4 Tech Stock Stories For a Smart Download

Pandora Media (NYSE:P): Closing price $14.39

On Tuesday, Chief Financial Officer Mike Herring tried to put fears to rest in regards to how the entry of Apple into the Internet radio market might impact his firm. Speaking at the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch 2013 Global Technology Conference, Herring commented, “We will compete against any imaginary, or real competitor,” reacting to questions about reports that Apple has hit a content accord with Warner Music and will soon debut its own streaming radio service similar to Pandora.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Closing price $34.99

Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is putting together a reorganization targeted to lowering the number of business units and placing more focus on devices and services, said inside sources, who reported that the changes would afford more responsibility to executives including Satya Nadella, chief of the server business, Don Mattrick, who runs Xbox, chief of the online group Qi Lu, and President Tony Bates of Skype. Andy Lees, who has managed corporate development and strategy since November, will likely exit the company in the coming months.

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Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ): Closing price $48.84

The National Football League is moving towards make all its games available on mobile phones, but for the time being they will only be available to customers of Verizon Wireless. The league and its wireless partner have lengthened their current deal for an additional four years with an accord valued at $1 billion over four years, said a knowledgeable source. The deal represents a 39-percent rise of the previous four-year deal valued at $720 million. Through the terms, Verizon customers who enroll in the service will be able to access NFL games on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday night games in the 2013 season, alongside NFL Network and NFL RedZone.

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Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): Closing price $25.36

On Saturday, Intel officially unveiled its first next-generation desktop and laptop CPUs that are based on the “Haswell” architecture. However, no mention of the low-power laptop CPUs that will carry Intel’s Ultrabook initiative into next year was made. A single low-power Core i5 chip was the sole desktop part being announced. The other 16 CPUs that are being rolled out are all U, Y, and M-series chips aimed straight at mainstream, thin-and-light laptops and tablets (along with the convertible PCs that Windows 8 has made so common).

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