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  • Jun. 29, 2010, 8:42 AM

    Though Google's (GOOG) change to its China search engine is a relatively minor one, it represents a loss of face for the firm, which is backing away from its commitment to provide censor-free search in China or no search at all.

    | Jun. 29, 2010, 8:42 AM
  • Jun. 29, 2010, 7:37 AM
    Several potential buyers are reportedly interested in privately-held ITA Software, including Google (GOOG), Expedia (EXPE), and Travelport. Exclusive talks with Google have been ongoing for months, but are getting bogged down by antitrust concerns and price disagreements.
    | Jun. 29, 2010, 7:37 AM
  • Jun. 29, 2010, 7:19 AM

    Google (GOOG) says it will change how Chinese users access its search engine, three months after it stopped self-censoring its search results in China. It's unclear whether the Chinese government will approve the change and renew Google's license, which expires tomorrow.

    | Jun. 29, 2010, 7:19 AM
  • Jun. 28, 2010, 12:24 PM
    Obama is expected to sign a memorandum today to nearly double the spectrum available for smartphones and mobile internet devices by reallocating spectrum currently assigned to the DoD and to broadcast TV. Some broadcasters worry the plan may not be as voluntary as the administration says it is.
    | Jun. 28, 2010, 12:24 PM
  • Jun. 28, 2010, 11:58 AM

    The Supreme Court rejects a bid to expand patent protections to business methods, in a case brought by inventors looking to patent a method for hedging weather-based risk in commodities trading. Google (GOOG) and a group of internet retailers argued that business-method patents harm innovation, while Yahoo (YHOO) and IBM (IBM) have argued the ruling leaves innovaters exposed.

    | Jun. 28, 2010, 11:58 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 24, 2010, 3:24 PM
    Verizon Wireless (VOD +1.3%), Google (GOOG -1.5%) and Motorola (MOT -3.9%) unveil their latest iPhone (AAPL -0.5%) competitor, the Droid X, a day before the new iPhone hits stores. The smartphone will sell for $199.99 with a two-year contract when it launches July 15.
    | Jun. 24, 2010, 3:24 PM
  • Jun. 23, 2010, 4:44 PM
    YouTube (GOOG) wins its copyright infringement case with Viacom (VIA), and the latter vows to appeal (ruling). Viacom was seeking at least $1B in damages from Google, saying YouTube built its business by using the internet to "willfully infringe" on copyrighted material.
    | Jun. 23, 2010, 4:44 PM
  • Jun. 22, 2010, 12:57 PM

    U.K. police are now investigating Google's (GOOG) Street View wireless data-gathering after a formal complaint from Privacy International. Add them to the list of bodies probing the affair: Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, Hong Kong, and as many as 30 U.S. states.

    | Jun. 22, 2010, 12:57 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 22, 2010, 9:09 AM
    Looking past Google (GOOG), young firms are racing to deliver the next generation of online search.
    | Jun. 22, 2010, 9:09 AM
  • Jun. 21, 2010, 1:23 PM

    Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal says he'll lead a multistate probe into Google's (GOOG -1.3%) unauthorized gathering of wireless data via its Street View cars, saying the compay's response "raises as many questions as it answers."

    | Jun. 21, 2010, 1:23 PM | 5 Comments
  • Jun. 18, 2010, 2:54 PM
    From Credit Suisse: Investment ideas for deflation hawks.
    | Jun. 18, 2010, 2:54 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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.