$349 Nexus 5 appears, then disappears in Google Play

We’ve seen a ton of Nexus 5 leaks lately, including a purported technical manual , rumors about an October 15 release date , and a 7-minute leaked video showing off the purported device. Now, however, we’ve got an all but official unofficial confirmation of the phone, after Google accidentally a 16GB Nexus 5 on Google Play for $349—the original selling price of the 16GB Nexus 4. “Capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways,” the Nexus 5 Google Play listing read.

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Google Hits All Time High on Earnings Beat: What Wall Street’s Saying

Google ( GOOG ) blew out its third-quarter earnings estimates, as the Internet search giant shows paid click volumes aren’t slowing down anytime soon. Paid clicks — which include clicks related to ads served on Google sites and the sites of Network members, soared, rising approximately 26% year-over-year and 8% sequentially. That helped the company generate $10.74 per share in earnings on $11.93 billion in revenue, excluding traffic acquisition costs (TAC).

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Google Exceeds Earnings Estimates as Ad Prices Slip

For more than a decade, Google’s search advertising business has seemed almost magical in its ability to mint money. But the magic is beginning to wear off as people spend more time on mobile devices, where the company makes less money on ads, Claire Cain Miller reports. Shareholders sent the stock up 8 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday, after Google’s better-than-expected third-quarter financial report.

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Google’s Easter Eggs: best hidden jokes planted by software developers

If you google ‘Google in 1998’ the search engine travels back in time to give you a glimpse of its pre-millennium look. By typing the phrase ‘do a barrel roll’ into Google search, the browser does a 360-degree turn. It was initially created by Google’s software engineers to showcase the power of CSS3 – the language used to control the layout of web pages.

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Google earnings soar, shares surge

Google’s earnings surged by 36% in the third quarter of this year, with shares in the company poised to reach an all-time high today. The results may prove that a deepening decline in the Internet search leader’s average ad prices matters less than how frequently people are clicking on the commercial pitches. The numbers released yesterday impressed investors who had been fretting about a downturn in Google’s ad prices that began two years ago.

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Microsoft’s Scroogled Ad Campaign

The Scroogled advertising campaign undertaken by Microsoft to ding and scuff its rival Google appears to be an effective effort, according to statistics recently published by AdAge. That publication’s report details data collected for Microsoft by Answers Research indicating that, following a visit to Scroogled.com , Google’s favorability gap with Bing with users fades from 45 points, to 5. Also in the AdWeek report is internal Microsoft data, indicating that after watching a Scroogled ad, the chance of a viewer recommending Google to a friend falls by 10 percent.

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comScore Says AOL (Including Just-Acquired Adap.tv) Is The…

And by “we”, I’m referring to AOL, which owns TechCrunch. comScore is releasing its Video Metrix report for September, and while AOL only ranked third among video content properties in the US (behind Google and Facebook), it took the top spot for (the first time) in number of video ads viewed. comScore reports that AOL saw 3.7 billion video ad impressions in September, compared to 3.2 billion for Google (a number that includes YouTube) and 2.8 billion for the BrightRoll platform. AOL also saw the highest duration of ads viewed, at 1.7 billion minutes, and it reached 49.6 percent of the total US population. In a blog post that was provided to TechCrunch ahead of the report’s publication, AOL’s Ran Harnevo and Adap.tv’s Amir Ashkenazi (pictured above with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong) note that this is the first public data on the combined companies since AOL completed its acquisition of video ad company Adap.tv a month ago.

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