Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 22:21 UTC
Google "Google's fourth-quarter earnings rose 7 percent as online advertisers spent more money in pursuit of holiday shoppers. The financial results announced Tuesday were a mixed bag. While the company's earnings topped analyst estimates, an accounting quirk caused net revenue to fall below the projections that guide investor expectations."
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Financial earnings
by WorknMan on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 22:43 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Why did you report on this, Thom? This kind of news makes tech blogs all the time, and I'm not sure why, as it seems like it would only be of interest to investors, who are probably already reading The Wall Street Journal, or similar.

It's interesting to hear if a tech company's stock takes a huge dive (or there's a huge spike), but a 7% rise hardly seems eventful.

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RE: Financial earnings
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 23:14 in reply to "Financial earnings"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I have been posting them since always, and of all three major companies (Microsoft, Google, Apple). There's a very simple reason why.

If I don't, I'll get slammed for being biased by idiots who assume that because their precious pet company's results weren't posted I must be biased against it or for its competitors. Same thing if I never post them but only if they have a bad quarter (because, as you say, that's actually news). So, I just post them all as-is so none of those idiots can complain.

Simple, huh?

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RE[2]: Financial earnings
by delta0.delta0 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 02:58 in reply to "RE: Financial earnings"
delta0.delta0 Member since:
2010-06-01

and yet no one really cares... :-D

Edited 2013-01-23 02:59 UTC

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