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Weekly News Roundup: Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Here are this week’s news briefs for Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG). Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stocks ended the week at 624.18 (as of 1/14/2011).

Weekly News Roundup: Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Monday 10 January

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android has become the hottest topic at the Consumer Electronics Show.
This year’s CES, which just ended on Sunday, was witnessing a super star without having any gadget. Although the search engine giant had not any new gadget to show case at the fest, the mobile platform, Android, was the hot topic at the show.

The major items at the show were nothing but those touch tablets, and on mobile platforms, it was Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android.

Tuesday 11 January

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has updated its Goggles image recognition software to make it faster and smarter.
Currently, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Google Goggles image recognition software is used for searches based on pictures taken by handheld devices. The newly-released Goggle 1.3 is a much-needed update from the search engine giant and is said to be much faster and feature-laden than the previous version.

According to the company’s official statement, the newest version can read bar codes more quickly and can instantly recognize printed ads on popular magazines.

The Sudoku puzzle feature is another cool option added on the new version of Google Goggles.

Wednesday 12 January

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has hired ex-Microsoft head as the Indian VP.
Rajan Anandan, who recently managed the operations of Microsoft India, has been hired by the search engine giant as vice president in the country. The Sri Lankan born Aandan will be responsible for the sales and operations from February onwards.

Daniel Alegre, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) president for Japan and Asia-Pacific “We always hire the best talent available. India is an important growth country for Google”

Thursday 13 January

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has acquired Ebook Technologies Inc.

The acquisition of Ebook technologies start up has been considered as a part of the search engine giant’s strategy to deliver better and richer reading experience on mobile devices and tablets and electronic readers.

It is not yet clear how Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is going to use Ebook Technologies, the end-to-end ebook platform offering a complete range of products and services related to ebooks.

The financial details of the deal were not yet disclosed.

Friday 14 January

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s merger with flight ticket seller has reportedly been blocked.
A person with knowledge of the matter has reported that federal officials have been preparing a lawsuit against the search giant Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) over its merger with a firm that powers online flight ticket sales.

Although the Justice department has not yet blocked the deal, it was reported that the attorneys are having a look at the $700 Million deal which is expected to be completed soon.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on the Google Inc. share price for developments over the next few weeks.

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Goes To Korean Court

Associated Press has reported that South Korea police will send the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) street view case to the prosecutors.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares are currently standing at 616.69.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Goes To Korean Court

According the police report, the search engine giant has violated the country’s law via capturing Wi-Fi data through its Street View cam. The report says that the prosecutors will decide if Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) should formally be charged on the issue.

Earlier the South Korean police raided the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) local offices in the country and had found some data captured.

If you believe this is a good time to make a play on the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares, be sure you make the trade at the right price. Finding a gap in the market or technical analysis can be a difficult task, but do make sure you take into account the price history:

Price History
Last Price: 616.69
52 Week Low / High: 433.63 / 630.85
50 Day Moving Average: 598.68
6 Month Price Change %: 25.6%
12 Month Price Change %: 4.5%

We’ll be keeping a close eye on the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) share price for developments over the next couple of weeks.

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New Release From Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has announced a new version of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Translate.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares are currently standing at 616.87.

New Release From Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

The search engine giant announced yesterday that it has launched a new version of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Translate for Android which includes the ‘conversation feature’.  The new feature can be used to translate something akin to real time.

According to the report, the new version can translate 53 languages.  An additional text-to-speech application can also be downloaded along with the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Translate App.

If you’re looking to make a move on the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stocks, be sure you make the trade at the right price. Timing the market or technical analysis might often a fruitless exercise, but do consider the price history:

Price History
Last Price: 616.87
52 Week Low / High: 433.63 / 630.85
50 Day Moving Average: 598.64
6 Month Price Change %: 25.9%
12 Month Price Change %: 2.5%

We will continue checking the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock level for developments over the next few weeks.

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android: A Hacker’s Playground

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android is more vulnerable than iPhone, according to antivirus software developer Trend Micro.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android: A Hacker’s Playground

According to Trend Micro Inc, the mobile operating system from the search engine giant Google is more vulnerable to hackers and bugs than the iPhone operating system.

Steve Chang, chairman of Trend Micro, said in an interview that, “Android is open-source, which means the hacker can also understand the underlying architecture and source code, We have to give credit to Apple, because they are very careful about [protecting their source code]. It’s impossible for certain types of viruses” to operate on the iPhone”.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) company shares are currently standing at 616.01.

If you’re looking to make a move on the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stocks, be sure you do it at the right price. Finding a gap in the market or technical analysis can be a hard task, but do make sure you take into account the price history:

Price History
Last Price: 616.01
52 Week Low / High: 433.63 / 630.85
50 Day Moving Average: 598.6
6 Month Price Change %: 29.1%
12 Month Price Change %: 2.0%

We will be monitoring the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock price for developments over the next few weeks.

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Could Face Sanctions

European Commission advisors have suggested a 7-year restriction on Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s digitization projects.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares are currently standing at 614.21.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Could Face Sanctions

Three experts advising the European Commission have said yesterday that companies like Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) who have been digitizing artwork and books should permit other companies to commercialize the same after a period of seven years.

