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  • The Surface RT Is An Innovative Trojan - Microsoft Moves In Adjacent Markets [View article]
    I wouldn't touch MSFT with a 10ft pole - They've lost any and all innovation.
    Jan 5, 2013. 12:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • UGGs And Automobiles? How Deckers Outdoor Gets To $70 [View article]
    While the comfort may be similar, the quality is no where near the same.
    Jan 4, 2013. 10:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • UGGs And Automobiles? How Deckers Outdoor Gets To $70 [View article]
    Women in North Jersey are still wearing UGGs all the time.
    Jan 4, 2013. 10:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    Thanks Skippy. The investor that held onto their shares will have the better investment, since their grand total of shares is greater than the other's reduced share count.

    Why sell and pay taxes when you don't have to. I would say most that sold did so for tax purposes in order to lock in 2012 gains for their funds.
    Dec 31, 2012. 11:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Insider Monkey's Jake Mann takes a look at how Apple (AAPL -1.1%) invests its $120B in liquid assets. "Corporate securities" (either debt or equities) made up $46.3B of the total at the end of FY12, treasuries made up $20.1B, and U.S. agency securities $19.5B. Another $11.9B was invested in mortgage and asset-backed securities, $5.6B in muni bonds, and $5.5B in foreign government debt. Apple's treasury holdings rose 87.9% Y/Y, easily surpassing the 49% increase seen in its asset base (exc. cash). Corporate securities rose 31.5%. [View news story]
    Buying back AAPL shares right now at $500 could be of great benefit to current shareholders.

    Or Apple could just continue on with what they've been doing. Obviously, it's been working for shareholders.
    Dec 29, 2012. 08:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Insider Monkey's Jake Mann takes a look at how Apple (AAPL -1.1%) invests its $120B in liquid assets. "Corporate securities" (either debt or equities) made up $46.3B of the total at the end of FY12, treasuries made up $20.1B, and U.S. agency securities $19.5B. Another $11.9B was invested in mortgage and asset-backed securities, $5.6B in muni bonds, and $5.5B in foreign government debt. Apple's treasury holdings rose 87.9% Y/Y, easily surpassing the 49% increase seen in its asset base (exc. cash). Corporate securities rose 31.5%. [View news story]
    Why increase unwanted volatility?
    Dec 29, 2012. 08:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    Why would they wait 30 to 60 days when they can't tell the future and could potentially miss out on a rise above $700? They don't, they buy the sure thing near their sale price.
    Dec 28, 2012. 01:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Cannibalization' Isn't Really Bad News For Apple [View article]
    As an innovator, Apple has to cannibalize itself or else we would be left with flip phones, iPods and Windows PCs.
    Dec 28, 2012. 11:23 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) is at risk of losing one of its key competitive advantages over Google’s rival Android system as application developers say they are becoming more constructive with Google's (GOOG) Android smartphone platform. GOOG's app store has long lagged AAPL's iPhone, however the sheer scale of Android, which now accounts for three out of every four smartphones sold, is commanding developers’ attention, despite their continuing difficulties in monetizing the platform. [View news story]
    Two of my close friends currently own Androids and as soon as their contracts are up they both plan on getting the iPhone 5. Why? Because their Androids are way too glitchy and they feel that they were left abandoned once developers stopped supporting their Androids.
    Dec 27, 2012. 07:47 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) is at risk of losing one of its key competitive advantages over Google’s rival Android system as application developers say they are becoming more constructive with Google's (GOOG) Android smartphone platform. GOOG's app store has long lagged AAPL's iPhone, however the sheer scale of Android, which now accounts for three out of every four smartphones sold, is commanding developers’ attention, despite their continuing difficulties in monetizing the platform. [View news story]
    I couldn't agree more, 215304. What's the point of increasing revenue if your profits fail to increase?
    Dec 27, 2012. 07:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) is at risk of losing one of its key competitive advantages over Google’s rival Android system as application developers say they are becoming more constructive with Google's (GOOG) Android smartphone platform. GOOG's app store has long lagged AAPL's iPhone, however the sheer scale of Android, which now accounts for three out of every four smartphones sold, is commanding developers’ attention, despite their continuing difficulties in monetizing the platform. [View news story]
    'An IT guy thinks "I can save $20 a seat over XXX seats by buying solution B and it fits my budget." An end-user thinks, "Twenty bucks? The cost of a couple lattes for the most important device in my personal and professional life."'

    Nailed it!
    Dec 27, 2012. 07:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) is at risk of losing one of its key competitive advantages over Google’s rival Android system as application developers say they are becoming more constructive with Google's (GOOG) Android smartphone platform. GOOG's app store has long lagged AAPL's iPhone, however the sheer scale of Android, which now accounts for three out of every four smartphones sold, is commanding developers’ attention, despite their continuing difficulties in monetizing the platform. [View news story]
    Great feedback!

    Developing Apps for Android is a financial lost cause.

    The money to be made is in developing iOS Apps.

    I see the majority of Android users having no idea how to use their phones vs 99% of iPhones being used almost non-stop. On top of that, most Android users keep their phones in their pockets because 9 out of every 10 phones I see are iPhones.

    I'd venture to say that most people are proud to own an iPhone and ashamed to own an Android.
    Dec 27, 2012. 07:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) is at risk of losing one of its key competitive advantages over Google’s rival Android system as application developers say they are becoming more constructive with Google's (GOOG) Android smartphone platform. GOOG's app store has long lagged AAPL's iPhone, however the sheer scale of Android, which now accounts for three out of every four smartphones sold, is commanding developers’ attention, despite their continuing difficulties in monetizing the platform. [View news story]
    "Apple's U.S. smartphone share at 53.3 percent, thanks in part to strong sales of the iPhone 5. That number was up from 35.8 percent a year prior. And it's likely to grow."

    Source: http://cnet.co/Uwwlgf
    Dec 27, 2012. 07:29 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    The assumption is that you sell and re-buy at the same price, not knowing what the future holds for an up or down stock price. You buy the sure thing, which happens to be $520 at the time of your sale.
    Dec 27, 2012. 03:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    Great point! The resale value on Apple products is quite robust.
    Dec 27, 2012. 12:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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