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  • Monster Beverage digs in against NY state AG [View news story]
    Regardless, consumers are eventually going to realize $3 energy drinks are dumb when more find out about products like this:
    Sep 8, 2014. 11:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: Not Satisfied With Being Second Fiddle To Apple [View article]
    they're starting to raise fees on third-party merchants (probably to compensate for increases in costs, but also to help their struggling margins), but even after the increase it's still overall a great deal to sell on the site.
    Dec 5, 2011. 11:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Amazon Will Win This Season [View article]
    it treats the small merchant much better than eBay though, and there really isn't any other marketplace that allows the level of exposure that amazon provides.
    Nov 27, 2011. 10:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Amazon Will Win This Season [View article]
    a little spammy, but the complaints are a fact. maybe not anymore, but if you really care, go back to this morning/early afternoon to read about all of the people having issues.
    Nov 25, 2011. 07:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Amazon Will Win This Season [View article]
    go to amazon's facebook - there are dozens/hundreds of complaints about technical difficulties leading to inability to order (or at least order at the right price) - seems like they were not prepared for today in terms of back-end support.

    p.s. best black friday deal:
    Nov 25, 2011. 02:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Real African Growth Has Begun: An ETF to Gain Exposure [View article]
    the middle class is defined as spending $2 per day ... what?
    Jun 14, 2011. 10:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why the Flight of Red Robin Will Be Grounded [View article]

    agreed on the alcohol prices. I was there recently during happy hour and was surprised (and pleased) by $2 beers and $2.50 margaritas.
    Jun 14, 2011. 01:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell in May and go away? It's typically a good idea, according to stats from Jeffrey Hirsch. If you put $10K into the market on Nov. 1, 1972, and sold everything on April 30 and rebought on Nov. 1 every year, you'd have more than $160K today - average annual return: 7.4%. If you’d done the reverse, investing every May 1 and selling every Oct. 31, you’d have $7,863 - average return: 0.4%.  [View news story]
    yeah. there has to be some sort of typo or mistake somewhere
    Apr 28, 2011. 11:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix: Dismal Owner Earnings, Priced to Plunge [View article]
    or alcohol
    Apr 7, 2011. 01:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where Are AutoChina's Promised Audited Financials? [View article]
    tempted to follow up with the third line but instead... this is how the shortys will be celebrating:
    Mar 31, 2011. 07:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Motorola Mobility's XOOM Sells Out at Many Best Buy Stores ... Time to Buy Shares? [View article]
    you're right. being the top-selling item in the tablet and broader computers categories on Amazon (over ipad, ipad 2, macbooks and the like) is meaningless.
    Mar 29, 2011. 09:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rethinking My Motorola Mobility Position [View article]
    To keep this article current: The buy rate of the XOOM is now listed at 71%, not the 84% listed in the article. The decline is due to Angry Birds Rio now showing up in the commonly-substituted list at 20%, so it doesn't really change the overall theme as I originally wrote it.
    Mar 25, 2011. 05:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CCME: It's the End of the Line [View article]
    FYI - auditors aren't forensic accountants or fraud examiners. auditors detect abnormalities, as deloitte did, and someone else is hired to do further work.
    Mar 23, 2011. 06:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint's Options, Post-AT&T / T-Mobile Deal [View article]
    I have a blackberry under sprint's virgin mobile brand and couldn't be happier. $35/mo for plenty of minutes and unlimited data/text. once T and VZ jack up data plans, sprint will be just fine selling 4g android devices with sub-$100 unlimited everything+tethering plans.
    Mar 21, 2011. 04:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The iPhone (AAPL) worked slower in loading websites than Android (GOOG) 84% of the time in a test run by Blaze Software. Web pages took an average of 2.14 seconds to load on Android compared with 3.25 seconds on iPhone. “It’s not that Apple doesn’t care about speed, but Google is fanatical about it,” Blaze's chief tech officer says.  [View news story]
    get 'em, google
    Mar 17, 2011. 12:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment