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  • May 14, 2010, 1:32 PM
    Acknowledging online sales haven't exceeded expectations, Google (GOOG) is shuttering the Web store for the Nexus One, converting it into a showcase for a variety of Android phones. The company says its phone will still be available through retail channels. "It’s clear that many customers like a hands-on experience before buying a phone," writes Engineering VP Andy Rubin.
    | May 14, 2010, 1:32 PM | 1 Comment
  • May 14, 2010, 10:27 AM
    Google (GOOG -1.9%) CEO Eric Schmidt tells shareholders that its business in China is stable and he expects regulatory approval of the AdMob acquisition. About a report that Google would pay a $700M kill fee if the AdMob deal falls apart: "We don't expect to pay any kill fee because we expect these things to get approved."
    | May 14, 2010, 10:27 AM | Comment!
  • May 13, 2010, 2:10 PM
    Four tech firms - Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco (CSCO) and Google (GOOG) - sit on the largest cash piles in the S&P 500, excluding financials. It's a combined $147B, enough to bail out Greece. Possible uses for all that dough: Share buybacks, acquisitions such as SAP-Sybase and HP-Palm. Not likely: Dividend payouts.
    | May 13, 2010, 2:10 PM | Comment!
  • May 12, 2010, 11:38 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT +1.2%) is playing catch-up to Google's (GOOG) online apps; along with rolling out a new edition of its Office suite, Microsoft for the first time will add versions of Word and other programs that work online and are free for consumers.
    | May 12, 2010, 11:38 AM | Comment!
  • May 12, 2010, 8:43 AM
    Verizon (VZ) and Google (GOOG) are working together on a tablet computer that could rival the iPad (AAPL) and help Verizon better compete with AT&T (T), the carrier for the iPad and Kindle (AMZN).
    | May 12, 2010, 8:43 AM | 3 Comments
  • May 11, 2010, 4:49 PM
    Google's (GOOG) share of the search market fell slightly in April, while rivals Yahoo (YHOO) and Microsoft (MSFT) each gained share due in part to the introduction of new site navigation features, comScore says.
    | May 11, 2010, 4:49 PM | Comment!
  • May 11, 2010, 8:30 AM
    Sprint (S) confirms it won't make Google's (GOOG) Nexus One available on its network, further imperiling Google's plans to shake up the U.S. wireless phone market.
    | May 11, 2010, 8:30 AM | 2 Comments
  • May 10, 2010, 3:49 PM
    Carl Icahn in the news today: He extends his tender offer to buy all common shares of Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF +5%) to May 21 - which LGF continues to reject - and filings show he has added to his holdings in Motorola (MOT +4.8%).
    | May 10, 2010, 3:49 PM | Comment!
  • May 10, 2010, 11:44 AM
    Android (GOOG) has passed the iPhone (AAPL) in U.S. mobile market share, thanks to heavily promoted sales of the Droid phone at Verizon (VZ, VOD), NPD Group says. Android surged to 28% share in the first quarter, compared with iPhone's 21%; BlackBerry (RIMM) still leads at 36% of the market.
    | May 10, 2010, 11:44 AM | 2 Comments
  • May 6, 2010, 2:36 PM
    If CEOs were paid according to shareholder return, Les Moonves (CBS) would take a $28M pay cut and Eric Schmidt (GOOG) would deserve a $17M raise, according to a model developed by Graef Crystal. Among others who were grossly overpaid: Frank Baldino (CEPH), Randall Stephenson (T), Antonio Perez (EK).
    | May 6, 2010, 2:36 PM | Comment!
  • May 6, 2010, 8:50 AM
    Keep an eye on internet providers (CMCSA, T) and internet firms (AMZN, EBAY, GOOG) today as FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski prepares to outline net neutrality rules.
    | May 6, 2010, 8:50 AM | Comment!
  • May 5, 2010, 1:03 PM
    The issue Apple (AAPL -1.3%) has with Flash, says Adobe (ADBE +0.4%) CTO Kevin Lynch, isn't that it doesn't work but that it does. "We don’t want to play technology games when Apple is playing a legal game... We’re focusing on everybody else." Sure enough, Flash showed up running well on a mysterious Android (GOOG +1.4%) tablet earlier this morning at Web 2.0.
    | May 5, 2010, 1:03 PM | 3 Comments
  • May 4, 2010, 12:39 PM
    Google (GOOG) says it will begin digital book sales in the next two months through "Google Editions," taking on (AMZN) and recent entrant Apple (AAPL), though details are short so far.
    | May 4, 2010, 12:39 PM | Comment!
  • May 3, 2010, 5:14 PM
    Google (GOOG) has boosted advertisers using display ads on YouTube 10-fold in the past year, a sign the company is making headway to lift sales in businesses other than search.
    | May 3, 2010, 5:14 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 30, 2010, 2:44 PM
    Carol Bartz (YHOO) can trash-talk Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) all she wants, but her dismissive remarks about Yahoo's continuous brain drain make light of the company's "most profound dysfunction."
    | Apr. 30, 2010, 2:44 PM | Comment!
  • Apr. 29, 2010, 3:48 PM
    Google (GOOG +0.3%) won a court judgment against Rosetta Stone (RST -0.3%) over claims the search engine infringed trademarks by directing users to websites of Rosetta’s competitors.
    | Apr. 29, 2010, 3:48 PM | Comment!
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Company Description
Google Inc is a web search and online advertising company. The Company offers search, online advertising, operating systems and platforms, enterprise and hardware products.