Facebook May Face Challenge From Pan-Arab Platform and 4 Tech Titans on the Move

Facebook. (NASDAQ:FB) and other top Internet players in the West may be challenged by plans discussed by Middle East telecommunications companies for the creation a pan-Arab online platform, that would bring more revenue from their own networks.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is the center of discussions Wednesday at a meeting in Seoul, where executives from Samsung (SSNLF) and Google Inc. are set for the talks, says Business Insider. The Korean Times reports that Samsung wants to draw Google into its struggle with Apple “to seek royalties for patents”.

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Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) new partnership with the Catlin Seaview Survey, which is an important scientific study of the world’s reefs, permits one to surf through the world’s oceans using the first underwater panoramas in Google Maps.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) officials are releasing advance information on what to expect in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack (SP) 3, which is a “first half of calendar 2013”, and will include new features in addition to the usual features. The releases are part of of Microsoft Exchange Conference week

Intel Corporation’s (NASDAQ:INTC) Chief Executive Paul Otellini said that Windows 8 operating system is being launched, but it isn’t yet ready, at a company meeting in Taipei on Tuesday, adding that improvements are still needed to be made to the software, according to a person who preferred not to be identified as the meeting was private.

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