The Google Investor Conference Call Q & A today was presented by Google as its effort to be more forthcoming about the firm’s long-term strategy and how the company runs its business. Google Q & A, however, could more aptly be called “Google Speak.” It ended just a few moments ago and below is just a taste of the “Google Speak” provided in response to questions posed (stay tuned for more discussion of information gleaned from the Q & A).
The first question posed asked for commentary on the Google-AOL relationship, in light of the recently announced Yahoo-eBay deal. "Google Speak": the AOL deal is being implemented as announced.
Question on China operations. "Google Speak": let’s wait and see what happens.
Responsibility for "Google Speak" lies not only with Google, but also with Google questioners. Among the numerous questions from the numerous questioners, only one questioner repeatedly posed her question to Google, attempting to obtain a direct, satisfactory, response to her question regarding the cash flow projections underlying the Dell deal.
Additionally, one seemingly requisite question was not posed by any questioner: What are you doing about click fraud in order to prevent click fraud liability?
One moment of clarity from the Google team involved its observation that many find “laughable” the Google assertion that increasing competition from new entrants, such as Microsoft, will always be “net positive” for Google.
What else does “Google Speak” about? Join the conversation: “Talk Back” below and share your thoughts.
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