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Not So Fast, Google: China Wants A Look At Your Motorola Deal First

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Google has overcome two big regulatory hurdles in getting its $12.5-billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility approved by both U.S. and European regulators. China has until March 20 to decide whether or not it will wave through the deal, too. The country’s Anti-Monopoly Bureau is now reviewing the deal — a...
Not So Fast, Google: China Wants A Look At Your Motorola Deal First

Apple TV Production Starts In May, Goes On Sale At Year End, Says Jefferies (AAPL)

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Apple is going into "full-scale production" of a television in May or June, and will start selling it at the end of the year, says Jefferies analyst Peter Misek in a note this morning. He's just back from Asia and has more evidence that Apple is doing a TV:...
Apple TV Production Starts In May, Goes On Sale At Year End, Says Jefferies (AAPL)

If Apple Made Thermostats, This Is What They Would Look Like

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If you're like most people, a "thermostat" would be the last thing you'd ever think of wanting or buying. Now watch the ad below for the new thermostat by Nest and tell us you don't want one. If Apple made thermostats, this is what they would look like. And...
If Apple Made Thermostats, This Is What They Would Look Like

Behind the scenes video reveals Google's attention to search detail (video)

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If you're interested in how much detail the engineers at Mountain View pay to every element of Google's search business, check this out. This is footage of the Quality Launch Review, a meeting that takes place every week on Thursdays. Amit Singhal assembles a room full of engineers to...
Behind the scenes video reveals Google's attention to search detail (video)

Google set to face new antitrust probe as India investigates AdWords complaint

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Fresh from revealing it is under investigation in Argentina and Korea, Google’s search business is set to face a new probe with India’s Competition Commission of India (CCI) ready to put it under the microscope. Sources quoted by Business Today claim that the organisation has been asked to look into potential anti-competitive practices,...
Google set to face new antitrust probe as India investigates AdWords complaint

Google brings DoubleClick Ad Exchange to China, despite its core business continuing to slump there

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Google’s search business may be sinking in China but the Mountain View-based giant has buoyantly introduced its DoubleClick Ad Exchange in China, as it looks to boost its business in the country. DoubleClick itself has been active in China for some time but the launch adds the real-time ‘Ad Exchange’...
Google brings DoubleClick Ad Exchange to China, despite its core business continuing to slump there

Google confirms its search business faces new investigation in Argentina and ongoing probe in Korea

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Google has confirmed that its business practices are under investigation in South Korea and Argentina, according to a regulatory filing, reported by Bloomberg. While the Korean investigation is ongoing, the probe Argentina is a new development, and the country’s anti-trust organisation is assessing issues around the use of paid-for ads on...
Google confirms its search business faces new investigation in Argentina and ongoing probe in Korea

Twitter slowly unfolding its search ambitions

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It is been fairly obvious for a few years that the search-driven, URL-centric web would converge with the web of social objects. It is something that is driving Google’s paranoia. It is also something Facebook dreams about. However, the company most likely to capture the opportunity is Twitter, the San...
Twitter slowly unfolding its search ambitions

Yahoo's Layoffs Tomorrow Morning of Up to 2,000 Will Only Be the First Move of a Larger Purge to Come

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According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo’s massive round of layoffs tomorrow — which is likely to impact up to 2,000 employees — is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg that will hit the storied Silicon Valley Internet giant in the company over the months to come....
Yahoo's Layoffs Tomorrow Morning of Up to 2,000 Will Only Be the First Move of a Larger Purge to Come

What the web is saying about Sergey Brin and openness

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Sergey Brin’s not a happy man. Talking about the threats to the open web, the Google co-founder seems to be in defensive mood — taking shots at everyone from China and Saudi Arabia to the entertainment industry to Facebook and Apple (AAPL). In an interview with The Guardian (see disclosure...
What the web is saying about Sergey Brin and openness

Google has only made $550M from Android so far, while earning billions on the iPhone

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Google has made some $550m from Android since 2008, according to numbers included in the recent Oracle settlement and crunched by Charles Arthur of The Guardian. By contrast, a huge amount of Google’s revenue in mobile comes from ads delivered to users of Apple’s iPhone. Right now Google makes some $2.5B...
Google has only made $550M from Android so far, while earning billions on the iPhone

Can Instagram solve Facebook's mobile problem?

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Facebook is fighting Google and Apple for mobile users. With Instagram, it gains a core of developers that have the mobile design chops Facebook has lacked. FORTUNE -- Facebook's billion-dollar acquisition of the photo-sharing application Instagram represents a new strategy for the world's largest social network. The company is a...
Can Instagram solve Facebook's mobile problem?

Look Out, Google -- "Amazon Is Already Doing More Than $1 Billion In Ad Revenue" (AMZN, GOOG)

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One big threat to Google's core search business is the potential for Amazon to usurp Google's position as the "start point" for many product searches and skim off the revenue that goes along with it. Google makes an overwhelming percentage of its revenue from a relatively small percentage of...
Look Out, Google -- "Amazon Is Already Doing More Than $1 Billion In Ad Revenue" (AMZN, GOOG)
Why Marissa Mayer may not be a good fit for Yahoo

Okay, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg Just Showed You How To Buy A Hot Company--Now Go Buy Pinterest

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg just woke up the tech industry by snapping up red-hot mobile app Instagram for more than $1 billion. (Facebook intentionally low-balled the value of its stock in the deal, so the purchase price was actually higher than initially reported). Google used to have the balls to do...
Okay, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg Just Showed You How To Buy A Hot Company--Now Go Buy Pinterest
Mahalo.com: Pivot or Die

