Will external factors like foreign currency markets play into Google's earnings or have they taken appropriate measures to counteract them?
Investors are putting up their GOOG predictions this week ahead of Google's earnings call. Recent updates seem to be centered around Google's decision to stop selling the Nexus One on its site and the recent sharp increase in U.S. Dollar valuation against foreign currencies. Google brings in a significant majority of its revenues from MORESeth Weintraub - Jul 15, 2010 1:42 PM ET
Analyst reduces price target to $566 from $639 on lowered estimates.
JP Morgan's Imran Khan sent a note out ahead of Google's (GOOG) Q2 financials stating that they were dropping their price targets on Google significantly, from $639 to $566. The $73 drop is largely due to changes in international currency rates and the discontinuation of the Nexus One, according to the report.
The US Dollar has been steadily growing stronger for months and Google MORESeth Weintraub - Jul 7, 2010 11:07 AM ET
Pretty bad, say engineers who have measured the effect of the "death grip." But it's not fatal.
It's been nearly a week since Steve Jobs famously told a new iPhone owner with reception issues to "stay tuned," but Apple (AAPL) still hasn't solved the new device's Death Grip problem -- its tendency to lose signal strength rapidly when gripped across the gap on the left-hand corner where its two external MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 30, 2010 2:23 PM ET
It's official. Google just announced Android 2.2 (Froyo), the latest update to its mobile operating system. Here's a handy run-down of some of its included features:
1. Microsoft Exchange support.
2. Applications that run 2-5 times faster thanks to the new compiler.
3. Users availing of tethering and hot spot will receive one joint bill from a carrier, a dig at the iPad, whether it be intentional or not.
4. The web browser now MORESeth Weintraub - May 20, 2010 12:21 PM ET
Google announced that it would soon change the focus of its Nexus One store, moving from selling to showcasing.
On its Official Google Blog, Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering in charge of Android, acknowledged that the Nexus One store had seen lackluster sales and notified users that it would soon shift its focus from sales to showcasing new Google phones. Even with the strong publicity and plenty of Adsense ads, MORESeth Weintraub - May 14, 2010 1:53 PM ET
Second dumping in as many months for the Nexus One shouldn't be seen as a bad sign for Google's phones.
If you are like me, you are drooling over the specs on the Sprint EVO 4G Android phone. It either meets or exceeds every spec of Google's Nexus One and yet was scheduled to be sold at around the same price at about the same time on the same network, Sprint MORESeth Weintraub - May 10, 2010 5:10 PM ET
The hack proves that Android 2.1 can work on first generation Android phones like the T-Mobile G1.
Called Cyanogen, the upgrade is not for the feint of heart and has the very real potential of bricking your phone. However, if successful, HTC Dream, Magic and Sapphire (T-Mobile G1 and myTouch 3G) users could have most of the features of the Nexus One on older, slower Android phones.
What's NOT included that MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 30, 2010 3:56 PM ET
Vodafone will sell the iconic 'Google phone' for free with a £35 ($54)/month service plan starting on April 30th.
Android fans in the UK will now be able to get their hands on a flagship Android phone at the end of this month, according to a press release by Vodafone. Plans start at £25 per month and contract terms vary from 18- to 24-months.
The phone is likely identical hardware MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 26, 2010 12:20 PM ET
Silicon Alley Insider peers into the future and sees nothing but conflict
Google and Apple have already butted heads, first in mobile phones with Google's (GOOG) release of the Nexus One, then in online advertising with Apple's (AAPL) announcement of the iAd platform.
But those conflicts are just a prelude to bigger brawls to come, says Silicon Alley Insider's Jay Yarow. In a slideshow posted Wednesday, he ticks off what he sees MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 14, 2010 11:50 AM ET
No matter what sleek device Apple designs, it's Google that will win the data war.
By Jeff Jarvis, contributor
Apple and Google, until recently friends and allies, are now fighting for the future of the Internet. They won't occupy the same territory exactly: Apple will still design hardware; Google will still organize information and sell advertising. They have been complementary. But now they are competing to be our constant companion.
The two giants MOREApr 5, 2010 12:39 PM ET
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