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Maybe Google should just buy Sony

by punterjoe / October 19, 2006 9:46 PM PDT

Sony's on the ropes, Google's on the rise. Except for the battery division, Sony's hardware is generally decent & seems only to be hobbled by managment/mktg choices like proprietary hw/sw formats & draconian DRM. Google could kill Sony connect & give e-Book, PSP & music player users a better content acquisition experience. And they could probably get the PS3 released on time - although it would be Beta for 5 years.
BTW - Couldn't Sony have just released their quarterly financials with an asterisk and small ''Batteries not included'' disclaimer? Grin

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Maybe better reason: Google shares jump even after youtube!!
by robstak / October 20, 2006 5:22 AM PDT

I heard on CNN that google shares jumped yesterday because they exceeded q3 predicitons, even in the face of the youtube acquisition.

Maybe google should just make habit of this, and buy all the bad-idea companies out there and watch their stocks continue to paradoxically skyrocket, lol. Happy


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No Way Jose, Let Sony Fall, Google has better things to do
by Skeeteron_mypeter / October 20, 2006 6:55 AM PDT

I am sure that Google could offer a lot of value but Google has better things with their resources besides wasting their time on trying to rescue Sony. Google has a huge undertaking with getting "YouTube" in order so that it doesn't get hammered with lawsuits.

1. Google still must complete their library and digital book initiatives. They have many many more books to scan. Have you notice...they have not mention periodicals...that is next!

2. Google has taken on the software market with their Document and Spreadsheet applications. They still need a image editing tool, presentation tool, and a good low cost database to go with their existing applications. I am sure that they are working on this.

3. Let's not forget that Google has an extensive dark-fiber network. They have big plans for this network which they will need to execute on.

4. Google recently started their shopping cart project. This will require major technical and marketing efforts if they are hoping to penetrate the huge shopping venues of Amazon, Ebay, Microsoft, Yahoo, Overstock and

5. Google has projects underway in the mobile space. These projects are still in their infancy but if Google hopes to capitalize on the upcoming dotMobi space, they will need to have these projects well developed to take advantage of this new Internet venue.

And lastly, Google is simply kicking butt in the advertising Search space. There are still challenges in this area. Advertisers are nervous because click fraud is still quite rampant. Google is near a solution for this on their search engine portal but other companies are working on this very same thing. Whoever gets to market with the ultimate deterrent to click fraud will win hugely in the Internet marketshare. Will it be Google? Maybe....maybe not. It is up to them.

My Opinion: As for Sony, they made their bed....let them work their way out of their mess. If they cannot do it, then they do not deserve to be a publicly traded company.

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