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  • Aug. 27, 2010, 7:39 AM
    Carl Icahn raised his stake in Motorola (MOT) to around 10.4%, buying 11.5M shares for $7.50 each this week, according to an SEC filing. Icahn has raised his stake sharply in recent months, more than doubling his Motorola holdings since the beginning of the year.
    | Aug. 27, 2010, 7:39 AM
  • Aug. 27, 2010, 3:44 AM

    Google (GOOG) says users placed more than 1M phone calls during the first 24 hours after Google added telephony capabilities to Gmail. Calls within the U.S. and Canada are free, while rates to other countries are significantly cheaper than other VoIP providers (VZ, T), Google says. (previously)

    | Aug. 27, 2010, 3:44 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 25, 2010, 3:38 PM

    Google (GOOG +1%) is adding voice calling to its Gmail service, putting it in competition with Skype and traditional phone providers. By adding telephony software to its e-mail application and combining it with Google Voice, Google will enable users to make and receive calls between their computers and phones.

    | Aug. 25, 2010, 3:38 PM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 25, 2010, 12:15 PM

    After Intel (INTC) and McAfee (MFE), and H-P's (HPQ) pursuit of 3Par (PAR), who's next up in tech's buyout binge? Jeff Reeves figures suitors are Google (GOOG), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Microsoft (MSFT) and IBM - and potential targets include NetApp (NTAP), Juniper Networks (JNPR) and Brocade (BRCD). (previously)

    | Aug. 25, 2010, 12:15 PM
  • Aug. 24, 2010, 3:55 PM

    Dell (DELL -2.9%) releases its first U.S. smartphone, entering the crowded market with a 3.5-inch Android (GOOG -2.6%) device called the Aero that costs $99.99 on AT&T's (T +0.7%) network.

    | Aug. 24, 2010, 3:55 PM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 20, 2010, 4:22 PM

    The launch of Facebook's location service ratchets up competition with Google's (GOOG) Places for local advertising. Google's challenge: More Web users could rely on their Facebook friends to discover content or available products, and much of that content is invisible to Google's search engine.

    | Aug. 20, 2010, 4:22 PM
  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:36 PM
    Google (GOOG -2.4%) shares tumble on the sixth anniversary of its IPO and have fallen 10%+ in the past six months. Some of the causes may be just bad luck - increased antitrust scrutiny, deteriorating relations with Chinese authorities - but Google also may be victim of its own hubris, picking fights on too many fronts at once.
    | Aug. 19, 2010, 2:36 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:18 PM

    Apple (AAPL) will shut down the Quattro Wireless ad network that it paid $275M for last year, and focus efforts on the iAd network - which could make some customers take another look at Google's (GOOG) AdMob. (previously: I, II)

    | Aug. 19, 2010, 1:18 PM
  • Aug. 19, 2010, 7:23 AM

    Trying to keep up with competitors like Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG), Research In Motion (RIMM) is said to be looking to buy a mobile advertising network. RIM reportedly held talks with Millennial Media about a potential acquisition, but balked at Millennial's asking price of $400M-500M.

    | Aug. 19, 2010, 7:23 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 18, 2010, 2:35 PM
    Google (GOOG -1%) is working with Verizon (VZ +0.2%) on a tablet that runs Google's Chrome OS, not Android, according to Download Squad. HTC is building the device and Verizon wants to launch it Nov. 26, the busiest shopping day of the year. The report speculates that it could be offered free with a Verizon data contract.
    | Aug. 18, 2010, 2:35 PM
  • Aug. 18, 2010, 12:20 PM
    Sources say Google (GOOG) has been meeting with TV network officials in recent weeks, including execs from CBS (CBS), ABC (DIS), Fox (NWS) and NBC (GE), to drum up support for Google TV, but is finding it a tough sell.
    | Aug. 18, 2010, 12:20 PM
  • Aug. 17, 2010, 3:56 PM

    Facebook has become the portal for web users to access other web sites to the extent that Google's (GOOG) dominance as a social networking site has ended, which Wedbush's Lou Kerner says is "underappreciated" on Wall Street. Google is trying to buy its way back into the social networking game, but it's too little too late.

    | Aug. 17, 2010, 3:56 PM | 7 Comments
  • Aug. 17, 2010, 9:55 AM

    Spain becomes the latest country to take on Google (GOOG) over "Street View," as a Madrid judge issues a subpoena for an October appearance by a Google representative.

    | Aug. 17, 2010, 9:55 AM
  • Aug. 16, 2010, 2:50 PM

    Diverging views on the proposal from Google (GOOG) and Verizon (VZ) for future regulation of the internet. WSJ says the FCC ought to back off from a strict interpretation of Net Neutrality. NYT calls the plan "dangerous"; the FCC “should have an expanded role in regulating what is rapidly becoming the most important channel of communication in the world.”

    | Aug. 16, 2010, 2:50 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:54 AM
    Google (GOOG) and Merck (MRK) are pacing a list of nonfinancials grabbing commercial paper, with borrowing costs so low. Industrial companies have $151B in debt due in 270 days or less, up 47%.
    | Aug. 16, 2010, 11:54 AM
  • Aug. 13, 2010, 3:22 PM
    The stakes are high for Google (GOOG -0.8%) in Oracle's (ORCL -1.2%) patent suit, Doug McIntyre writes. The suit could make it less likely that handset companies will use Android, and if successful, it could wreck the fortunes of firms like HTC and Motorola (MOT), which have already based the software of many of their models on Android.
    | Aug. 13, 2010, 3:22 PM | 1 Comment
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