The form factor isn't the only factor.
I've been playing with T-Mobile/LG's 8.9 inch Android 3.0 tablet for the better part of a week and I think it is an interesting piece of hardware. This is the first time I've played with Honeycomb, Google's (GOOG) tablet OS, extensively so it took a bit of getting used to.
There are plenty of things wrong with this tablet and I'll get to those below. MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 19, 2011 6:27 PM ET
Google (GOOG) stock took a huge hit last week following its earnings call, dropping and incredible 47 points or 8.26% from closing the day before. That's $15B in market cap and its biggest one day loss since the 2008 Bear market.
Google surpassed revenue expectations by a significant margin and missed consensus EPS by mere pennies, so why did the stock get hit so badly?
Cowan's Jim Friedland notes,
Google's Q1:11 revenues exceeded expectations. However, MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 18, 2011 7:03 AM ET
Drivers Ed for Copyright violations.
In a move to thwart copyright violations on its YouTube Subsidiary, Google (GOOG) has instituted a new Copyright Violations Schooling program along with new policies for users who are found to have violated YouTube's copyright rules.
It is probably exactly what you expect: When YouTube gets a report of a copyright violation, the video is removed and the uploader has to watch the "school" video below, which goes into detail MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 14, 2011 5:53 PM ET
Larry Page's first as Google (GOOG) CEO. We're on hand live.
Revenues of $8.58 billion a 27% increase over first quarter 2010 revenues of $6.77 billion. Paid Clicks Up 18%; Cost Per Click Up 8%:
4:35PM: Larry Page dropped in to say everything is going as planned, specifically the Executive switchover. Also thanks Jonathan Rosenberg who is usually on these calls but announced his resignation last week..
4:40: CFO Patrick Pichette seems very excited about MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 14, 2011 3:09 PM ET
After offering Google Voice, the carrier now will let you make Market purchases against your monthly bill.
Joining AT&T (T) and T-Mobile (ahem), Sprint (S) will now allow Android users to buy Android Market items and have them charged to their monthly Sprint bill. This theoretically simplifies purchasing and removes the barrier to entry for paid Apps for some Android users. Google remarked:
We believe that Direct Carrier Billing is a key MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 13, 2011 4:00 PM ET
That nearest competitor is now AOL, which is one-third its size.
The latest comScore Internet video numbers published today show Google (GOOG) and its YouTube subsidiary out in front in visitors sessions and minutes per viewer.
Google Sites had the highest number of viewing sessions as it neared the 2 billion mark, and highest time spent per viewer at 276 minutes, or 4.6 hours.
Back of napkin math shows that 82% of U.S. MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 13, 2011 1:26 PM ET
Analysts are publishing their forecasts for Google's Q1 2011 earnings.
Thursday's earnings call will be the first under new CEO Larry Page and analysts are expecting to get some guidance on the direction of the company. Overall the outlook is positive with expectations of Google (GOOG) beating guidance and the Street.
Interestingly, there isn't much talk about the ITA purchase, which has now gotten Federal approval.
Here we go...Seth Weintraub - Apr 12, 2011 2:16 PM ET
The introduction of the Google game also adds a search tool to the Googler's arsenal.
Yesterday, Google (GOOG) introduced "A Google A Day" –a game that produces a question a day and encourages users to solve the puzzle using Google's search engine. I'm not a crossword puzzle type but I imagine some people find this interesting. Obviously, it encourages people to use Google's search engine -which is clearly beneficial to Google both in MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 12, 2011 10:38 AM ET
Earlier this morning Microsoft accused Google of false advertising. Google responds.
This morning, David Howard, Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft (MSFT) took the opportunity to look at unsealed documents to point out something, that if true or genuine, would seem to be a pretty big deal.
Last Friday afternoon, I learned that a batch of court documents had been unsealed and had revealed one particularly striking development: the United States MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 11, 2011 5:32 PM ET
The New/Old Google CEO made some important moves in his first week.
Co-Founder Larry Page took back the helm of Google(GOOG) a week ago and has made some bold moves over the past week. Let's take a look at what has transpired and what's likely to come.
Within 24 hours of taking control, Google announced it was seeking to buy up Nortel patents, which would put it on more equal footing in MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 11, 2011 11:03 AM ET
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