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

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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

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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

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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

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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….