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  • May 28, 2010, 10:21 AM
    Motorola (MOT) finalizes a deal with Verizon (VZ) to ensure some of its upcoming smartphones will be heavily promoted by the largest U.S. carrier. The new phones are a key test for Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha, who has bet heavily on phones powered by Google's (GOOG) Android software and sold by Verizon Wireless, such as last fall's Motorola Droid.
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  • May 28, 2010, 7:25 AM
    Austria has placed a temporary ban on Google (GOOG) Street View cars while it probes concerns that Google used the vehicles to collect private data.
    | May 28, 2010, 7:25 AM | Comment!
  • May 27, 2010, 12:38 PM
    Google (GOOG) hires away the head of user interface from Palm (PALM), recently nabbed by Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), to work on its Android system - and Palm's WebOS mobile operating system is considered a key driver for H-P's acquisition.
    | May 27, 2010, 12:38 PM | Comment!
  • May 27, 2010, 8:23 AM
    After a disclosure earlier this month that Google (GOOG) accidentally collected private consumer data via its Street View project, lawmakers are pushing for more information, including exactly how much data was collected, what Google plans to do with it, and why it took so long for the company to disclose what had happened.
    | May 27, 2010, 8:23 AM | Comment!
  • May 25, 2010, 8:26 AM
    Dell (DELL -1.8%) unveils the Streak this morning, an Android-based (GOOG) tablet with a 5-inch screen. The Streak goes on sale in the U.K. in June, and in the U.S. later this summer, as Dell makes its assault on the tablet market with its 'mini-iPad.'
    | May 25, 2010, 8:26 AM | Comment!
  • May 25, 2010, 7:29 AM
    A major management shake-up is on tap for Microsoft's (MSFT -1.8%) Entertainment & Devices Division, the unit that handles the Xbox and Windows Phone. Sources expect an announcement as soon as this week, as heavy competition from Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL) has left Microsoft both lagging and worried.
    | May 25, 2010, 7:29 AM | Comment!
  • May 24, 2010, 3:39 PM
    Hedge funds still love Apple (AAPL) the best, according to Goldman Sachs' (GS) quarterly report, followed by BofA (BAC), Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM). Among the newcomers to the list: Baidu (BIDU), Kraft (KFT), Xerox (XRX), CIT Group (CIT). But the hedgies miss sometimes too, as evidenced by Google's 20% thud this year.
    | May 24, 2010, 3:39 PM | Comment!
  • May 21, 2010, 3:36 PM
    Google's (GOOG -1.1%) rollout of GoogleTV is "trying to fix what isn't broken," John Dvorak says. "Earth to Googlers: Since the invention of the TiVo (TIVO +0.7%) and similar devices more than 10 years ago, television is fine the way it is." It seems like the company is trying to do something - anything - to revive its slumping shares.
    | May 21, 2010, 3:36 PM | 4 Comments
  • May 21, 2010, 12:34 PM
    The FTC signs off on Google's (GOOG +0.3%) $750M acquisition of AdMob, saying it's not likely to harm competition, with a 5-0 vote - a reversal of what looked like a ramp-up to challenge the deal.
    | May 21, 2010, 12:34 PM | 1 Comment
  • May 20, 2010, 12:41 PM
    At its developer conference, Google (GOOG) introduces Google TV, with an integrated search function for finding content on the broadcast system as well as online. (previously)
    | May 20, 2010, 12:41 PM | Comment!
  • May 20, 2010, 7:34 AM
    Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic launch separate probes into Google's (GOOG -0.7%) accidental collection of private data via unsecured wireless networks. EU officials weigh in too: "It is not acceptable that a company operating in the EU does not respect EU rules." (see also)
    | May 20, 2010, 7:34 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 19, 2010, 3:35 PM
    The U.S. economy is showing signs of recovery, but the "math doesn't add up" on government spending, Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt warns. "It's clear the U.S. will have a good recovery in corporate profits," he says, "but companies won't hire a lot of new people."
    | May 19, 2010, 3:35 PM | 3 Comments
  • May 18, 2010, 1:18 PM
    Rumors before Google's (GOOG) developer conference this week have the company working a deal with Sony (SNE) and Intel (INTC) for Android TVs with Web access and online video capability, which would expand the growing reach of its YouTube video sharing service.
    | May 18, 2010, 1:18 PM | Comment!
  • May 18, 2010, 8:04 AM
    The FTC will likely launch a preliminary inquiry into Google (GOOG) following the firm's 'accidental' collection of data from unsecured wireless networks over the course of several years.
    | May 18, 2010, 8:04 AM | Comment!
  • May 17, 2010, 5:07 PM
    No longer just a video repository of skateboard-riding cats and cute baby antics, YouTube celebrates its fifth birthday by announcing it has passed 2B video views per day. The site looks more and more like a shrewd investment for Google (GOOG) as it approaches profitability.
    | May 17, 2010, 5:07 PM | 3 Comments
  • May 17, 2010, 1:25 PM
    The latest iSuppli report has Research in Motion (RIMM) and Apple (AAPL) passing Motorola (MOT) for fifth and sixth place in global cell-phone market share, as smartphones continue to gain ground against phones in general. RIM's offerings - which consist entirely of BlackBerry devices - narrowly missed passing Sony Ericsson (SNE, ERIC) as well.
    | May 17, 2010, 1:25 PM | 1 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.