On the contrary, Jacksons decision is emminent and Google must evaluate a new strategy. Hedge funds dont like silence but they can see the advanatges to ownership. Think of it as a Volcano that everyone knows will go off. The question is someone (MSFT) is sitting at the cone with TNT as ecpected the lava explosion is sure to do more damage. Funds dont know if the match is lit or not. Then the question becomes is it better or worse to own the stock. That answer is obvious.