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Archive for April 17th, 2012

There are 4,640 funds that hold Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the average portfolio holds 4.2% of its portfolio in Apple.  There are 4,695 funds that hold Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and the average portfolio holds 1.9% of its portfolio in Microsoft.  As a comparison, the 2nd largest stock, Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) is held by 3,591 funds.  There are 1,000 fewer funds that hold the 2nd largest stock.  (Data for this article is courtesy of FactSet)

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On iPad, we can press the Home button twice to show the Multitasking bar, and then we can see all the running apps there.

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The U.S. sued Apple Inc. (AAPL), Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster in New York district court, claiming the publishers colluded to fix eBook prices.

CBS Corp. (CBS)’s Simon & Schuster, Lagardère SCA’s Hachette Book Group and News Corp. (NWSA)’s HarperCollins settled their suits today, two people familiar with the cases said.

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Ebook on an iPad in New York on April 11, 2012. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Apple and Macmillan, which have refused to engage in settlement talks with the Justice Department, deny they colluded to raise prices for digital books, according to people familiar with the matter. They will argue that pricing agreements between Apple and publishers enhanced competition in the e-book industry, which was dominated by Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)

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Samsung Galaxy event inviteSamsung is hosting a May 3 event in London to show off its next Galaxy product, but the company hasn’t said just what it will be.

Samsung emailed, tweeted and blogged Monday about a May 3 event in which reporters are being invited to “come and meet the next Galaxy.” At this shindig in London, we expect Samsung to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S III — though where this smartphone sits in Samsung’s larger handset ecosystem isn’t entirely clear.Read more HERE

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Privacy advocates are unhappy about the FCC’s decision to give Google a passon Wi-Fi snooping. In addition to calling for a wider investigation, these groups point to the move as a reason to argue once again for stronger U.S. privacy laws to prevent others from getting away with similar activity.

The FCC passed on launching a broader probe of Google’s practices to the dismay of some privacy watchers. The Mountain View, Calif., company refuses to detail what its Street View Vans collected, and the engineer who developed the code used to collect Wi-Fi data invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and declined to testify. Read more HERE

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IMPROVING NETWORK: Maxis services available in 80pc of Sarawak and Sabah

KUCHING:  MAXIS Berhad’s RM250 million investment in the last two years to improve its network in Sarawak and Sabah had meant more than 80 per cent of areas in the two states covered by its 2G service and over 50 per cent covered by the 3G service.

“We have increased our penetration to 24 more towns and cities in this part of the world,” said its chief executive officer, Sandip Das, at the launch of Hotlink Sarawak Plan, an exclusive package for Sarawak’s mobile communication users.

With a market share of 40 per cent in prepaid telecommunication service in Sarawak and an increasing support for its postpaid service, Maxis stands as the third largest telecommunication providers in the state and the largest in the country in prepaid service. However, Sandip said for Maxis to be the No 1 service provider in Sarawak was a target that could be reached.

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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) sees more infrastructure rationalisation activities within the telecommunications industry with the impending roll-out of long-term evolution (LTE) or 4G services in the future.

“In fact, they (industry players) are rationalising and we are happy to see smart partnerships all over,” said MCMC chairman Datuk Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi (pic) at a talk organised by the Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Bhd.

He said by doing that it allowed other new players to come in by latching on existing infrastructure using the mobile virtual network operator concept, rather than having duplication of four or five assets to provide the same kind of service by different operators. Read more HERE

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