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On today’s edition of MarketFoolery, the daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we discuss the following topics:

  • Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) raised its quarterly dividend by 25%. Instead of paying out all that cash, would the software giant be better served making a strategic acquisition? Hear why one  analyst thinks Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) could be a target.
  • Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Chairman Eric Schmidt appeared before a U.S. Senate subcommittee to answer a few questions -- questions like, "Is Google unfairly using its search engine to punish companies like Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE)?" Listen as one analyst defends Google's "natural monopoly" against charges of dubious business practices.
  • Brewing giant SABMiller's purchase of Foster's for $10.2 billion means only one thing: It's time for our analysts to recommend a couple of beers. Stay thirsty, investors.