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

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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

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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 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…

The Best Way to Invest in Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) 3D Printing Breakthrough

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The 3D printing field has been around for many years now, yet it remains relatively young in its potential for handing tech investors outsized gains.

This is one of the tech sector's most exciting fields - one I believe offers plenty of long-term upside.

Indeed, I believe there is one company poised for a fresh breakout.

Its cutting-edge technology and management team are so strong that it led to a formidable new alliance with a technology player whose name is synonymous with growth and profits.

This company's stock is heading higher, so let's get right to its story and profit...

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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…

GOOGL, FOXA, PCLN, and CTRP Headline Stock Market News Today

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Stock market news today, August 7, 2014: The U.S. stock market was sluggish yesterday (Wednesday), with benchmarks eking out modest gains.

Concerns about geopolitical pressures in Ukraine temporarily abated, but investors are taking notice of brewing economic problems in Europe. A slew of bad data suggests a choppy road ahead for the European Union, which has a combined GDP that is roughly $600 billion larger than the U.S. economy.

Here are the top stories in stock market news today (Thursday)…

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...

Seven Reasons to Buy Wearable Technology Stocks Now

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One of the hottest trends for investors in 2014 has been investing in wearable technology stocks, as new products hit the market seemingly every week.

The wearable tech industry is growing at an incredible rate, and has been described as a "key consumer technology." The research shows that the industry is set to explode. In fact, it's already experiencing incredible growth.

As the market develops, there will be numerous investment opportunities, and these are the seven biggest reasons we’ll be investing in wearable tech…

Google Stock Stakes Its Future on "Android Everywhere"

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Yesterday Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) said it was expanding Android to run not just on tablets and smartphones, but also on wearable tech like smartwatches, in-car entertainment systems, and its own Android TV. The software on Google's Chromebook laptops will also be better integrated with Android.

While it might strange for a product that's given away for free, Google's grand plans for Android will determine the fate of Google stock over the next several years.

Here's why.

Alibaba Stock to Trade on NYSE

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It was announced today that Alibaba stock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange, according to a report today (Thursday) from Bloomberg.

The report indicates that the Chinese e-commerce giant could announce the decision in a revised IPO prospectus as early as this afternoon.

For the NYSE, landing the Alibaba IPO is a major success - because the size, scope and potential for Alibaba are enormous...

Get Ready to Profit from Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock's Encore

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With its Windows operating system installed on virtually all of the world's PCs, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) was the personal computer revolution in the 1990s. And MSFT stock went on a 9,000% ride.

But now, with its growth phase over, mainstream investors have forgotten all about this once-mighty tech giant.

Here's why they're making a big mistake - and why MSFT is one of the best stocks to buy now...

Boost from iPhone 6 Will Push Apple Stock to Record High

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The iPhone 6, the next major upgrade to Apple's flagship product, isn't due out until September. But we've gleaned enough leaked information to project that it will bring in enough revenue and profit to get Apple stock back to its all-time high - $100.72 - and beyond.

Two larger screen sizes and a full slate of new features will have customers lining up for the iPhone 6 from New York to Beijing.

The only question is how high AAPL stock will ultimately go...

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