The market wasn't exactly blown away by Apple's iPhone 4S announcement yesterday: Shares of Apple bucked the trend on a day when the general market rallied. Where were the special features already beginning to appear on Android smartphones? And where was the salesmanship of former CEO Steve Jobs, sorely lacking in Tim Cook?
Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility -- its largest acquisition ever -- paves the way for the search giant to enter the smartphone business directly. Here, we survey the likely outcomes of the deal, telling you who will benefit and who stands to lose.
Given Google's increasing centrality to our digital lives, it might shock you to learn that analysts had been rushing to trim down their estimates for the company's earnings in recent months. That was a mistake: Last night Google delivered second-quarter earnings that sent its shares skyrocketing.