Here is another batch of news briefings which could affect stocks on world markets in trading later today.
The following companies should see some movement: Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).
Here is a more detailed look at the news that will affect each company when trading continues.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has launched a standalone YouTube application for Froyo.
On a move to split one more application from the Android platform, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has released Froyo as another standalone application. The search engine giant had come up with a separate Gmail client last month.
The newest application is available for handsets running on Android 2.2 or above. It was reported that the updated features include in-page playback, the option that allows users to read comments while watching videos.
Other notable features include the option to rotate to full screen, home screen personalization, and shooting videos and uploading them directly from the application rather than opening a separate camera client.
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has sold 240 Million licenses of Windows 7 in the first year.
Brandon LeBlanc, a Windows Communications Manager at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), wrote in a blog post that the company could sell 240 Million licenses in a single year, making Windows 7 as the fastest selling operating system in the history.
LeBlanc said that “Six months after launch, 100% (over 18,000) of our OEM partners were selling Windows 7 PCs versus 70% for Windows Vista PCs at a comparable time period.
And there is an incredible ecosystem of products – software and hardware – that work great with Windows 7 too.”
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
President Obama has met with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs for a policy discussion.
Robert Gibbs, a White House spokesperson, said that the president met the Mac maker’s CEO on Thursday afternoon in San Francisco.
Gibbs said in his statement “They discussed American competitiveness and education, especially reforms such as the President’s Race to the Top initiative.”
It was also said that Obama and Jobs discussed energy independence and ways to increase job creation.
“I think they last met … along the trail in the 2008 (presidential) campaign,” Gibbs added.
Expect more movement when trading continues for Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).