I noticed a sudden wave of "bearishness" and negativity towards GOOG recently... http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/2005123...1WT8CGs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3ODdxdHBhBHNlYwM5NjQ- In the above article: Meanwhile "Wired" magazine co-founder John Battelle, whose crystal ball is closely watched by the Internet technology faithful, says "Google will stumble" due to a bad partnership or a legal setback. The only time I saw more negativity was during the IPO, when its initial marketcap was more than Boeing or GM, or something like that; analysts had a fieldday talking about how overvalued it was. It was about $80 then. So, what gives? Why the sudden change. I think consumers are changing their attitude (slowly) toward google. I think they want to see alternatives now.