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Bubble Talk

1:35 PM -- We are officially in a bubble. Folks quoted in today's Wall Street Journal say so.

If the WSJ link doesn't work for you, here's all you need to know: Goofy names are on the rise. One example cited is Orgoo Inc. (too goofy to deserve a link here -- that's scientific fact, not opinion.)

The company claims its name is quite sensible: It's derived from "dot org" and an infinity sign.

Sure. Not goofy at all.

I prefer my explanation anyway: It's an "arghh" blotted out by bubbles.

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

Raymond McConville 12/5/2012 | 3:01:05 PM
re: Bubble Talk and oddly it was on the front page of the print version today. I can't wait till Rupert owns WSJ so I can start reading about Britney Spears without having to buy the Post.
Scott Raynovich 12/5/2012 | 3:01:05 PM
re: Bubble Talk You know, that is a great point. We demand a new spiced up version of the WSJ. This would be a compelling read:

Larry and Sergei gone wild! Raucous parties in the Googlejet draw the new jet-set... keg-tappings at Moffet Field... the secret life of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson ... Candid photos of Larry Ellison romping on his corporate yacht... e.t.c.

hmm. On the other hand.. never mind.
melao 12/5/2012 | 3:01:03 PM
re: Bubble Talk That's odd. Not only the name of the company, but the thought about another bubble.
Which bubble is this now ? The final bubble that will lay off everybody after its collapse ? :)
I mean, If there is another bubble in our segment, we will have to find another way of communication. Maybe smoke signals.
Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:01:02 PM
re: Bubble Talk Smoke signals. ... or maybe, optical networks will be powered by low-cost laborers with flashlights. Speed will be measured in bits per hour...

Come to think of it, there's one anecdote that makes this bubble seem more tame than the last one. Circa 2000, I'd heard about one IR manager who got a death threat. The company had pre-announced, because earnings were going to be down. Some novice investor decided this was the IR person's fault for letting the news get out.

Bad stuff. Let's hope it doesn't come to that this time.
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