Maurice C. Lévy, an expert and the chairman and chief executive of Publicis, a communications and advertising company based in Paris, said, “We believe there is a lot of opportunity for new players to come and confront Google. Google had been “essential in the process” of digitizing cultural materials like books, films, photographs and paintings, but it was not “very good for competition to have one player on the ground”.

If you’re contemplating investing in Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares, make sure you do it at the right price. Finding a gap in the market or technical analysis might often a hard task, but do make sure you take into account the historical price data:

Price History
Last Price: 614.21
52 Week Low / High: 433.63 / 630.85
50 Day Moving Average: 598.79
6 Month Price Change %: 35.3%
12 Month Price Change %: -2.4%

We’ll be keeping a close eye on the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock level for changes over the next couple of weeks.

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android Takes Second Place

US Smartphone platforms: Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android has reached the second place.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stocks are currently standing at 616.44.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android Takes Second Place

The latest data revealed by comScore MobiLens shows that the revolutionary mobile operating system from Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has become the second most used mobile platform in the US smart phone market.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s operating system could overtake the Apple iPhone on the last three months’ customer usage survey. comScore conducted the survey among the smart phone users aged above 13 years.

If you believe this is a good time to make a play on the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stocks, be sure you do it at the right price. Timing the market or technical analysis might often a difficult task, but do make sure you take into account the price history:

Price History
Last Price: 616.44
52 Week Low / High: 433.63 / 630.85
50 Day Moving Average: 598.79
6 Month Price Change %: 35.3%
12 Month Price Change %: -2.4%

We’ll be keeping a close eye on the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) share price for developments over the next few weeks.

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Weekly News Roundup: Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Here’s a round-up of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock briefings from this week. Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares ended the week at 616.44 (as of 1/7/2011).

Weekly News Roundup: Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Monday 3 January

It has been reported that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) TV is facing hurdles.
According to the latest reports, the much anticipated Internet Television from the search engine giant Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG is not going as smoothly as planned.

The US Media has reported that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) will have to revamp the software behind Internet Television before the device goes out to the public.

Sony and Logitech have already started using the latest technology from Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG).

Tuesday 4 January

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Chrome has reached nearly 10 percent of the market.
According to a report from Net Applications, the market share of the search engine giant’s browser has neared 10 percent in December. The Chrome browser had only 4.6% of the market a year ago.

The report says that Microsoft Internet Explorer has dropped from 62 percent to 57 percent while Apple Safari could make some improvements with the increased sales of iPhones and iPads.

Vince Vizzaccaro, Net Applications Executive Vice President said that, “They have made a genuine marketing effort the past 18 months, and the results show the effort is paying off”.

Wednesday 5 January

Bloomberg has reported on the mobile Payment system from Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG).
It has been around for a while, the news that the search engine giant is getting ready to launch a revolutionary payment and ad system that would let the customers to make the payment by simply tapping or waving their mobile handsets at a checkout. The short-range wireless communication system from Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has now become a hot topic for Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) fans.

Thursday 6 January

South Korean Police have found that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has collected data illegally.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s revolutionary Street View Cam has made a lot of trouble for the search engine giant, more than anything else, and the latest trouble comes from the South Korean Police who claim that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has collected data illegally.

One Police Officer said that, “We’ve discovered records and contents of e-mails and online messenger chats individuals exchanged through Wi-Fi networks.”

Friday 7 January

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has acknowledged a pair of Android bugs that send text to wrong recipients.
The search engine giant Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) said in a post to the Android support forum that it has received many complaints regarding bugs in the operation system that send text to wrong recipients.

The company is working to get the issue fixed as early as possible. Although the complaints started appearing on the forum as far back as June of last year, it was upgraded to the high priority list only recently.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) said that, “We’ve found in testing this issue, it is more likely to occur if you tap on a message before the Messaging app is fully loaded, so we recommend waiting for all the elements to load before clicking on the message you want to display.”

We’ll be keeping a close eye on the Google Inc. stock price for developments over the next few weeks.

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) ‘TechFest’ Coming Soon

It has been reported that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) team will address Indian students.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares were at 609.07 at the end of the last day’s trading. There’s been a 11.9% change in the stock price over the past 3 months.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) ‘TechFest’ Coming Soon

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Chief Technology Advocate Michael Jones, will be addressing a student group at ‘TechFest’, along with the constructor of world’s tallest building William Baker and Bluetooth inventor Jaap Haartsen. They will address thousands of Mumbai students at the ‘TechFest’ starting on Friday. The program is organized by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay.

Gajendra Dhaka, a student organiser , said that,”Genius that he was, Da Vinci had constructed mechanical flying birds during his last years. Reconstruction of two of his works will be exhibited for the first time at ‘Techfest’ by Niccolai-Techno Art Research Group from France.”

If you believe this is a good time to make a play on the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares, make sure you take a look at this analyst advice, from a broad range of industry specialists:

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Analyst Advice
Consensus Opinion: Moderate Buy
Mean recommendation: 1.28
(1=Strong Buy, 5=Strong Sell)
3 Months Ago: 1.45
Zack’s Rank: 3 out of 32 in the industry

We will be monitoring the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) share price for changes over the next few weeks.

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