Tech News: Google Finance 'Sell' Search Directed Users to Apple Page

By Anthony Shields  DEC 31, 2012 10:45 AM

Plus, will the Apple TV be big in 2013?


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Link: Google Directed Users to Apple Stock When They Typed 'Sell' in Google Finance
“Does Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) know something about Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock that the rest of us don't?                                                                                               
“For at least a brief period this week, when users typed in 'sell' in the search bar on Google Finance, Google automatically directed them to the page for Apple's stock, as pointed out in several blogs and a thread on Reddit over the weekend.”
Link: Apple TV: Big Potential in 2013
“Given the increasing number and intensity of Apple TV rumors, perhaps 2013 is the year that Apple finally transforms Apple TV from a hobby to a serious business line.  The icing on the cake was when Tim Cook’s, Apple CEO, commented that it is an “area of intense interest” in a NBC interview.  What could an Apple TV mean for Apple and for you?
“A television-like device would serve as the next step-function up in Apple’s growth trajectory, and a catalyst for the next 5-7 year product cycle.  Here are three reasons why Apple will revolutionize “television.”  Apple could change the way we organize television content, access television content and what we refer to as television content.”
Link: Yahoo Bids Farewell to South Korea, Completes Exit
“After 15 years, Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) completed its exit from South Korea today, reports Yonhap News Agency. This move also marks the first Asian market that Yahoo is leaving.
“The company announced earlier this month that it planned to close down its South Korea web portal at the end of December. Since then, users who go onto the site have been greeted with a message that says it will be shut down by December 31 (link via Google Translate).”
Link: Technology 2012: The Year’s Winners and Losers
“2012 has been an amazing year in technology.
“We’ve seen the clash of titans in mobile as Apple, Google, and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) have released new phones, tablets, and mobile operating systems. We’ve seen a single network connect over a billion people worldwide. We’ve seen the once-great mobile company of the far European north forced to hawk its headquarters to raise cash. And we’ve seen social media move from cutting-edge to mainstream as the Obama campaign celebrated four more years.”
Link: HP Gets Feds to Investigate Autonomy Deal
Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) has made if official. The Justice Department is indeed investigating HP's allegations that Autonomy execs tricked the troubled technology giant into paying way too much for the British software maker. In disclosing the probe in its annual regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, HP has started the next chapter in its ongoing feud with Autonomy founder Mike Lynch - who denies duping HP.”
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