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  • Sep. 8, 2009, 1:23 PM
    Google's (GOOG) seven-pronged attack on Apple (AAPL).
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  • Sep. 8, 2009, 7:48 AM
    Bowing to pressure from European publishers, Google (GOOG) will remove all copyright-protected European books from its book scanning program and put two non-U.S. representatives on the governing board of the Books Rights Registry.
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  • Sep. 4, 2009, 11:19 AM
    Sprint (S) will start selling its first Android-based phone in October, which should help Android (GOOG) gain wider acceptance and gives Google access to a larger subscriber base. Until now, Android has only been available through T-Mobile USA (DT).
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  • Sep. 3, 2009, 8:48 AM
    After a six-month absence, music videos make a welcome return to YouTube (GOOG) in the U.K. following a new licensing deal between Google and PRS for Music, the songwriters’ and publishers’ association.
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  • Sep. 2, 2009, 4:22 PM
    YouTube (GOOG) is in talks with studios, including Lions Gate (LGF), Sony (SNE) and Warner Bros. (TWX), to stream newer movies for rental. (WSJ)
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  • Sep. 2, 2009, 8:42 AM
    CBS (CBS) and NBC (GE) are reportedly in talks with Vevo, an online music video start-up backed by two major music labels and supported by YouTube's (GOOG) technology, to license and develop shows for the internet. Vevo is set to launch in December.
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  • Sep. 1, 2009, 7:54 AM
    Sony (SNE) plans to put Google's (GOOG) browser on laptops in the U.S., the first such deal for Chrome since its debut. Google says it wants similar deals with other PC firms; without those partnerships, the Sony deal may be too small to matter.
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  • Aug. 31, 2009, 1:39 PM
    The global search market is still all about Google (GOOG), whose searches grew 58% in July to 76.7 billion. Google's global market share is 68% - a giant lead against No. 2 Yahoo (YHOO) at 7.8% and China's Baidu (BIDU) at 7%. Bing (MSFT) searches were fourth but grew 41% for the month.
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  • Aug. 28, 2009, 9:26 AM
    Google (GOOG) faces another investigation, this time by Italian antitrust regulators concerned Google News may be an abuse of the firm's dominant internet position. It's the first time Google News has faced a complaint over competition rather than copyright.
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  • Aug. 25, 2009, 11:20 AM
    Google's (GOOG +0.9%) up by more than 50% this year, but that hasn't stopped analysts from climbing on the bull wagon: ThinkEquity upgraded the stock (currently at $473.03) to a buy rating today, after downgrading to neutral in February when it was in $350 range. Thirty-three of 39 brokers rate GOOG a buy.
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  • Aug. 23, 2009, 6:12 AM
    AT&T and Apple respond to the FCC's probe on the rejection of Google Voice (GOOG). Both say AT&T had no input into the decision, but Apple does acknoweldge that the terms of their agreement give AT&T the power to veto VoIP-based applications.
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  • Aug. 21, 2009, 8:26 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT), Yahoo (YHOO) and Amazon (AMZN) join a coalition taking aim at Google's (GOOG) book publishing settlement, arguing the settlement gives Google an unfair copyright immunity in digital books that other companies will find difficult to match.
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  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:42 PM
    Is Apple flying into the cloud? Google (GOOG) chief Eric Schmidt's recent resignation from Apple's (AAPL) board was blamed on Google (Android, Chrome...) encroaching on Apple's core businesses. But a gigantic new data center being developed by Apple may hint at reciprocity.
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  • Aug. 20, 2009, 9:07 AM
    Goldman adds Google (GOOG +2% premarket) to its Americas Conviction Buy list, saying revenue growth will re-accelerate to high-teens or better over the coming year due in part to improved YouTube monetization and 'distractions' at Yahoo (YHOO). Firm also boosts 6-month price target to $560 from $510.
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  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:04 PM
    YouTube (GOOG -0.6%) and Time Warner (TWX +0.3%) ink a pact to distribute movie clips and shows online, with the two splitting ad revenues. TWX chief Jeff Bewkes says he expects the deal will "improve our ability to monetize this short-form content through new and creative advertising initiatives."
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  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:28 AM
    Happy birthday, GOOG: Five years ago today, Google (GOOG) went public amid widespread skepticism over whether the search giant was overhyped and overvalued at $85/share. Here's what Steve Wozniak had to say then: "It’s not likely to appreciate a lot in the near future or maybe even the long future." Floyd Norris, though, called shares 'very attractive.'
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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.