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  • While Apple shares have lost ground recently, Google still offers relative strength, Chris Verrone of Strategas said Monday on CNBC.

  • *Canadian company D-Wave lands $30 million investment.

  • Groupon

    Start-up companies may be more reluctant to go public after the volatility that has hit stocks like Groupon, Zynga and Facebook following their initial public offerings, according to two venture capitalists and Groupon co-founders.

  • NEW YORK-- Shares of Vringo, which buys and licenses patents, jumped more than 16 percent in heavy trading Monday, after the company said it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against ZTE Corp.' s U.K. subsidiary.

  • Apple iPad

    Although Apple still has not confirmed it is making a smaller iPad, a new report claims that the tech giant has already ordered more than 10 million units of the smaller tablet.

  • 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.