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FTC's Google antitrust decision pushed to 2013

Google hands in average earnings as CEO Page talks up future

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Google’s results came in near expectations on Wednesday with core revenues of $11 billion and earnings per share of $11.58. The numbers, which don’t include the company’s Motorola division, also showed a slight decline in Google’s “cost-per-click” revenues which is a key barometer of the company’s advertising business. Google share...
Google hands in average earnings as CEO Page talks up future

World's Tech Companies Look to Brussels to Resolve Antitrust Complaints

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As the European competition chief appears near the end of settlement talks with Google over its search business, he must decide whether to take up a new complaint about its mobile business....
World's Tech Companies Look to Brussels to Resolve Antitrust Complaints
Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook is getting 'a billion search queries a day'

After North Korea trip, Google's Eric Schmidt swings by China to woo Android developers

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On his way back from a personal humanitarian trip to North Korea, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt stopped by a conference in Beijing to encourage local developers to choose Android for their applications, as reported by Tencent Tech. Speaking at the Geek Park event to over 1,000 attendees, Schmidt said that...
After North Korea trip, Google's Eric Schmidt swings by China to woo Android developers

Google Admits Mobile Ads Are Causing 'Deceleration' In Revenue Growth (GOOG)

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Google has finally admitted in a disclosure to the SEC that mobile ad revenue is replacing its desktop ad revenue in a way that may hurt its sales. In a 10-Q filing, the company said (as it always does) that "our revenue growth rate has generally declined over time, and...
Google Admits Mobile Ads Are Causing 'Deceleration' In Revenue Growth (GOOG)

Could Facebook help Google's antitrust problem?

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It seemed like a shot across the bow at Google: Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that his social network is working on building its search business, noting that it already gets about 1 billion search queries a day. Read full article >>...
Could Facebook help Google's antitrust problem?

Investigating Google Beyond Search - Smartphone Software

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The antitrust investigation of Google extends beyond search and search advertising to related technologies and markets, where Google's behavior could affect the core search business. Smartphone software is a prime example....
Investigating Google Beyond Search - Smartphone Software
Google forges a deal to resolve EU’s anti-competitive search claims

Copyright and The Internet

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Google has announced they have made a change to their algorithms to include valid DMCA takedown requests as a negative signal in their search results. I believe this is a step in the right direction and I am pleased to see Google do this. It's hard to argue that the...
Copyright and The Internet

Instant messaging: Yahoo cutting ties to Microsoft

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In a blog post late Friday, the Yahoo Messenger team announced that it’s cutting several features from the instant-messaging service as part of the broader attempt to bring new focus to the company. One of the features that will be going away is interoperability with Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger. The...
Instant messaging: Yahoo cutting ties to Microsoft

Google warned it could face more antitrust trouble in Europe

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EU competition commissioner says Google's concessions do not go far enough to ease concerns that it used its search clout to block rivalsEurope's antitrust chief has publicly warned Google that it could face charges of breaching EU rules, and be fined, unless it does more to ease concerns that it...
Google warned it could face more antitrust trouble in Europe

FTC won't bring charges against Google on search, patents

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US v. Google is not going to be the tech trial of the decade. Today the government has wrapped up a wide-ranging investigation of the search giant's practices in both its core search business, and its use of standards-based patents. No major charges will be brought. Google agreed to...
FTC won't bring charges against Google on search, patents

What if Microsoft exited the search business?

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What if Microsoft exited the search business?: Probably safe to largely throw away most of this piece as it's by Scott Cleland, a known anti-Google lobbyist (often on behalf of Microsoft). But, there is at least one interesting thought: Only some professional investors are aware that Microsoft has cumulatively lost...
What if Microsoft exited the search business?

