FORTUNE -- It's warfare on the high seas! Not quite, but the moneyed yachties of the world were abuzz when Google's (GOOG) Larry Page recently got himself a skipper for his 194-foot motor yacht Senses. The new captain is Chris Gartner, who was lured away from the Maltese Falcon, the futuristic clipper ship owned by Elena Ambrosiadou, the European hedge fund billionaire. The Falcon's prior owner and builder was Tom MOREDec 27, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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"By the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see in stores will have Google TV embedded in it."
-- An optimistic Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman (paidContent)
* Verizon (VZ) and Redbox are reportedly working together on a Netflix-like service that will enable TV and movie streaming and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 8, 2011 5:05 AM ET
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"I am not sure i agree that iPads are making music more accessible than ever. Before man kind had bongos and flutes and guitars and such, pretty accessible stuff." -- Bjork (Midem Blog)
* Steve Jobs was honored at a private memorial at Stanford University's Memorial Church last night. In attendance: Google MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 17, 2011 3:30 AM ET
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* Thanks to an 8K HP (HPQ) filed, we now know ousted CEO Leo Apotheker walked away with almost $10 million in payouts and bonuses. Meanwhile, new company head Meg Whitman will earn $1 -- yes, $1 -- a year, joining former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Google execs Larry Page, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 30, 2011 3:30 AM ET
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* A beta version of iTunes Match became available last night, and while only developers can currently get at it, the limited software release sheds more light on what the service will be like once it officially rolls out this fall. For the $25 annual fee, music can MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 30, 2011 4:28 AM ET
The question of whether or not Google is actually a species of media company has dogged it since its early days. Truth is, it's missing one key characteristic.
By Ben Elowitz, contributor
FORTUNE -- Since Google's early rise, this question has consumed hordes of those watching it: Is Google a technology company or a media company? Paradoxically, Google has continuously defied the dichotomy, seeming to succeed in media precisely by maintaining that MOREAug 24, 2011 8:10 AM ET
Google doesn't actually have to make money on its Motorola-brand smartphones
"A year from now, would you purchase an iPhone 6 for $200 if you could get a Google-Motorola Droid 5 smartphone for $50-100 with a 2-year plan from AT&T or Verizon?"
So begins an intriguing thought experiment conducted by the team at Trefis, the stock analysis firm that breaks down companies' stock prices based on the contributions of their major products MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 16, 2011 2:54 PM ET
Google's $12.5 billion bid to buy Motorola Mobility is likely to reshape the mobile industry. But a deal would have been unimaginable without the surging Android platform.
FORTUNE -- Google's proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of handset maker Motorola Mobility is a bid to protect itself from litigious competitors as well as to dramatically move its mobile business forward. But the search titan's biggest acquisition ever wouldn't even be imaginable if it MOREBeth Kowitt, Writer-Reporter - Aug 16, 2011 11:12 AM ET
How can this company, asks Brian S Hall, complain about anti-competitive behavior?
The open letter by Google's (GOOG) chief legal counsel attacking Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) and calling for government intervention (see here) has unleashed a flood of outraged responses, but none quite so full throated as the one posted by Brian S Hall on his Smartphone Wars blog.
The nut paragraph:
"If you have a monopoly business and generate monopoly profits and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 5, 2011 7:07 AM ET
Android is in deep trouble on the patent front, and its top lawyer knows it
Google's (GOOG) chief legal counsel's angry screed on the company's official blog in which he accuses Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) of waging a hostile, organized, anti-competitive campaign against Android through dubious and bogus patents (adjectives all his) may be remembered as one of the most misguided briefs any high-tech lawyer has ever written.
Not that David MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 4, 2011 6:24 AM ET
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