Seeking Alpha

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG)

  • 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!
  • Mar. 31, 2010, 2:53 PM
    Instead of worrying about the drama with China, Google (GOOG) investors should be bracing themselves for a slowdown that could make Google look much more like Microsoft (MSFT).
    | Mar. 31, 2010, 2:53 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 31, 2010, 2:21 PM
    A Crowd Science survey shows BlackBerry (RIMM) users are more likely to abandon the brand than iPhone (AAPL) or Android (GOOG) Android users. When asked of the likelihood of buying a particular brand of cell phone or smartphone if the purchase was made the following day, 39% of BlackBerry owners said they "definitely or probably would" nab an iPhone.
    | Mar. 31, 2010, 2:21 PM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 31, 2010, 11:09 AM
    Google (GOOG) reverses itself again, and now blames yesterday's China search outage on "a change in the Great Firewall," and not a technical glitch. The flip-flop has whipsawed Google watchers, and shows how fraught with confusion the Google/China relationship remains.
    | Mar. 31, 2010, 11:09 AM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 30, 2010, 1:08 PM
    Google (GOOG) says mobile services in China listed as "partially blocked" on their network status pages were due to technical glitches. (WSJ)
    | Mar. 30, 2010, 1:08 PM | 3 Comments
  • Mar. 30, 2010, 7:41 AM
    Internet users in China report new disruptions to Google (GOOG) search services, with many saying they are unable to search for any term on the Google site. Earlier, Google had said its mobile services were being partially blocked.
    | Mar. 30, 2010, 7:41 AM | Comment!
  • Mar. 29, 2010, 5:11 PM
    Google (GOOG) will argue it's not responsible for ad content as it tries to persuade a judge to dismiss an infringement suit by language software maker Rosetta Stone (RST). At the heart of the conflict are keyword sales; paid links using RST trademarks directed Google visitors to competitors or counterfeiters.
    | Mar. 29, 2010, 5:11 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 29, 2010, 9:48 AM
    The silence of Rio Tinto (RTP) over the opaque convictions of four of its employees is deafening, Gabriella Stern writes. "We really have no insight into what the four people allegedly did, nor do we know who was on the other side of alleged bribes and exchanges of commercial secrets... With the exception of Google (GOOG), Western companies are much too eager to remain in Beijing’s good graces."
    | Mar. 29, 2010, 9:48 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 29, 2010, 9:25 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) has vanquished most competitors to its Office suite of software. But a new version of the popular program will be challenged by web-based alternatives from Google (GOOG).
    | Mar. 29, 2010, 9:25 AM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 26, 2010, 6:47 PM
    Amid talk of the now-heated relationship and reported blistering anger between Steve Jobs (AAPL) and Eric Schmidt (GOOG) over mobile supremacy, an amateur paparazzo catches the two in a casual alfresco coffee meeting.
    | Mar. 26, 2010, 6:47 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 26, 2010, 1:25 PM
    A proposed $100M investment to create a "national search engine" in Russia - where Google (GOOG), as in China, is also No. 2 - has to be creating even more uncomfortable parallels for Sergey Brin along with its new challenge for the search giant.
    | Mar. 26, 2010, 1:25 PM | Comment!
  • Mar. 25, 2010, 3:39 PM
    Google's (GOOG +1.3%) plan to keep part of its China business is looking more complicated as partners turn away and some operations continue to be censored.
    | Mar. 25, 2010, 3:39 PM | Comment!
  • Mar. 25, 2010, 8:02 AM
    In the first real backlash from Google's (GOOG) search showdown with China, China Unicom (CHU) decides to ditch Google's search function on Android phones. "We are willing to work with any company that abides by Chinese law... we don’t have any co-operation with Google currently."
    | Mar. 25, 2010, 8:02 AM | Comment!
  • Mar. 24, 2010, 5:20 PM
    Google (GOOG) earns praise, Microsoft (MSFT) scorn from a congressional panel for their China policies. A Google exec tells the panel that the U.S. and other democracies should draft trade agreements that include pledges to keep websites uncensored.
    | Mar. 24, 2010, 5:20 PM | Comment!
  • Mar. 24, 2010, 12:55 PM
    Cyber-attacks were the "straw that broke the camel's back" in Google's (GOOG) shuttering of its Chinese site, co-founder Sergey Brin says - confirming to WSJ that (with his own memories of fleeing the Soviet Union as a child) he was instrumental in the decision.
    | Mar. 24, 2010, 12:55 PM | Comment!
  • Mar. 24, 2010, 9:20 AM
    Sprint (S) is rolling out the first WiMax smartphone this summer, beating rivals Verizon (VT) and AT&T (T) by months. Dubbed the HTC Evo 4G and based on Google's (GOOG) Android operating system, the phone takes clear aim at Apple (AAPL). S +3.7% premarket.
    | Mar. 24, 2010, 9:20 AM | 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.