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  • Apr. 15, 2010, 6:29 PM
    During its earnings conference call (which was Eric Schmidt-less), Google (GOOG) tried to put the best shine on its mobile ad strategy and China situation. Execs said they're confident the AdMob purchase will go through despite rumblings of government opposition, and that the company can still sell ads seen by the Chinese audience despite pulling out of the country. Shares -4.8% AH.
    | Apr. 15, 2010, 6:29 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 15, 2010, 4:08 PM
    Google (GOOG): Q1 EPS of $6.76 beats by $0.16. Revenue ex-traffic acquisition costs of $5.1B (+2.2%) vs. $4.95B. Average cost-per-click up 7%; aggregate paid clicks up 15%. Google-owned sites revenue up 20% to $4.44B. Shares -3% AH. (PR)
    | Apr. 15, 2010, 4:08 PM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 15, 2010, 2:48 PM
    Options investors expect Google (GOOG +1.2%) shares to move higher when earnings are announced after today's close, despite concerns about regulatory issues and China.
    | Apr. 15, 2010, 2:48 PM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 15, 2010, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Thursday's close: AMD, GOOG, PBCT
    | Apr. 15, 2010, 12:10 AM | Comment!
  • Apr. 14, 2010, 12:57 PM
    Goldman Sachs (GS) weighs in on the implications of the iPad - the bank is neutral on Apple (AAPL) stock - and how it's treating affected companies: a conviction buy on GOOG; buy ADBE, AMZN, MSFT; bail out of RIMM.
    | Apr. 14, 2010, 12:57 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 12, 2010, 11:38 AM
    With the iPad (AAPL) charging first through the breach, other companies (HPQ, DELL, LNVGY.PK) have filed plans in varous stages for making a tablet, but the biggest risk could come from nontraditional computer makers like Microsoft (MSFT), Nokia (NOK), and particularly Google (GOOG) - which reportedly has a "stealth mode" reader project.
    | Apr. 12, 2010, 11:38 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 12, 2010, 8:52 AM
    Google couldn't be happier about Apple's (AAPL) foray into advertising. CEO Eric Schmidt (GOOG) says the move should take some of the antitrust heat off of Google's November AdMob purchase.
    | Apr. 12, 2010, 8:52 AM | Comment!
  • Apr. 9, 2010, 10:08 AM
    Google (GOOG -0.2%) prepares for a legal fight, as signs mount that the FTC will block its $750M acquisition of AdMob. "There is a high likelihood Google will litigate," a source says.
    | Apr. 9, 2010, 10:08 AM | Comment!
  • Apr. 8, 2010, 8:41 AM
    Companies are increasingly coming up against the Clayton Act, the law prohibiting corporate directors from sitting on the boards of their rivals. Recent offenders: Sears (SHLD), Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL)...
    | Apr. 8, 2010, 8:41 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 7, 2010, 8:43 AM
    Sources say the FTC is preparing to challenge Google's (GOOG) proposed $750M acquisition of mobile-ad provider AdMob on antitrust grounds. The FTC reportedly sent letters to AdMob's competitors asking them to testify about the potential impact of the purchase, and has assembled an internal team of litigators if it decides to block the deal. (yesterday)
    | Apr. 7, 2010, 8:43 AM | Comment!
  • Apr. 6, 2010, 5:08 PM
    Antitrust subcommittee chairman Herb Kohl urges "close scrutiny" of Google's (GOOG) $750M deal to buy AdMob, but hasn't yet recommended the FTC oppose the purchase. Google thinks rates for mobile advertising could outpace those for its PC-based business as smartphones get more popular. (previously)
    | Apr. 6, 2010, 5:08 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 5, 2010, 12:25 PM
    Google's (GOOG) buying spree isn't slowing, with a purchase of Episodic (its fifth acquisition of 2010) expected to beef up YouTube video capabilities.
    | Apr. 5, 2010, 12:25 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 1, 2010, 8:12 AM
    Goldman Sachs flags Research In Motion (RIMM) with a Sell rating folllowing yesterday's disappointing Q4 report. Firm says "structural competitive issues" are starting to weigh on RIM's growth prospects, specifically the ongoing shift from email devices to smartphones - where BlackBerry lags both the iPhone (AAPL) and Android (GOOG). RIMM -4.9% premarket.
    | Apr. 1, 2010, 8:12 AM | Comment!
  • Apr. 1, 2010, 7:55 AM
    Google's (GOOG) China search business is showing signs of strain: Advertisers say a major drop-off in traffic has them inclined to switch to other search engines. The returns in China from Google's search ads may have dropped 30-50% since Chinese search was moved to the Hong Kong site. (previously: I, II)
    | Apr. 1, 2010, 7:55 AM | Comment!
  • Mar. 31, 2010, 7:45 PM
    Not to start any conspiracy theories, but Michael Arrington reports Google (GOOG) has acquired a company with an isotope separation process that is likely used for enriching uranium. Small nuclear generators could be used as reliable power for multiple datacenters - or, it's already April Fool's Day somewhere on the globe.
    | Mar. 31, 2010, 7:45 PM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 31, 2010, 3:24 PM
    Would Apple (AAPL) really dump Google (GOOG) in favor of Microsoft’s (MSFT) Bing? When Apple ships its first iPads on Saturday, Google investors may head straight to the gadget’s browser to see which search engine is the default choice. If Bing ends up on the iPad, then the iPhone surely would be next.
    | Mar. 31, 2010, 3:24 PM | 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.