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Google’s Hiring Spree Weighs on Earnings; Shares Slide

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GoogleGoogle's first-quarter earnings came in below analyst projections as the Internet search leader sped up hiring, driving up its costs.

The results released Thursday may heighten investor fears that Google's earnings might suffer because of the company's commitment to hire at least 6,200 workers this year. That would be the most in Google's 13-year history.

The company earned $2.3 billion, or $7.04 per share, in the period ending in March. That was an 18 percent increase from nearly $2 billion, or $6.06 per share, last year.

If not for expenses covering employee stock compensation, Google said it would have earned $8.08 per share. That was below the average estimate of $8.11 per share among analysts surveyed by FactSet.

Revenue was nearly $8.6 billion, a 27 percent increase from last year.

Google's Hiring Spree Weighs on Earnings; Shares Slide originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google’s Hiring Spree Weighs on Earnings; Shares Slide

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GoogleGoogle's first-quarter earnings came in below analyst projections as the Internet search leader sped up hiring, driving up its costs.

The results released Thursday may heighten investor fears that Google's earnings might suffer because of the company's commitment to hire at least 6,200 workers this year. That would be the most in Google's 13-year history.

The company earned $2.3 billion, or $7.04 per share, in the period ending in March. That was an 18 percent increase from nearly $2 billion, or $6.06 per share, last year.

If not for expenses covering employee stock compensation, Google said it would have earned $8.08 per share. That was below the average estimate of $8.11 per share among analysts surveyed by FactSet.

Revenue was nearly $8.6 billion, a 27 percent increase from last year.

Google's Hiring Spree Weighs on Earnings; Shares Slide originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Comfort Zone Investing: If I Could Start All Over Again …

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Most investors would like a "do over."

They look back on certain investments and wish they'd never heard of, much less put money in them. Sure things like your good friend's invention that would make beer in one day from water and weeds. Or your brother's idea of selling real estate on Saturn. Everyone has their own stories. Mine are usually related to private investments in the medical device field or biotech, though I did have one out of Florida that made a "pig" that ran through oil pipelines to check on their safety. After meeting the founder who looked more like a used car salesman that caught a great sale on polyester suits, I should have known better right then. But I didn't.

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Comfort Zone Investing: If I Could Start All Over Again ... originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sat, 02 Apr 2011 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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App Stores: A New Business Model

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iPhone appsA new business model is springing up right under our noses. The big players like Apple (AAPL), Amazon.com (AMZN) and Google (GOOG) have put together a one-stop shop in their app stores.

First off, an app store is just that, a place where you can pick and choose the apps you want to download. The app store is also a place where entrepreneurs can develop an app and with permission place it on the iPhone, iPad or Android device.

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App Stores: A New Business Model originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sat, 26 Mar 2011 12:50:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Would You Buy RIM on the Dip?

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Research In Motion (RIMM) logoThe fast moving world of investing can turn on a dime, especially if you own technology stocks. Research In Motion (RIMM) was a smartphone darling. But then came the iPhone and now the iPad. Then we have Google's (GOOG) Android following on Apple's (AAPL) heels.

RIM suddenly woke up a found that it had fallen off its perch. Now the company is scrambling to do catch up. BlackBerry is losing North American market share and the company expects to ship only 13.5 to 14.5 million Blackberry's this quarter, down from 14.9 million last quarter, according to Reuters.

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Would You Buy RIM on the Dip? originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Barnes & Noble Struggles to Find a Buyer

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barnes and noble searches for buyerBookseller Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) has been hoping to find a potential buyer, but it appears as though its search will end with no buyer.

The book seller has been searching for months for a potential buyer, and the search will likely continue for a couple more weeks, but people close to the bidding process have stated that it looks unlikely that the company will be able to find a buyer.

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Barnes & Noble Struggles to Find a Buyer originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Stock Futures Higher on AT&T-T Mobile Deal

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U.S. stock futures are higher this morning, after AT&T (T) announced its plans to buy T-Mobile USA for around $39 billion.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 105 points to 11,904.00, while those for the S&P 500 stock index climbed 13.60 points to 1,287.80. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index surged 24.25 points to 2,245.75.

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Stock Futures Higher on AT&T-T Mobile Deal originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google’s AdSense Gains from Groupon and Social Deals Bonanza

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Groupon logoGoogle (GOOG), which is primarily known for its search advertising business, is also trying to grow its display advertising business. Google has hundreds of partnerships with other websites, and its partner advertising product is known as AdSense. AdSense is an agreement involving Google providing advertising services to its partners and then sharing revenues with them. Google competes with Yahoo! (YHOO), Microsoft (MSFT), Aol (AOL) and Facebook in the search advertising as well as the display advertising market.

One catalyst to the display ad business is the social buying phenomenon with companies like Groupon, which buys ads through AdSense. We estimate that AdSense accounts for around 5% of our $603 price estimate for Google stock. Our price is close to the market price.

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Google's AdSense Gains from Groupon and Social Deals Bonanza originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 13 Mar 2011 13:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Bing Travel’s New Features Step on Google and Expedia’s Toes

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Microsoft's (MSFT) Bing has recently added a new feature called Price Predictors to its travel searches, which automatically suggest flights based on the best air fares -- and even recommends if you should buy now or hold off for a better price based on how fares are trending. For flexible travelers, suggestions are offered as one types in the search bar. We believe this will have an impact on companies like Expedia (EXPE), the largest U.S. online travel agency by booking volumes, and challenge Google's (GOOG) move into the travel search.

