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The Best Way to Profit from the AAPL-GOOG Mobile Payments War


With so much money at stake, it's no wonder Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) are engaging in a huge battle over which company's e-wallet platform consumers will choose to make purchases.

We could wait on the sidelines to see which e-wallet consumers prefer. But that's not our style.

So here's a “secret” play whose business will be supercharged no matter who wins the mobile-payments war…

Why Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) European Privacy Debates Are Pure Genius

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Starting Tuesday, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) will host the first of seven meetings to debate a controversial Internet privacy law imposed by the European Union. The move is the company's latest stroke of genius, but this time, Google's not crafting a futuristic new product. It's solving a way to deliver the perfect balance between privacy and freedom of information to users.

It’s going to use crowdsourcing…

Google Stock (Nasdaq: GOOG) "Unlocks Value" With Fastest-Ever Undersea Cable

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Google stock (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) will benefit from a $300 million deal announced on Tuesday. The innovative tech company said it will work with five Asian telecom companies to develop and implement a trans-Pacific cable that will connect Japan and the United States undersea.

"If I were a traditional telecom operator I would be terrified," Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said of the news. "This highlights how much is at stake and will give Google a significant leg up on the 'Internet of Everything.'"

Here are all the details on the fastest-ever submarine cable to connect the two countries, and what this means for Google stock…

Stocks to Watch Today: GE, GOOG, MSFT, and More

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After the markets got slammed yesterday (Thursday), falling 161 points on a number of fear-triggering global economic events, there are a handful of stocks to watch today in what could be another volatile performance.

While summertime Fridays are typically quiet for equities, today's schedule of market moving events is jam-packed. It's also coming off a day that included a plane crash, the announcement of ground military offensive from Israel, and a 40% move in the Volatility Index (VIX).

With earnings in focus, here are seven stocks to watch today, including GE, GOOG, MSFT, and more...

Google Stock Just Got a Lot More Enticing


With Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) extending its reach into many diverse areas, sometimes it's hard to determine whether Google stock is a good buy.

But a recent acquisition could extend Google's reach into areas that will greatly enhance its bottom line, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani said on the Wednesday edition of FOX Business' "Varney & Co."

In this video, Shah reveals which Google acquisition has him so intrigued - and why...

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Buy GOOG, Today's "Innovative King" of Tech

(Nasadq: GOOG) Stock When Stuart Varney, host of FOX Business’ “Varney & Co. asked Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald to choose between Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) stock and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock, he didn’t hesitate for one instant. “Google, without a question,” Keith said, noting that Google has of late surpassed Apple in the key metric of innovation. Watch the video below Keith explain in detail why Google stock is the better buy right now.

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Good News for GOOG Stock: Brand Voted "Most Valuable"

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Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock may be down 4% in 2014, but that hasn't impacted Google's brand equity. Yesterday (Tuesday), Google was named the world's most valuable brand according to research firm MillwardBrown's "2014 BrandZ Top 100" ranking.

Google surpassed Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), which had held the top spot the previous three years.

Here’s why this year’s ranking is good news for Google stock….

The One Strategy That Will Unlock Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock's True Potential


On Monday afternoon, Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."to talk about the future of Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock.

Rumor has it that Google wants to buy Twitch, a service that allows gamers to stream game play online. The move brings further speculation that Google may break up into separate, smaller companies.

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These Amazing Numbers Tell Us Why Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Is Buying Twitch

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Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) already owns YouTube, which dominates online video. So why is Google buying Twitch, a Web site that mostly just live streams people playing video games?

While the deal isn't official yet, many news outlets have reported that Google wants to buy Twitch for $1 billion. What many don't realize is how big the live streaming of online gaming has become.

When you see these numbers, you’ll realize that this deal is an incredibly smart one for Google (which is great for GOOG stock holders).

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Faces Threat from "Right to Be Forgotten"

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The European Court of Justice has ruled that its citizens have the right to have links to certain information removed from search engines like Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) if that information is outdated or not in the public interest.

In this appearance Wednesday on FOX Business' "The Real Halftime" program with Stuart Varney, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani talks about what this decision on the so-called "right to be forgotten" will mean for Google stock.

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Why We’re Bullish on Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock

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On April 2, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) unveiled a stock split - a 2-for-1 reapportionment that halved the price of the GOOG stock, so you can now snap up shares at a more affordable price.

Academics typically dismiss stock splits as "book-keeping" maneuvers, but retail investors often get pretty stoked about them.

This time it's the investor who has the right take on this.

Here’s how the GOOG stock split can give your investment portfolio a nice jolt.