Apple’s New Product Plans and 2 Other Tech Titans Making Noise

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL): Current price $425.22

According to Mac Daily News, Apple intends to announce a new model of the Mac Pro in April. The report advises readers that the April date might “slip” all the way through June, at which time Apple is expected to hold its annual developers conference in San Francisco. The last time that Apple updated the Mac Pro was June of 2012, though it was just a tweak in the processors and the amount of built-in RAM. The update excluded a number of other items including USB 3.0, faster Serial ATA, or Thunderbolt, which was the high-speed connection Apple began shipping on all its other computers in early 2011.

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Google (NASDAQ:GOOG): Current price $780.11

A new antitrust investigation by the European Union may be in store for Google, after a group of competitors complained that the company was trying to corner the mobile market, according to CNNMoney. FairSearch, which represents Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK), and several other search engine operators, accused Google of employing its Android operating system to “monopolize the mobile marketplace and control consumer data.” Attorney Thomas Vinje said in a statement that the group wants the European Commission to act quickly so as to prevent Google from repeating “its desktop abuses” in mobile.

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BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY): Current price $14.729

BlackBerry investor IronFire Capital’s managing partner Eric Jackson told Yahoo Finance that the group is staying the course in spite of the company’s recent troubles: “[It’s a] huge battleground stock, the majority of people playing this, at least the most vocal people, are still very bearish on the stock and think that this thing’s about to do a Palm, or more like a facepalm I guess, and go out of business in the next 6 months.” Jackson said that investors should think long term here as “this is going to play out over the next few quarters, and I don’t think you can write [BlackBerry] off based on the last set of earnings, and they will still surprise.”

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