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Markets "Whistle Past the Graveyard" as Google Gains $65 Billion in Just One Day

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While markets decided to ignore what are destined to be doomed attempts to cover over intractable debt crises in Greece and China, the real action in the markets last week took place in two high-flying NASDAQ stocks - Netflix and Google.

Netflix stock split 7-to-1 and the company announced strong subscriber growth, pushing its stock up from a split-adjusted $98.13 on Wednesday to $114.77 at the end of the week. The 18% pop increased its market cap to $48.7 billion and its price/earnings ratio to 210x as Wall Street analysts competed with each other to raise their price targets to ever higher levels.

If you think that sounds giddy, look at what Google did...

Google Earnings Preview for Q2 2015 (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL)


Google is scheduled to report Q2 2015 earnings Thursday after the close.

The Internet search giant is expected to post strong results, but costs on new business ventures remain a key concern.

Here's a Google earnings preview for investors...

Uber Grapples to Distance Itself From Google

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Uber, the ride-hailing app wreaking havoc on the cab industry, was reported by The New York Times late last week as pursuing purchase of Nokia Corporation's (NYSE: NOK) Here mapping service.

The privately held Uber is currently valued at $41.2 billion and is pursuing another $2.8 billion in funding. The Times article placed Uber's bid for the Here technology as nearing $3.0 billion.

Competitors Are Ready to "Storm Google's Castle"

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We've known about Google's European antitrust lawsuit for years now. That's why it's so shocking that this issue hasn't really been "baked in" to the company's share price. So when the suit heats up again, Shah thinks shareholders could be in for a rude surprise...

Shah thinks shareholders could be in for a rude surprise...

What Anti-Trust Investigations Miss About Data Monopolies

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The European Commission has finally thrown down the Google gauntlet. But effectively defanging the search giant could require the EC to fundamentally reshape the nature of the search business in Europe.

The separate investigation it has launched seeks to uncover whether Google enforced anti-competitive agreements and otherwise hindered competition in the mobile devices and services market.

Google's New "Euro Plan" Could Boost Shares by 50%
(or More)

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Google Inc.'s (Nasdaq: GOOG) plan to merge its European operations might look like a defensive pullback, but it's really a potential buying opportunity. In fact, Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson thinks the stock could soar 50% over the next three and a half years.

The search giant said on February 25 that it would merge its two European divisions.

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.

Mobile Deal Gives Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Its Next "Puzzle Piece"

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Money Morning's Tech Specialist Michael Robinson was spot-on with his latest Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock prediction.

The search engine giant is one step closer to tech world domination.

Yesterday's (Monday) announcement is exactly what Robinson was looking for - and why he's calling Google stock a "Buy"...

New FAA Drone Regulations Could Kill These GOOG, Projects

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


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…

Will Google Buy eBay?

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On Friday, a report surfaced that Google (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) was in talks to buy a 40% stake in eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) for $85 billion at $68 per share.

Although the rumor was dispelled by an eBay spokesman, an eventual partnership between these two e-commerce companies isn't out of the question...

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…

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