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  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:55 PM
    YouTube (GOOG) rolls out an online-movie rental model today, but it's not yet a Netflix (NFLX); it's more dipping part of a toe: YouTube starts with just five indie movies available, in conjunction with the Sundance Film Festival.
    | Jan. 20, 2010, 4:55 PM
  • Jan. 20, 2010, 4:45 PM
    Google (GOOG) is rolling out a new search function allowing consumers to shop and compare mortgage offerings from several lenders. The service, AdWords Comparison Ads, will be fully deployed over the next few days.
    | Jan. 20, 2010, 4:45 PM
  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:12 AM

    Sources say Apple (AAPL) is indeed in talks with Microsoft (MSFT) to replace Google (GOOG) as the iPhone's default search engine. The discussions reflect the intensifying rivalry between Apple and Google. (previously)

    | Jan. 20, 2010, 11:12 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jan. 19, 2010, 2:02 PM

    A note from Jefferies' Katherine Egbert restarts the "Project Pink" rumors that Microsoft (MSFT) is following Google (GOOG) into the smartphone market by introducing its own handset, as soon as a few weeks from now. But on the success meter, would a Microsoft phone be more of a "Zune" - or an "Xbox"?

    | Jan. 19, 2010, 2:02 PM
  • Jan. 19, 2010, 8:11 AM

    Google (GOOG) delays the planned launch of its mobile phone in China today, without specifying a new release date. The move is almost certainly a direct result of its recent fracas with the Chinese over internet censorship and cyber-attacks.

    | Jan. 19, 2010, 8:11 AM
  • Jan. 18, 2010, 10:20 AM
    Google (GOOG) confirms it's in talks with the Chinese government, and says more discussions will be held "in the coming days."
    | Jan. 18, 2010, 10:20 AM | 4 Comments
  • Jan. 17, 2010, 10:46 AM
    Google (GOOG) denies it already made a decision to close its offices in China, but says the threat is still on the table. Meanwhile, Yahoo (YHOO) is getting serious flak from Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant in which it's a major shareholder, for 'aligning' with Google's position.
    | Jan. 17, 2010, 10:46 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jan. 16, 2010, 4:12 PM
    Google (GOOG) has been the most vocal about the cyber-attack in China, but plenty of other companies were targeted too. Sources say the newest name on the list is Yahoo (YHOO), though it's unclear whether the attack resulted in an actual system breach.
    | Jan. 16, 2010, 4:12 PM
  • Jan. 15, 2010, 4:31 PM
    BusinessWeek looks at the increasingly tense relationship between Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) and considers a bold prediction: that Apple might dump Google as a default search tool and deal with (gasp!) Microsoft (MSFT). Paul Boutin's takeaway is that mobile search is far from figured out. Meanwhile, comScore says Bing just keeps gaining market share.
    | Jan. 15, 2010, 4:31 PM
  • Jan. 15, 2010, 7:59 AM
    More on the China cyber-attacks: After the U.S. government said it may take formal measures against China, Chinese officials tried to play down concerns, saying this morning that the Google (GOOG) affair won't affect U.S. trade ties.
    | Jan. 15, 2010, 7:59 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 15, 2010, 7:50 AM

    Adobe Systems (ADBE), Juniper Networks (JNPR) and Rackspace Hosting have recently said they were targeted in the Chinese cyber-attacks, but were conspicuously silent when Google (GOOG) was looking for allies.

    | Jan. 15, 2010, 7:50 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 14, 2010, 5:07 PM

    The Associated Press and Yahoo (YHOO) are reportedly close on terms in a new content-sharing deal that could boost AP's fees. The AP has been working with search engine makers (including Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT)) in order to get more favorable terms for its news.

    | Jan. 14, 2010, 5:07 PM
  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:54 PM
    Security software firm McAfee (MFE) says it's pinned the source of recent online attacks on Google (GOOG), Adobe (ADBE) and others: It's in browser Internet Explorer (MSFT).
    | Jan. 14, 2010, 4:54 PM | 4 Comments
  • Jan. 14, 2010, 4:42 PM
    Motorola (MOT) reportedly pauses the auction of its home-and-networks mobility unit - rethinking its structure as handset sales tick up, and bids for the unit disappoint.
    | Jan. 14, 2010, 4:42 PM
  • 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
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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