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.
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?