4 Tech Stock Stories For a Weekend Download

AT&T (NYSE:T): Current Price: 38.60

Powered by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), the HTC First smartphone can rely upon AT&T. CNET reports that the latter, which is the exclusive partner to Facebook and HTC for the First, pledges to give the device its most prominent position in stores when it debuts on Friday, as AT&T considers the HTC First its flagship smartphone for the spring, according to device executive Claudia Knop to CNET. AT&T also has the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 waiting on standby. While AT&T will offer both devices, Knop said the carrier would concentrate its promotional endeavors on the First.

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL): Current price $429.80

Analyst Amit Daryanani at RBC Capital, in a Friday note, reduced his price target on Apple from $600 to $550, saying that the company may have seen “weaker demand” in the March quarter. Also, the analyst said that he lowered his estimates, believing that guidance for the June quarter may disappoint on slower iPhone sales. Apple will post its results for the first quarter on April 23.

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Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ): Current price $20.91

The INQUIRER is reporting that HP believes Intel’s Centerton and Avoton processors will be used for general purpose computing on its Moonshot servers, but boasted AMD’s graphics capabilities for computationally-intensive workloads. At the beginning of this week, HP launched its second generation Moonshot servers, surprising many observers at its decision to lead with Intel’s year-old Centerton Atom processor. Now, the company has told The INQUIRER that it thinks the Intel-based cartridges, which will feature one based on Intel’s Avoton Atom in the second half of 2013, will be popular for those who rely on general purpose computing.

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Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO): Current price $24.69

Ned Brody, chief of head of advertising sales at AOL has resigned after receiving an offer to take a key sales job at Yahoo, according to a media report. AOL has confirmed that is exiting the company, and will be replaced on an interim basis by AOL Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong, said AllThingsDigital, which first reported the news. It was not immediately clear if Brody accepted the Yahoo job, which has now been vacant since Ross Levinsohn left in July; Yahoo declined to comment.

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