NEW YORK (
fell almost 9% to $43.90 in pre-market trading Wednesday after the No. 1 PC maker
. The company said it expects adjusted earnings of $1.19 to $1.21 a share for the quarter ending in April on revenue ranging from $31.4 billion to $31.6 billion.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were expecting a profit of $1.25 a share on revenue of $32.6 billion.
is facing new antitrust charges in Europe, stemming from allegations that the search giant has the power to prevent advertisers from doing business with competitors. The French company
said Tuesday it sent a complaint against Google to the executive arm of the European Union.
Shares of Google rose 0.3% in pre-market trading Wednesday.
, a U.K.-based software company, announced Wednesday it has raised $70 million from Goldman Sachs. The company, whose clients include
, makes software that helps employees access their work and programs from anywhere on any device.
Actor and celebrity investor Ashton Kutcher has made a venture capital investment in online ticket start-up
. The company provides ticket comparison and price forecasting for sporting and entertainment events on the secondary market.
has hired Google's top executive in Latin America, Alexandre Hohagen, to head up its sales operations in the region. Facebook has 12.4 million users in Brazil and has been growing steadily, but its audience lags behind that of Orkut, Google's social network.
--Written by Olivia Oran in New York.
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