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  • Jan. 12, 2010, 6:14 PM
    Faced with online attacks (that it thinks targeted the Gmail addresses of China's human rights activists), Google (GOOG) says it's no longer willing to censor search results on, will discuss an uncensored search engine with the Chinese government, and may pull out of the country.
  • Jan. 12, 2010, 2:41 PM
    Home Depot (HD) plans its biggest capital expenditure of the year: $60M for more than 10,000 portable devices made by Motorola (MOT) that will manage inventory, make phone and push-to-talk calls and act as mobile checkouts. The retailer currently does inventory with rolling computer carts powered by motorboat batteries.
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  • Jan. 12, 2010, 10:22 AM
    Better read the fine print, Nexus One (GOOG) users, or you could end up paying $550 in cancellation fees for a phone that cost $179.
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  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:14 AM
    Nexus One (GOOG) may be the "bold new face in super-smartphone," but Google's experiment in direct retailing will flop unless it hires some customer service representatives, fast, to respond to a deluge of user complaints.
  • Jan. 9, 2010, 7:00 PM
    iSuppli's teardown of Google's (GOOG) Nexus One pegs its base cost (BOM) at $174.15. Firm says the Nexus One has "the most advanced features of any smartphone ever dissected... a remarkable feat given the product's BOM is similar to comparable products introduced during the past year."
  • Jan. 8, 2010, 8:02 AM
    Google's (GOOG) energy subsidiary applies for federal approval to become an electricity marketer that can buy and sell bulk power at market prices. Google says its goal is to better manage its own ops, but it could also allow Google to play a larger role in energy markets and even become an electricity wholesaler to other big buyers.
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  • Jan. 7, 2010, 9:48 AM
    With its iPhone exclusive ticking to an end, AT&T (T) will start selling phones with technology from Palm (PALM) and Google (GOOG), becoming the last major U.S. carrier to get on board with Android.
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  • Jan. 7, 2010, 9:13 AM
    Trading at a heady 51 times projected 2010 earnings, and with both Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) among the companies encroaching on its territory, Amazon (AMZN) may find itself suddenly vulnerable.
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  • Jan. 7, 2010, 8:55 AM
    Google (GOOG) amends its merger agreement with On2 Technologies (ONT), increasing the price by $0.15/share in cash, in addition to the 0.001 share previously discussed, to account for share price fluctuations. ONT +15% premarket.
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  • Jan. 6, 2010, 4:45 PM
    Actually, Google (GOOG) loves Apple's (AAPL) acquisition of Quattro Wireless. Why? If other companies are buying ad networks, Google's $750M purchase of AdMob couldn't possibly upset Washington.
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  • Jan. 6, 2010, 1:22 PM
    At its developer summit, AT&T (T -1.1%) announces support for five new smartphones based on the Android platform (GOOG -2.2%), including Dell's (DELL -1.6%) Mini 3 entry into the market.
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  • Jan. 6, 2010, 10:26 AM
    Barclays Capital analyst Doug Anmuth thinks Google's (GOOG) Nexus One will sell 5-6M units in 2010, booking the search giant turned online retailer $2.6B-$3.2B in incremental revenue.
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  • Jan. 5, 2010, 5:37 PM
    With the wraps off the Google (GOOG -0.4%) phone, Walt Mossberg weighs in, calling it the "bold new face in super-smartphones." Aside from the multiple comparisons of its hardware to the iPhone (AAPL), Dan Frommer says the real difference is how Google flips the purchasing model: phone first, then carriers compete for you, the customer. Paul Kedrosky: Android vs. iPhone echoes Microsoft's (MSFT) earlier battle with Apple on the desktop.
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  • Jan. 5, 2010, 1:27 PM
    Google (GOOG) unveils its Nexus One smartphone. WSJ Digits is liveblogging.
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  • Jan. 5, 2010, 9:26 AM
    Morgan Stanley initiates the smartphone sector by going Overweight on PALM, RIMM, and QCOM, and Underweight on MOT. There's more to this market than Apple (AAPL): "We believe smartphones bear greater resemblance to video game consoles than to PCs," where players succeed via innovation, firm says. PALM +2.9%. QCOM +1.4%. RIMM +1.2%. MOT -0.9%.
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  • Jan. 5, 2010, 7:12 AM
    Apple is expected to announce (possibly today) that it will spend $275M to acquire Quattro Wireless, a start-up aimed at smartphone advertising. The deal comes as Google (GOOG) prepares to unveil Nexus One, its Android-powered mobile phone.
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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.