trinorthlighting - 9:51 pm on Feb 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
I would say that these types of things unfolding in public can lead to lawsuits. Public Relations of all three companies are now damaged. Some will hate Google, some will hate JC Penny and others will hate the New York Times. All of this could have been prevented if Matt would have told the Times to file a spam report the way the rest of us do and taken care of things quietly in the background. As an investor in two of the three companies I am very unhappy because I can see some lawsuits getting filed soon and that right there effects profit and dividends paid to investors. If I were Mr. Cutt's boss right now I would have fired him for letting this play out in public.