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Google Stock Gets Another "Buy" Sign with this New Deal

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Google stock is one of our favorite tech plays. It got even better with the Feb. 23 announcement that Google will purchase the mobile payment company Softcard (formerly known as Isis).

Essentially, the search engine company is buying Softcard's technology to use as Google Wallet.

The purchase also guarantees pre-installment of Google Wallet on all Verizon Communication Inc. (NYSE: VZ), T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: PCS), and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) Android phones in the United States starting later this year.

New FAA Drone Regulations Could Kill These GOOG, Amazon.com Projects

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New FAA drone regulations proposed Feb. 15 aren't what tech giants Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) or Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) had hoped for.

"...Once you spend some time looking at them, some of the things proposed would be devastating to the future of the industry," Small UAV Coalition executive director Michael Drobac said to The Wall Street Journal Monday.

Here's what GOOG and AMZN investors need to know...

U.S. Stock Futures Bounce on ECB Bond-Buying Announcement

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U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 22, forecasted a 70-point increase from yesterday's close.

This morning, investors jumped on an announcement by Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank (ECB) of a massive bond-purchasing program to help kick-start the struggling continent's economy to the tune of 60 billion euros a month.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Thursday...

$1 Billion Google-SpaceX Partnership Will Bring the Entire World Online

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Updated Jan. 21, 2015: An exciting Google-SpaceX partnership was formed Tuesday evening. Together, the visionary companies will attempt to bring the remaining two-thirds of the globe online...

You see, more than 60% of the world's population is still offline, according to a September 2014 study by McKinsey & Co.

After a day of rumors, the Internet giant and Fidelity confirmed a $1 billion investment in Elon Musk's SpaceX around 5 p.m. ET Tuesday. A source close to the deal said Google valued SpaceX north of $10 billion.

A Google-SpaceX partnership formed late Tuesday. Together, Google-SpaceX will work to bring the remaining two-thirds of the world's population online...

Five Self-Made Billionaires Who Were Once Poor

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Self-made billionaires rely on their own determination, smarts, and ingenuity to get where they want to go.

Would you be willing to go door-to-door to sell your product? Or walk on stilts, eat fire, and play the accordion for pocket change? Only a handful of people would go to these lengths.

Here are five self-made billionaires who were born poor - but didn't end up that way...

Buy Yahoo Stock, Just Don’t Place Your Bets Solely on Mayer

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Those tempted to buy Yahoo stock because they see it one day dethroning the likes of Google or Facebook should be reminded of where Yahoo’s true value lies.

Especially since every small victory Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) seems to secure is invariably greeted as evidence that Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is successfully breathing new life into a struggling, once-great web portal and online services giant.

The truth is, the Yahoo turnaround has yet to happen. It’s a buy only because of this one share-price driver…

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…

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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Buy These Shares… Before Google Does

Editor's Note: We're giving you special access to Bill's Private Briefing because he and Michael have spotted a rare opportunity in the robotics and M&A niche. Readers have the chance to get into this company before Google does - and sends the price doubling. Here's Bill...
As I've mentioned many times in Private Briefing, resident technology expert Michael Robinson and I talk by telephone at least once every day - and often two or three times.
On more than one occasion, in fact, Michael has joked that we could save a lot of time if we were capable of the "Vulcan Mind Meld" technique that Mr. Spock regularly used in the classic sci-fi TV show Star Trek.
But because we do talk so frequently, I have to confess that Michael surprised me in late December: When I was interviewing our gurus to get their top stock picks for the New Year, Michael recommended a stock that we hadn't previously talked about.
But I'm really glad he did... Full Story

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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Can Google Earnings (Nasdaq: GOOG) Push Stock to $1,000 a Share?

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Google earnings for the second quarter come out after the bell today - with most analysts expecting a strong quarter.

Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) is expected to report Q2 earnings of $10.78 per share on revenue of $14.45 billion. That compares with a $10.12 EPS profit on revenue of $9.61 billion in the same quarter a year ago, according to analysts polled by Reuters.

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