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 - 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
Patrick Pichette, chief financial officer for Google, talks Android, Google Plus, and why it's not evil to pay 6% federal tax rate.
By Jennifer Reingold
FORTUNE -- Just chill out, people. That was the basic message of Google CFO Patrick Pichette at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference this morning. He deflected questions about the next stages of monetizing Google's (GOOG) products by saying, in effect, if you build it, it will come.
"Everybody's so nervous," MOREJul 20, 2011 12:54 PM ET
The tech giant unveiled a slew of new search features, including the ability to search by images and input queries by voice on desktop computers.
FORTUNE -- Google (GOOG) makes a lot of waves with products like Android and Gmail, but its bread and butter is still search. On Tuesday, the company unveiled a slew of new search features, including the ability to search by images and input queries by voice MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 14, 2011 6:11 PM ET
At TechCrunch Disrupt in New York today, super-angels Ron Conway and David Lee say the younger you are, the more likely your start-up will take off.
FORTUNE -- Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room; Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Google's (GOOG) Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded their respective companies in their twenties. All of them were young when they got their start, and that's not a coincidence according MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 23, 2011 6:02 PM ET
The company's elusive executive isn't just widely respected by employees, but also a force behind many of the products that make the company profitable.
FORTUNE -- Though she's responsible for Google's biggest moneymakers, Susan Wojcicki isn't a recognizable face, certainly not like co-founders Sergey Brin or Larry Page, who rented out her garage in 1998 to serve as Google's (GOOG) first headquarters. But as Senior Vice President of Advertising, her work MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 4, 2011 2:09 PM ET
A radical corporate restructuring, borrowing a Japanese idea, could help Google instill a permanent culture of innovation, and stave off Microsoft-style stagnation.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- What is it going to take for Google to get its mojo back? Google in the spring of 2011 is a far cry from Google in its startup days. Facing competition from younger companies like Facebook, Google is spending more to hire new talent, MOREApr 18, 2011 11:56 AM 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
Apple's deteriorating relationship with Google is a running theme in Steven Levy's new book
One of the first details to leak out of In the Plex -- the new page-turner about Google released Tuesday -- was that when Larry Page and Sergey Brin were pressed to hire a CEO, Steve Jobs was their first choice.
But Steven Levy -- who had previously chronicled the creation of the Mac (Insanely Great) and the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 13, 2011 6:40 AM ET
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