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Google Inc. (GOOG)

  • Apr. 16, 2010, 8:45 AM
    Analysts believe, almost unanimously, that Google's (GOOG) post-earnings drop is a buying opportunity. UBS says cost-per-click concerns are overdone; Goldman thinks investors are hyper-focused "on any debatably negative data points"; and FBR notes Google is best positioned to benefit from the recovery in ad spending and internet usage growth. GOOG -4.8% premarket to $567.
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  • Apr. 16, 2010, 8:04 AM
    As the tech industry's recovery accelerates, firms (like GOOG, CSCO, INTC) are once again starting to hire, creating heated competition for talent and even bidding wars in some cases.
  • Apr. 15, 2010, 6:29 PM
    During its earnings conference call (which was Eric Schmidt-less), Google (GOOG) tried to put the best shine on its mobile ad strategy and China situation. Execs said they're confident the AdMob purchase will go through despite rumblings of government opposition, and that the company can still sell ads seen by the Chinese audience despite pulling out of the country. Shares -4.8% AH.
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  • Apr. 15, 2010, 4:08 PM
    Google (GOOG): Q1 EPS of $6.76 beats by $0.16. Revenue ex-traffic acquisition costs of $5.1B (+2.2%) vs. $4.95B. Average cost-per-click up 7%; aggregate paid clicks up 15%. Google-owned sites revenue up 20% to $4.44B. Shares -3% AH. (PR)
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  • Apr. 15, 2010, 2:48 PM
    Options investors expect Google (GOOG +1.2%) shares to move higher when earnings are announced after today's close, despite concerns about regulatory issues and China.
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  • Apr. 15, 2010, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Thursday's close: AMD, GOOG, PBCT
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  • Apr. 14, 2010, 12:57 PM
    Goldman Sachs (GS) weighs in on the implications of the iPad - the bank is neutral on Apple (AAPL) stock - and how it's treating affected companies: a conviction buy on GOOG; buy ADBE, AMZN, MSFT; bail out of RIMM.
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  • Apr. 12, 2010, 11:38 AM
    With the iPad (AAPL) charging first through the breach, other companies (HPQ, DELL, LNVGY.PK) have filed plans in varous stages for making a tablet, but the biggest risk could come from nontraditional computer makers like Microsoft (MSFT), Nokia (NOK), and particularly Google (GOOG) - which reportedly has a "stealth mode" reader project.
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  • Apr. 12, 2010, 8:52 AM
    Google couldn't be happier about Apple's (AAPL) foray into advertising. CEO Eric Schmidt (GOOG) says the move should take some of the antitrust heat off of Google's November AdMob purchase.
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  • Apr. 9, 2010, 10:08 AM
    Google (GOOG -0.2%) prepares for a legal fight, as signs mount that the FTC will block its $750M acquisition of AdMob. "There is a high likelihood Google will litigate," a source says.
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  • Apr. 8, 2010, 8:41 AM
    Companies are increasingly coming up against the Clayton Act, the law prohibiting corporate directors from sitting on the boards of their rivals. Recent offenders: Sears (SHLD), Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL)...
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  • Apr. 7, 2010, 8:43 AM
    Sources say the FTC is preparing to challenge Google's (GOOG) proposed $750M acquisition of mobile-ad provider AdMob on antitrust grounds. The FTC reportedly sent letters to AdMob's competitors asking them to testify about the potential impact of the purchase, and has assembled an internal team of litigators if it decides to block the deal. (yesterday)
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  • Apr. 6, 2010, 5:08 PM
    Antitrust subcommittee chairman Herb Kohl urges "close scrutiny" of Google's (GOOG) $750M deal to buy AdMob, but hasn't yet recommended the FTC oppose the purchase. Google thinks rates for mobile advertising could outpace those for its PC-based business as smartphones get more popular. (previously)
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  • Apr. 5, 2010, 12:25 PM
    Google's (GOOG) buying spree isn't slowing, with a purchase of Episodic (its fifth acquisition of 2010) expected to beef up YouTube video capabilities.
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  • Apr. 1, 2010, 8:12 AM
    Goldman Sachs flags Research In Motion (RIMM) with a Sell rating folllowing yesterday's disappointing Q4 report. Firm says "structural competitive issues" are starting to weigh on RIM's growth prospects, specifically the ongoing shift from email devices to smartphones - where BlackBerry lags both the iPhone (AAPL) and Android (GOOG). RIMM -4.9% premarket.
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  • Apr. 1, 2010, 7:55 AM
    Google's (GOOG) China search business is showing signs of strain: Advertisers say a major drop-off in traffic has them inclined to switch to other search engines. The returns in China from Google's search ads may have dropped 30-50% since Chinese search was moved to the Hong Kong site. (previously: I, II)
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Google Inc is a web search and online advertising company. The Company offers search, online advertising, operating systems and platforms, enterprise and hardware products.