Exclusive: Yahoo Hires Google Exec Barrett as Chief Of Revenue, as Big Ad Changes Loom

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According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo has hired high-profile advertising exec Michael Barrett to be its chief of revenue. Sources said Barrett will be in charge of ad revenue and operations worldwide, including units in the U.S., Europe and Asia reporting in to him. Barrett will report...
Exclusive: Yahoo Hires Google Exec Barrett as Chief Of Revenue, as Big Ad Changes Loom

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG)

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Good morning! Here's the news: CNN will reportedly buy Mashable for $200 million. Instagram has 27 million users and an Android app is right around the corner. Apple's iPhone is getting crushed in China. Someone robbed the Stamped founders during SXSW. Here's how people are promoting their startups during...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG)

SOURCE: Yahoo Has Already Started Firing Thousands (YHOO)

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Tomorrow, Yahoo is expected to fire as many as 2,000 people this week. According to a source close to people inside the company, however, the firing have already started.  Kara Swisher says the firings will only be the start of a much larger staff reduction at the company in...
SOURCE: Yahoo Has Already Started Firing Thousands (YHOO)

Marissa Mayer Is Not Tim Armstrong 2.0 (YHOO, AOL, GOOG)

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Yahoo's decision to hire Marissa Mayer is reminiscent of AOL's decision to hire Tim Armstrong. A big, but dying, internet brand looks to Google for a talented executive to turn it around. Armstrong hasn't fixed AOL, largely because he's investing heavily in local-news operation, Patch. Patch is losing money and...
Marissa Mayer Is Not Tim Armstrong 2.0 (YHOO, AOL, GOOG)

Google documents show hopes for big gains in non-search revenue

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Documents from 2010 projected that firm would get more than 35% of 2013 revenue from outside search operationGoogle projected back in October 2010 it would get more than 35% of its 2013 revenue from outside its search operation, anticipating three non-search businesses, including e-commerce, would generate over $5bn each, according...
Google documents show hopes for big gains in non-search revenue

Yahoo To Bring 'The Hammer' With Big Layoffs This Wednesday (YHOO)

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Yahoo is preparing to fire thousands of employees, with its International divisions to get hit the hardest, Sarah Lacy at PandoDaily reports. This is all part of new CEO Scott Thompson's plan to radically change Yahoo. Lacy says he's been consulting with the Boston Consulting Group on these layoffs....
Yahoo To Bring 'The Hammer' With Big Layoffs This Wednesday (YHOO)

Yahoo Poaches Ex-Admeld CEO Michael Barrett From Google (YHOO, GOOG)

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Interim Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn has poached Michael Barrett from Google the company announced this morning. Barrett hasn't been at Google for very long. He joined last year when it acquired his ad tech company Admeld for $400 million. At Yahoo, Barrett will get the title "Chief Revenue Officer," and...
Yahoo Poaches Ex-Admeld CEO Michael Barrett From Google (YHOO, GOOG)
Yahoo partners with Getty Images, enhances image and video search

MOSSBERG: Apple 'Strengthened' The iPad's Position As The 'Best Tablet On The Market' (AAPL)

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The new iPad is fantastic, says the Wall Street Journal's gadget authority, Walt Mossberg. He gushes about the retina display, saying, "Using the new display is like getting a new eyeglasses prescription—you suddenly realize what you thought looked sharp before wasn’t nearly as sharp as it could be." His...
MOSSBERG: Apple 'Strengthened' The iPad's Position As The 'Best Tablet On The Market' (AAPL)

Yahoo's Most Profitable Business Is Slowly Collapsing (YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)

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March was another bad month for Yahoo -- it was the only search engine to have an absolute DECLINE in queries during the month. That includes Ask and AOL. It's one thing to lose market share -- which Yahoo has been doing consistently for the last year. But even...
Yahoo's Most Profitable Business Is Slowly Collapsing (YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)

Yahoo Is Trying To Weasel Out Of Its Deal With Microsoft And Give Its Search Business To Google (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)

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Yahoo is currently trying to renegotiate its search and advertising deal with Microsoft, Kara Swisher at All Things D is reporting. At the same time, Yahoo is also in talks with Google about taking over Yahoo's search business, says Swisher. This is a huge turn of events, but we're...
Yahoo Is Trying To Weasel Out Of Its Deal With Microsoft And Give Its Search Business To Google (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)

Google offers to settle EU antitrust case

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Search giant says it could change the way it ranks other sites over concerns it has abused its dominant market positionGoogle has offered to change how it ranks other sites in its search engine listings to settle with the European commission's antitrust investigators over accusations that it has abused its...
Google offers to settle EU antitrust case

Instagram and the Age of Upsets

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Mr. Webb. Instagram, Instagram, Instagram! Oooh fun times! OMGPOP was exciting enough, but this! So exciting! What does it mean! What does it mean! A few weeks ago I tweeted that I wanted a nice big juicy acquisition to get all excited about. Chaos! Excitement! Inspiration! Copy cats. Looks like...
Instagram and the Age of Upsets

Google bounces back, announces stock split plan

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After suffering a rare miss last quarter, Google came back with a solid quarter with earnings coming in at $10.08 a share (non GAAP), on revenue of $10.65 billion for its quarter ending March 31. Analysts had expected Google to post earnings of $9.64 a share, on revenue of $8.1 billion....
Google bounces back, announces stock split plan
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