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  • The Jony Ive Promotion [View article]
    "Et tu, Brute?"
    May 30, 2015. 07:47 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Uniquely Well Positioned For The Future Of TV [View article]
    Wow, you guys live in the dark ages when it comes to TV. In Europe the model has moved to the SmartTV platform where you have a menu of options pre-loaded onto your new TV (Netflix, Free to View Channels, HBO, etc) and you subscribe to the ones that suits you. Moreover, once you have subscribed you can choose which platform and OS you want to see them on. Why bother being tied down to AppleTV, I can't see the advantage?
    Mar 18, 2015. 12:45 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Proposed Algorithm Change Could Bring Down Google [View article]
    What planet do you come from - Bizzaro?

    You really think iOS users are going to use Bing or Yahoo? Apple can sign whatever deal they like but iOS users will drift back to Google the same way they went back to YouTube when Apple decided to remove the YouTube App from the AppStore.
    Mar 8, 2015. 02:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Proposed Algorithm Change Could Bring Down Google [View article]
    Wow. Google wants to implement a change that would knowingly destroy shareholder value. Sorry, nul points, can't see that happening.
    Mar 6, 2015. 01:36 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shared Autonomous Vehicles: A $450 Billion Opportunity For Google [View article]
    Wow, expect some flack from the Naysayers who still believe in men walking with red flags in front of non-horse drawn vehicles.

    On paper, it makes so much sense not only in terms of vehicle utilization rates but freeing up parking space in urban environments.

    There will be head winds, not least from the auto-makers whose business model relies on selling vehicles to people who use them for less than 10% of the day (can you imagine an airline executive parking a jumbo jet on the tarmac for 22 hours a day!!!).

    Assuming that Google can overcome the fears of the above said, the real challenge comes when they put driverless cars into formation for driving on the interstate in caravans.
    Mar 6, 2015. 04:33 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Xiaomi Is Not A Threat To Apple [View article]
    You're missing a key point that actually backs up your case. Xiami would have a problem selling its devices in any major Western Economy on the grounds of patent laws. It rips off every major manufacturer and has only be launched in PRC, HK, Singapore and India.

    That said I'd buy one in an instant if they could legally sell one and take off its Xiami skin.
    Jan 19, 2015. 11:54 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Setback In Education Presents A Cloud Opportunity [View article]
    Dude, hold your tongue cos you look like an idiot.

    Apple, in particular Tim Cook & Luca Maestri use IDC numbers when it suits them.

    Don't believe me? Look at the transcript of the latest July 2014 earnings call from Apple.

    Of note, Maestri refers to IDC's numbers (presumably as a credible source) in the very educational market that is the subject of this discussion.
    Dec 10, 2014. 11:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Apple Watch And Its $11 Billion Impact On Earnings In One Year [View article]
    Wow $11 billion. That's based on how many data points of sales?
    Dec 9, 2014. 10:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 6 And Android Value [View article]
    As if your 1267 comments are jammed full of data. A quick look through your comment history suggests otherwise

    Getalife GotLife
    Sep 12, 2014. 08:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 6 And Android Value [View article]
    My gut feel is that Samsung's loss at the high end of the market is a gain for the $200-$300 space - people trading down on price for basically the same spec within Android (Nexus, Moto G, Xiami)
    Sep 11, 2014. 08:03 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Hasn't Solved The Smart Watch Dilemma [View article]
    Heathen! Damn thee! May your mother smoke roll ups for the rest of her life ;-)
    Sep 10, 2014. 01:58 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon in talks with O2 to become Fire phone's exclusive U.K. provider [View news story]
    Wow, what a feather for 02's cap. Short their stock.
    Sep 8, 2014. 03:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple announces new security features; appeals hiring lawsuit [View news story]
    See if you can put the words in the correct order:

    "Door" "Bolted", "Shut" "Horse" "After".

    Aren't this upgrades "Internet Security 101"?
    Sep 5, 2014. 05:14 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fresh highs for Apple as payments reports dissected; eBay slips [View news story]
    Perhaps in the US where Chip & Pin penetration rates are 10 years behind Europe and Asia. Here in Sweden, there are about 4 mobile platforms in play. The winner will be the ones that offer (i) the banks complete security (ii) the customer low transaction costs (less than 0.5%) and universal acceptance.
    Sep 2, 2014. 03:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone 6: Size Matters [View article]
    Agree with you an all but the China point. Apple and Samsung are both dead ducks in China. Local manufacturers will continue to dominate market share on price and protection afforded by the Chinese government.

    Mi 3 is good example of $200 phone
    Sep 2, 2014. 11:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment