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  • Mar. 12, 2010, 3:54 PM
    In the square-off between Google (GOOG) and China, the Chinese government almost certainly has the advantage. The local search engine Baidu (BIDU) has about 60% of the Chinese market, and Yahoo (YHOO) and Microsoft (MSFT) say they have no intention of leaving China and will follow local laws. So China does not need Google, but Google does need China.
  • Mar. 12, 2010, 8:49 AM
    A Chinese minister makes the government's strongest statement yet on Google's (GOOG) future in the country, warning the company will have to bear the consequences if it follows through on its pledge to stop censoring its Chinese search site.
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  • Mar. 10, 2010, 5:44 PM
    Search market share reports from comScore and Hitwise show more of the same: Yahoo (YHOO) slipping, Microsoft (MSFT) gaining, Google (GOOG) leading with a commanding share. But with their deal in place, Microsoft gains little by taking Yahoo's share.
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  • Mar. 10, 2010, 4:46 PM
    Signaling possible government opposition, the FTC is taking sworn statements from at least two of Google's (GOOG) competitors about the company's $750M AdMob purchase deal. (previously: I, II, III)
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  • Mar. 10, 2010, 10:23 AM
    "We're in active talks with the Chinese government [on censoring Internet search results]," says Google CEO (GOOG +0.9%) Eric Schmidt, “and we have no specific timetable, but something will happen soon," declining to elaborate further.
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  • Mar. 10, 2010, 8:42 AM
    Google (GOOG) unveils an app store for business applications as it pushes forward in its fight against Microsoft (MSFT), but the reason Google's +1% premarket is because of reports its CEO is in "active" talks with China.
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  • Mar. 9, 2010, 5:37 PM
    Apple (AAPL) is not as invincible as everyone thinks: Its market share actually slipped last quarter, Google (GOOG) and Motorola (MOT) are beating Apple at its own phone game, and the iPad won't live up to the hype.
  • Mar. 8, 2010, 3:54 PM
    Google (GOOG -0.2%) tests a new TV-program search service with Dish Network (DISH +0.8%), which runs on Android-powered TV set-top boxes and allows users to search content from Dish and the Internet.
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  • Mar. 8, 2010, 10:16 AM
    Goldman Sachs' (GS) list of the 10 most-loved hedge fund stocks: Apple (AAPL), Pfizer (PFE), Bank of America (BAC), Google (GOOG), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Microsoft (MSFT), Mastercard (MA), Directv (DTV), Wells Fargo (WFC), CVS Caremark (CVS).
  • Mar. 5, 2010, 6:01 PM
    Google's (GOOG) newly filed 8-K shows about $8M in bonuses for some execs, though the big three (Schmidt/Brin/Page) are getting just the same $1 salary in 2010 that they did last year.
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  • Mar. 5, 2010, 3:53 PM
    Google (GOOG) acquires DocVerse, a technology start-up that allows people to collaborate on Microsoft Office files online, for about $25M.
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  • Mar. 5, 2010, 10:19 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) says it will stay the course in China. Zhang Yaqin of its Asia-Pacific R&D Group: "Regardless of whether or not Google (GOOG) stays, we will aggressively promote our search and cloud computing."
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  • Mar. 4, 2010, 1:44 PM
    Some Facebook employees are fixated on one number to beat: $27B. That was Google’s (GOOG) closing market cap on its first day of public trading in 2004. But even as Facebook revenue could hit $1B this year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems in no hurry to become the world's richest 25-year-old.
  • Mar. 3, 2010, 2:40 PM
    Ever wondered just how many of your Google (GOOG) searches are tailored to your personal information? Apparently about 20%.
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  • Mar. 2, 2010, 10:25 AM
    Apple (AAPL) is suing HTC, maker of Google's (GOOG) new Nexus One phone, claiming patent infringement on the iPhone. It's the latest salvo in one of the most active battlegrounds for intellectual property disputes (I, II, III).
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  • Mar. 2, 2010, 8:14 AM
    Google (GOOG) buys online photo-editing site Picnik, its third acquisition in around as many weeks. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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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.