Google discussing financial stuff in their blog – frequent question

Blogsm When speaking on web marketing, or blogs, or rss, or podcasting, or SEO, one of the comments that comes up time and again is "well that might work for a small company, but we are a public company and can’t go discussing financial stuff online as that isn’t fair disclosure.

Having asked several lawyers over the years I get vague responses about "well, that law hasn’t really been tested fully yet".  And having suffered through discussions of nexus for web sites and tax law in the past, I can assure you these conversations suck are difficult.

So I find it significant that Google’s chief accountant is clarifying financial results in their blog.  I have no idea what he is saying, but there it is.  So I will get the question again, and I still don’t have a definite answer, but at least I have some ammo.