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  • Jul. 9, 2010, 7:16 AM
    Google (GOOG +1.85%) says China has renewed its license to operate in the country. More details to follow...
    | Jul. 9, 2010, 7:16 AM
  • Jul. 7, 2010, 10:52 AM
    Google (GOOG) is once again shaking up the browser market, as its Chrome browser continues to gain ground on Firefox and Internet Explorer (MSFT).
    | Jul. 7, 2010, 10:52 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 7, 2010, 8:28 AM
    Google's (GOOG) application to renew its license in China is currently under consideration, says a government official, but there's been no deadline set for when results will be out and Google's submission was "relatively late."
    | Jul. 7, 2010, 8:28 AM
  • Jul. 7, 2010, 8:04 AM
    Google (GOOG) is facing early-stage antitrust scrutiny in Europe, where regulators are looking "very carefully" at allegations that Google unfairly demotes rivals' sites in search results.
    | Jul. 7, 2010, 8:04 AM
  • Jul. 6, 2010, 1:51 PM
    Apple (AAPL) is drilling down through the buying habits of as many as 150M iTunes users to figure out how to make more appealing mobile ads, raising the stakes in its competition with Google (GOOG).
    | Jul. 6, 2010, 1:51 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 6, 2010, 9:07 AM
    News Corp. (NWS) is in talks with Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO) about replacing MySpace's search-advertising partnership with Google, sources say. MySpace has fallen far short of Web traffic and other milestones laid out in the Google contract, which expires at the end of August.
    | Jul. 6, 2010, 9:07 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 2, 2010, 2:11 PM

    Google’s (GOOG -0.3%) purchase of travel software group ITA is viewed as a defensive strategy shift in an increasingly challenging market, but analysts warn that the acquisition will trigger tough regulatory scrutiny. Wall Street does not seem impressed, and shares may be headed for a 12th straight losing session.

    | Jul. 2, 2010, 2:11 PM
  • Jul. 2, 2010, 12:45 PM

    Google (GOOG) said last year it would probably pursue one small acquisition per month, and it's been mostly keeping to that schedule - though yesterday's news of a $700M purchase of travel software maker ITA, like the AdMob buy, raises the specter of antitrust battles.

    | Jul. 2, 2010, 12:45 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 1, 2010, 4:26 PM

    Google (GOOG) says it is purchasing privately-held ITA Software for about $700M in cash, allowing the search company to provide new tools for users to find flight information on the Internet. GOOG shares flat AH. (PR)

    | Jul. 1, 2010, 4:26 PM
  • Jul. 1, 2010, 3:36 PM
    Google's (GOOG -1.2%) 30% stock slide can be reversed only by a catalyst, but investors are nervous about the chance of blowing the company's huge cash hoard on an ill-conceived big deal. Short of success with a new business, unveiling a big stock buyback or a dividend would make sense - at least ensuring that the cash won't get blown on a silly deal.
    | Jul. 1, 2010, 3:36 PM | 3 Comments
  • Jul. 1, 2010, 11:47 AM

    More from the Motorola (MOT) split-up plan: It's on track for the first quarter of 2011, the company will change its name to Motorola Solutions, and Motorola Mobility (the mobile devices and home equipment businesses) will be run by Motorola SpinCo. (previously)

    | Jul. 1, 2010, 11:47 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 30, 2010, 2:11 PM

    Google (GOOG -0.4%) says some of its search features have been partially blocked in China, on the day a decision is expected from the country’s government on whether it can keep providing Internet services there. The blockage affects the "suggest" tool, which helps users refine queries as they’re typed; traditional searches are unaffected.

    | Jun. 30, 2010, 2:11 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jun. 30, 2010, 9:05 AM

    Not to be left behind, Cisco (CSCO +0.6%) plans to sell its own tablet-style computer. The tablet, called Cius, will run on Android (GOOG) and will be targeted to business customers, as opposed to the iPad (AAPL) which has been primarily a consumer hit.

    | Jun. 30, 2010, 9:05 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jun. 29, 2010, 10:55 AM

    Insiders say Google (GOOG -3.2%) is deep in the development of a social network, code named "Google Me," aimed squarely at Facebook. Search Engine Land tries to break down its chances of success.

    | Jun. 29, 2010, 10:55 AM | 4 Comments
  • 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
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