Facebook to Sell Information Access and 4 Hot Stocks Trading Now
Bank of America (NYSE:BAC): Nearly 1.2 million shares of Bank of America was exchanged by investors; this is up $0.11, or 1.23 percent. Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch unit has begun to offer sign-up bonuses reaching $1.5 million as a means to influence leading Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) wealth management brokers to switch to Merrill Lynch.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): TouchPay is a near field communications contactless payments service able to be used on the iPhone 4 and 4S, andVisa Europe (NYSE:V), RBS (NYSE:RBS), and NatWest have all launched it, The Next Web reports. About 9,000 RBS customers signed up to try the service in a span of only three days.
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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) seeks innovative ways to leverage its greatest asset, which is personal data about nearly 900 million people, which resurfaces previous concerns regarding privacy. According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook may sell access to its users.
AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) recently finished an upgrade of the Subsea 7 global IP-based virtual private network, VPN, which doubles its network size. The expanded network now is to cover 30 Subsea 7 sites globally. AT&T has been working with Subsea 7 for more than five years, to deliver wide area network, hosting, and global VPN services. Via the implementation of AT&T’s VPN global network, Subsea 7 has had the ability to consolidate all voice, video, data, along with additional applications on one central VPN.
Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK): To aid its cost cutting initiative, Nokia Siemens Networks, which is a 50-50 joint venture between Nokia Corporation and Siemens AG (NYSE:ADR), sold some of its internet protocol television assets to Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN). The value of the deal has not been revealed.