage in regards to vying for advanced business services and mobile backhaul solutions. The portfolio includes various aggregation switches, customer premises demarcation products, a service management platform, and a 10 Gbps Carrier Ethernet switch intended for deployment in the HFC fiber node, according to the companies.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): As an attempt promote the anticipated Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft plans to sponsor free Wi-Fi hotspots in both New York and San Francisco from now until the year’s end. The Wi-Fi is to be live in six Manhattan subway stations via the Transit Wireless network. It has not been revealed which stations will be included, but as of now, Transit Wireless serves stations at 23rd St. and 8th Ave., 14th St. and 8th Ave., and 14th St. and 6th Ave, states is website. New York City service is also expected to extend to 200 “hotzones” beginning on November 1.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): October 26 is a huge date for both AMD and Intel, as it is the release of of Windows 8, which is optimized for tablets. This event is necessary for the company’s to gain traction in the tablet market, which is where most of the devices run ARM-designed processors sold by licensees such as Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm. However, the market is expected to continue being ruled by Apple’s iPad.
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