3 Tech Titans Making Noise: Apple TV Meets AirPlay, Microsoft’s Dividend, and Nokia Delays Phablets
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Amazon.com’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Instant Video iOS app now lets users stream content to Apple TV using AirPlay, Gigaom reports. The update was added on Tuesday and was in response to numerous negative reviews for the app’s inability to support Apple TV compatibility with AirPlay.
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT): Microsoft has declared a $0.28 per share dividend, which has been upped 22 percent over its last dividend offering. Additionally, Microsoft announced a new $40 billion stock buyback, representing a repurchase of 14 percent of its outstanding shares at current levels. The new program replaces another $40 billion program that is set to expire on September 30th.
Nokia (NYSE:NOK): Nokia has delayed the launch of its “phablet,” a smartphone with a larger, 5-inch screen. The delay has occurred because of the company’s deal with Microsoft, which, though it was announced earlier this month, has not yet been finalized in terms of product release dates. Nokia would look to challenge Samsung with the device, who is the current market leader for phablet.