Stock Up After Google Announces
That’s what happens when you announce earnings and revenue that exceeds expectations. Of course, the opposite is true, we just won’t go there today …
As I type, the stock is up 12.08% +63.90 to 592.84.
We could get into the financial side of stuff, but lets talk about Google+. Yes, that’s Google with a plus sign.
Google’s making a big push to be more social. Or at least get you to spend more time with Google then with Facebook.
While I haven’t involved myself with Google+, a number of people I know have reporting that some of the Google+ features are an improvement over what Facebook offers. In particular, the “circle” ability for your friends. You can create groups, i.e. – circles, of friends. Something you can’t readily do with Facebook. Do you really want to tell all of your friends (which might include your dear old grandmother) about your drunken debauchery last night. I didn’t think so. Google+ lets you communicate that type of sensitive information to the group of friends that you want to. Sorry Facebook.
If Google can get you to stay more on their site(s) and less time of that other site, I would expect that to impact the bottom line.
Google+ still has a big hurdle … until my wife mentions Google+ I think Facebook will rule the social wave.