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  • Sep. 3, 2010, 9:24 AM

    Toshiba (TOSBF.PK) is the latest to announce the release of a tablet computer that runs on Google's (GOOG) Android operating system, as the company aims to compete with Apple's (AAPL) iPad.

    | Sep. 3, 2010, 9:24 AM
  • Sep. 2, 2010, 10:42 AM

    Samsung (SSNLF.PK) joins the fray to take on Apple's (AAPL) iPad with the Galaxy Tab, a tablet device with a seven-inch screen and powered by Google's (GOOG) Android software. Its success will depend on pricing, but history shows that Apple often enjoys a lengthy lead with its products.

    | Sep. 2, 2010, 10:42 AM | 3 Comments
  • Sep. 2, 2010, 8:55 AM

    AOL (AOL +2.4%) and Google (GOOG +0.6%) announce a five-year renewal and expansion of their global partnership. AOL calls it another important step in its turnaround, while Google highlights the partnership's expansion into video and mobile. (PR)

    | Sep. 2, 2010, 8:55 AM
  • Sep. 1, 2010, 3:48 PM
    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs (AAPL) and the Google trio (GOOG) lead Vanity Fair's new power rankings. The list contains only a few Wall Street names, and one of them, Goldman Sachs' (GS) Lloyd Blankfein, fell from no. 1 last year to no. 100 this year.
    | Sep. 1, 2010, 3:48 PM
  • Sep. 1, 2010, 8:48 AM

    The competition is heating up over digital media: Sony (SNE) will unveil a new music and video subscription service today, just hours before Apple’s (AAPL) music-themed press conference, while Amazon (AMZN) is talking with media firms about offering unlimited views of older TV shows and movies online.

    | Sep. 1, 2010, 8:48 AM
  • Sep. 1, 2010, 8:20 AM
    Motorola (MOT +1.1%) will put $3.5B into its phone and set-top box unit that it plans to spin off in Q1 2011.  
    | Sep. 1, 2010, 8:20 AM
  • Sep. 1, 2010, 7:40 AM

    Amazon (AMZN) is working on a subscription service that would provide TV shows and movies over the internet, upping the competition with Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX), and Google (GOOG). It recently pitched the idea to execs at NBC (GE), Time Warner (TWX), News Corp (NWS) and Viacom (VIA).

    | Sep. 1, 2010, 7:40 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:11 PM

    The internet companies sued by Paul Allen for patent infringement will be able to mount aggressive defenses, including that the billionaire sued too late. The technology has been widely used, so if it was proprietary, why would Allen not have sued years ago?

    | Aug. 31, 2010, 3:11 PM
  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:47 AM

    Google (GOOG) picks up Social Deck, a producer of social games and platform technology for mobile devices, for undisclosed terms. Google is working hard to bolster its social networking presence, and recently acquired Angstro and Slide as well.

    | Aug. 31, 2010, 7:47 AM
  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:43 PM
    India will build on its work with Research In Motion (RIMM) by issuing notices to Google (GOOG), Skype and others to open up to law enforcement or shut down their networks, sources say.
    | Aug. 30, 2010, 12:43 PM
  • Aug. 30, 2010, 11:36 AM
    With 25 acquisition deals in the past 12 months, Google (GOOG) is running a bit ahead of CEO Eric Schmidt's expectation that the company would do about one per month. (earlier; See the deals in graphic form)
    | Aug. 30, 2010, 11:36 AM
  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:23 AM
    Cisco (CSCO) has made an offer to acquire Skype before it completes its planned IPO, TechCrunch says. If true, the deal could be a big one as Skype is gunning for a valuation of $5B. The report says Google (GOOG) also was rumored to be considering an offer for Skype, but antitrust concerns may have derailed that bid.
    | Aug. 30, 2010, 9:23 AM
  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:56 AM
    Google (GOOG) confirms its acquisition of Angstro, a social networking startup. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
    | Aug. 30, 2010, 7:56 AM
  • Aug. 27, 2010, 3:44 PM

    Google (GOOG +1.9%) says the Justice Department has requested more information on its pending acquisition of airline information provider ITA Software. Google says it remains confident that the government will conclude that the online travel industry “will remain competitive” after the deal closes.

    | Aug. 27, 2010, 3:44 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 27, 2010, 2:42 PM
    Paul Allen sues 11 companies for violating patents developed at his Silicon Valley lab: Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), Yahoo (YHOO), AOL, eBay (EBAY), Netflix (NFLX), Office Depot (ODP), OfficeMax (OMX), Staples (SPLS), Facebook and Google's YouTube subsidiary. Not named: Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN).
    | Aug. 27, 2010, 2:42 PM
  • Aug. 27, 2010, 10:42 AM

    Google (GOOG) introduces a new service to make its search results timelier, using a real-time approach that better combs sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Google is behind Bing (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO) in social searching, and the challenge will be in organizing the real-time information so it's more relevant to users.

    | Aug. 27, 2010, 10:42 AM
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