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Today in Tech: New Apple MacBook Pro to Include Nvidia Graphics, Retina Display


A few specs on the new laptops before the Annual Developers Conference next month.

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Facebook (FB) amended its S-1 for the seventh time, confirming rumors that the company will float another 50.6 million extra shares at an upwardly revised price range of $34-$38 per share. Assuming a midpoint of $36 per share, the company will raise $12.1 billion from the offering, which is more than Google (GOOG) earned when it debuted on public markets.

Bloomberg reports that Apple (AAPL) will ship the next version of the MacBook Pro with Intel (INTC) Ivy Bridge processors. The new laptops will feature Nvidia (NVDA) graphics chips rather than the current Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) GPUs. The MacBook Pros are rumored to have much slimmer bodies and iPad-style Retina displays. Developers will get the first look at the new computers at the June 11 annual conference.

Advanced Micro Devices has revealed the specifications for its new Trinity Accelerated Processing Units. The new chips are optimized for low-powered ultrabooks and other portable computers. AMD claims that the new chips beat Intel i5 processors in HD video, 3D gaming, computing capacity, and price.

Groupon (GRPN) shares are surging today after the company reported earnings that topped analyst estimates. Profit excluding one-time costs came in at $.02 per share, twice the consensus estimates of analysts. Groupon is spending less on marketing and showing strong growth overseas. 57% of revenue was generated outside of the United States in the first quarter.

The US Department of the Interior is reviewing the offshore wind farm that Google is backing for environmental compliance. The wind energy grid is cosponsored by Marubeni.

Today, Minyanville is reporting from Internet Week NY, a celebration of technology and media in New York City. At the moment, we are waiting for Mayor Mike Bloomberg to arrive for a press conference. We don't know what the mayor will be announcing just yet, but Bloomberg has been a big supporter of the software industry in the city's economy, which traditionally relied on financial services, real estate, and manufacturing. We will keep you posted on developments at the week-long conference and how they might affect the many tech companies that were founded here, or opened offices in the five boroughs.

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