Apple Reaches Agreement With SBB and 4 Tech Titans on the Move

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB): Mozilla isn’t a social media company, but they are increasingly trying to make Firefox a social product. Today, the web browser maker announced that Firefox is getting preliminary support for Social Application Programming Interface, API, which lets developers bring their social services right into the Firefox browser in a nifty sidebar. The first service to use the social API will be Facebook Messenger. Messenger itself has been a particular object of affection over at Facebook, where engineers have spun the product off into its own mobile and desktop apps separate from Facebook proper.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Swiss Federal Railways, or SBB, announced that they and Apple Inc. have reached an agreement concerning the use of SBB’s station clock for certain devices such as iPads and iPhones. The arrangement has been mutually agreed upon by both parties in a license agreement that will allow Apple’s devices to use the  station’s clock face. Further details of the licensing arrangement will remain confidential.

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): A bigger 10-inch Nexus tablet to complement the Nexus 7 in Google Inc.’s  portfolio has been rumored ever since the Asus-made device was announced. Unfortunately, it looks like the elusive Nexus 10 won’t be in stores in 2012. According to a new report from CNET, the Google Nexus 10 will be out in the first half of next year. This is almost certainly because of the tablet’s screen, a 2560×1600 almost 300 pixels per inch ppi unit, that is proving a bit harder to manufacture than previously anticipated.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft Corporation is planning this weekend to launch a marketing blitz for Windows 8, the company’s overhaul of their flagship product, as they seek to catch up to the rise of mobile devices such as Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad. The initial advertisements will coincide with pre-orders of some computers and tablet devices powered by Windows 8.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC):  Intel Corporation does something rare in IT today — they have faith in their users. Depending on the person’s role, Intel figures out how much they can trust them then they extend that trust. This means that they are confident that the user will do the right thing no matter the device, app or storage system used.

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