NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Known for wanting to be everything to everyone, Google (GOOG) often seems misunderstood in the eyes of investors. Whether in smartphones or tablets, apps or maps, and now Google is working to become an ISP, an internet service provider.
While you would be correct to call this variety of ambitions scattered, you must also call Google successful. And the company's stock price, which recently hit a wall after reaching $928, has become a concern for investors, who are worried about the company's growth potential.
Despite its search dominance, Google never rests.
The company is in simultaneous battles with titans like Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB) to win control over mobile and social media, while at the same time fighting a war with Microsoft (MSFT) in device browsers and operating systems. As if this was not enough, now Google wants to take on other ISPs like Time Warner Cable (TWC).
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