Here Are the Top Stories That Drove Tech Stocks Last Week

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM): Current price $204.20

Russia’s old capital, St. Petersburg, will see the next generation of elite software engineers from June 30 through July 4, who will compete in the 37th Annual World Finals of the IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest. The competition is known as the Battle of the Brains, which is the world’s oldest and most prestigious programming contest. It will be hosted by the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, and will challenge the contestants to solve complex real-world problems under a strict five-hour deadline. The United States will send 17 teams out of a total of 120 to compete.

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Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ): Current price $21.51

The company on Monday is highlighting the results achieved by three data-driven organizations that selected HP Networking data center solutions so as to make better IT decisions, improve operational efficiencies, and enhance business continuity, while simultaneously setting the foundation for futureyears to come. Gartner says that the benefits to organizations for adding ‘big data’ to their information management and analytics infrastructure will induce a more rapid cycle of replacing existing solutions.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current price $32.67

The company says that a preview version named Windows Blue will be introduced at the Microsoft BUILD conference in San Francisco in June. The announcement was from Microsoft’s Julie Larson-Green, at the Wired Business Conference in New York.

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