Not to pick on Rob Hof, but I’m surprised that so many people are just now commenting that GOOG has been in a steady free fall since last December. It’s been my experience that investors are not always herd animals, they really can have moments of insight on where companies are going and vote with their trades, but as is often the case, Silicon Valley likes to herald a rising tech stock market rather than a falling one, unless it’s MSFT in which case the opposite it true.
Also, the comScore data only validates the trend, it’s not the cause of.
I first wrote about this a month ago, but as is usually the case, a picture is worth a thousand words. Noticed the similar slide that AAPL has been experiencing?