Mar 12 - New research gives a lift to tablets running Google's operating system while lowering expectations for Apple's iOS. Plus, another analyst cuts his price target on Apple's stock.
More good news for Google and bad news for apple. The latest data from IDC shows android tablets moving in the first place this year. In a -- shipments of the devices running Google's mobile operating system climbing to 49% in the market from 42 percentage points while. Shipments of IOS devices -- -- dipping to 46%. From 51% last year. IDC says the growth of smaller tablets like Amazon's Kindle fire Google's own nexus seven helping android's cause. Also sees android remains on top in five years. Apple also suffering another price target cut. This time Jefferies dropping his story from 500 dollars to 420. -- below its current price -- had 900 dollar price target until mid December of last year. It's checks indicate sells iPhone should be lower than anticipated and -- updated versions of the phone could be delayed. Also compared apple -- Blackberry and HTC. Saying -- handset makers fall out of favor they fall faster and further than expected. Which. Apple shares down more than 1% today near -- thirty Google also moving lower though near its all time highs. Hey FaceBook user -- where what -- -- If you like Mozart and curly Fries it could mean your Smart on the other hand if you like musical wicked and Britney Spears you're likely gay. Those are among the findings of a study done by university in Cambridge researchers. After analyzing data from 50000 FaceBook members in the US by looking into what members like. They could figure out these sexual orientation intelligence gender political leanings and religion. And they could do that accurately more than 80% of the time. This study which earlier in light from marketers but thumbs down from privacy advocates. In order curly Fries -- The stock down more than 1%. Soaring inspiring time our look at movers first story is iRobot. The company which builds robots and dispose of bombs among other tasks raise its first quarter forecast shares up about 5% and sputtering perfect world. Chinese online game developers quarterly profit fell like two thirds as sales fell and costs rose shares down about 7%. That's kept putting this Tuesday remember you can follow us on Twitter RT artists equity. I'm Fred Katayama at this.