Apple iPad Rumors Swirl and 3 Tech Titans on the Move

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Current Price: $447.94

Apple has begun to prepare to release an additional version of its fourth-generation iPad, possibly one with 128 gigabytes of storage space. 9 to 5 Mac has reported that a number of sources said that the company is readying a new version of its latest 9.7-inch screen iPad model. Although sources didn’t confirm what makes this new iPad different, 9 to 5 Mac has reported that it is likely to have additional storage space considering recent findings in iTunes 11 and the code for the most recent developer version of iOS 6.1.

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): Current Price: $750.12

It is likely that U.K. retailers will recommend Samsung’s (SSNLF) Android smartphones, citing research by Informa Telecoms and Media. This study suggests that Samsung’s Galaxy S III, which uses the Google operating system, is the most recommended smartphone in the country, the website added.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current Price: $28.11

According to Acer, Chromebook computers that use Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) operating system sold well, but Microsoft’s Windows 8 computers were not able to reinvigorated the PC market, Bloomberg reports.

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Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC): Current Price: $21.05

Intel has faced much criticism regarding its delayed entry into the explosive mobile chip market. Despite impressive resources in R&D along with a dominant market share in the PC market, the first mobile devices that are powered by Intel chips only debuted during 2012. However, as MIT Technology Review reports, Intel is primed to overtake mobile-market leader ARM with higher-performing chips.

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