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  • Jan. 14, 2010, 12:01 PM
    Sources say Yahoo (YHOO) was targeted by a Chinese attack similar to the one experienced by Google (GOOG). Yahoo, which recently said it stands aligned with Google in condemning the attacks, doesn't disclose attacks on its computer systems.
    | Jan. 14, 2010, 12:01 PM
  • Jan. 14, 2010, 9:52 AM

    Google (GOOG) sold just 20,000 Nexus One phones in the first week, compared to first week sales of 250,000 for Motorola's (MOT) Droid and 1.6M for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone. Granted, Google has spent far less on marketing but as consumers have more choices, winning products will have to be far more innovative.

    | Jan. 14, 2010, 9:52 AM | 3 Comments
  • Jan. 14, 2010, 7:31 AM
    China calls Google's bluff, showing no signs of easing up on internet censorship. U.S. officials haven't said much on the issue because of concerns the case will exacerbate U.S.-China relations, and Google's (GOOG) tech rivals have been even less supportive.
    | Jan. 14, 2010, 7:31 AM
  • Jan. 13, 2010, 12:44 PM
    Would Google (GOOG) leaving China (a move that could lay groundwork for more exits) be a bold step - or a cowardly one?
    | Jan. 13, 2010, 12:44 PM | 4 Comments
  • Jan. 13, 2010, 11:41 AM
    Yahoo (YHOO) says it is "aligned with Google" (GOOG) in condemning "cyber attacks" that have Google thinking about leaving the Chinese market. Some 34 companies are believed to be targeted in the attacks; Adobe Systems (ADBE) said yesterday it believes it's been hit. GOOG -1.5%; YHOO +0.9%; BIDU +12.2%.
    | Jan. 13, 2010, 11:41 AM | 3 Comments
  • Jan. 13, 2010, 7:53 AM

    Baidu (BIDU) +16% premarket on Google's (GOOG) threat to pull out of the Chinese market.

    | Jan. 13, 2010, 7:53 AM
  • Jan. 12, 2010, 6:14 PM

    Faced with online attacks (that it thinks targeted the Gmail addresses of China's human rights activists), Google (GOOG) says it's no longer willing to censor search results on, will discuss an uncensored search engine with the Chinese government, and may pull out of the country.

    | Jan. 12, 2010, 6:14 PM | 14 Comments
  • Jan. 12, 2010, 2:41 PM
    Home Depot (HD) plans its biggest capital expenditure of the year: $60M for more than 10,000 portable devices made by Motorola (MOT) that will manage inventory, make phone and push-to-talk calls and act as mobile checkouts. The retailer currently does inventory with rolling computer carts powered by motorboat batteries.
    | Jan. 12, 2010, 2:41 PM
  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:22 AM

    Better read the fine print, Nexus One (GOOG) users, or you could end up paying $550 in cancellation fees for a phone that cost $179.

    | Jan. 12, 2010, 10:22 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:14 AM

    Nexus One (GOOG) may be the "bold new face in super-smartphone," but Google's experiment in direct retailing will flop unless it hires some customer service representatives, fast, to respond to a deluge of user complaints.

    | Jan. 11, 2010, 9:14 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jan. 9, 2010, 7:00 PM
    iSuppli's teardown of Google's (GOOG) Nexus One pegs its base cost (BOM) at $174.15. Firm says the Nexus One has "the most advanced features of any smartphone ever dissected... a remarkable feat given the product's BOM is similar to comparable products introduced during the past year."
    | Jan. 9, 2010, 7:00 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 8, 2010, 8:02 AM

    Google's (GOOG) energy subsidiary applies for federal approval to become an electricity marketer that can buy and sell bulk power at market prices. Google says its goal is to better manage its own ops, but it could also allow Google to play a larger role in energy markets and even become an electricity wholesaler to other big buyers.

    | Jan. 8, 2010, 8:02 AM
  • Jan. 7, 2010, 9:48 AM
    With its iPhone exclusive ticking to an end, AT&T (T) will start selling phones with technology from Palm (PALM) and Google (GOOG), becoming the last major U.S. carrier to get on board with Android.
    | Jan. 7, 2010, 9:48 AM
  • Jan. 7, 2010, 9:13 AM

    Trading at a heady 51 times projected 2010 earnings, and with both Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) among the companies encroaching on its territory, Amazon (AMZN) may find itself suddenly vulnerable.

    | Jan. 7, 2010, 9:13 AM
  • Jan. 7, 2010, 8:55 AM

    Google (GOOG) amends its merger agreement with On2 Technologies (ONT), increasing the price by $0.15/share in cash, in addition to the 0.001 share previously discussed, to account for share price fluctuations. ONT +15% premarket.

    | Jan. 7, 2010, 8:55 AM
  • Jan. 6, 2010, 4:45 PM

    Actually, Google (GOOG) loves Apple's (AAPL) acquisition of Quattro Wireless. Why? If other companies are buying ad networks, Google's $750M purchase of AdMob couldn't possibly upset Washington.

    | Jan. 6, 2010, 4:45 PM | 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.