Apple Battles with Google for Smartphone Domination and 4 Tech Titans on the Move

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB): Though LinkedIn is usually considered the go-to site for building up business contacts and identifying job opportunities, only 38% of job seekers surveyed by Jobvite said that they used the site to help them find work, compared to 52% of respondents who use Facebook (up from 48% in the 2011 survey).

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Google and Apple Inc. are battling around the world for domination in the smartphone market. Google is winning. The rate of Android adoption has soared past that of Apple’s iOS platform and iPhone. Google already activates 1.3 million Android devices per day and has 500 million total devices in the market. Apple has 400 million iOS devices, including iPods and iPads. Google believes that they will reach a total of  1 billion deployed Android devices within 12 months.

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): Google’s Street View image collection is expanding its coverage of the world again, starting with beautiful and detailed new photographic images of far away and exotic locales including Singapore, Taiwan and Macau. The new images make up the largest one time update so far for Street View, which has doubled the size of the collection and updates images of more than 250,000 miles of roads around the world.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Microsoft Corporation will launch Windows 8 on Oct. 26. This ambitious effort is their attempt to bridge multiple screens, such as PCs, tablets and smartphones. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer now sees the firm as a device and services company.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): 10×10, a campaign to build worldwide support for girls’ education, and Intel Corporation, a world leader in computing innovation, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate International Day of the Girl. In honor of the occasion, Holly Bourne, Global Campaign Manager, Girls’ and Women’s Empowerment, Intel, Bonnie Benjamin-Phariss, Director of Vulcan Productions, and Tara Abrahams, Deputy Director of 10×10 will ring the closing bell.

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