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Early Google Backer Sells Huge Amount Of Stock

This is not something to be alarmed about; it was both prearranged and preapproved.  It’s still an interesting bit of news, though: Ram Shriram, one of Google’s founding board members, recently sold 100,000 shares of stock.

Google Stock Crested $600 Per Share

The GOOG spent a brief time over the $600 mark, putting it in some pretty good company for a few minutes.

Yahoo Moving On Up The Stock Charts
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Yahoo’s stock lay down like an overheated hound at the end of the dog days of August. Don’t look now, but they are bouncing back.

Decker Make Big Bet On Yahoo Stock

A three-year low in the company’s stock price may have been too tempting for Yahoo president Susan Decker to let slip by without taking a chance on it.

Google’s Postini Deal Goes Through
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There’s no telling what’ll happen with the DoubleClick deal, but Mountain View’s Postini arrangement is no longer up in the air – the Federal Trade Commission doesn’t mind if Google acquires the email security company.

Local.com Sells Stock For Financing

Local.com is $13 million richer, but the money was not so much a gift as a payment – Local.com sold about 2.4 million shares of its stock to two investors.  And those investors bought the shares at $5.50 apiece, even though the stock’s current price has only ranged between $5.70 and $7.60 over the past few days.

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.

Google Stock Fell To $12 After Hours
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The after hours price for shares of GOOG as seen on both Yahoo Finance and Google Finance plummeted to $12 for a few brief minutes at around 6:14 pm EDT.

Hearst Sells Stake In Local.com
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We usually write about companies buying each other, but in this case, Hearst Corporation is going against the trend: it has sold its stake in Local.com.

Local.com Scores 411 Patent, Stock Soars

The world was relatively quiet last week when Local.com announced it had been awarded a patent on local search. Not so today, as another patent is revealed for an ad-supported 411 local search model. As of right now, 2:30 EDT, shares of Local.com are up 62 percent.

Why Did Terry Semel Get $107.5 Million?
Douglas McIntyre reports that two consulting firms have analyzed Yahoo CEO Terry Semel’s compensation package and determined that Yahoo shareholders should consider revolting.

What Works On YouTube
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An interesting article in Advertising Age focuses on a debate within the advertising industry about how to approach the new world of user-generated content for marketing purposes. And nobody’s seems all that sure about it.

Engadget Error (Briefly) Deflates Apple Stock

Well, we can officially put the debate to rest that blogs don’t count for much (not that anybody has really debated the blog’s potential lately). When Engadget reports bad news, stocks plummet – a lesson Apple learned the hard way as $4 billion in market cap fell off the board for six Wall Street minutes.

Yahoo Stock Falls on Over-Optimism
Perhaps Yahoo CEO Terry Semel should have known better than to give Wall Street any signal that the new Panama platform was working well. When he said…

“We expect some revenue from Panama to begin to hit in the second quarter and to pick up dramatically in the following quarters. It’s working like a charm.”

Yahoo Search Drops, As Does Its Stock

Yahoo gave away 0.6 percent of US search engine market share in March 2007, with Google and Microsoft gaining at Yahoo’s expense by comScore’s numbers. Higher expenses in the first quarter led to shares of YHOO sinking after hours.

China YouTv Wants To Be A YouTube
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China YouTV Corp. and HuaJu NetMedia have signed an agreement to set up a joint venture in China and form a video sharing Web site business. Hoping to capitalize on the success that YouTube has had they want to position themselves as the YouTube of China.

Google’s Stock Dips Amid Lawsuit Banter

In a day that has seen the Dow Jones drop by over 200 points and the NASDAQ take a 50-point dive, Internet companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo have seen their stock prices continue in a downward spiral. Unfortunately, Google’s day hasn’t been much better.

SEC Charges Hackers With Pumping Google

Three Indian nationals have been charged as part of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation into pump and dump stock schemes the boosted prices for fourteen stocks, including Google and Sun Microsystems.

Vonage Awaiting Last Rites From Verizon Jury

A verdict is expected by tomorrow as to whether or not Vonage owes Verizon nearly $200 million in patent infringement penance, and almost $5 per customer in royalties. If so, Verizon blasts a very large hole in an already sinking ship.

Social Photo Sharing and Stock Photography

Dan Heller’s Photography Business Blog: "In 2000, I wrote an article called, ‘The Five Truisms of the Photography Business’, and Truism #1 is ‘There are more people who have photography as a hobby than as a profession.’

C# Stock Quote Class

A couple of months ago one of my readers asked me to build a stock quote class that would automatically update the quote.

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