1. zorba3726's Avatar
    04-16-11 09:12 AM
  2. Fubaz's Avatar
    maybe this can bring my shares above $7.00.......
    04-16-11 09:27 AM
  3. hootyhoo's Avatar
    If google wants them bad enough, google gets them. They're sitting on 36 BILLION in cash and equivalents.

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    04-16-11 09:34 AM
  4. LikeWebOS's Avatar
    When it comes to straight buy outs, I wouldn't go up against Google. Their cash reserves I'm pretty sure is absurd.
    04-16-11 09:37 AM
  5. LikeWebOS's Avatar
    If google wants them bad enough, google gets them. They're sitting on 36 BILLION in cash and equivalents.

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    Just what I was thinking.
    04-16-11 09:45 AM
  6. DannyAves's Avatar
    And Barron's today says RIM's shares will rise.
    04-16-11 10:00 AM
  7. hootyhoo's Avatar
    The best that the manufacturer alliance can hope for is to force gooogle to over pay.

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    04-16-11 12:01 PM
  8. rollingrock1988's Avatar
    I think they should outbid google and grab those patents. They could use the cash flow and it would definitely make them a stronger player, in a game where they are considered weak.
    04-16-11 01:30 PM
  9. iN8ter's Avatar
    The best that the manufacturer alliance can hope for is to force gooogle to over pay.

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    Google isn't afraid to overpay, even to an absurd degree.

    Example: YouTube.
    04-16-11 04:26 PM
  10. rollingrock1988's Avatar
    But how much do your really think Google will dish out for these patents. I mean, their profits are down because of their hiring and ambitious spending sprees and I think some shareholders are beginning to have concerns over the directions they are taking.

    While these patents may be important, do you really think they will pay over a few billion for them?
    04-16-11 04:34 PM
  11. hootyhoo's Avatar
    Google isn't afraid to overpay, even to an absurd degree.

    Example: YouTube.
    I completely agree. That's why I said that if google wants it, google gets it.

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    04-16-11 04:36 PM
  12. hootyhoo's Avatar
    But how much do your really think Google will dish out for these patents. I mean, their profits are down because of their hiring and ambitious spending sprees and I think some shareholders are beginning to have concerns over the directions they are taking.

    While these patents may be important, do you really think they will pay over a few billion for them?
    If they think that they can increase their ad revenue by making this purchase , they will. Practically the only revenue stream they have is selling advertising. They wrote an entire phone os and give it away for free so that they have more places to place ads. If some of those patents will allow them more places to do that, they'll buy it.

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    04-16-11 04:40 PM
  13. dutchtender's Avatar
    google is making sure that nobody "steals" these patents. whoever gets them will have to pay full economic value for them.
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    04-16-11 04:46 PM
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