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  • Jun. 18, 2010, 7:47 AM
    How badly does Motorola (MOT) want its cellphone unit spinoff to become a viable standalone business? Badly enough that it's likely to buy back most of its debt, funnel $3B-4B into the new company, and relieve the new business of its pension liabilities and other obligations.
    | Jun. 18, 2010, 7:47 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 17, 2010, 2:26 PM
    The FCC votes 3-2 along party lines to move ahead with regulating broadband, setting the stage for an eventual legal showdown. Supporters include internet-dependent firms such as Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT), while phone and cable companies object, saying tighter regulations will raise costs. It's a "terrible idea" that would have "negative consequences" for decades, Verizon (VZ) CEO Tom Tauke says.
    | Jun. 17, 2010, 2:26 PM | 3 Comments
  • Jun. 17, 2010, 8:24 AM
    Fujitsu (FJTSY.PK) and Toshiba (TOSBF.PK) plan to merge their cellphone businesses, creating the second largest cellphone maker in Japan. This is the latest mobile merger deal as the fragmented industry consolidates to better compete with players like Apple (AAPL).
    | Jun. 17, 2010, 8:24 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 16, 2010, 10:28 AM
    Nokia (NOK -9.5%) investors hit the panic button after it slashed guidance again, warning that Q2 and full-year sales and margins will be lower than expected due to heated competition in smartphones, euro weakness, and a general shift toward lower-margin purchases. At just 9x 2011 earnings, some smell a buying opp.
    | Jun. 16, 2010, 10:28 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 11, 2010, 10:34 AM
    Research in Motion (RIMM +1.3%) will pay Motorola (MOT +2.8%) an undisclosed amount and continuing royalties in an agreement to end patent litigation between the two cellphone makers.
    | Jun. 11, 2010, 10:34 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 10, 2010, 3:56 PM
    Google (GOOG) TV is a bigger deal than anyone realizes, Forrester analyst James McQuivey says, and could succeed at redefining the consumer television experience in a way in which Apple (AAPL) and others can't. A key is the support of Sony (SNE), which gives Google TV "a shot at reaching millions of home by the end of 2011."
    | Jun. 10, 2010, 3:56 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 10, 2010, 11:52 AM
    Google (GOOG) seems to be Binging itself for 24 hours, replacing its clean home page with large photos in what may be a nod to Microsoft's (MSFT) growing search share - up to 11% from 8% in the past few months. (earlier)
    | Jun. 10, 2010, 11:52 AM | 5 Comments
  • Jun. 10, 2010, 10:36 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT +1.3%) seeks to broaden its Bing search business by discussing a deal with AOL (AOL +5.1%) while launching its search partnership with Yahoo (YHOO +2%). Bing is aiming to ramp up enough volume to be a viable advertising competitor to Google (GOOG +1.5%).
    | Jun. 10, 2010, 10:36 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jun. 10, 2010, 9:01 AM
    Apple (AAPL) is reportedly drawing antitrust scrutiny for restricting rivals such as Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) in the advertising market.
    | Jun. 10, 2010, 9:01 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 9, 2010, 1:56 PM
    AdMob (GOOG -0.4%) CEO Omar Hamoui says Apple's (AAPL -0.9%) new application rules would prohibit developers from using Google's advertising technology on the iPhone. Accusing Apple of trying to monopolize its app market, Hamoui says the change "threatens to decrease - or even eliminate - revenue that helps to support tens of thousands of developers."
    | Jun. 9, 2010, 1:56 PM | Comment!
  • Jun. 7, 2010, 2:37 PM
    Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal is probing Google (GOOG -2.5%) to determine if the company collected personal information sent over wireless networks in the state for its online mapping service. "Unauthorized surveillance of wireless network data is the dark side of the new Internet era - and I will fight it," says Blumenthal, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat.
    | Jun. 7, 2010, 2:37 PM | 3 Comments
  • Jun. 4, 2010, 2:35 PM
    Analysts at Goldman and Barclays cut 2010 revenue and earnings estimates for Google (GOOG -1.3%) on euro concerns. Big internet companies derive about a quarter of revenues from eurozone countries, Goldman says, making them sensitive to forex swings. But a Morgan Stanley analyst still finds a lot to like.
    | Jun. 4, 2010, 2:35 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 4, 2010, 7:39 AM
    Google (GOOG) will start handing over to European regulators the private consumer data it accidentally collected via its Street View project, and will publish the results of an external audit. CEO Eric Schmidt: "We screwed up. Let’s be very clear about that. [But] if you are honest about your mistakes it is the best defense for it not happening again.”
    | Jun. 4, 2010, 7:39 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 3, 2010, 11:42 AM
    CEO Steve Ballmer (onstage with Ray Ozzie at D8) gives his take on the shifting picture of who the competition is for Microsoft (MSFT): mainly Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL), Oracle (ORCL), VMware (VMW) - and, still, the open source community.
    | Jun. 3, 2010, 11:42 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 2, 2010, 3:10 PM
    Google's (GOOG) Chrome operating system will be released in the "late fall," says a top exec, as the company gears up to take on Microsoft (MSFT).
    | Jun. 2, 2010, 3:10 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 2, 2010, 8:25 AM
    Speaking at the All Things Digital conference yesterday, Steve Jobs (AAPL) took another jab at Adobe's (ADBE) Flash software, promised not to compete with Google (GOOG) on search, and called Apple's recent market cap "surreal." (John Paczkowski has the live blog)
    | Jun. 2, 2010, 8:25 AM | Comment!
Company Description
Alphabet Inc through its subsidiary Google Inc is engaged in improving the ways people connect with information & products including Search, Android, YouTube, Apps, Maps & Ads. It also produces internet-connected home devices & provides internet services.