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Tech Five: Twitter kicks off busy earnings week

Tech Five: Twitter kicks off busy earnings week

Wait, was last week’s tech earnings bonanza not enough? If so, then brace yourselves. Several tech companies report quarterly earnings this week. Let’s look at the technology stocks to watch Monday:

Twitter. Mark Thursday on the calendar this week, when several tech companies including Twitter report earnings after the markets close. The social network is predicted to report earnings per share of 6 cents off revenue of $453 million. But the big number to watch are Twitter’s monthly active users. The pace of growth will determine whether Twitter shares spike — or plummet.building-twitter-lists

LinkedIn. The professional social network will report fourth quarter earnings Thursday. Analysts predict LinkedIn will reveal quarterly earnings of $616.93 million with earnings per share of 53 cents.

Intel. The chip maker reached a deal to acquire German company Lantiq for an undisclosed sum, The Wall Street Journal reports. Lantiq makes chips used for broadband communications.

Verizon. The telecommunications giant will allow users to opt out of “super cookies” that tracks what websites they explore from a smartphone. Rival wireless carrier AT&T ended the practice last November.

Microsoft. The tech giant confirmed a version of Windows 10 will run on the recently announced Raspberry Pi 2, a low-cost computer that’s the size of a credit card. According to The Verge, the new Pi will feature twice as much RAM and a more powerful processor.