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Techquity: Facebook increases activity, Larry vs. Larry

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 03:29

Aug 13 - Facebook does deals to help users conduct more business on site. Plus, Oracle's Larry Ellison takes on Google's Larry Page and Apple.

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Face that's not a lot of the plays it just look at photos of grandma's skydiving. Now it's a place for the active multi user can made dinner reservations and go to the movies. FaceBook just way to deal with Opentable dot com. Now on your mall while the -- you can go to the FaceBook pages of restaurants and make a reservation. FaceBook also signed a deal with -- where you can get TV and movie listings on shows FaceBook pages. With these two deals FaceBook is focused on expanding how people use the platform on the more about the vice and making this usage more sticky. It wants people to interact and transact using FaceBook rather than going to Googlers -- for searches. FaceBook also got a company that makes voice and language translation technology from a file which could boost the interactivity of its site. Shares losing a bit of ground today down nearly 2%. Larry Alison not making friends at tech last. The oracle CEO going after two of our four -- including almost CEO and battled Larry Page Abbas and Google. Or -- Google over its use of Oracle's Java Programming language to develop the android operating system. Ellison telling Charlie Rose in an interview with CBS this morning he's not a fan of the Google chief. You think they're evil. I think what they did was it was actually and you blame Larry Page announced 100% -- -- pitch. So what they did is evil that makes Larry Page people. -- makes what he did evil which is quite different. It -- pages fortune that is lurking Ellison according to board he has nearly twice pages well. Allison also no longer a backer of apple which was run by his best friend Steve Jobs. So where there's -- witness will we are now what. We saw. We conducted the experiment and it's been done we saw apple with Steve Jobs. This -- apple without Steve Jobs. We saw apple with Steve Jobs. Now -- CO without. Shares of apple climbing and trading above their 200 day moving average Google stock is down fractionally. Oracle roughly flat. But once eleven Microsoft windows could now be the downfall of the company that's what analysts at steeple thing. The firm downgrade the stock to hold and eliminating its 36 dollar price target. Analysts think pricing pressures on windows along with high sales and marketing expenses are hurting Microsoft. The solution break up the company Steve believes Microsoft software and enterprise businesses would be worth more as a standalone unit. Microsoft shares are down fractionally today. Soaring today is marvel technology. RBC -- semiconductor company to a top pick from outperform and lifted its price target to seventeen dollars from fifteen. The Sox up 4% to a 52 week high. Sputtering is orbits. One of the company's largest shareholders sold about 13 of its 25 million shares -- stocks down 12%. That's tech putting this Tuesday you can follow us on Twitter at RT are asked tech when he. I'm just -- -- that it is writer.

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Techquity: Facebook increases activity, Larry vs. Larry

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 03:29