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  • Feb. 11, 2010, 2:19 PM
    Google (GOOG) sets to work on amping up its social Buzz with a $50M acquisition of social search engine Aardvark, founded by ex-Googlers - which could especially help with connections to Google's business pages.
    | Feb. 11, 2010, 2:19 PM
  • Feb. 11, 2010, 9:38 AM

    The blogosphere is teeing off on Google Buzz (GOOG), noting the "do no evil" company has managed to make a lot of Facebook's privacy and opt-in mistakes "right out of the gate." Most email users still expect privacy, CNET's Molly Wood writes, which makes Google's decision to automatically share users' Gmail contact lists "shocking and unacceptable."

    | Feb. 11, 2010, 9:38 AM
  • Feb. 10, 2010, 5:03 PM

    Motorola (MOT) hopes to restart a stalled plan to separate its business units, rather than selling off its largest unit (which makes set-top boxes and wireless network gear) in whole. It's renewing efforts to auction the networking part, and spin off the set-top box business with its handset business into a new public company, which would leave Motorola at one-third its current size. (previously)

    | Feb. 10, 2010, 5:03 PM
  • Feb. 10, 2010, 2:54 PM
    Tehran to shut down Gmail (GOOG), launch its own email service. (WSJ)
    | Feb. 10, 2010, 2:54 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 10, 2010, 11:16 AM
    Google (GOOG) plans to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in trial locations across the U.S. "Our goal is to experiment with new ways to help make Internet access better and faster for everyone."
    | Feb. 10, 2010, 11:16 AM
  • Feb. 10, 2010, 8:47 AM
    Bing (MSFT) is grabbing marketshare slowly but surely. In January, the search engine had an 11.3% share of the U.S. market vs. 10.7% in Dec. and 8.5% a year ago. Google (GOOG) dipped to 65.4% from 65.7%; Yahoo (YHOO) dipped to 17% from 17.3%.
    | Feb. 10, 2010, 8:47 AM
  • Feb. 9, 2010, 1:55 PM

    Google (GOOG) announces Google Buzz, social-networking add-ins to its Gmail product - positioned against Facebook and Twitter - that it's activating in about five minutes. (earlier)

    | Feb. 9, 2010, 1:55 PM
  • Feb. 9, 2010, 10:14 AM

    Google (GOOG) reportedly gets Facebook envy, readying a new Gmail feature that allows users to more easily view media and status updates shared online by their friends. Could this be the "new product innovations" the company plans to unveil in a live webcast at 10:00AM PST?

    | Feb. 9, 2010, 10:14 AM
  • Feb. 8, 2010, 4:29 PM
    With regulators sniffing around, Google (GOOG) lowers its termination fee on the Nexus One phone to $150, from $350, for users who drop it within the first 120 days. The fee is separate from a $200 levy charged by T-Mobile (DT) to subscribers who break out of their contract.
    | Feb. 8, 2010, 4:29 PM
  • Feb. 8, 2010, 11:43 AM

    A consortium led by Disney (DIS +1.1%) is in advanced talks to buy a 30%-40% stake in China's largest in-bus advertising company, sources say. "Disney is going to do many things in China... [the deal is] more about the promotion of Disney, the brand" than sharing in the growth of China's ad business. A rather odd member of the consortium: Google (GOOG).

    | Feb. 8, 2010, 11:43 AM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 8, 2010, 9:00 AM

    Premarket gainers: CAGC +13%. HAS +8%. CIT +5%. CVS +4%. MOT +4%.
    Losers: NBG -9%. AIB -7%. LYG -6%. PC -5%. ING -4%. BCS -4%.

    | Feb. 8, 2010, 9:00 AM
  • Feb. 6, 2010, 8:00 AM
    Now that BlackRock (BLK) is the world's biggest asset manager, it sends the SEC more than 1,500 13G forms (like a 13D, used to report an investor owns 5% of a company), meaning it owns significant segments of some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies - including Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG) and even Exxon Mobil (XOM).
    | Feb. 6, 2010, 8:00 AM | 7 Comments
  • Feb. 5, 2010, 3:42 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) loses Facebook's banner-ad business but expands a search-ad agreement with the social network, as the Bing owner attempts to make up ground on Google (GOOG) with search agreements.
    | Feb. 5, 2010, 3:42 PM
  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:27 PM
    Google (GOOG) sold only 80,000 Nexus One phones in its first month, compared to 600,000 Apple (AAPL) iPhones and 525,000 Motorola (MOT) Droids sold during their initial months. Reasons for the slow start: only on T-Mobile with 3G, available only via the web, 3G connection issues, spotty customer service.
    | Feb. 5, 2010, 12:27 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 5, 2010, 8:26 AM

    Google's (GOOG) revised legal settlement with authors and publishers fails to satisfy DoJ's antitrust and copyright concerns. DoJ says Google is still trying to reach too broadly, using "the class action mechanism to implement forward-looking business arrangements."

    | Feb. 5, 2010, 8:26 AM
  • Feb. 2, 2010, 12:09 PM
    YouTube's (GOOG -0.4%) first foray into the business of charging users to stream full-length feature films netted just $10,709. But the company said the test exceeded expectations and hopes to carve a niche for showing low-budget, independent movies.
    | Feb. 2, 2010, 12:09 PM
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