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Google Inc. (GOOG)

  • Mar. 1, 2010, 7:44 AM
    Google (GOOG) faces an antitrust suit from a small internet firm represented by Microsoft's (MSFT) longstanding chief outside counsel. This latest move has Google saying MSFT is engaging in a proxy war through unrelated cases to set the stage for a broader antitrust assault. (previously I, II)
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  • Feb. 26, 2010, 5:15 PM
    Antitrust? Don't look at us, look at those guys over there! Microsoft (MSFT) goes public with direct requests for increased scrutiny of Google (GOOG) - a contrast to a more stealthy approach when its European property Ciao complained to EC regulators.
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  • Feb. 26, 2010, 9:19 AM
    UBS drops Motorola (MOT) to Neutral. Firm stuck to its Buy rating following recent disappointing guidance on the belief the ensuing selloff was overdone - but after an 11% rebound, shares now look too ripe. MOT -1.5% premarket.
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  • Feb. 25, 2010, 9:18 AM
    Three Google (GOOG) executives are convicted of invading the privacy of a boy with Down Syndrome in Italy. The EU opens an antitrust inquiry on complaints that the company treats competitors unfairly. As the list of international incidents grows, so do investor concerns.
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  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:36 AM
    Three Google (GOOG) execs are convicted in Italy of privacy violations, in a first-of-its-kind case that could have broader implications for hosting platforms. Here's Google's take on the story.
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  • Feb. 24, 2010, 8:05 AM
    Intel (INTC) admits it was the target of a cyber-attack in January, around the same time as Google's (GOOG) cyber-attack, but it's unclear if the two events are related. An Intel spokesman says there's been no evidence the attack was successful.
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  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:57 AM
    As expected, Intel and 24 VCs announced yesterday that they plan to invest $3.5B in U.S. start-ups over the next two years. In addition, Intel, Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and 14 other firms promise to add jobs in 2010 by hiring 10,500 U.S. college grads.
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  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:41 AM
    Google (GOOG) may face an antitrust probe in Europe, after the EC received complaints from three companies, including a Microsoft (MSFT) subsidiary. Regulators will likely check whether Google penalizes competitors in its search rankings, and if it uses its search dominance to keep ad prices artificially high
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  • Feb. 24, 2010, 7:33 AM
    Xerox (XRX) sues Google (GOOG) and Yahoo (YHOO), accusing them of violating Xerox's patents related to internet search. Both Google and Yahoo deny the claims and intend to "defend against them vigorously."
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  • Feb. 23, 2010, 9:52 AM
    Ratcheting up the war of words, China says Google's (GOOG) claim that its computers were attacked by hackers in the country is "groundless," in the government's first outright rejection of the allegations.
  • Feb. 19, 2010, 12:53 PM
    Motorola's (MOT +0.4%) bid to block imports of Research In Motion's (RIMM +0.4%) BlackBerry smartphones will be investigated by the U.S. International Trade Commission. Motorola claims RIM's products infringe five patents.
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  • Feb. 18, 2010, 3:10 PM
    AT&T (T) finally unveils its first Android-powered (GOOG) phone, the Motorola (MOT) Backflip. AT&T is the last of the national carriers to embrace Android, a move many see as a hedge in case it loses iPhone (AAPL) exclusivity.
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  • Feb. 18, 2010, 12:21 PM
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission signs off on Google's (GOOG) request to become an electricity marketer, allowing it to buy and sell bulk power like a utility. Google has said it has no plans to sell energy management services or speculate in energy markets, but a spokeswomen acknowledges the company isn't completely sure how it will proceed.
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  • Feb. 18, 2010, 10:26 AM
    A federal judge postpones ruling on Google's (GOOG) proposed settlement to digitize millions of books, saying he first wants to hear oral arguments from as many as 28 parties.
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  • Feb. 16, 2010, 1:31 PM
    The latest from the Mobile World Congress: Verizon (VZ) has reached agreement allowing smartphone users who have data plans to use Skype, Research in Motion (RIMM) launches a new BlackBerry web browser, and HTC unveiled its new Desire handset with many features similar to Google's (GOOG) Nexus One but at a potentially lower price and wider distribution.
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  • Feb. 16, 2010, 10:49 AM
    The FCC will propose a minimum broadband access speed for Americans, hoping to bring 100 mbps to 100M households - more than 20 times typical speeds - as pressure builds on telecoms (including CMCSA, TWX, T, VZ) to loosen control of Web access in the wake of a Google (GOOG) gigabit fiber project announcement.
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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.