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Re: [News] [Rival] GOOGLE Down 21% for the Year

"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
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> ____/ Subway steel on Monday 26 May 2008 17:48 : \____
>> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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>>> | With Microsoft down about 21 percent for the year and trading close to 
>>> a
>>> | 52-week low, the downside seems limited.
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>> "Downside seems limited" is actually a positive thing.
>> Google is down the exact same amount as Microsoft. So why didn't you post
>> that instead?
> http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=MSFT#chart2:symbol=msft;range=ytd;compare=goog;indicator=volume;charttype=line;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=on;source=undefined
>> - ss
> Google, like IBM, is a proprietary software company and I'm not especially
> concerned about it. The point to be made is that the company which fights 
> (tooth and nail) is toppling itself. Who /else/ would fight Linux? Nokia?
> Apple? I don't see that happening.

Ok, but the main point you appear to be making is that a stock price being 
down 21% for the year is somehow indicative of something. You didn't mention 
anything about competition or fighting FOSS or Linux. The "subject" posted 
was that a stock price being down 21% is relevant and if it's relevant to 
Microsoft then the same relevancy would also apply to stocks such as Google 
which are also down by the exact same amount.

If you are really this convinced that stock price has anything to do with 
the viability of a product or technology then take a look at LNUX  (VA 
Linux) which is down 35% for the year. I can't tell what point you're 
attempting to make by talking about stock prices but if you're going to 
compare apples to apples (stock price to stock price) then LNUX and GOOG are 
faring the same or worse.

- ss

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