NEW YORK (

TheStreet

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Apple

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rose 0.5% to $353.20 in pre-market trading Monday after a judge ruled Friday that the company did not violate any of

Nokia's

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five patents. Nokia had asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban the import of Apple devices that infringe on Nokia patents in a complaint filed in 2009.

Google

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is entering into the crowded group messaging space, launching a new online service and iPhone app called Disco. Disco will compete with offerings from apps like GroupMe, Fast Society and Kik.

Shares of Google increased 0.4% in pre-market trading Monday to $581.77.

Netflix

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jumped 1.4% in pre-market trading after a report surfaced that the company was nearing a video streaming deal with independent movie studio

Miramax.

The five year deal is worth more than $100 million, according to the

Wall Street Journal

.

Facebook

is in talks to

hire Robert Gibbs,

President Obama's ex-White House press secretary, for a senior communications role, according to

The New York Times

. The social networking company is seeking to hire Gibbs ahead of an initial public offering planned for early 2012.

Tabula,

a start-up in the semiconductor industry, has raised $108 million in venture funding, the company announced Monday. The round is the largest awarded to a private semiconductor company in the last decade.

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