Intel Facing Component Shortage and 4 Tech Titans on the Move
Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is launching a redesigned help center, which is intended to assist users in navigating the site’s privacy settings, and it will lead them to the newest features of the site. The new hub, which was launched on Tuesday, allows users to have a central location to learn a manner in which to manage privacy on the site, read up on Facebook’s layout changes, and see the company’s newest features. Facebook will revamp its support dashboard, intended to allow users to track photo or profile issues that have been flagged throughout the review process. The feature should be offered to all of its global users.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) expensive iPhone chargers have been a popular black market target, since knockoff versions of the simply copies cables are available online for much less. The iPhone 5 may end this with a new connector that is not as easy to fake.
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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) technology platforms have been chosen by Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM) for the building of its communications and collaboration infrastructure for Toyota companies globally. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., along with additional affiliates in North America have started to deploy Microsoft Office 365-dedicated cloud services as their exclusive environment in June 2012. Toyota intends to leverage a hybrid model, with on-premises editions of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync and Windows Server in Japan and other overseas locations. Microsoft should assist Toyota in delivering these services to over 200,000 employees worldwide during the following two years. By implementing this Microsoft platform, the company intends to improve its support of mobile devices, lower costs, and improve collaboration between employees via innovative enterprise social networking, conferencing, messaging and information-sharing tools.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) faces issues concerning its ultrabook marketing efforts after industry watcher IHS Isuppli cut its 2012 shipment forecast for the new laptop. There has been a great deal of marketing promotion behind ultrabooks, and Intel has invested $400 million in subsiding the use of high-quality displays and solid state storage drives, but millions have not yielded breakthrough products from any of the OEMs. IHS Isuppli has decided to cut its 2012 ultrabook shipment numbers by more than 50 percent, down to 10.3 million from 22 million, which shows the severity of failure that ultrabooks could be for Intel.