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  • Sep. 8, 2011, 12:38 PM
    The bleeding just gets worse for shares of OpenTable (OPEN -9.5%) after analysts bandied around words like "crushes" and "devastating" to describe the effect of the Google (GOOG +1.1%)-Zagat deal on the company.
  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:23 PM
    Openwave (OPWV) finished up 30% on the day after filing suit against AAPL and RIMM. Wedbush estimates Openwave's patent portfolio is worth roughly $100M, and speculates Google (GOOG), which wasn't sued, could be in talks with the company. Even after today's rise, Openwave only has an enterprise value of about $66M.
  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:39 PM
    Research In Motion (RIMM) is up 2.9% after reports that the QNX phones it's introducing early next year will run apps made for Android (GOOG). At 250K apps, the Android Market is roughly six times the size of RIM's own app store.
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  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:53 PM
    After falling hard on Monday following GOOG/MMI, InterDigital (IDCC +6.8%) is up today as Nokia (NOK) and Qualcomm (QCOM) reportedly join Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (SSNLF.PK) in weighing bids for the company. Google hasn't formally withdrawn its interest, but it's unclear whether it will still make a bid. (previously)
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  • Aug. 16, 2011, 3:57 PM
    S&P cuts Google (GOOG -3.4% to $538.32) to Sell; not only is the agency down on the Motorola Mobility (MMI) deal's impact on growth, but it's "not sure" it'll even spare Android the legal headaches that many analysts now see as the key reason for the acquisition. New price target: $500, down from $700.
  • Aug. 15, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: MMI +58%. ZAGG +11%. NOK +9%. RAH +8%. YOKU +8%. RIMM +6%. ALU +4%. S +4%. DB +4%. UAL +3%. RENN +3%. HIG +3%. MCP +3%. LVLT +3%. HBAN +3%. BAC +3%.
    Losers: IDCC -19%. GOOG -3%. LOW -3%.
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  • Aug. 15, 2011, 8:40 AM
    More on Google/MMI: As Adam Muller noted last month, Motorola has $5.5B in cash and deferred tax assets; this could put Google's (GOOG) real purchase price around $7B. Jay Yarow speculates Motorola's set-top business could strengthen Google TV; however, the software for these boxes is typically controlled by service providers, who have been wary of Google TV.
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  • Aug. 15, 2011, 8:12 AM
    Quick take on Google/Motorola: Expect Google to start shopping Motorola's phone and set-top box businesses; it likely has little interest in making cable boxes or directly competing with its Android hardware partners. Motorola's patents and R&D talent are the company's main focus. InterDigital (IDCC), rumored to be in buyout talks with Google and others, is down 19.4% premarket.
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  • Aug. 15, 2011, 7:54 AM
    More on Google/MMI: The deal "will enable Google (GOOG) to supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing. Motorola Mobility (MMI) will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. Google will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business." (PR)
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  • Aug. 15, 2011, 7:51 AM
    Research in Motion (RIMM +6%) and Nokia (NOK +5%) shares leap on the GOOG/MMI deal. Will they be next?
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  • Aug. 15, 2011, 7:50 AM
    More on Google (GOOG) buying Motorola Mobility (MMI): Google will pay $40 a share in cash, a premium of 63% to MMI's closing price of $24.47 on Friday. MMI +60%, GOOG -2.9%. (PR)
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  • Aug. 12, 2011, 9:03 AM
    Shares of Logitech 6.4% higher premarket after the stock has taken a beating over the last two months as it was caught up in a price war with Sony (SNE) in the Google (GOOG) TV-powered HDTV market. Weak demand for the products has caused the firms to slash prices.
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  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:10 PM
    InterDigital (IDCC +1.1%) spikes to highs of the day on renewed speculation, launched weeks ago, that the company is an attractive target for Google (GOOG -3.2%) and others. In its attempts to acquire more patents, Google needs to build a “moat” of its own patents to avoid future litigation battles, and IDCC would fit the bill.
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  • Aug. 9, 2011, 5:06 PM
    Demand Media (DMD) announces Q2 earnings that largely beat estimates, but shares have jumped post-trading after the company's announces a three-year renewal and expansion of an ongoing advertising partnership with Google (GOOG). DMD +17% AH.
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  • Aug. 9, 2011, 12:06 PM
    Shares of Motorola (MMI +5%) get a lift from some positive comments made by CEO Sanjay Jha at Oppenheimer's Technology Conference this morning. He says Droid 3 sales are doing better than expected, and the company expects to launch "much more interesting products in Q4," hinting that the upcoming 4G Droid Bionic phone will be "more than just a phone."
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  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:16 AM
    Tech stocks bounce back, pushing Nasdaq ahead of the other major indexes after yesterday's shellacking. Bellwethers Apple (AAPL +4.2%) and Google (GOOG +3.3%) are powering higher. Yahoo (YHOO +4.7%) shares move up after hitting their lowest P/E since 1997; the company is looking increasingly like tasty takeover bait.
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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.