* Google is set to brief investors in a Webcast about search and monetization. While the company made its fortune on Internet search ads, Wall Street is increasingly eager for signs that the company’s other money-making bets will pay off.
* Apple’s annual September gathering may or may not feature master showman CEO Steve Jobs. While revamped iPods are again on tap this year, much of the focus is stuck on whether Jobs will make his first public appearance since taking medical leave in January.
* Shops start selling of “The Beatles: Rock Band”, one of the most highly anticipated new video games this year.
* July personal income and spending data will provide more clues on the likely durability of any economic recovery. Personal income probably rose 0.2 percent compared with a year earlier after a drop of 1.3 percent the previous month, according to Reuters polling.