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  • Wanted: Technocrats Buying Into BlackBerry 10 [View article]
    This might be one of the worst articles I've ever read on SA. Typos, factual errors galore.
    Jan 30 08:56 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cypriot finance minister Michael Sarris says "significant progress" has been made Saturday in discussions with the Troika. Officials appear to be leaning towards a deal which will tax deposits over €100K by 25%. Sarris says a proposal may be ready as early as Saturday evening but some in parliament say a vote may not occur until after Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades meets with EU officials in Brussels Sunday. [View news story]
    he'll be taxed like 82 euros?
    Mar 23 11:56 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Stock Would You Rather Own? [View article]
    as stated in the article's official disclosure - i have no position in netflix. that being said, i think that the long term/inherent value is closer to $0/share than $325/share.
    Apr 28 09:54 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Time To Bet On BlackBerry [View article]
    Thank you for reading. I'm not up to 1200 yet but have been adding on dips with plans to eventually accumulate about that many.
    Feb 17 02:22 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Whole Foods The Next Starbucks? [View article]
    I don't think he was necessarily saying that... just using an example of how a specific location effects/incorporates the surrounding community. (Coincidentally, I wandered into my local Whole Foods in Tribeca yesterday...)

    One thing to note - in my opinion, Whole Foods will be more dependent on the continued growth of the comfortable middle/upper middle class if world domination is in its future. While a lot of people DO spend a lot of money on smaller premium products like Starbucks, I think that many Americans are very price-conscious at the grocery store and won't/can't pay for the premium items at WF.
    Jan 2 04:48 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Sales May Be Better Than Expected [View article]
    estimates seem potentially high, but i agree that there is potential for an upside surprise (as i have written about before:

    In particular, your USA estimate extrapolates to somewhere between 5-10% of smartphone sales and i think that is overly ambitious at this point... and that might make your overall estimate off by something like 1m devices.

    still, i'm long (and getting longer are shares continue to slide) so i hope that you're right.
    Mar 6 01:49 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Time To Bet On BlackBerry [View article]
    Thanks for reading.

    I was hesitant to throw a price target on this (and I think it's silly when even wall street analysts set price targets) but clearly I think there is the potential for BBRY to eventually double or triple (which would arrive at your $45).
    Feb 17 02:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) is indeed thinking of selling an iWatch, both the NYT and WSJ report. Sources claim Apple is experimenting with iOS-based watches made of curved glass, and has discussed the matter with Foxconn. If an iWatch ever arrives, there's a good chance it will use Corning's (GLW) Willow Glass, which was created with bendable displays in mind. Former Apple UI designer Bruce Tognazzini recently predicted an iWatch will arrive, while providing a long list of apps/services it might support. [View news story]
    lets be realistic - an iphone is not a status symbol to someone that can afford a rolex (or audemars, etc)
    Feb 10 06:15 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion (RIMM): FQ2 EPS of -$0.27 beats by $0.19. Revenue of $2.87B (-31% Y/Y) beats by $370M. 7.4M BlackBerry shipments, 130K PlayBooks. Shares +14% AH. (PR[View news story]
    so unless a business is as big as apple, it should just give up?

    there's nothing wrong with a smaller, leaner RIMM - current market cap is about 1% of apple's. if it can manage to stabilize and make 5 or 10% as much money as apple, current RIMM shareholders will be fine.
    Sep 27 06:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • mREITs' Golden Era Is Over - Part I [View article]
    I hate to pick on a fellow author, but how does this get passed the "needs more substantial information" filter that my articles need to go through?
    Feb 21 11:20 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 20 Signs The U.S. Economy Is Heading For Big Trouble In The Months Ahead [View article]
    half of the things on this list are dumb/irrelevant/awful
    Feb 20 11:45 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Time To Bet On BlackBerry [View article]
    ....thats the same thing as Android (which is what i'm currently using).

    pretty easy and usually effective but nothing mindblowingly unique or amazing.
    Feb 17 04:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Positive Uncertainty: Universal Remote iPad [View article]
    I haven't, but interesting. In the wild, I've seen plenty of spiderweb-cracked iPhones (though obviously prior versions). and i do not know that such a test (using two out of hundreds of millions of phones produced - what if the results are atypical?) is the determining factor for a phone buyer.
    Oct 10 11:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Positive Uncertainty: Universal Remote iPad [View article]
    As it seems that your comment was at least partially directed to me, I will reply.

    If you have used a GS III or Galaxy Nexus, you would know that the Android experience is no longer inferior. I've used an iPhone 5 in real life as well; sure, it's impressively thin and light, but iOS hasn't changed since the original iPhone and it is no longer leading the way - it is getting dragged along. Every "milestone" iOS6 update was a feature that existed in Android (and or other OS's) already.

    And if you'd like to be able to use the native maps/navigation act to plan mass-transit directions, Android is vastly superior.
    Oct 10 09:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • mREITs: Golden Era Or Dark Age? [View article]
    Thank you for that comment.
    Feb 26 11:57 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment