Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) saw growth bringing it to 63.5 million during Q2 versus 7.9 million in 2009, as Twitter users tripled to 35.5 million during the same period, according to Bloomberg.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook stated that the company continues to be “extremely sorry” for the frustration caused by its Maps application, and he says that Apple is doing everything possible to improve it. Also, he recommended that its customers use competing map applications to navigate.
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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): The Brazilian unit of Google stated on Thursday that it obeyed a court order forcing it to remove a video that attacks a candidate in Brazilian municipal elections from its YouTube service after legal appeals were exhausted.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has thousands of openings for computer scientists, programmers, along with other IT pros it is unable to fill because of its shortage of skilled workers, a company executive stated on Thursday. “We are creating unfilled jobs,” claimed Microsoft chief counsel Brad Smith, as he spoke at a forum concerning immigration policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. “We have a shortage.”
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is in an unfamiliar position as an underdog. It has fallen behind in the mobile market and has to make some positive moves to minimize it’s distance from competitors. It will ramp up its very efficient product operation and, with its partners, intends to attack the growing and lucrative market for smartphones, tablets, and lightweight computers.