Peter Kafka

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QOTD: Faint Praise for Googorola, More for Google

We still view GOOG’s acquisition of the football coaching headphone equipment company as highly risky, but given signs that Amazon & Facebook may also enter the Smartphone market, GOOG’s move isn’t unprecedented.

– Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney, who is upgrading his Google rating to “buy” from “neutral,” despite his lack of enthusiasm for the $12.5 billion Motorola deal. On the bright side, he adds, if regulators approve the purchase next year, it will “still provide GOOG with patent support, & it’s an accretive deal.”


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”