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  • Why Apple Should Not Buy Tesla Motors [View article]
    I doubt very much that Elon Musk would stay on after a hostile takeover of his company. He's running Tesla because he can't find anybody else good enough to take the top job at Tesla. But he intends to find someone else to run Tesla after release of the Model 3.
    Nov 17, 2014. 12:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Should Not Buy Tesla Motors [View article]
    Tesla is already able to attract the top automotive and battery production talent just on the strength of its innovation. They don't need Apple's money to hire top talent.
    Nov 17, 2014. 12:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Should Not Buy Tesla Motors [View article]
    Actually, Tesla owners tend to be older and richer than iPhone users. Many Tesla owners may also own an iPhone, but most iPhone users can only salivate over a Tesla and go back to driving their 10 year old Honda Civic.
    Nov 17, 2014. 12:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Should Not Buy Tesla Motors [View article]
    "Apple buying Tesla is like Apple buying a rocket company..." yet we never seem to hear of rumors of Apple buying SpaceX.
    Nov 17, 2014. 12:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Apple Pay Just Lose Billions? [View article]
    There is room for both in the marketplace, just like the marketplace supports both debit and credit cards. Price sensitive stores like grocery stores only take debit cards. More upscale stores take both. CVS, Rite Aid and Walmart are all fairly price-sensitive.

    I don't actually see any advantage in convenience to using either one. Now if they allowed me to check out using my phone instead of waiting in the check-out line, that would be different.
    Oct 29, 2014. 03:53 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Apple Pay Just Lose Billions? [View article]
    I will sensibly continue to use plastic.
    Oct 29, 2014. 03:32 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple/GT Advanced Technologies Settlement: Ending The Madness [View article]
    This article soft-pedals the poor management on Apple's part. Apple writes a contract for over 2000 furnaces that they don't even know for sure work? Who does that? Not logical, thinking human beings! Yes, GTAT has to shoulder the major portion of the blame for agreeing to such a contract, but really now Apple, you're big boys now and should know how to manage an investment in innovation. Even if you're pushing as much risk off onto your supplier as possible, that's just downright irresponsible. Considering the vice you put your supplier in, the word reprehensible also comes to mind.
    Oct 23, 2014. 10:19 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Watch As Apple Hoses The Music Industry Yet Again [View article]
    Actually, in the early days of radio, news and drama were more popular than music. Everyone would gather around a radio that was the size of a TV and watch the radio dial as actors and special effects people enacted dramas. TV was the end of radio drama.
    Oct 20, 2014. 02:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Watch As Apple Hoses The Music Industry Yet Again [View article]
    I'm not alone in getting rid of cable TV. Now I watch Youtube when I want to watch video. Hulu, Vimeo and Yahoo Live are also possibilities.
    Oct 20, 2014. 02:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Not So Cool Anymore [View article]
    "Nobody goes there any more. It's too crowded" - Yogi Berra.
    Oct 15, 2014. 05:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Not So Cool Anymore [View article]
    Let's get this straight: You think if you asked Carl's Jr customers which they would have as first prize in a raffle, a Mercedes or a Ford they would pick the Ford? Boy is your view of the world distorted! First off, even Mercedes owners buy burgers at Carl's Jr. Second, Mercedes is the more aspirational brand for anybody who has heard of the two brands, regardless of their economic status. That's why a Mercedes can get away with charging more.
    Oct 15, 2014. 05:25 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Brilliant iPhone 6 Surrender [View article]
    "Apple Pay may be the unsung hero of this product cycle..." Don't you mean over-hyped? In truth, I find it very convenient to swipe a credit card. My credit card weighs considerably less than any cellphone or even a watch and I don't have to wear it.
    Sep 11, 2014. 02:23 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Hasn't Solved The Smart Watch Dilemma [View article]
    Not comical at all. A watch should not require a cord. Period. You should be able to set it in a recharging tray on your nightstand along with your smartphone and both should recharge at night while you sleep. In the morning, either one can beep, buzz or send up flares to wake you and get you out of bed, as you desire.
    Sep 10, 2014. 12:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Hasn't Solved The Smart Watch Dilemma [View article]
    A guy with a gun can have anything you carry or wear, including your watch. He doesn't even need your permission to get it if he is willing to spill blood on the street.
    Sep 10, 2014. 12:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Hasn't Solved The Smart Watch Dilemma [View article]
    Huh? Bad information is worse than no information! And in general you can't expect to average bad readings and get usable data. You can do such a thing only if you know that you're dealing with unbiased noise.
    Sep 10, 2014. 12:11 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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