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Credit Suisse has pushed its 12-month price target on Google from $800 to $900, causing the stock to regain some of the 125 bucks it's lost to the market roiling since Google grazed $750 earlier this month. Most of Wall Street believes in its heart that Google will see a dizzying $1,000 but few have written it down. Credit Suisse analyst Heath Terry believes Google will drive out all contenders and effectively own 100% of search, which he describes as a "natural monopoly," and that all advertising, including TV, radio and outdoor, will eventually go digital using Google as its "de facto operating system." He is figuring on upwards of 35% sales growth over the next five years and at least 30% earnings growth. ... (more)

Zoho Invites Google & Yahoo Users to Login

Zoho announced that it is welcoming Google and Yahoo users with a unified login designed to encourage those users to try Zoho applications. Now, Google and Yahoo users who visit Zoho can simply log into Zoho using the usernames and passwords associated with their Google and Yahoo accounts. “In several polls and reviews, we noticed that users prefer our applications to online alternatives,” said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist. “For Google and Yahoo! users who are curious about Zoho but don’t want to set up another account, we’ve removed that hurdle. Us... (more)

Google Chrome: Full On Support From Auslogics

Auslogics says it will fully support the new web browser Google Chrome poised to become a powerful Internet Explorer rival. The users of Auslogics BoostSpeed may be the first to experience the full Google Chrome support. This computer performance optimization software will protect the privacy of Google Chrome users, as well as optimize the new browser speed, all by the end of September 2008. According to Google, the new browser can add value for users while driving innovation on the web. However many believe that this is the company's next step towards dominating the Internet and... (more)

Google Chrome OS On Its Way From Google

Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management at Google, and Linus Upson, a Google Engineering Director, posted details about the long-awaited Google Chrome OS yesterday on the Official Google Blog. Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android. "Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems," wrote Pichai and Upson. "While there are areas where Google Chrome OS and Android overlap, we believe choice will drive innovation for the benefit of eve... (more)

Google Sales Surge 57% and Net Income 46% in Quarter 3

Google, whose shares hit a record of $641.41 a week ago, reported that sales in its third quarter had surged by 57% compared with the period a year ago, and net income by 46%. "We are very pleased with the impressive growth we experienced across our business," said CEO Eric Schmidt, who also told analysts, drily: “It is obvious to us that our model continues to work very well.” "Our core search advertising business experienced continued momentum driven by growth in monetization and traffic, and we are creating a wider and deeper ads system through our focus on innovat... (more)