4 Tech Stock Stories For a Midweek Investment Scan

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL): Closing price $441.35

Since investors bought $17 billion of Apple’s debt in May, bonds have lost $280.6 million of market value, falling as yields pull up from record lows. The company’s $3 billion of 30-year, 3.85-percent bonds, issued at 99.418 cents on the dollar, slipped by 4.3 cents through Tuesday, to 95.145 cents on the dollar since the April 30 offering, creating a loss of $128.2 million and driving the yield on the bonds to 4.1 percent, says data from Trace, the bond-price reporting system of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

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Pandora Media (NYSE: P): Closing price $16.48

On Wednesday, the internet radio service announced that it is making it easier for over 200 million registered users to discover and share music with friends, by widening its partnership with Facebook via a new Timeline App. Pandora Chief Technology Officer and EVP of Product, Tom Conrad commented, “Music is a central part of many people’s lives and at Pandora we recognize that it can be both an intensely personal experience and a highly social experience. For those who want to share, Pandora’s new timeline app serves as another platform for music exposure and discovery, which benefits listeners, artists and advertisers.  With Facebook’s recent addition of the Music section for timeline, we’re now offering personalized social sharing experiences for every type of listener. “

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VMware (NYSE:VMW): Closing price $73.60

Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger has unveiled VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, which is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud run by VMware, and built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere, allowing customers a common platform to seamlessly extend their data center to the cloud.

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Fusion-io (NYSE:FIO): Closing price $13.86

When the memory-tech firm’s valuation slumped in May, potential suitors enticed by Fusion-io’s growth prospects saw more reason for a possible takeover. The price-sales ratio for the company has fallen to a record low, subsequent to the chief executive officer and a co-founder both exiting this month, said data compiled by Bloomberg, which also indicated that in the face of the plunge, the company’s prospects are intact, with sales forecast to more than double through 2015 as additional data centers employ Fusion-io’s flash-memory tech.

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