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  • Vringo's Alpha Is Set To Reverse [View article]
    Please, please beat this stock up, I want it for less. Thanks. (I think the GOOG trial is hit or miss but I like where VRNG is headed)
    Aug 25, 2012. 09:09 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Netflix Ignoring The Will Of Its Shareholders? [View article]
    It's certainly not ignoring the will of it's share shorters!
    Dec 4, 2011. 09:27 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Unavoidable U.S. Reality: The Upcoming Economic Collapse [View article]
    You didn't read the whole article did you? The issue is that the withdrawal of US government spending with hasten collapse as they are spending primarily on things that increase US again in entirety before replying to me, and btw I agree with you as well...
    Jun 12, 2012. 05:06 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Speaking on the issue of increased financial regulation, Goldman's Jim O'Neill asks rhetorically: “Is it really that entirely desirable to have financial stability at the expense of everything else? I sort of think you want your investment bank to be a little unstable.” - pure Goldman gold.  [View news story]
    May 25, 2012. 08:03 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ZIRP for everybody! That's Sheila Bair's "perfect solution" to America's income inequality; it would require merely a small adjustment to the Fed's easy money policy already available to (and highly profitable for) big banks and hedge funds. It "won’t cost taxpayers anything because the Fed is just going to print the money." Who knew Sheila had such a sarcastic wit?  [View news story]
    Why the _ not
    Apr 14, 2012. 11:13 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The download caps placed by Canadian ISPs such as BCE and Shaw (SJR) are "almost a human rights violation," says Netflix's (NFLX) chief content officer - the caps have forced Netflix to make non-HD streams the default option in the country. CEO Reed Hastings has bashed both Canadian (as well as American) broadband prices before, but they haven't stopped the company from getting 15% of Canadians to subscribe to its streaming service. [View news story]
    Gotta love a model of selling someone else's lemonade on someone else's lawn
    Sep 14, 2012. 01:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Problem With 'Diworsification' [View article]
    Jul 18, 2012. 02:16 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In her speech tonight at the Boston Economic Club, Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen suggests the Fed may be close to taking more easing steps this month in response to ongoing housing problems, a weak jobs market and the escalating euro zone crisis. "There are a number of significant downside risks to the economic outlook," Yellen says, "Hence it may well be appropriate to insure against adverse shocks that could push the economy into territory where a self-reinforcing downward spiral of economic weakness would be difficult to arrest."  [View news story]
    Jun 6, 2012. 08:44 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple's (AAPL) increasing use of overseas labor in making iPhones: It's a core conviction at AAPL that it isn’t just that workers are cheaper abroad. It believes "the vast scale of overseas factories as well as the flexibility, diligence and industrial skills of foreign workers have so outpaced their American counterparts that 'Made in the USA' is no longer a viable option for most Apple products.”  [View news story]
    Mike, protectionism (the tariff you speak of) is a tax on intelligence and pays for stupidity. We need to find a way to win, not change the rules of the game when we lose...
    Jan 23, 2012. 08:12 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "It’s a bigger company than just engineers, and we pay the bills," grumbles a Yahoo (YHOO) ad sales employee, upset over Marissa Mayer's overwhelming focus on products and technical talent since becoming CEO. Kara Swisher reports "many in the sales, finance and media side of Yahoo" have similar concerns about Mayer, who hails from engineer-dominated Google. Plenty of sales execs, some loyal to the departed Ross Levinsohn, have recently left[View news story]
    Rock on. Wake up and smell the innovation.
    Aug 21, 2012. 02:49 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Oracle (ORCL) quietly trying to kill the open-source MySQL database? Oracle, which gained control over MySQL's distribution through the Sun acquisition, has been withholding test cases for bug fixes from developers, and has pulled MySQL's revision history. Oracle gets a large chunk of its profits from the proprietary Oracle Database, and had to provide concerned regulators with assurances MySQL would be safe to win approval for the Sun deal. Microsoft and IBM also provide databases that compete with MySQL [View news story]
    This is why there is MariaDB cause it was clear from the outset that this crap would begin
    Aug 18, 2012. 09:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Down moderately (bordering on sharply) most of the session, stocks are rebounding an hour before the close. S&P 500 -0.1%, Nasdaq flat. [View news story]
    I heard there's an announcement coming after the close that "Everything is OK"!!!
    Aug 13, 2012. 02:59 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK) slashes the price of its flagship Lumia 900 phone by half in the U.S., barely a quarter after its introduction - though it's not clear whether Nokia or partner AT&T (T) will take the bigger hit. Quick price drops aren't unprecedented, but NOK (with market cap now down more than 95% from its tech-boom peak) is under scrutiny after a lackluster Lumia rollout.  [View news story]
    With a 2 year contract
    Jul 15, 2012. 03:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) might be forecasting a major drop in iPhone 4S sales ahead of the next iPhone's launch. Topeka Capital's "Apple Monitor," which tracks the sales of Taiwanese firms who (on average) derive 50%-60% of their revenue from Apple, witnessed a 13% M/M sales decline in June. That compares with a 1% average increase over the last 7 years, and suggests a large decline in component orders. Nonetheless, analyst Brian White is maintaining his $1,111 PT on Apple. (previous)  [View news story]
    I know eh! Seriously, my favorite thing about Apple is that it has a special all access card to the alternative no european slowdown universe - the best part about that universe is there is no slowdown in that universe!!! So cool!! AAPL to infinity and beyond!!!
    Jul 9, 2012. 07:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The contraction in European economic activity in a picture - U.S. exports to Europe dove $4B in April, the biggest drop dating back to at least January 2005, notes Stone McCarthy. Exports to the continent are down 2.7% Y/Y, the first annual decline since February 2010, and not boding well for the U.S. economy.  [View news story]
    Walked past a practically empty Apple store in the UK yesterday...blew my little mind
    Jun 21, 2012. 11:06 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment