Stocks Alphabet Class A

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    Take a look at some of Friday’s morning movers:

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    Struggling tech companies have failed to acquire "cult" status in an oversaturated market and the successes of Google, Facebook and Apple in particular are largely due to their massive followings in a "cult-based economy", Keith Woolcock, Partner at 5th Column Ideas, told CNBC.

  • Google

    In the wake of the now infamous Google "founders," expect to hear more griping that Silicon Valley live by its own set of rules.

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    Tonight’s top stories: Markets bounce back after down spell, Dow has best day in a month.  Wall Street reaction to Google’s two for one stock split. Best Buy investigation into CEO behavior continues. Will we see a black CAT on Friday the 13th? Video game sales continue decline.

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    Earnings from J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo could help set the course for stocks Friday, as markets head to the finish line of a volatile week.

  • If it was intended to assuage Wall Street, it didn't work. In fact, some of the Fast pros think Google's stock split may send investors running for the exits.

  • Google Headquarters

    On Thursday, Google beat earnings and announced plans to issue a dividend — in the form of a new class of nonvoting stock.

  • Sony Corporation's headquarters in Tokyo

    The problem with Sony's reorganization is it seems structured for yesterday's problems, not tomorrow's

  • Stocks rallied for a second session Thursday, recouping from the recent selloff, boosted by stronger prospects for GDP growth in China and amid hopes for further monetary easing.

  • Google's Q1 Earnings & Stock Split

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Google's 2-for-1 stock split and its impact on shareholders. Also, breaking down the tech giant's Q1 numbers and click rate, with Colin Gillis, BGC Financial senior technology analyst, and CNBC's Jon Fortt. And the Fast Money crew discusses after-hours action in Coinstar and how to play it.

  • Google

    In response to demands that the company pay a dividend, Google announced they would ... sort of.

  • Google Headquarters

    The Internet giant's earnings topped forecasts, while revenue was in-line. Google also announced plans to issue a dividend — in the form of a new class of nonvoting stock.

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    Check out which stocks are moving after-the-bell Thursday:

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    Advertisers want to target their ads to the people most likely to be receptive to them, and information is the key to targeting. The more information available, the better the targeting.

  • Pro traders will be focused on these metrics as Google earnings hit, Thursday after the bell.

  • Google

    Google is all but certain to deliver pretty good news when it announces results this afternoon. Unfortunately for the online giant, this is one of those quarters where a downside surprise would matter a lot more than an upside surprise.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook's long-term business strategy should be to crush Google. That's the plan from an anonymous "Internet Marketing Insider" who has published an e-book on Amazon.com.

  • U.S. stock index futures edged off their best levels Thursday following a handful of weaker-than-expected economic news.

  • The exterior of Yahoo! corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Here's what people are talking about tonight: Former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir inks music streaming deal with Yahoo and Google's upcoming earnings.

  • Unemployment line

    Still bruised by the March jobs reports, markets will be watching jobless claims to see if the trend towards job growth remains intact — or if it'll be a repeat of last year.