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  • Microsoft unveils Skype real-time translator [View news story]
    "some great stuff" sounds like "nothing" compared to this.
    May 29 12:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo tried to abandon Microsoft search ad network in Taiwan, Hong Kong [View news story]
    The new Face of Yahoo mail is alienating long time users. By loosing its identity, Marissa Mayer is making Yahoo look like a Google wannabe!
    Oct 22 03:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 8.1 Fail: Now, What? [View article]
    And this piece of "advice" comes from a self proclaimed Financial Advisor that literally writes nothing else but articles bashing out on MSFT, NOK, or INTC.
    Sep 30 02:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Microsoft Ever Grow Again? [View article]
    "Shut down the online services division - including Bing - after losses last year of $1.2 billion. This would be a monumental admission of failure - in timing, strategy and execution - to profitably enter the only software business that's going to matter in 10-15 years"...Being MSFT a Software and Devices company how will your POV work in the long term for the company? This takes me back to 1998 when a bunch of analysts wanted AMZN to admit defeat to B&N and transform into a brick & mortar.
    Sep 23 10:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now Is Not The Time To Sell Microsoft [View article]
    Slide 23 of the deal presentation: "Microsoft is acquiring over 8500 design patents, ownership of the lumia and asha brand, and a ten year license to use the Nokia brand on feature phones". Probably in a couple of years we will start seeing either MS Asha or MS Lumia Phones when the Nokia brand is more entrenched into the Windows image. My recommendation: Keep selling MSFT so us, humble long term investors can make a decent ;profit in a few months.
    Sep 4 02:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chart Of The Day, Microsoft Edition [View article]
    I took the time to read your article and reached out only one conclusion, with all due respect I will shorten all of the previous comments: LOL!!!... What a load of nonsense and BS.
    Sep 4 09:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft - Nokia: For Microsoft, A Terrible Use Of Cash [View article]
    Touche! hahaha.
    Sep 3 11:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Is Nokia's Enigma [View article]
    The Apps vs OS is a round circle but I beg to differ from your viewpoint on WP lacking apps and will give you answers that, if you had used a WP for even a day, would have known immediately:
    - "A student wanting to keep track of university lectures, schedule and room changes or browse the library: no app for that.".
    YES IT IS: MS One Note
    - "A health conscious middle-aged Weight Watchers member wanting to scan food bar-codes when shopping: no app for that." YES IT IS: Bing Vision (to scan Barcodes, QR Codes, MS Tags, Books, CDs, DVDs and everything with a code)
    - "A businesswoman wanting to book a room with Accor Hotels using a loyalty scheme coupon: no app for that." Why would you even need an App that eats your phone memory and will need resources from Accor when you can do that easier with your regular MSIE full featured browser right from Accor's mobile web site? and btw, yes: you can use a loyalty scheme coupon and a discount code all whithin your preferred guest or contract account user.

    All in all I have everything that I want from a smartphone with the addition of being able to edit any excel spreadsheet or word document with full versions of the office productivity suite. If anything I would criticize MS for not fighting back Google with the same strategy they use: Not allowing nor developing any app for the competitor's platform but instead releasing MS Office for Android and IOS.

    Disclaimer: I owned and changed IPhones from V1 to V3, tried a couple Android and finally came to a WP8 at the beginning of the year... The most full featured, user friendly, portable multi-tools Swiss knife I have had ever.
    Full Disclaimer: After reading your article and thinking about it, I have plans to start a long position on NOK.
    Aug 2 11:28 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who Will End Up Staying With The Windows Phone? [View article]
    As of last weekend T-mobile has sold out its Windows Phones (NOK and HTC). Walmart has also sold out the Nokia 521 and Huawei's W-1 was launched only 4 months ago in China. LG has to learns it is tough for any company to try to make a profit on a single innovative product and Samsung won't push too loud for a WP since they don't want to kill their own Galaxy line too soon. MS has a home run in this one when it integrated the whole productivity (Office Suite + Outlook + Sharepoint + Yammer + Skype) with the personal and entertainment ecosystems (FB, Xbox).
    May 13 01:46 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's Turnaround Underway As Lumia 521 Sells Out In Wal-Mart [View article]
    Loving Nokia, Loving T-Mobile: 4 lines unlimited everything + 4 new 820 @ $130/mo no contract... I know some people that are paying $128 to AT&T for 1 line, no unlimited and don't even get tethering... wasting money down the drain.
    May 7 12:56 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What To Do With Microsoft's Stock In The Post-PC World [View article]
    The high price probably is a consequence that Microsoft does not produce at Foxconn's factories....
    Apr 11 04:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Or Nokia - Which Is A Better Turnaround Story? [View article]
    100% agree with your fundamental proposition but actually wind power was a big energy source for some until +/-150 years ago. On the pother hand, it is really interesting to read this article while at the same time a different one is presenting FACTS about how WP8 is taking the bronze medal and making nice jumps in share several markets...
    Apr 5 06:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Smartphone Wars: Why Nokia Has Been Left Behind [View article]
    Slow... but Steady!
    Apr 2 10:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment