Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ): Current price $21.93
Hewlett-Packard has debuted the first HP Chromebook 14, run by an Intel processor based on the Haswell microarchitecture. The new product will provide quicker web access and comes with a large display and optional 4G for enhanced connectivity. The device should improve web experience and supply high-quality visuals. Chromebooks represent Google’s manner of entering the very low end of the tablet/notebook market and HP’s product contributes variety and functionality to a number of older chromebooks. The new Chromebook sports a 14-inch diagonal high-definition screen, a 16-gigabyte solid-state drive, 100 gigabytes of free storage on Google Drive with HDMI, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0 ports.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT): Current price $74.27
The big retailer said on Thursday that it will require its suppliers to phase out some 10 hazardous chemicals from personal care products, cosmetics, and cleaning products that are currently sold in its stores. Additionally, it will mandate the suppliers to disclose the chemicals in those products. The actions come after an announcement made by Procter & Gamble Co. earlier in September that it will remove phthalates and triclosan from its beauty products by next year. In 2012, Johnson & Johnson promised to eliminate phthalates, triclosan, formaldehydes, and parabens from all its personal care products worldwide.
Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO): Current price $24.31
At IBC 2013, Cisco will exhibit its Cisco Videoscape software solution on RDK, including the implementation of 4K Ultra HD content on the RDK. The Reference Design Kit is a pre-integrated software bundle that was developed and licensed to create a common framework for running IP or hybrid set-top boxes and gateway devices for CE manufacturers, SoC vendors, along with other software developers, system integrators, and television service providers.
The kit was developed to step up the deployment of next-generation video services and avoid software fragmentation by supplying speed-to-market, collaboration and standardization. Backed by more than 100 licensees, RDK Management, LLC was created as a joint venture between Comcast Cable and Time Warner Cable.