• Google, Yahoo

    Chinese People Unanimously Support Search Engine’s “Free” Music Initiative

    Baidu and Yahoo China, two of the most popular search engines in China, facilitate the country’s near 100% rate of downloaded music that is stolen. That’s right, almost all music downloaded in China is stolen (more proof that the Chinese are smarter than us). Other search engines in China, like Google China, don’t have a […]

    / Aug 31, 2007 at 9:22 AM
  • Google, Great Moments in Financial History

    Great Moments In Financial History: Google’s Disappointing IPO

    Sunday is the 3 year anniversary of the Google IPO, which means that it’s been three years since you blurted out “I told you guys, it didn’t open anywhere near $100. Short that shit and you’re printing money.” A 480% three-year return on GOOG later. Whoops. It’s not to say that you haven’t been on […]

    / Aug 17, 2007 at 3:25 PM
  • Google

    Is It Finally Time To Short Google?

    Yes, says Fortune’s Geoff Colvin. Sure, there have been people claiming Google has hit the ceiling during almost every phase of Google’s unprecedented value creation ascent, but Colvin swears that Google is bound for a tumble. The reason – Google can’t keep investing capital at 13% and getting 53% returns, a spread better than 99% […]

    / Jul 25, 2007 at 12:06 PM
  • Google


    Golden child Google missed analysts unrealistic expectations of what the search engine is capable of in quarterly results yesterday. This is the second time the company has failed since its 2004 IPO. Investors unconsensually punished the stock in after hours trading, with shares falling up to 8.3% ($45.29), to $503.40, to say nothing of the […]

    / Jul 20, 2007 at 11:05 AM
  • FaceBook, Google

    Google Will Wait For FaceBook to Make the First Move

    If Mark Zuckerberg wants to know what it’s like to be touched by Sergey Brin and Larry Page (A. Weird at first, then really kind of nice), he’s going to put it out there in no uncertain terms, Brin told DealBook Sun Valley correspondent David Carr yesterday in Sun Valley. “We don’t really look at […]

    / Jul 13, 2007 at 10:02 AM
  • FaceBook, Google


    In the Web 2.0 parlor game of deciding who’s going to buy facebook, guessing “Google” isn’t exactly earth-shattering, but it’s probably the most accurate guess one could make. Saul Hansell of the New York Times Bits Blog does just that, reasoning that Google might buy facebook just to cockblock rivals (a little too late for […]

    / Jul 6, 2007 at 11:30 AM
  • Goldman Sachs, Google

    Google V. Goldman

    Smart people would rather work at Google than Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg reports today. One reason is that “Goldman’s current package is not enough to compete with West Coast IT companies.” But then again, if you work at Goldman, you get to play with Excel all day. It’s so hard to decide, we know. Having difficulty […]

    / Jun 27, 2007 at 1:00 PM
  • Berkshire Hathaway, Google

    Google bigger than Berkshire

    From the WSJ’s MarketBeat column, Google is bigger than Berkshire Hathaway in terms of market cap. Coming off the second worst week of the year for stocks, and the end of the 14 quarter streak of double-digit earnings growth for S&P companies, Google now has a market cap of $166.3bn and Berkshire Hathaway has a […]

    / Jun 25, 2007 at 2:14 PM
  • Google, Microsoft

    Microsoft vs. Google – which is the bigger peeping Tom?

    Google, the company that’s trying to catalog every word that’s ever been bound, reads your email to provide advertisements and doesn’t have a problem with displaying the street-level view picture of 44th and 8th just as you were walking into Peep World to ask directions (what are the odds!) on its site, draws the line […]

    / Jun 11, 2007 at 9:58 AM
  • Google

    Google gobbles PeakStream to help increased flow

    Google bought startup PeakStream for an undisclosed amount yesterday. Prior to the acquisition, PeakStream raised over $17mm in venture funding from big name venture shops Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. The company provides resources to program multicore chips like GPUs, which are often used in graphics cards. Since multicore chips use several […]

    / Jun 6, 2007 at 10:17 AM
  • Google

    GOOG Split?

    We’re told by a trader at a New York investment boutique that Google will split 10-to-1. There have been many rumors of splits in the past but our source claims that this time it’s for real. If he’s right, this would mark a complete about face for Google. At the Google shareholder meeting earlier this […]

    / May 30, 2007 at 3:27 PM
  • Google

    Google Knows

    Are you completely incapable of making the most basic decisions on your own, including “What should I have for dinner” and “How should I touch myself?” Don’t sweat it—while it’s true, yes, you are not in tune with your own body, some day, in the very near future, none of that will matter, thanks to […]

    / May 23, 2007 at 11:28 AM
  • Google

    Life is still like a Google image search

    Thank you US Federal Court for ensuring that Google image searches will remain randomly entertaining for years to come. The Court overturned a February ruling that said Google image search thumbnails could potentially damage a porn site’s ability to sell images to mobile phone users. The overturn renders the thumbnails legal under fair use laws. […]

    / May 17, 2007 at 1:17 PM
  • Google, Media

    Old Media Brings Out the Big Metaphors

    Old Media is firing its arrows at Google at the 56th annual National Cable & Telecommunications Association conference. Trying to convince the public that Old Media has a leg up on the internets and wireless providers, execs got a little carried away. There was a lot to celebrate – from proprietary content lawsuits to the […]

    / May 9, 2007 at 11:56 AM
  • Google, Yahoo

    Searches will be separate, but will they be equal?

