4 Tech Stock Stories Ready for a Thursday Download

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): Closing price $879.56

Thursday is Chrome’s fifth birthday, and Google announces the debut of what it calls Chrome Apps. Chrome has offered web applications since 2010 when the Chrome Web Store was introduced together with the launch of the Chrome operating system. However, Chrome Apps comprise Google’s attempt to raise the browser into a true app platform — one that the company thinks could ultimately become a legitimate rival to Windows, OS X, at some point iOS, and even Android.

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Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX): Closing price $295.11

Analyst Scott Devitt at Morgan Stanley has reiterated an Overweight on Netflix, elevating the price target from $270 to $314. Analysts opine that innovation in gaming consoles, smart TVs, and set-top boxes will raise subscriptions. Devitt commented that, “We think that there are already 45-60MM US households with devices capable of bringing Netflix to TVs (excluding tablets), and the proliferation of these Internet-connected devices should extend Netflix’s effective domestic TAM beyond the 40-50MM that some investors believe it is limited to.”

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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO): Closing price $28.23

Yahoo! investors might be saying “Oh Good, Oh No,” over and over Thursday, as the firm sports its a new logo, and also might have drawn the interest of a big and famous new investor, according to chatter seemingly meandering through trading desks. Rumors have the Pershing Square activist Bill Ackman looking at taking a position in Yahoo! as he recoups from the unpleasantness that ended his investment in J.C. Penney.

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Closing price $495.27

It is anticipated that Japan’s NTT DoCoMo Inc might offer Apple Inc’s iPhone as early as autumn, debuting even with its rivals KDDI Corp and SoftBank Corp., according to the Nikkei. Apple is supposed to unveil iPhone’s most recent version on Tuesday. DoCoMo’s marketing collaboration with Apple will probably be announced on the same day, said the Nikkei, without quoting sources. No immediate comments came form Apple and DoCoMo.Are these stocks a buy or sell? Let us help you decide. Check out our Stock Picker Newsletter now.

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