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  • Jan. 5, 2010, 1:27 PM
    Google (GOOG) unveils its Nexus One smartphone. WSJ Digits is liveblogging.
    | Jan. 5, 2010, 1:27 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 5, 2010, 9:26 AM
    Morgan Stanley initiates the smartphone sector by going Overweight on PALM, RIMM, and QCOM, and Underweight on MOT. There's more to this market than Apple (AAPL): "We believe smartphones bear greater resemblance to video game consoles than to PCs," where players succeed via innovation, firm says. PALM +2.9%. QCOM +1.4%. RIMM +1.2%. MOT -0.9%.
    | Jan. 5, 2010, 9:26 AM
  • Jan. 5, 2010, 7:12 AM

    Apple is expected to announce (possibly today) that it will spend $275M to acquire Quattro Wireless, a start-up aimed at smartphone advertising. The deal comes as Google (GOOG) prepares to unveil Nexus One, its Android-powered mobile phone.

    | Jan. 5, 2010, 7:12 AM
  • Jan. 4, 2010, 12:20 PM
    From remembering its roots to clarifying its mobile strategy, five New Year's resolutions that Google (GOOG) would do well to follow.
    | Jan. 4, 2010, 12:20 PM
  • Jan. 2, 2010, 6:49 PM

    Just 16 months after its debut, Google's (GOOG) Chrome leapfrog's Apple's (AAPL) Safari to become the world's No. 3 browser. Meanwhile, Microsoft's (MSFT) IE is bleeding share at an alarming rate.

    | Jan. 2, 2010, 6:49 PM | 7 Comments
  • Dec. 30, 2009, 8:57 AM

    After rallying 62% Tuesday, China BAK Battery (CBAK) is in a premarket tailspin after CFO Tony Shen denied speculation the unprofitable Chinese company won an order from Google (GOOG). "I have checked with all sales heads in all product lines as well as the CEO and COO," Shen said. "We have no knowledge of any such deals." CBAK -23% premarket.

    | Dec. 30, 2009, 8:57 AM | 2 Comments
  • Dec. 29, 2009, 3:46 PM

    Google (GOOG) plans an Android press event next Tuesday, and word is that will be the first time you can place an order for the company's Nexus One phone.

    | Dec. 29, 2009, 3:46 PM
  • Dec. 29, 2009, 12:04 PM
    Summing up and looking ahead for Google (GOOG): A year where the worst thing you can say is that revenue growth stalled in the first quarter isn't too bad. And then, 2010: the year when Google and Microsoft (MSFT) roll up their sleeves and really go to war.
    | Dec. 29, 2009, 12:04 PM
  • Dec. 28, 2009, 11:05 AM

    Two consumer advocate watchdogs - CW and CDD - ask the FTC to block (.pdf) Google's (GOOG) acquisition of AdMob, saying the merger "would substantially lessen competition in the increasingly important mobile advertising market," and that the deal "raises substantial privacy concerns" because both "gather tremendous amounts of data about consumers’ online behavior."

    | Dec. 28, 2009, 11:05 AM
  • Dec. 23, 2009, 4:29 PM

    Google (GOOG) has gotten a second request for information from the FTC in its planned $750M acquisition of mobile ad company AdMob, but expressed confidence that the questions won't scuttle the closing of the deal.

    | Dec. 23, 2009, 4:29 PM
  • Dec. 21, 2009, 1:55 PM
    Paul Kedrosky sees what may become another "Netscape moment" - the catalyst to start another avalanche in technology IPOs - in recent developments such as Yelp allegedly spurning Google (GOOG), or Zynga's giant $180M funding round.
    | Dec. 21, 2009, 1:55 PM
  • Dec. 21, 2009, 10:40 AM
    Sources say recent deals with Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) will net Twitter $25M, and reportedly push the site into the green. Biz Stone had little to say: "We're thrilled about the partnerships we've formed this year and we're looking forward to opening Twitter even more in the future."
    | Dec. 21, 2009, 10:40 AM
  • Dec. 21, 2009, 8:52 AM
    Yelp reportedly shuns an all-but-signed deal to be acquired by Google (GOOG) for about $550M, indicating it plans to stay independent. TechCrunch, which broke both the sale story and its subsequent collapse, believes a large player (AAPL, MSFT...) offered Yelp a strategic partnership that gave the local business review website the confidence to say no.
    | Dec. 21, 2009, 8:52 AM
  • Dec. 20, 2009, 11:01 AM

    A fortuitous options grant repricing nets Googlers (GOOG) a cool $2B.

    | Dec. 20, 2009, 11:01 AM
  • Dec. 20, 2009, 9:57 AM
    NY Times' Miguel Helft explains why Google's (GOOG) new snap-and-search app Goggles can succeed where others have failed: "Recognizing images at what techies call 'scale,' meaning thousands or even millions of images, is hugely difficult, partly because it requires enormous computing power. It turns out that Google, with its collection of massive data centers, has just that."
    | Dec. 20, 2009, 9:57 AM
  • Dec. 19, 2009, 2:24 PM
    Sources say Google (GOOG) is in late-stage talks to acquire DocVerse, a developer of real-time collaboration around Microsoft Office (MSFT) documents, for about $25M. In effect, Microsoft is trying to counter Google Docs with Office 10's collaborative features, and Google is countering that with the acquisition of DocVerse.
    | Dec. 19, 2009, 2:24 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.