4 Tech Stock Stories Worthy Of a Thursday Scan

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG): Closing price $870.76

Google’s Motorola Mobility handset division intends to unveil a new smartphone known as Moto X by October, accelerating its efforts to gain share from Apple  in the market for handheld hardware. This new device will be manufactured near Fort Worth, creating some 2,000 jobs, according to Motorola Mobility Chief Executive  Dennis Woodside on Wednesday in an interview at the D: All Things Digital conference in Rancho Palos Verdes. Meanwhile, company spokeswoman Renee Brotherton indicated that Flextronics International will make the phone.

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Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK): Closing price $3.47

The Royal Bank of Canada thinks that Nokia could issue a profit warning to investors within the next few weeks, following second quarter sales that came in worse than had been anticipated. The Finnish paper Taloussanomat reported Thursday that Lumia shipments have not been in line with Nokia’s predictions, according to an RBC note to investors, with operating margin for the smart devices division tipped to be around -3 percent. When it reported its first-quarter figures, Nokia had projected a strong growth in Windows Phone sales, suggesting that sequential growth in unit volumes would be “higher than the 27 percent sequential growth in the first quarter.” According to the bank’s figures, Nokia is forecast to sell 30 million smartphones, which would be down by 2 million from the prior estimates, while regular phone sales will fall from 218 million to 193 million.

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General Electric Company (NYSE:GE): Closing price $23.60

GE Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt said in an interview with Kara Swisher at D: All Things Digital that the practice of 3-D printing has some practical applications in the world of building jet engines, although not as much in printing jet engines themselves, but in printing their largest parts. Immelt commented that “We make a turbine blade that is made of some of the most expensive high-heat material in the world. We put that blade through the fabrication process and the excess material is essentially waste.”

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL): Closing price $451.58

The Verge reports that Apple is now selling a new 16-gigabyte iPod touch model in its online store. When the 5th generation iPod touch went on sale in 2012, it was only available in 32- and 64-gigabyte models, but Apple continued to sell 16- and 32-gigabyte versions of the 4th generation model. However, it seems that the older iPod now has been discontinued in favor of the new 16-gigabyte model, which sports a 4-inch Retina display, dual-core A5 processor, and front-facing FaceTime HD camera in the 6.1mm-thick case as the 5th generation variant. The new 16-gigabyte iPod touch is currently available to order for $229 in a single black and silver design. Apple promises that it will ship within 24 hours.

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