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  • Oct 8- Vringo Infrastructure Inc, a unit of mobile phone software maker Vringo Inc, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the UK unit of Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp, driving up Vringo's shares by as much as 21 percent in early trading.

  • **GREEN DOT CORP, Friday close $12.85, down 23 pct premarket. **NETSPEND HOLDINGS INC, Friday close $10.75, down 12 pct premarket. Shares of Prepaid card companies Green Dot and NetSpend fell after Wal-Mart and American Express announced a partnership to offer customers an alternative to debit and checking accounts.

  • U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday after the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits ahead of the upcoming earnings season. **INNOSPEC INC, Friday close $34.35.

  • Oct 8- Polycom, which competes with Cisco in videoconferencing, hopes to move ahead of the pack with its new cloud-based product in a market it says will be worth $12 billion by 2015..

  • Lessons for Tech Giants

    Jay Elliot, CEO of Nuvel and former Apple senior VP, offers lessons for Hewlett-Packard as it competes with Apple. Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO, weighs in.

  • U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday after the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits ahead of the upcoming earnings season. **UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC, Friday close $57.13.

  • Google

    What was Wall Street saying about earnings season, Google hitting an all-time high, Facebook’s 1 billion users and European bank stocks? Find out in this week’s CNBC.com Stock Blog Roundup.

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    Gainesville, Fla.: home of botanical gardens, a museum of natural history and one of the oldest universities in the state.  But according to the latest global music piracy report,  it can now add to its reputation the more ignominious title of music “pirate capital” of the world.

  • Oct 8- The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal on Monday. *Government officials negotiating terms for the proposed merger of BAE Systems and Airbus parent EADS remain deadlocked over key issues including state ownership stakes.

  • Oct 8- The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages on Monday. *The recall of 268,000 CR-V crossovers in the United States announced on Saturday was Honda Motor's third recall for the week.

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    With a four-year debt crisis and recession affecting many of its member countries, the European Union is turning to cloud computing to create 2.5 million new jobs and boost the region’s economy.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 5- Solar panel installer SolarCity Corp filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $201 million in an initial public offering that could help rekindle investor appetite for cleantech stocks. But those lower prices have spurred demand for solar systems in the United States, helping companies like San Mateo, California- based SolarCity.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 5- Solar panel installer SolarCity Corp filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $201 million in an initial public offering that could help rekindle investor appetite for cleantech stocks. But those lower prices have spurred demand for solar systems in the United States, helping companies like San Mateo, California- based SolarCity.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 5- Consumer Reports, the influential reviewers' group that blasted the iPhone 4 for a faulty antenna, on Friday gave Apple Inc's latest smartphone a thumbs-up despite echoing widespread complaints about its patchy mapping service.

  • Although it's not flawless or as good as Google's maps app on Android phones, Apple's new offering on the iPhone got me where I needed to go _ for the most part. I've used Google's Android app since it was released three years ago.

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    Facebook just passed the one billion user mark. That makes it the only employer on the planet capable of directly impacting a seventh of the world's population, except for the Communist Party of China.

  • Steve Jobs

    Without visionary leader Steve Jobs to guide Apple, how long can the magic ride last? A year after Jobs' death, that question is on many minds.

  • U.S. stocks were poised to rise at the open, with the S&P 500 set to hit its highest since 2007, as a surprise drop in the jobless rate gives legs to this week's rally. S&P 500 futures rose 6.2 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.

  • **ZYNGA INC, Thursday close $2.81, down 22.4 pct premarket. Brokerages lowered their price targets on Zynga's stock by up to $3 per share after the social-games maker slashed its 2012 outlook for the second time due to a decline in paying customers. Facebook, which derives over a tenth of its revenue from fees paid by Zynga, was also set to open lower as was Groupon.