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    There's a new Internet service provider in town, and it's almost assuredly faster and cheaper than what you are currently paying for.

    Google Fiber is already available in Austin, Provo, and Kansas City. It's already expanding to five more cities, with four more named as possible future "fiberhoods."

    But exactly what is Google Fiber -- and why is it shaking up the entire ISP industry?

    Let's take a look...

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Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin Plan to Cure Aging with Biotech Venture

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Google Inc.'s (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) Larry Page and Sergey Brin have taken anti-aging to a whole new level.

In 2013, Google founded the biotech company Calico along with Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Chairman Arthur Levinson.

Rather than focusing on diseases, Calico was founded to cure aging. According to Page, expanding the human life span by as much as 100 years is the company's goal.

Thanks to new breakthroughs, they may be closer than you think...

A Day in the Life of Being Spied On

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We're all being spied on. It's common knowledge here in the U.S... And some folks just accept it.

But they don't know how and how often they're being watched.

If you're one of these folks, then tell: Are you ok with the NSA tracking your whereabouts?

If not, then read on. Because you're definitely being watched. We all are. Probably right now...

Two Tech Firms with a Retail Presence I Can Get Behind

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This morning I've got a $1,000 piece of useless high-tech hardware hanging over my fireplace at home in Oregon. It used to be a fabulous 50-inch Samsung SmartHub television.

Today I'll tell you a story about what's happened because it illuminates something critically important when it comes to your money - why you won't see me recommend a single retail tech stock - save two.

That may strike you as odd given how often we've spoken about Technology as one of the six Unstoppable Trends we're following, but there's a reason.

Several, actually.

Beginning with an experience that may hit close to home for you, too... and fortunately is going to point us to the only two retail tech stocks I recommend as a "buy."

Europe Disrupts the Disruptors

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European regulators want to disrupt Silicon Valley's quest for global market domination. The EU has relentlessly investigated U.S. tech giants individually, saying they have rigged the game against their European competitors. .

But now the European Commission is officially moving to limit Silicon Valley's overall sway in the EU marketplace.

Here's Why Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Recently Soared

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We've been telling you for a while now that Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) trades like a small-cap - the kind of action investors dream about.

Recently, this old-guard tech company's share price surged - jumping 10.5% in one day.

Here's what fueling their recent (and future) success...

Google Stock Price (Nasdaq: GOOG) Up 3.4% Despite Earnings Miss – Here's Why

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Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) released earnings after closing bell Thursday. It missed on both earnings and revenue.

But that didn't stop the Google stock price from climbing as high as 4.3% Friday.

Here's why investors are rallying behind GOOG stock...

EBAY, FB, GM, CAT, GOOG Earnings Buzz in Stock Market News Today

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In stock market news today, April 23, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 21-point decline from Wednesday's close.

The DJIA slid 60 points as corporate earnings continue to show the effects of a strong U.S. dollar. The dollar has surged more than 9% year to date and punished companies with a broad international focus and reliance on overseas sales. The Nasdaq moved 19 points higher on news of a proposed biotech merger.

Here's what's in focus today as earnings reports continue to roll in...

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...

A Guide to the Google Antitrust Lawsuit in Europe

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The European Commission filed formal antitrust charges against Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) on Wednesday.

But a Google antitrust lawsuit in Europe has been fermenting for years.

Our guide will bring you up to date on how all this began, what happened this week, and what to expect from here...

[CHART] See the Latest M&A Deals from AAPL, AMZN, FB, GOOG, and YHOO

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Tech M&A deals are so commonplace now they often come and go with little fanfare. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) alone has acquired 44 companies since 2000. Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has gobbled up more than three times that, with 144 buys in the last 15 years.

These deals are actually changing our lives - perhaps more than we realize. For instance, Google bought mobile software Android in 2005. Now, Android smartphones account for 78.4% of global market share. There are 76 million Android users in the U.S. alone.

Here are five charts that show the recent M&A deals from American tech sweethearts Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo!, and Google.

In another year or two, chances are some of these buys will have changed the way we live...

This "Piggybank Investment" Will Make You a Millionaire

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Where "the herd" sees doom and gloom, we see profit opportunity. And today we're going to show you a piggybank investment that will make you huge profits.

In fact, this stock represents an opportunity to create the kind of wealth that you'll be able to pass along to future generations.

Here's our pick and how "piggyback investing" works...

GOOG's New YouTube Service Tops Stock Market News Today

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U.S. stock futures for Thursday, April 9, forecasted a 4-point gain from yesterday's close. The DJIA Index added 27 points on Wednesday following a busy day of earnings reports and the release of minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in March.

For April 9, 2015, here are your stock futures, pre-market movers, stocks to watch, and top stock market news today...

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) Laughs Off Media with These Adorable Baby GIFs

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Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has been making headlines lately for its creative responses to the media. The tech giant has everyone in stitches.

Except for The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Dot, that is.

Here's the hilarious way Google's been handling the media's latest hoopla.

Pre-Market Movers: American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL) to Join S&P 500

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Good morning! Stock futures for Tuesday, March 17, forecasted a 52-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA Index surged 228 points Monday, a day ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) second meeting of the year. Notable pre-market movers are American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL), Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: KPTI), and these...

The FOMC meeting today will focus on when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.

Here's why AAL is one of today's pre-market movers, what else is happening in stock market news, and your "Money Morning Tip of the Day"...

Bill Ackman-Herbalife FBI Investigation Leads Stock Market News Today

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Stock market news today, March 13, 2015: Good morning! U.S. stock futures forecasted a 30-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA surged 259 points Thursday, gaining back most of Tuesday's losses. Nine of the S&P 500's 10 indices were on the rise, with the energy sector the lone decliner.

Today will be a quiet day on the earnings front, while investors focus on a fresh consumer sentiment report. On the international front, keep an eye on Greece. The country is supposed to pay back 340 million euros ($360 million) of its International Monetary Fund loan today.

Here's what else you should know in stock market news today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day"...

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