GOOG Stock

Why Google Stock (Nasdaq: GOOG) Investors Love Europe's Breakup Vote

Google stock

On Thursday, the European Parliament will decide whether to force Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) to unbundle search from the rest of its commercial services.

A "yes" vote could shrink Google's vast market share. The company currently accounts for 90% of all Web searches in Europe.

But it also means a very lucrative event is one step closer for Google stock investors...

Understanding the Key Threats to Google (GOOG) Stock

Google sign

=

Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) has grown to be the fourth most valuable U.S. company , with a market capitalization of $370 billion.

Only Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) are larger. In 2015, the company will likely generate more than $60 billion in revenue and more than $17 billion in net income.

Analysts expect it to continue growing at 15% to 20% for the foreseeable future despite its increasing size, a growth rate rivaled only by Apple among mega-cap companies.

That rate of growth continues to get more tightly squeezed...

The 5 Best Google Innovations of 2014 (Nasdaq: GOOG)

Nasdaq: GOOG self driving car

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has earned a reputation for thinking big over the years.

It's changed the way we search the Internet. (Back in 2006, the verb "to Google" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary.) It's changed the way we go places. (Street View has photographed and posted more than 5 million miles of road.)

But this year, Google pushed the boundaries of medicine, robotics, space exploration, and communication.

Here's our list of the top five Google innovations in 2014...

How Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Will Dominate the Future

Nasdaq: GOOG

You'd be hard pressed to find two guys more different than Warren Buffett and Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) Ray Kurzweil.

Buffett, probably the world's most famous investor, steered clear of high tech until just the last few years. Kurzweil, on the other hand, has pushed the boundaries of innovation for more than five decades.

Industry leader Google has somehow combined Buffett's business genius and Kurzweil's futurist brain - take a look...

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

AAPL

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

Nasdaq: GOOG

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

Nasdaq: GOOG

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

stocks to watch today

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...

© 2014 Money Map Press. All Rights Reserved. Protected by copyright of the United States and international treaties. Any reproduction, copying, or redistribution (electronic or otherwise, including the world wide web), of content from this webpage, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of Money Morning. 16 W. Madison St. Baltimore, MD, 21201, Email: customerservice@MoneyMorning.com