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  • Feb. 8, 2010, 4:29 PM
    With regulators sniffing around, Google (GOOG) lowers its termination fee on the Nexus One phone to $150, from $350, for users who drop it within the first 120 days. The fee is separate from a $200 levy charged by T-Mobile (DT) to subscribers who break out of their contract.
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  • Feb. 8, 2010, 11:43 AM
    A consortium led by Disney (DIS +1.1%) is in advanced talks to buy a 30%-40% stake in China's largest in-bus advertising company, sources say. "Disney is going to do many things in China... [the deal is] more about the promotion of Disney, the brand" than sharing in the growth of China's ad business. A rather odd member of the consortium: Google (GOOG).
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  • Feb. 8, 2010, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: CAGC +13%. HAS +8%. CIT +5%. CVS +4%. MOT +4%.
    Losers: NBG -9%. AIB -7%. LYG -6%. PC -5%. ING -4%. BCS -4%.
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  • Feb. 6, 2010, 8:00 AM
    Now that BlackRock (BLK) is the world's biggest asset manager, it sends the SEC more than 1,500 13G forms (like a 13D, used to report an investor owns 5% of a company), meaning it owns significant segments of some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies - including Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG) and even Exxon Mobil (XOM).
  • Feb. 5, 2010, 3:42 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) loses Facebook's banner-ad business but expands a search-ad agreement with the social network, as the Bing owner attempts to make up ground on Google (GOOG) with search agreements.
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  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:27 PM
    Google (GOOG) sold only 80,000 Nexus One phones in its first month, compared to 600,000 Apple (AAPL) iPhones and 525,000 Motorola (MOT) Droids sold during their initial months. Reasons for the slow start: only on T-Mobile with 3G, available only via the web, 3G connection issues, spotty customer service.
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  • Feb. 5, 2010, 8:26 AM
    Google's (GOOG) revised legal settlement with authors and publishers fails to satisfy DoJ's antitrust and copyright concerns. DoJ says Google is still trying to reach too broadly, using "the class action mechanism to implement forward-looking business arrangements."
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  • Feb. 2, 2010, 12:09 PM
    YouTube's (GOOG -0.4%) first foray into the business of charging users to stream full-length feature films netted just $10,709. But the company said the test exceeded expectations and hopes to carve a niche for showing low-budget, independent movies.
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  • Feb. 2, 2010, 8:34 AM
    Google (GOOG) is gearing up to launch a store for online business software designed by outside developers and meant to integrate and add capabilities to Google Apps. Sources say the store could be announced as soon as next month.
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  • Jan. 30, 2010, 3:53 PM
    At Davos, there's little talk of Google's (GOOG) opposition to China's internet censorship. Why? Because China said so, explains Josef Ackermann (DB), a co-chairman of this year’s World Economic Forum. (see also)
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  • Jan. 29, 2010, 1:39 PM
    In Davos, Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt walks a delicate line on China, seeming to back off from conflict while firming the company's stance: Censorship is unacceptable and "we hope that will change and we can apply some pressure to make things better for the Chinese people." Meanwhile, not much is visibly happening - and Microsoft (MSFT) would be happy to jump in. (previously)
  • Jan. 28, 2010, 10:17 AM
    Bye bye, banner ad. Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL) and a handful of start-ups are racing to remake mobile advertising, and this week Google is expected to launch a new type of mobile-search ad for high-end phones.
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  • Jan. 28, 2010, 9:00 AM
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    Losers: KSP -20%. TTEK -15%. KEX -10%. QCOM -9%. LSI -8%. MOT -5%. POT -5%. AZN -4%. NBG -4%.
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  • Jan. 28, 2010, 7:38 AM
    Motorola (MOT): Q4 EPS of $0.09 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $5.72B (-19.8%) vs. $5.94B. Shares -3.4% premarket. (PR)
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  • Jan. 28, 2010, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Thursday's open: AEP, AUO, AVT, BAX, BDX, BEN, BMY, CAH, CELG, CHKP, CL, CNX, CY, D, DHR, EK, EL, F, GR, HP, IVZ, JBLU, JNS, LCC, LIFE, LLY, LMT, MJN, MMM, MO, MOT, NOK, ORI, OSK, OXY, PG, POT, RCL, RTN, T, TSM, TWC, TXT, TYC, UMPQ, XEL, ZMH
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  • Jan. 27, 2010, 12:50 PM
    All the buzz about losers if Google (GOOG) leaves China ignores a potential winner: India, a country with a track record of innovation and a stable of internationally competitive companies that China can't match.
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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.