May 23 - App stores from Apple and Google have a huge lead on competitors according to a new research report. Plus, a new way to uncover small tax payments from tech companies.
Getting low -- notes tax payments out in the open. Apple's testimony earlier this week about its -- tax payments forcing governments to come out with new ways to address this. Top business regulator had an idea. -- show Barney and wants to apply the rules that will force banks to report their profits taxes and subsidies by tree. Two other companies so apple Google and others would have to say what made in places like Ireland taxes paid and their subsidies. Would be subject negotiations between members states and the European Parliament to finalize any new legislation. It would cut into effect in 2015. When the rules for banks are scheduled to become law. Let's tech shares this of the tech companies in the tax conversation. Apple's up about a buck 55 Google out four dollars Amazon.com. Also in the red. Apple and Google the dominant players when it comes to app store's new research shows how far ahead they really are. Can now let's look at how black and Microsoft's windows. Stack up in their battle to become a viable number three and a long way ago. The research firms look to see how many of the top fifty free and paid apps in the apple App Store. And Google play store are available in the competing app stores from Blackberry and Microsoft. For Blackberry can now let's look for apps for its new Blackberry ten device only five of -- fifty free apps in the apple App Store are available and nine of the top fifty paint apps. It's -- better but had no near 50% of the apps that numbers for each from the Google placed or are similar. -- our best of the rest of the Packard stock is climbing after its profit fell 32% but the drop wasn't as bad as feared. The side Wall Street is giving CEO Meg Whitman the benefit of the doubt that she tries to chart a new course for HP. Which of course has been plagued by slumping PC sales. Still some analysts are skeptical that Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank have sell ratings on the stock. Banks saying shrinking your way to profitability buys time but isn't it turnaround. At Goldman Sachs says HP's businesses are facing even more distressed than first anticipated. Keep in my Hewlett-Packard's stock up better than 50% this year it's up more than 13% today. Soaring and sputtering time -- look at numbers soaring is worked today the HR's software company posted a small loss. And raised its revenue outlook -- shares are up about 4%. Sputtering Cirrus Logic after analysts spotted a regulatory filing from the apple supplier. In which lowered its gross margin target the maker of audio components for mobile devices down 18%. That's equity this Thursday remember you can follow on Twitter at RT IRS tech equity. I'm Rhonda schaffler is this Reuters.