Microsoft Targets Google’s Campus Search Ads and 2 Other Dow Movers to Watch

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current price $34.51

Microsoft sharpened its aim at Google once again, this time bashing its competitor’s search ads on campus. The PC maker recently initiated a campaign to persuade more schools to employ a version of its Bing search engine, “Bing for Schools,” which has no ads and robust filtering of adult content. Microsoft is even offering free Surface RT tablets to schools that participate in a Bing for Schools rewards program.


Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK): Current price $47.70

The United States’s No. 3 meat producer, Cargill Inc., said more testing has to be done on Merck’s Zilmax and that the last cattle fed with the feed additive will be out of its production supply by the end of next month. Zilmax became the center of attention in the livestock industry after Tyson Foods Inc. announced August 7 that it will cease buying Zilmax-fed cattle for slaughter beginning in September. Tyson said it was worried about Zilmax potentially causing health or behavioral problems in some cattle.


Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ): Current price $22.57

Hewlett-Packard and VMware, Inc. on Monday announced plans to work together to deliver the industry’s first federated network solution created to provide customers unified automation of and visibility into their physical and virtual data center networks, cording to a press release. The new HP-VMware networking solution will integrate the HP Virtual Application Networks SDN Controller with the VMware NSX network virtualization platform.


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