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  • Scarlett Johansson Was Right About SodaStream [View article]
    Vile? That sounds a big extreme, especially considering half of americans drink soda every day:

    Plus, a lot of SODA users are making seltzer, not colas.

    Disc: No position in SODA.
    Feb 12, 2015. 11:27 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy drinks a target in Europe [View news story]
    Lots of cheaper alternatives becoming available may be a threat as well:
    Feb 2, 2015. 11:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 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