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Robert Scoble
Watch Google over next hour. Reports are coming in that their numbers are very high and great news. -
End of recession for Silicon Valley? We'll find out over next few minutes I'm hearing. Good numbers are expected. - Robert Scoble from Bookmarklet
Does Google determine the recession there? - Jesse Stay
Jesse: a lot of businesses here rely on advertising. So, in part, yes. And as Google goes so does the valley. They have a huge impact here on a raft of things. - Robert Scoble
Live conference call: (start at 1:30 PM PT / 4:30 PM ET). Lounge music right now :) - Jérôme
TechCrunch reports not good: - Robert Scoble
WARNING: Google's about to tank (is that what you saying, what goes up suddenly .. will pop?) - Mr K
After hours: GOOG +5% at 408.50 (+30% over 3 months) - Jérôme
The TC article sounded pretty good, actually. Could have come out sounding a lot worse. - Chris Charabaruk
ZDNet: earnings better than expected: - Robert Scoble
OK 3% decrease from 4Q 08 6% inc from Q1 08 so what does that translate to? Doesn't sound like a hallelujah party to me - Karma Martell
Karma: its a lot better than analysts were expecting. - Robert Scoble
Stock is up $19 in afterhours trading. - Robert Scoble
Is Google all of SIlicon Valley? - Francine Hardaway
Francine: no, but Google is a huge bellweather of how all these advertising-focused businesses might do. - Robert Scoble
I'm listening to the earning call right now to see what they say. I also have my screens all aimed at Google, including a secret news tool that is showing me news reports in near real time. - Robert Scoble
The conference call just started: - Jérôme
Can we guess that tool Robert? - Amit Nangare
"a secret news tool that is showing me news reports in near real time" - great, a "secret tool". Someone gave you access to it? - Meryn Stol
Meryn: yes. More soon on that. - Robert Scoble
Friendfeed with filters, guys! - Jérôme
Nope, what I'm using is not friendfeed. I have friendfeed filters running too, though. - Robert Scoble
secret news tool = TV? Radio? (grinning) - Mike Lipscomb
Robert has a prototype direct neural interface. Very hush hush. It plugs into the back of his skull and force-feeds information directly into the neurons faster than his eyes would be able to read it. How do you think he manages to follow tens of thousands of people? - DGentry
Google earning call. We're still in "uncharted territory" in terms of economy. - Robert Scoble
Scobleizer=Neo? Je - scott
Eric Schmidt: advertisers are lowering their bids. "We think Google is now well placed for the recovery." - Robert Scoble
Scoble=/=Neo; SM is Teh Matrix? - scott
With so much cash in the bank, they are absolutely well positioned for the recovery. They can buy assets at recession prices. - DGentry
BBC: Google reports stronger profits: - Robert Scoble
after hours up big - Andy Fox
Stronger profit? I think it's only because of the AOL effect on last quarter results. - Jérôme
Eric talks about mobile. Saying people are searching a lot more because Google made the experience much better. - Robert Scoble
Robert you're teasing us with all this real-time news, aren't you? - Jesse Stay
"Good quarter for Google," Schmidt says. - Robert Scoble
Jesse: yes. :-) - Robert Scoble
Real time rocks for these kinds of things. Got audio of the call playing. Friendfeed playing. Secret news tool playing. - Robert Scoble
Wonder how much Google Apps subs generate.. - Jérôme
Business Insider, Henry Blodget says Google had a solid Q1 and Amazing Cash Flow: - Robert Scoble
With cash only, they could acquire both Facebook and Twitter (if they were on sale) - Jérôme
i call shotgun! does that work for getting the dni? - metalerik
Patrick: Google called a little under a year ago and helped us reduce our costs for ads by half. After that we had less than a 10% decrease / month in leads for 2008. The last few weeks of this year were abnormally slow, but we are on track to meet or beat last year. - Chip Ramsey
Do they have to say how much they plan to dedicate to Google Venture? - Jérôme
What am I supposed to be watching for? - Tim McDougall from feedalizr
Britni Spiers misspelling variations.. we'll still hear this in 2043 :) - Jérôme
Search for unemployment has more than doubled - Jérôme
Very interesting search queries stats: "Google searches on foreclosures are up 42% year-over-year. [Bankruptcy] is up 53%, while “unemployment” has more than doubled. There are also increases in education, self-help, spirituality, alcohol and gambling." - Jérôme
stock has retreated back down to $395 now - Robert Kwok
I suspect google is making moves in mobile not because they made mobile search better, but because Apple (webkit) and RIM made browsers better so people are using their desktop habits on the phone. - felix
Aaron: go to the old UI and hide there. - Robert Scoble
Felix: maybe they also contributed to that with Android ("more than 8% of mobile browsing is done through Android, second only to Apple’s iPhone"). - Jérôme
After Hours: -2.75 (-0.71%) - Jérôme
I find that 8% of mobile browsing happening on Android... difficult to swallow. Although, who knows. I guess not me. :) - felix
What's the source of those mobile browsing stats? Google itself? - Erik Holten
Erik, yes (live blogged by WSJ at - Jérôme