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Alphabet Inc. (GOOG)

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 11:42 AM
    Unsurprisingly, Google's (GOOG) in today's disruptive phone news: Verizon (VZ) and Motorola's (MOT) Droid phone - positioned strongly against the iPhone's (AAPL) features and network - goes on sale Nov. 6, featuring a new version of Google's Android OS. The new Android also features a free turn-by-turn mapping service, undercutting TomTom's $100 iPhone service and putting pressure on GPS hardware marketers including TomTom and Garmin (GRMN).
    | Oct. 28, 2009, 11:42 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:00 PM
    Yahoo (YHOO), not wanting to be left out of the real-time search parade (Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) deals), will soon launch their effort - but reportedly not through Twitter and Facebook pacts, but through partnering with OneRiot.
    | Oct. 27, 2009, 5:00 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:54 PM
    Google (GOOG) and Yahoo (YHOO) are the standouts in Barclays Capital's online advertising revenue data, for different reasons.
    | Oct. 27, 2009, 1:54 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 25, 2009, 5:25 PM
    Swap shares of Yahoo (YHOO) for Google (GOOG), Barron's says, noting Google's pulling away from its rival while Yahoo's ad revenue can at best be described as 'less bad.' "With the economy still huffing toward recovery, investing in a turnaround story is only for the brave. The safer bet is Google, which has emerged from the recession seemingly stronger than before."
    | Oct. 25, 2009, 5:25 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 21, 2009, 5:37 PM
    Google (GOOG) search VP Marissa Mayer says they've got a Twitter deal too, in a post on the company's blog - though it may take a little longer to work the results in. (previously)
    | Oct. 21, 2009, 5:37 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 21, 2009, 5:36 PM
    The war of words between AT&T (T) and Google (GOOG) heats up ahead of tomorrow's first FCC vote on Net neutrality rules, with AT&T officials accusing Google of backing "extreme regulatory standards," and Google's calling AT&T's campaign "almost laughable." Issues include whether big carriers could favor their own services, such as video, over those of competitors.
    | Oct. 21, 2009, 5:36 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 21, 2009, 2:58 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) confirms deals that will include real-time Twitter and Facebook feeds on its Bing search engine - a first, in featuring data that Google (GOOG) doesn't have. The deal probably means several million dollars plus revenue sharing for the smaller services, which prompts Ryan Chittum to ask, if you can pay Twitter for tweets, why not pay the press for news?
    | Oct. 21, 2009, 2:58 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 21, 2009, 11:02 AM
    Sources say Google (GOOG) will launch a new music service (on Oct. 28), and has spent the last few weeks securing content from major labels. Details are still sketchy: are we talking streaming, downloads, or both?
    | Oct. 21, 2009, 11:02 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 20, 2009, 2:29 PM
    Google (GOOG) is planning to launch its own Android phone, according to Northeast Securities analyst Ashok Kumar, who says he's talked to Google's design partners about the plan. A possible challenger for Apple (AAPL) and Research In Motion (RIMM), but also for other Android-committed vendors like Motorola (MOT) and Dell (DELL).
    | Oct. 20, 2009, 2:29 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 19, 2009, 5:23 PM
    Ad industry heavyweights urge the DOJ to fast-track approval of a Microsoft (MSFT) / Yahoo (YHOO) tie-up, saying the potential benefits for advertisers, marketing services agencies, Web site publishers and consumers are "too important to wait for." Meanwhile, Google (GOOG) has remained surprisingly circumspect, perhaps out of concern for alienating its customers.
    | Oct. 19, 2009, 5:23 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 16, 2009, 9:20 AM
    Futures are moving higher following strong production data, but still indicate a weak open after somewhat disappointing Q3 results from Bank of America (BAC), IBM (IBM), and GE (GE) offset Google's (GOOG) strong quarter. Benchmark S&P -0.5% to 1084.50.
    | Oct. 16, 2009, 9:20 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 16, 2009, 8:22 AM
    Wal-Mart (WMT) launches a price war with (AMZN), putting 10 hotly-anticipated new books online for just $10 each. Amazon then matched the price, after which Wal-Mart fired back by dropping prices to $9. Wal-Mart is also selling 200 bestsellers at a 50% discount. Combined with Google's (GOOG) move into ebooks yesterday, Amazon now finds itself under a two-prong assault.
    | Oct. 16, 2009, 8:22 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 15, 2009, 4:06 PM
    Google (GOOG): Q3 EPS of $5.89 beats by $0.47. Revenue of $4.38B (+7%) vs. $4.24B. Paid clicks +14%; cost per click -6%. "While there is a lot of uncertainty about the pace of economic recovery, we believe the worst of the recession is behind us and now feel confident about investing heavily in our future." Shares +1.9% AH. (PR)
    | Oct. 15, 2009, 4:06 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 15, 2009, 8:50 AM
    Google (GOOG -0.5%) plans to launch an online store by next year to deliver electronic books to any device with a web browser, a direct attack on's (AMZN -1.6%) hugely successful Kindle. Google Editions will offer about half a million books initally in partnership with publishers with whom it already cooperates.
    | Oct. 15, 2009, 8:50 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 15, 2009, 12:10 AM
    Notable post-market earnings: AMD, GOOG, IBM, PBCT, PLCM, TPX
    | Oct. 15, 2009, 12:10 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 14, 2009, 3:40 PM
    ComScore's new data show Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) growing search share, but Google's doing it faster: to 64.9% from 64.6%, compared with Microsoft's move to 9.4% from 9.3%. Meanwhile, Yahoo (YHOO) slips again, to 18.8% from 19.3%.
    | Oct. 14, 2009, 3:40 PM | 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.