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Google is boring 

When I see New York Times headlines saying is worried about its share price, then read the article and discover it’s doing things to raise its revenues, then it sure reads like money first, last. It’s now selling print ads, which sounds interesting; the meeting was no longer quirky, but -formal; and that Google has apparently ‘matured’ by eliminating fun.

Jordan Rohan, an analyst with RBC Capital Markets, said that Google’s presentations were more polished and professional this year and that executives addressed the questions most in the minds of investors.
   “The company appears to have matured significantly since its first analyst day a year ago,” Mr. Rohan said.
   “Investors have been successful,” Mr. Rohan said, “in communicating with the management they can't be this funky company.”

   What it suggests to me: Google is a short-term buy, just like any other American company on , that will spawn fewer because its focus is no longer on the strong things that made it great to begin with. Interesting message to send, considering the next generation of are as cynical about ’s traditional messages just as much as .
   Long-term , not short-term pandering, built .

Del.icio.us tags: Google | share price | innovation | corporate culture
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