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  • Mar. 19, 2010, 12:49 PM
    There were few surprises in yesterday's unsealing of the filings from the Viacom (VIA)/Google (GOOG) YouTube lawsuit, but here's what caught Mark Cuban's eye: YouTube's obsession over what videos should stay and what should go. "They monitored the site and knew what content was on the site. They knew what was attracting users. They knew what would grow the site so they could be acquired."
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  • Mar. 19, 2010, 10:52 AM
    Google (GOOG -0.8%) may make an announcement Monday about whether it will pull out from China, according to a report quoting an unnamed Google employee. "I have received information saying that Google will leave China on April 10..."
  • Mar. 18, 2010, 3:24 PM
    Laszlo Birinyi likes "well-managed" Goldman Sachs (GS), but “If we had to put our chips on one sector, technology comes up best.” He says Google (GOOG) should rebound because it is a “premiere stock and the only growth area that we have taking place.” Also, “Telecom and utilities are probably best forgotten.”
  • Mar. 18, 2010, 8:28 AM
    Google's (GOOG) trademark application for Nexus One is denied because of "a likelihood of confusion" with a telecomm service with the name "Nexus" that's offered by another firm. Google plans to submit more evidence to support its application.
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  • Mar. 17, 2010, 3:57 PM
    Speed bump for the rollout of Google's (GOOG) Nexus One phone: Its trademark application is denied.
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  • Mar. 17, 2010, 12:24 PM
    Facebook overtakes Google (GOOG) on the weekly number of visitors to its site, a sign that "the web is becoming more sociable than searchable."
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  • Mar. 17, 2010, 11:36 AM
    Google (GOOG) releases a new version of its phone compatible with AT&T's (T) 3G network, putting its Nexus One in direct competition with the iPhone (AAPL). But with AT&T still not selling or subsidizing Google's phone, the sales impact may be minimal.
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  • Mar. 17, 2010, 9:23 AM
    It isn't just Google (GOOG) having problems in China. Foreign companies see shifts in Chinese policy that are making it harder for them to succeed, suggesting that Beijing is reassessing the liberalization it made when it joined the WTO. And now, the letter demanding Google compensate agents if it leaves China is "likely a fake."
  • Mar. 16, 2010, 2:53 PM
    Google's (GOOG) partners in China send an impassioned plea to keep the company's Chinese search engine open, saying their businesses would be jeopardized and demanding to know how they would be compensated. If Google decides to close in China, it might open a door for Microsoft (MSFT), whose Bing service hasn't even hit 1% market share in the country.
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  • Mar. 16, 2010, 9:46 AM
    Google (GOOG) appears to have dropped censorship from its China search site. Google denies any change in its policy, but searches on sensitive subjects like the Tiananmen Square protests are currently turning up full, uncensored results.
  • Mar. 15, 2010, 5:34 PM
    It's not that long ago that Google (GOOG) made its biggest misstep, says Chris Thompson - no, not sinking billions into YouTube, nor the privacy flap around Google Buzz. It was the strenuous fight against the merger of Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO) that was the best thing to happen to Ballmer & Co. since MS-DOS, saving them billions.
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  • Mar. 15, 2010, 2:08 PM
    Sources say Verizon (VZ) has been the main company pressing the FTC to investigate - with an eye toward blocking - Google's (GOOG) acquisition of AdMob. Verizon frets that the deal could be a precursor to Google launching its own wireless network and becoming a competitor.
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  • Mar. 15, 2010, 10:50 AM
    A combination of Google's (GOOG) uncertain future in China and a deal to operate an online shopping service JV in China help lift shares of Baidu (BIDU +7.1%) this morning.
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  • Mar. 15, 2010, 9:25 AM
    As Google (GOOG) prepares for an expected exit from the Chinese search market, Chinese authorities have warned Google's major partners that they must adhere to local censorship laws even if Google does not.
  • Mar. 14, 2010, 9:07 AM
    "It's World War III... This is the biggest ego battle in history. It's incendiary." - a well-connected Silicon Valley investor on the titanic brawl brewing between Steve Jobs (AAPL) and Eric Schmidt (GOOG) over mobile supremacy
  • Mar. 13, 2010, 3:47 PM
    Google (GOOG) is '99.9%' certain that it will shut down its search engine in China, sources say, and has drawn up detailed plans to that effect.
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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.