There’s blood in the water. WashPost (reg required) rounds up the scathing headlines and commentary here. The Merc, NYT, WSJ, the Post, the FT….the list goes on and on. The journos are piling on. And Google is in a quiet period, so it can’t defend itself. But there are plenty of folks willing to say nasty things, especially those on Wall St. who felt snubbed by Google’s middle finger of an S-1. As I wrote in April when the S-1 was first filed:
They’ve set themselves a very high long-term bar, claiming they will best the system, in essence. I think it will be very interesting to see how Wall Street responds. There is a chance, in the end, that the Street will feel slighted, and turn its back on the company.