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  • Jul. 11, 2011, 8:18 AM

    Online business directory and local search provider Local.com (LOCM), which shot higher last week following a marketing deal with Google (GOOG), will be acquiring Screamin' Daily Deals for $12.5M in cash, stock, and debt. Shares -1.1% premarket. (PR)

    | Jul. 11, 2011, 8:18 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 8, 2011, 7:39 PM

    Google (GOOG) Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will testify in the Senate, likely in September, about the company's growing grip on the Internet. Subcommittee chairman Herb Kohl insisted on Schmidt or CEO Larry Page, and wouldn't take Chief Legal Officer David Drummond for an answer. Two weeks ago, the FTC opened a formal antitrust probe into Google.

    | Jul. 8, 2011, 7:39 PM | 3 Comments
  • Jul. 8, 2011, 3:46 PM
    Though bullish on Apple (AAPL), Canaccord is downbeat on Research in Motion (RIMM) and Motorola Mobility (MMI). The firm thinks RIM no longer has a top-3 phone at any major U.S. carrier, and is failing to take advantage of Nokia's (NOK) overseas decline; and that Motorola's Atrix and Droid 2 are being outsold by rival models.
    | Jul. 8, 2011, 3:46 PM
  • Jul. 8, 2011, 2:12 PM
    IDC is boosting its worldwide tablet shipment forecast to 53.5M units from 50.4M units. The firm also estimates Android's tablet share rose to 34% in Q1, an 8.2% increase from Q4 2010. However, with iPad shipments believed to have surged in Q2 (fiscal Q3 for Apple) thanks to iPad 2 demand, Apple (AAPL) may have regained some share.
    | Jul. 8, 2011, 2:12 PM
  • Jul. 8, 2011, 12:48 PM

    Silicon Valley craves a tax holiday on overseas profit, and a bill in Congress aims to provide by cutting taxes on repatriated funds to 5.25% from 35% under a short amnesty. Why are tech giants smiling? Potential tax savings: Google (GOOG -3.1%) $5.2B, Oracle (ORCL -1.5%) $4.8B, Microsoft (MSFT -0.5%) $8.8B, Apple (AAPL +0.3%) $3.7B.

    | Jul. 8, 2011, 12:48 PM | 6 Comments
  • Jul. 8, 2011, 7:59 AM
    Morgan Stanley is downgrading Google (GOOG -1.4%) to Equal-Weight from Overweight, and lowering its PT to $600 from $640. The firm's arguments: margins will fall due to rising spending; non-core businesses won't boost near-term growth by much; and the jury's still out on Google's local commerce and social networking moves.
    | Jul. 8, 2011, 7:59 AM
  • Jul. 7, 2011, 5:49 PM

    Local.com (LOCM) spikes +12% AH after announcing a two-year marketing agreement with Google (GOOG). Google will make payments to Local.com for unspecified services. Despite the jump, the stock has a long way go, -50% since the beginning of the year.

    | Jul. 7, 2011, 5:49 PM
  • Jul. 7, 2011, 3:49 PM
    How can Google+ one-up Facebook? Naval Ravikant suggests it can do so by creating a more open platform for developers, much the same way Google's (GOOG) Android does so relative to iOS. That can't hurt, but more than strong developer support will be needed to get a large share of Facebook's 750M users to adopt Google+.
    | Jul. 7, 2011, 3:49 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 7, 2011, 1:55 PM
    After lagging for months, tech bellwethers Apple (AAPL +1.6%) and Google (GOOG +1.9%) have outgained the broader market during the market run-up, indicating that the tech sector could be moving into a leadership role. Dave Kansas sees their rebound as anticipating a round of strong earnings and that the economy’s slow patch is "just a patch."
    | Jul. 7, 2011, 1:55 PM
  • Jul. 7, 2011, 11:47 AM

    Apple's (AAPL) iAd mobile advertising platform, introduced a year ago, is off to a bumpy start: Apple is aggressively cutting rates as advertisers balk at iAd's premium pricing and turn to competitors. For now at least, iAd doesn't appear much of a threat to Google's (GOOG) top-dog status in the burgeoning mobile ad market.

    | Jul. 7, 2011, 11:47 AM
  • Jul. 7, 2011, 10:23 AM

    Motorola Mobility (MMI) is hoping the Droid 3, announced today with Verizon (VZ), can lift its sagging Android share. The phone's impressive specs and global roaming support should appeal to business users, but the lack of 4G support is a notable omission. Motorola's first 4G device, the Droid Bionic, might be arriving in August.

    | Jul. 7, 2011, 10:23 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 7, 2011, 10:18 AM

    The market for data centers for internet servers is at risk of overheating, WSJ reports. Revenue will reach $8.1B this year, but insiders say supply may outpace demand by 50% soon. Facebook, Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL) build their own server farms, contributing to a squeezed market for providers like Verizon's (VZ) Terremark subsidiary.

    | Jul. 7, 2011, 10:18 AM
  • Jul. 7, 2011, 9:50 AM

    eBay (EBAY) is acquiring mobile payments startup Zong for $240M. Zong's platform allows consumers to pay for "digital goods and services" via their monthly cell phone bills. With Square and Google Wallet (GOOG) also gunning for mobile payments dominance, the acquisition makes strategic sense for eBay's PayPal unit. (PR)

    | Jul. 7, 2011, 9:50 AM
  • Jul. 7, 2011, 8:34 AM
    Laptops running Google's (GOOG) Chrome OS account for 4 of the 17 best-selling laptops at Amazon, including Amazon's second-best-selling model. TheStreet's Anton Wahlman speculates most of the Chrome laptop buyers are "corporations, schools, and other government entitites" looking for cheap, easy-to-maintain systems.
    | Jul. 7, 2011, 8:34 AM | 5 Comments
  • Jul. 6, 2011, 10:36 AM

    Disney (DIS) CEO Robert Iger says Hulu's owners are "committed to selling" the company. Google (GOOG), Yahoo (YHOO), and Microsoft (MSFT) have reportedly shown interest in Hulu, which could be a very valuable property if freed of some of the content distribution constraints placed on it by its media industry bosses.

    | Jul. 6, 2011, 10:36 AM
  • Jul. 6, 2011, 8:43 AM
    Quick take on white-box tablets: Along with reports of Asustek becoming the world's No. 2 tablet maker, this suggests the main competition for Apple's (AAPL) iPad is from low-end tablets, rather than costlier devices such as Motorola Mobility's (MMI) Xoom and Research in Motion's (RIMM) PlayBook, which have been left in the iPad's dust.
    | Jul. 6, 2011, 8:43 AM | 3 Comments
Company Description
Alphabet, Inc. is a newly founded holding company for the Google group of businesses. Under the new operating structure, its main Google business will include search, ads, maps, apps, YouTube and Android and the related technical infrastructure (the 'Google business'). Businesses such as Calico,... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Internet Information Providers
Country: United States