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  • Sep. 29, 2009, 7:58 AM
    Sources say Warner Music Group (WMG) and YouTube (GOOG) are close to settling their licensing dispute. The proposal would give Warner the right to sell ads that run next to its videos and receive the bulk of the revenue, a formula Google has used to resolve a number of recent disputes with content owners looking for greater monetization.
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  • Sep. 23, 2009, 12:53 PM
    The acquisition machine is "turned on again" at Google (GOOG +0.6%), says chief Eric Schmidt, who anticipates doing one small buy per month instead of staffing up. The company paused its shopping earlier in the year when Schmidt said prices were too high.
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  • Sep. 22, 2009, 5:33 PM
    Google (GOOG) was the largest of more than 200 companies that posted new 52-week highs today, closing just below $500. Dana Holding (DAN) posted the biggest gain of the group, up 24%. New 52-week highs in order of market cap; in order of percentage gain.
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  • Sep. 22, 2009, 12:24 PM
    Bing (MSFT +1.1%) took 9.3% of the U.S. search market in comScore's August survey, with total searches up 6.7% from July, while Google (GOOG +0.9%) and Yahoo (YHOO -0.7%) were both down marginally. Goldman Sachs is impressed: "We believe that Microsoft will continue to build on these early gains to form a strong presence in the online advertising market, a potentially needle-moving success for the company."
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  • Sep. 22, 2009, 10:51 AM
    Google (GOOG +0.5%) hovering around $500, which it hasn't seen in more than a year, after an influential EU adviser says Google's keyword sales don't violate brand trademarks. Meanwhile, Google's Matt Cutts scoffs at web developers trying to use the keywords metatag to juice search results.
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  • Sep. 22, 2009, 9:26 AM
    While Google's (GOOG +0.9% premarket) Q3 results are likely to be in line with expectations, Q4 "could have much more upside than the Street is modeling," Canaccord Adams says, suggesting investors build/add to positions ahead of Q4. "Google continues to maintain its dominance in search, but has recently raised its monetization level with YouTube."
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  • Sep. 18, 2009, 5:24 PM
    A 22-year-old man has received 15 months in prison and must pay back $200,073 after trying to open more than 58,000 accounts with E-Trade (ETFC), Charles Schwab (SCHW) and Google (GOOG) in the names of characters from the King of the Hill TV show (among others). The scheme was to steal the "micro-deposits," from 1 cent to $2, that firms make to test account functionality.
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  • Sep. 18, 2009, 1:49 PM
    The stories from Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) on what exactly happened with Google Voice on the iPhone are not lining up, as newly unredacted documents show. Apple: "We do not agree" with Google's FCC letter.
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  • Sep. 18, 2009, 8:10 AM
    Google (GOOG) announces a major overhaul of its DoubleClick ad exchange as part of its push into graphical display ads, a market dominated by Yahoo (YHOO) and AOL (TWX). Google's also moving into print with a deal to offer 2M out-of-copyright books.
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  • Sep. 17, 2009, 7:47 AM
    Google (GOOG) is reportedly in talks with the Justice Department and a group of authors and publishers to modify its book-scanning settlement, with the hope of easing regulators' concerns that the project will discourage competition in online book access.
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  • Sep. 17, 2009, 7:15 AM
    Google (GOOG) buys reCaptcha, an online fraud prevention start-up, to use in its book-scanning project. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
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  • Sep. 16, 2009, 2:36 PM
    PBS MediaShift editor Mark Glaser says on Twitter that Google (GOOG +2.2%) is pursuing Web video firm Brightcove for $500M-700M, a move that would solidify YouTube's grasp on online video.
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  • Sep. 16, 2009, 10:24 AM
    Notwithstanding recent speculation, the chances of Deutsche Telekom (DT -0.5%) acquiring Sprint Nextel (S -0.7%) remain low, Thomas Weisel says, downgrading shares to Marketweight. "Current price levels do not fully reflect recent changes in the Sprint business and the wireless landscape," firm says. Ok, but how about Google (GOOG)?
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  • Sep. 14, 2009, 10:41 AM
    Google's (GOOG) search might be popular in the U.S., but it's in even higher demand elsewhere. In India and Brazil, for every hour spent online, people spend 18 minutes on a Google service. Not too shabby.
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  • Sep. 14, 2009, 9:27 AM
    UBS lifts Motorola (MOT) to Buy with a new price target of $11.50. "Near-term news flow includes another new Android product in the coming weeks, operator announcements and channel fill into Q4," firm says. "Motorola is not defending share, likely only has share upside in smartphones, and is likely to be an aggressor on pricing." MOT +2.1% to $8.86 premarket.
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  • Sep. 11, 2009, 11:05 AM
    Motorola (MOT) continuing to trade heavily after taking the wraps off its plans for phones and services based on the Android platform (GOOG). Not everyone's convinced that the new CLIQ phone is a savior. Shares +7.2%.
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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.