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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….

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).

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.

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Down Sharply on Earnings Miss

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A strong earnings report today would have gone a long way toward Google stock regaining its momentum. Unfortunately for shareholders, a strong report was not what they got.

Not only were revenue and EPS figures lower than expected, revenue generated from advertising was also disappointing.

Get all the information from Google's Q1 earnings report here and see where the stock is headed now.

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) to Partner with Room 77 – And More Deals to Come

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Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) entered a licensing agreement yesterday (Monday) with online hotel-booking startup Room 77 Inc., as the Internet search company continues to strengthen its hotel-search business.

Travelers use Room 77 to search for discounted hotel rooms based on location, brands, amenities, and ratings. The company's software allows users to search for and book their entire stay without leaving the Room 77 site or mobile app.

Why GOOGL Is Up Following Google Stock Split

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Today (Thursday) is the first trading session for Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) following yesterday's 2-for-1 stock split, and shares were up nearly 3% in early trading.

The Google stock split yesterday means shareholders of record as of March 27 received an additional share for every share they previously owned, and share value was halved. Through the deal, investors who owned "Class A" shares were given "Class C" shares.

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What the Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Split Means for Investors

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The Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock split happens tomorrow (Wednesday, April 2), meaning Google shareholders of record as of March 27 will own two shares tomorrow for every share they own today.

Following the split, Google will have twice as many shares outstanding than it currently does. Google's "Class A" shares will trade under the ticker GOOGL, while the company's "Class C" shares will remain on the company's current ticker GOOG.

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Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock News: Split Update and Long-Term Outlook

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Ahead of the Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock split that will take place on April 2, Standard & Poor's announced yesterday (Tuesday) that it will keep two classes of the company's stock in its indexes.

Google stock splitThat's a change from how the index has handled such cases in the past, when Standard & Poor's would only allow a company to be represented once on its indexes.

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Buy These Shares… Before Google Does

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Today’s Stock Market News And Earnings Calendar

Today's stock market news, Jan. 31: U.S. markets rose on Thursday, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) reported strong earnings, and fourth-quarter GDP increased 3.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7% to 15,848, and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index jumped 1.1% to 1,794. U.S. stock futures were down Friday before the bell after Eurozone inflation levels unexpectedly fell by 0.7%.

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Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Earnings Miss: Why Shareholders Shouldn't Fret

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Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock jumped nearly 4% early Thursday morning ahead of its Q4 earnings report on news that it is selling Motorola Mobility.

The Motorola Mobility division had continued to lose money for Google, most recently an operating loss of $248 million last quarter. GOOG purchased the division for $12.5 billion in May 2012 and will sell it to Lenovo for $2.9 billion.

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Why Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Bought Nest

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Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) announced Tuesday that it would be purchasing Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. Nest is known for developing Internet-connected, or "smart," thermostats and smoke detectors.

GOOG stock currently trades just north of $1,140, and has posted a gain of more than 30% in the past three months. Will adding everyday products like Nest's thermostats to its portfolio make a difference for investors?

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