    Google is about to incorporate an algorithm that changes searches based on the personal information of logged-in users. The change will happen in the coming weeks. Yahoo disagrees with Google’s approach (and continually surpassing estimates), from the Wall Street Journal: Yahoo Inc. says it has experimented with using search histories to tailor results for individuals, […]

    / Apr 25, 2007 at 2:46 PM
  • Companies, Google, YouTube

    Why We Are Not Shannon Hermes And Why We Should Have Been

    Okay. Here’s a little story. Around a year ago we were doing a lot of freelance writing, growing unpersuasive facial hair and trying to figure out what to do with ourselves now that we had bailed out of the world of high yield finance. One of the things that kept us entertained during this period […]

    / Feb 9, 2007 at 9:26 AM
  • Google, YouTube

    The Great YouTube Flattening

    The rise of YouTube from nowhere to being one of the most popular sites on the web is the biggest start-up story of the year. But is the rise of YouTube over? Over on the Alexa Web Discovery Machine blog, Geoffrey Mack has posted the graph above. It clearly shows that YouTube’s traffic growth flatlined—at […]

    / Nov 9, 2006 at 10:09 AM
  • Google, Googtube, Verizon, YouTube

    Verizon To Plunder The Sanctity Of LonelyGirl15 In The Name Of Revenue

    An agreement would allow Verizon’s customers to view some of the most avidly watched entertainment on the Internet. That could advance the long-expected convergence of video and cellphones. It could also, at least temporarily, give Verizon a marketing edge over its rivals in the wireless and cable industries, furthering the company’s efforts to expand into […]

    / Nov 7, 2006 at 12:16 PM
  • Google, Newspapers

    Google Goes Slumming

    The three-month test version of Google Print Ads starts this week and participating papers include the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. Around 100 advertisers, including the Netflix movie rental concern, luggage vendor eBags, and insurance broker eHealth, have already started buying ads through the new system. It will almost certainly be […]

    / Nov 6, 2006 at 11:56 AM
  • Google

    Google To Pay Video Creators

    One of the first great viral video sensations to hit the video sharing services were the various experiments mixing Diet Coke and Mentos to explosive effect. At one point the videos became so ubiquitous it seemed that everyone with a digital camera and a YouTube or Revver account had made one. The Wall Street Journal […]

    / Oct 31, 2006 at 9:30 AM
  • Google, Viacom, YouTube

    Comedy Central Versus YouTube

    The news that Google owned YouTube took down the ubiquitous Daily Show clips and other material from Comedy Central got a lot of play over the weekend. But, as TechTraderDaily noticed, it’s not at all clear that the purge is actually working. There are hundreds of Daily Show, Colbert Report and South Park clips still […]

    / Oct 30, 2006 at 12:08 PM
  • Companies, George Bush, Google

    President George Bush Uses “The Google”

    Okay. It’s not exactly an original point—but our president sure speaks strangley. Remember his line about “the internets?” It wasn’t just the odd sounding pluralization that made it so weird. It was the misplaced article—the “the” where none is usually used. Well, he’s at it again. CNBC last night aired an interview with the president, […]

    / Oct 24, 2006 at 9:31 AM
  • Google, Googtube, YouTube

    Google-YouTube: It Starts With The Japanese Porn

    You’re on notice, Page. Brin– you escaped our ire only because we realize you’ve got bigger– Lonlier– fish to fry. YouTube Removes 30,000 Files Amid Japanese Copyright Concerns [WSJ]

    / Oct 20, 2006 at 1:28 PM
  • Friendster, Google, Googtube, YouTube

    NYT to Friendster: There’s Really Nothing Left To Say Except That You Fucked Up Big Time

    The New York Times has never crossed a wound she didn’t want to rub salt in and Friendster, the poor man’s MySpace, YouTube, etc, etc, etc is no exception. (To all the fourteen year olds out there who read our site– there was a time before FaceBook, you snot-nosed punks, and we know that because […]

    / Oct 16, 2006 at 11:14 AM
  • Companies, Google, Googtube, Mark Cuban, YouTube

    Mark Cuban Admits He Was Wrong But GoogTube Might Still Be In Trouble

    A few weeks ago bloggging tech mogul Mark Cuban wrote that anyone who bought YouTube would be immediately sued by the media companies whose copyrighted materials make-up so much of the most popular material on the video sharing website. Now he’s admitting that not only hasn’t this happened following the acquisition by Google, but it […]

    / Oct 13, 2006 at 11:01 AM
  • Google, YouTube

    Google-YouTube: Another Day, Another Nerd’s Virginity Lost

    Two Three Kings: For Jawed Karim, the $100,000 or so he would have to spend on a master’s degree at Stanford was never daunting. He hit an Internet jackpot in 2002 when PayPal, which he had joined early on, was bought by eBay. On Monday, still early in his studies for the fall term, he […]

    / Oct 12, 2006 at 10:18 AM
  • Companies, Google, YouTube

    Did YouTube Cost Less Than Nothing?

    We pointed out the other day that Google had bought YouTube for about 1% of its equity. The Big Picture takes the analysis one step further, noting that after the rise in Google’s share price following the acquisition, Google essentially picked up YouTube for free. And if the stock keeps climbing, well, then Google picked […]

    / Oct 12, 2006 at 10:02 AM
  • Google, video, YouTube

    YouTubers React to YouTube Purchase

    YouTubers have begun posting videos reacting to the Google acquisition. Despite fears that getting scooped up by a big company might tarnish the YouTube’s image in the minds of its most loyal users, the overwhelming majority of these videos seem very positive. Far from crying “sell out,” most users seem happy with the Google buy—perhaps […]

    / Oct 11, 2006 at 10:48 AM

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