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  • Apr. 28, 2010, 10:52 AM
    Looking at the oddities around Google's (GOOG) Nexus One handset marketing - sold online instead of where people can hold it, with little or no advertising - and its setbacks (like Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) backing away), Jeff Bertolucci asks: Was it meant to be a flop? That is, as just a traction grabber for Android (at which it's been a success)?
    | Apr. 28, 2010, 10:52 AM | 4 Comments
  • Apr. 26, 2010, 11:47 AM
    Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) backed off its plans to offer service for the Nexus One handset from Google (GOOG -2%) - which may be signaling Verizon views Google as more of a competitor than a partner. Up until this morning, the Nexus One site said the phone was coming to Verizon.
    | Apr. 26, 2010, 11:47 AM | 8 Comments
  • Apr. 21, 2010, 8:44 AM
    Google (GOOG) is said to be in talks to acquire travel software firm ITA Software in a deal that could cost as much as $1B. If the deal goes through, it will give Google tools to compete with travel-search features offered by Microsoft (MSFT).
    | Apr. 21, 2010, 8:44 AM
  • Apr. 20, 2010, 12:25 PM

    Google (GOOG) spent 59% more on lobbying in the first quarter than in the same period a year ago, as it presses the FCC for Net neutrality provisions to keep broadband providers from limiting traffic. The company spent 43% more to lobby in 2009 than it did in 2008.

    | Apr. 20, 2010, 12:25 PM | 7 Comments
  • Apr. 20, 2010, 9:10 AM
    Ever since Google (GOOG) disclosed in January that internet intruders had stolen information from its computers, the exact nature and extent of the theft has been a company secret. But a source now says that the losses included a password system that controls access by millions of users worldwide to almost all of Google's web services, including e-mail and business applications.
    | Apr. 20, 2010, 9:10 AM
  • Apr. 20, 2010, 8:58 AM

    Privacy officials from ten countries (Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the U.K.) send a letter to Google (GOOG) demanding greater privacy protection measures. It's the latest sign of international anxiety over Google's growing power.

    | Apr. 20, 2010, 8:58 AM
  • Apr. 16, 2010, 4:05 PM
    Market recap: Fraud charges against Goldman Sachs (GS -12.5%) sent stocks and commodities plummeting. Financial stocks (ETF: XLF) led the downdraft, but losses spanned the market as decliners overwhelmed advancers by nearly 3 to 1. Aside from Goldman, the biggest losers on the S&P were Moody's (MCO -7.5%), Google (GOOG -7.4%) and First Horizon (FHN -7.4%).
    | Apr. 16, 2010, 4:05 PM
  • Apr. 16, 2010, 9:15 AM
    Market preview: Despite reports showing rising home construction and permits for future building, stock futures point to a lower opening as earnings from Google (GOOG -4.9%) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD -4.6%) weigh on investor sentiment. S&P futures -0.47%.
    | Apr. 16, 2010, 9:15 AM
  • Apr. 16, 2010, 9:00 AM

    Premarket gainers: PFWD +29%. LGF +9%. RBS +7%. TWO +6%. BSX +6%. AGEN +6%. XRTX +6%. IMGN +5%. PALM +4%. MAT +4%. IRE +4%.
    Losers: ATEC -6%. AMD -5%. GOOG -5%. FHN -4%.

    | Apr. 16, 2010, 9:00 AM
  • Apr. 16, 2010, 8:45 AM
    Analysts believe, almost unanimously, that Google's (GOOG) post-earnings drop is a buying opportunity. UBS says cost-per-click concerns are overdone; Goldman thinks investors are hyper-focused "on any debatably negative data points"; and FBR notes Google is best positioned to benefit from the recovery in ad spending and internet usage growth. GOOG -4.8% premarket to $567.
    | Apr. 16, 2010, 8:45 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 16, 2010, 8:04 AM
    As the tech industry's recovery accelerates, firms (like GOOG, CSCO, INTC) are once again starting to hire, creating heated competition for talent and even bidding wars in some cases.
    | Apr. 16, 2010, 8:04 AM | 2 Comments
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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.