I would think 3.10 - 3.20 will get the deal done, given all the DEBT that must be subtracted . I'm stayin short a couple more years.
$1.5 billion in unvested options. This all adds to Malone's pricetag, and reduces what he is will to pay you.
Google Makes It's Move
From the Wall Street Journal article, we can expect that Google will announce some time next week that it intends to position Android as an "important technology for future vehicles." The main goal will be to "allow drivers and passengers to access music, navigation, apps and services that are similar to those widely available now on Android-powered smartphones." Given the massive popularity of both Google and Android, this will be a major step towards creating a standard in the connected car software market and it might be a major hindrance to other players trying to enter the market.
So far, the vehicle partnership seems to be limited to a development agreement with the German car manufacturer Audi. But from a technological standards perspective, Google is also expected to announce agreements with other companies, such as Nvidia, to help in the development and adoption efforts.
"The car is becoming the ultimate mobile device. Apple and Google see that and are trying to line up allies to bring their technology into the vehicle." Thilo Koslowski, analyst, Gartner Inc
Considering the massive size of the connected car market, it was not a huge surprise that some of the biggest tech players would make a move to tray to enter the industry. Apple (AAPL) already has some partnerships in place with BMW, Daimler, General Motor (GM) and Honda (HMC), in order to facilitate in-vehicle interaction with iPhones and other devices running iOS. So far, the scope of Apple's ambition seems to be limited to using Apple devices as a means of streaming content to a vehicles dashboard control system without directly integrating Apple within the vehicle.
While Sirius XM currently has the broadest programming options of any radio provider and it has a deep roster of talented and exclusive in-house produced radio personalities, it likely does not have the technological clout to go head-to-head with Google. And there is only so much space available on a car'