Apple Faces Competition in Asia and 3 Tech Titans on the Move

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Current price $457.52

Apple Inc.’s iconic iPhone is losing some of its glory among consumers in Singapore and Hong Kong, a victim of changing mobile habits and its own huge success. Driven by a combination of iPhone boredom, a desire to be different and a deluge of competing devices, users are turning to other brands, notably those from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, eating into Apple’s market share.

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG):  Current price $752.73

Google Inc. revised their Google Maps application to add information for North Korea, which had been blank since they began providing maps online. They also included outlines of some of the country’s notorious, city-sized prison camps. The information for the North Korean map was added by people who are interested in the country under a Google development program called Map Maker, a collaborative effort that has become known as crowd sourcing.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT):  Current price $27.90

The standard Windows 8 Surface tablets saw the Windows files eating up 13GB of hard drive space. That’s nothing compared to Windows 8 Pro, which requires an astonishing 45GB of the Surface Pro’s disk space for its files. The numbers, obtained from Microsoft Corporation by Softpedia, would make an absolute mockery of the 64GB version of the Surface Pro tablet if replicated there, with the machine possibly only having 19GB of space for users to use if Windows 8 eats up a similar chunk of drive space on the more affordable Pro option.

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Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC):  Current price $21.16

Even though some companies have backed off their commitment to renewable energy investments in the past year, that isn’t the case at Intel Corporation. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has just updated their quarterly rankings of the top “green power” purchasers and the high-tech giant heads the national ranking for the fifth straight year.

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