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Bing Travel's New Features Step on Google and Expedia's Toes originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google, Salesforce.com Bet Big on Small Business

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HubSpotThe past few years have been brutal for small businesses but it looks like things are starting to improve. A report from the National Federation of Independent Business shows that confidence is at a three-year high. There are even more plans to hire employees.

Well, top companies and investors are seeing opportunity. For example, Google (GOOG) Ventures, Salesforce.com (CRM) and Sequoia Capital have announced a $32 million round for HubSpot.

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Google, Salesforce.com Bet Big on Small Business originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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PlayBook Compatibility with Android Apps Could Be Win-Win for RIM and Google

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Research In Motion (RIMM) logoResearch In Motion (RIMM), which designs and develops the BlackBerry line of smartphones, is also expected to launch its PlayBook tablet in the first quarter of 2011. RIM, which competes with Apple (AAPL), Motorola Mobility (MMI) and Nokia (NOK) in the mobile phone market, is expected to face stiff competition from Apple's iPad and Google's (GOOG) Android-based tablets.

RIM lacks the apps ecosystem strength enjoyed by Apple and Google, one reason why RIM has been slowly losing its share in the smartphone market. Without a conscious effort to improve its app platform, RIM's PlayBook may not gain much traction in the tablet market.

See our full analysis and $74.28 price estimate for RIM.

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PlayBook Compatibility with Android Apps Could Be Win-Win for RIM and Google originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Tue, 08 Mar 2011 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google’s New Venture to Add Revenue to YouTube

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YouTube logoGoogle (GOOG) is ever searching for new opportunities. This time they want to enhance their YouTube site, which is noted for allowing and promoting home videos.

Google has a successful money stream called its partner program for YouTube. If you become a partner you agree to let Google place ads on your video and to let Google rent your video.

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Google's New Venture to Add Revenue to YouTube originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Tue, 08 Mar 2011 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Android Becomes the King of Mobile

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Android logoGoogle's (GOOG) mobile operating system, Android, is an example of how acquisitions have made a big difference. This technology came from a deal struck in 2005. Then, after lots of internal development, Google launched Android in 2007. Since then, the growth has been sizzling.

In fact, according to the most recent report from comScore, Android's market share hit 31.2%. Yes, it is now the number one mobile operating system.

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Android Becomes the King of Mobile originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Tue, 08 Mar 2011 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple Still Fortune’s Most Repected Company

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Fortune has released its list of the world's 50 most respected companies and once again Apple Inc. (AAPL) tops the list.

This is the fourth year in a row that the Cupertino based company has grabbed the top slot. Apple's respect comes mainly due to the company's ability to release new products at an amazingly quick pace, often updating its main product lines at least once a year.

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Apple Still Fortune's Most Repected Company originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 03 Mar 2011 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google Gets into the Commodities Biz?

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Google logoWith huge cash flows -- and a highly talented workforce -- Google (GOOG) has been making some waves in the venture capital market. And yes, it has its own arm, called Google Ventures.

The latest transaction was announced Tuesday: a $42 million round in Weatherbill. The other investor in the deal is Khosla Ventures.

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Google Gets into the Commodities Biz? originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Tue, 01 Mar 2011 14:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google’s Efforts in Social Search Could Enhance Market Share

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Google logoGoogle (GOOG), which competes with Microsoft (MSFT), Yahoo! (YHOO), Aol (AOL) and Facebook in the search advertising market, has been working to increase its penetration in social networking. It started with Google's foray into social applications like Google Wave and Buzz, which did not meet initial expectations. Google then made a number of acquisitions for the development of its major upcoming social networking project named Google Me.

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Google's Efforts in Social Search Could Enhance Market Share originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google Brings Honeycomb to the Frontlines of OS Wars

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Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) gibe at Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Android OS is that it was not designed for tablets. Google answered that challenge last week with the launch of Honeycomb. Motorola Mobility's (MMI) Xoom, due out later this month, will feature Honeycomb and should make a splash in the tablet market as competition heats up among tablet manufacturers and affiliated operating systems.

Even with the older version, Android has already started to dent iPad's market share due to the success of Samsung's Galaxy Tab, and we expect that Xoom could improve Android's position intensifying the showdown between Android and Apple's iPad OS.

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Google Brings Honeycomb to the Frontlines of OS Wars originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 15:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple Expected to Include ‘Wave & Pay’ with iPhone 5

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iPhoneFirst we had the iPhone revolution. Now, The Financial Times reports that Apple (AAPL) is planning to expand the iPhone to handle mobile commerce, giving the company access to the multibillion-dollar transaction industry.

You are probably wondering what and how this will be done. The iPhone 5, due out this year, likely will incorporate technology called Near Field Communication (NFC). NFC incorporates financial account information and ties the data to specific devices.

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Apple Expected to Include 'Wave & Pay' with iPhone 5 originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sat, 05 Feb 2011 13:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google Earnings: Is It a Buy or Sell Following Quarterly Report?

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Google (GOOG) logoGoogle (GOOG) gave investors some Q4 numbers to digest after the bell on Thursday, but that news may have been overshadowed by a surprise change in management. As I'm sure everyone has heard by now, Larry Page will be taking over CEO duties from Eric Schmidt.

But let's have a look at the numbers anyway. On a reported basis, the search-engine business made $7.81 a share, good for a 27% year-over-year growth rate. On an adjusted basis, per-share profit came out to $8.75, comfortably ahead of the $8.06 projected by Wall Street. The top line also put in a strong showing.

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Google Earnings: Is It a Buy or Sell Following Quarterly Report? originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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