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Microsoft’s Earnings, Enough to Buy Yahoo

I missed Microsoft’s earnings release last week (I was on a flight back from my vacation), so here’s a look back. Microsoft’s revenue for its second quarter were up 30% to $16.37 billion, and profit was up 92% to $6.48 billion.

After Hours, Investors Flee Google

Google mildly missed analyst expectations for Q4 2007 (the company famously does not provide guidance) and late trading has punished the stock.

Amazon’s Earnings Call Goes Okay

Amazon’s earnings in the fourth quarter of 2007 weren’t at all bad.  Shares have still dropped, however, and there’s some concern over the company’s future operating income.

Google’s Got Headcount Under Control. Really?

A Google recruiter dropped a pitch to a Yahoo staffer into our inbox (and we know why, and who the target was); it looks like Google isn’t quite over its hiring binge yet.

Google’s Stock Hits $675 Per Share

A little more than two weeks ago, Google’s stock hit $600 per share.  We all “ooh”ed and “aah”ed.  Now the search giant has hit $675, and it may be only a matter of time before it passes $700.

Google Still On a Hiring Binge

I support Google’s relaxed dress code.  But given all the hiring the company’s doing, I’d recommend one tweak: name tags.  Google added over 2,100 employees this last quarter, making it seemingly impossible for anybody to keep track of anything.

Google Earnings As Expected, Revenue Up 57%

Google shares have been up and down in after-hours trading, but largely have hovered around the closing price of $639.62 soon after Google released its earnings report for the third quarter of 2007. Google beat analyst expectations by a slim margin.

eBay Drops On Earnings Report

Shares of EBAY slid six percent this morning even though the company beat estimates.

Earnings: Yahoo Profits Flat In Q3

Net income for Yahoo’s third quarter of 2007 turned out to be the same 11 cents per diluted share it was during the same quarter in 2006.

Yahoo Gains Search (Ad) Ground Against Google

According to a new study, search marketers are still giving far more money to Google than to Yahoo.  But when spending increases were presented as percentages, it turned out that Yahoo experienced a greater gain.

Money Week For Yahoo, eBay, & Google

Quarterly earnings reports from three of the Internet’s most prominent brands hit the markets this week.

With Or Without Harry, Amazon Stock Soars

So Harry Potter was the cause of Amazon’s tripling profit? What will they do when there are no more books coming out? They’ll be just fine, because that’s not what happened, the New York Times just sort of made it sound that way.

Yikes Microsoft Makes A Lot of Money

Pit Google against Microsoft all you want, the Beast of Redmond still made over three times as much money as the Mountain View Giant last quarter. For the fiscal year, Microsoft surpassed $50 billion.

Google Funds Ubiquisys’s Femtocells

Ubiquisys just secured $25 million in funding, and though you may not recognize that company’s name (or be able to pronounce it), you’ll know one of its backers: Google.

Googlers Hurt Google’s Numbers
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The financials for Google’s second quarter of 2007 proved uninspiring for Wall Street as earnings missed expectations, and Google blamed a higher headcount for rising expenses.

Google Drops Upon 2Q Earnings Report
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Google shares are dropping in after hours trading after the company announced its second quarter earnings report, missing estimates by 3 cents per share.

What’s Up at Yahoo?

I have a personal policy of not investing in companies in the tech industry (I own some Microsoft stock, but that’s just cause I’m too lazy to sell it) but if I did I’d be buying some Yahoo tonight.

I met several employees, including Jeff Weiner, executive vice president, and they were more upbeat about the company’s prospects than I’ve seen from Yahooians in years.

Now, you might say that’s their job, but I’ve been around the block a few times and I think it’s all due to one thing: Jerry Yang is back.

Profits Fall At Yahoo, But Don’t Blame Search

Jerry Yang’s return as Yahoo CEO experienced a less than auspicious start to his first time back at the helm for an earnings announcement, as the numbers showed a dip in display ad performance.

Google’s New “Claim Your Content” YouTube Tool

Google’s at it again – after registering a whole slew of domains, the company has announced a fresh effort to keep copyrighted content off YouTube.  Dubbed "Claim Your Content," the program may be up and running soon.

Google By Numbers; Profits Flatten Out

Revenue and profits rose for Google in their first quarter, earning net income of $1 billion on $3.66 billion in revenue.

Google Earnings Conference Call Quotes

Google announced their earnings in a conference call. Financial details are in their press release here. Below are some of the more interesting quotes from Google CEO Eric Schmidt, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and VP’s Jonathan Rosenberg, George Reyes and Omid Kordestani.