19 thoughts on “Google buys Postini: How high can GOOG go?”

  1. Hype, hype and just a lot more hype. And then a bit more. No monetization for this acquisition, in particular, in sight and yet the stock goes overboard. I do realize that GOOG is a money machine, its been cranking out good earnings, yet the irrationalism of going up on such acquisition (if the jump is indeed attritubed to this acquisition though; for I think its just the general coming back of momentum in GOOG) is just plain irrationalism, hype, bubble.

  2. The problem here is goog is not making money with software at all..not one bit…They make money spamming the internet with ads based on search results….Their poor attempts at software are terrible. They are the xbox of software, pouring money down a drain with no hope of getting a return.

  3. Looks like the feedburner feed somehow got linked with panzera.wordpress.com. It was a bit odd looking at my feed reader and seeing Om spouting off in Italian!

  4. The acquisition makes a lot of sense. Google is executing on their enterprise strategy. A company like Postini makes it easier to do business with an enterprise customer. The cost of acquisition is peanuts compared to the money Google will have to spend to acquire those customers. Internet ad markets wax and wane. When a company like Google has the cash (and the stock), it makes sense to build out a portfolio of offerings that can be redeployed as Google branded SAAS offerings. Look for similar acquisitions in the security and managed applications space.

  5. okay, so they do this and then GE and Coke sign up big time – then do you really still think other enterprises will follow suit? i for one do not…

  6. I know this is an older thread, but I think google is ready to take off again. Tech will be what leads us out of the recession. APPL is another stock that everyone should have a little bit of.

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