Google's SEM Platform is Mediocre, Which is Fine... for Google

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In case you missed it before Thanksgiving, Forrester research ranked Google’s DoubleClick Search last in its Wave Report of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) providers. The research firm dubbed Google’s DoubleClick search a “risky bet” for advertisers and agencies, citing shortcomings from “no keyword list expansion tools” to “limited support for...
Google's SEM Platform is Mediocre, Which is Fine... for Google

iFixIt's Servers Are Overloaded With Traffic From Tearing Down The New iPad (AAPL)

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The industrious hardware geeks at iFixIt flew to Australia to pick up an iPad and dismantle for the Internet's pleasure, documenting the process along the way. They didn't expect the attention it would get. The site's servers are so flooded with traffic that all they can do is serve...
iFixIt's Servers Are Overloaded With Traffic From Tearing Down The New iPad (AAPL)

China's Qihoo sees profit fall to $5.6 million in Q1 2013, even as revenue climbs 58.6%

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China’s Qihoo 360 reported an on-year decline in net profit for the first quarter of 2013, as the Internet company invests heavily in new technology to better its search business and mobile Internet services. Net profit stood at $5.6 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared with net...
China's Qihoo sees profit fall to $5.6 million in Q1 2013, even as revenue climbs 58.6%
Ad for Nexus 7 tablet popping up on Google's home page

The Rumor That Won't Die: Facebook To Buy Bing From Microsoft (MSFT)

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There's a rumor going around that Facebook wants to buy Bing from Microsoft. The rumor is the result of a magnificent game of telephone. Here's the blow-by-blow: Some Internet marketing exec has a great idea: he dashes off a Kindle e-book about Facebook's IPO and calls himself "anonymous" thus adding...
The Rumor That Won't Die: Facebook To Buy Bing From Microsoft (MSFT)
Big Tech: Feds Move Closer to Suing Google Over Search

Google Is Doing Everything It Can To Cure A Big European Headache Without Totally Selling Out (GOOG)

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt is trying to reach a settlement with European regulators on charges that Google has abused its dominant position in the search market, Bloomberg reports. Schmidt sent a letter to European Union antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia proposing fixes to four problem areas that Almunia identified in a...
Google Is Doing Everything It Can To Cure A Big European Headache Without Totally Selling Out (GOOG)

Yahoo's Search Share Continues To Drop Sharply (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)

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New data from comScore reveals Yahoo's search share continues to collapse while Google reaches new all-time highs, and Microsoft's Bing also climbs. Analyst Ben Schachter at Macquarie Research distributed the raw numbers in a report last night: GOOG - GOOG queries increased 6% y/y in February. GOOG's share of searches in February was 67.5%, compared with 67.0%...
Yahoo's Search Share Continues To Drop Sharply (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)

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

Zuckerberg: Facebook to move into search

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Facebook CEO says that "at some point" Facebook intends to get into the search business. [Read more]...
Zuckerberg: Facebook to move into search
Here's What I Meant When I Said 'Microsoft Is Throwing Money Down A Rat Hole' (MSFT)

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

Tim Marches On: AOL Turns in Solid Q4 Earnings, With First Year-Over-Year Growth in Eight Years

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AOL said it earned 41 cents a share, or $35.7 million in net income, in the fourth quarter, which was right on target with what Wall Street analysts had expected. That was a significant rise from last year, when the New York-based Internet portal earned 23 cents, or $22.8...
Tim Marches On: AOL Turns in Solid Q4 Earnings, With First Year-Over-Year Growth in Eight Years

Motorola, Google face probes in Europe, Australia

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Foreign regulators are taking a close look at Google and Motorola Mobility as federal regulators in the United States continue to work on their own antitrust probe into the tech giant. Officials in the European Union are looking at Motorola patents and Google’s search business, while a court in Australia...
Motorola, Google face probes in Europe, Australia

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)

What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?

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Microsoft must be pretty happy with Apple’s decision to include Bing as the default search engine powered web results in Apple’s revamped Siri application heading to iOS 7 this fall. However, what does this all mean for Google? It could very well signal Apple’s increasing desire to cut its...
What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?
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