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  • When Elephants Fight, Ants Perish - Exxon Mobil, Seadrill And EU/USA Sanctions [View article]
    inkyx, probably too late for you to edit your comment, but the UK is part of the EU.
    Sep 15 07:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Retains Its Dominance Over GT Advanced Technologies' Sapphire [View article]
    Oh yeah, Apple would love it if their suppliers started bragging about their Apple business.
    Sep 15 01:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When Elephants Fight, Ants Perish - Exxon Mobil, Seadrill And EU/USA Sanctions [View article]
    It's carrot and stick to get Putin to get "his troops" out of the conflict w/ Ukraine. The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Russia has no right to bully its neighbors just because it was the biggest part of the Soviet Union.

    Don't forget that Russia would be in deeply serious trouble if they didn't have oil and gas. They need that revenue. Little other industry, a shrinking population that is less than half of the size of the US population. Their deal w/ China helps them, but China would love to acquire some of that land that Russia owns -- China's population is expanding, unlike Russia's, potential friction.

    BTW, somebody pointed out that Bermuda is not a country and the UK is in charge of their foreign affairs, and the UK is in the EU.

    If it helps Ukraine, I can withstand a drop in SDRL and NADL for a while. I'm not selling, and I may even buy more.
    Sep 15 09:03 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Retains Its Dominance Over GT Advanced Technologies' Sapphire [View article]
    And if you listen to the Corning CEO's interview, they also make sapphire.
    Sep 15 08:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Angers EU With Rosneft Deal, New Sanctions May Hurt [View article]
    Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your POV, there was nothing saying that Bermuda was going to impose sanctions on Russia.
    Sep 14 10:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Angers EU With Rosneft Deal, New Sanctions May Hurt [View article]
    20/20 hindsight says invading Iraq was an error. Saddam was a little cagey about WMD. If Iran thought he was defenseless, there could be a temptation to take advantage of the weakness.
    Sep 14 10:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Retains Its Dominance Over GT Advanced Technologies' Sapphire [View article]
    Sorry, that link relates to another Apple vendor I follow, Invensense. Made a few $.

    Here's the link to the Corning CEO's interview: http://cnb.cx/1s3ZKL8

    A few points he made: Corning makes both; GG uses less energy (better battery life); Sapphire is more scratch resistant bbut more brittle; Sapphire is more expensive to make.
    Sep 14 09:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Retains Its Dominance Over GT Advanced Technologies' Sapphire [View article]
    I don't know if you'd call it a "gag order," but Apple does not like its vendors discussing their Apple business for competitive reasons. I think there have been cases where Apple changed vendors at the last minute because a vendor talked too much. When the first iPhones hit the street, they will be thoroughly dissected -- you can be sure of that.

    BTW, the GLW CEO interview is at http://cnb.cx/1qyOQk6
    Sep 13 11:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Retains Its Dominance Over GT Advanced Technologies' Sapphire [View article]
    Do you really think the public would have any great interest in a phone with Sapphire as the primary new feature?

    If the only claim made was that the glass had some ion treatment, Apple could phase in another glass (Sapphire) as long as it met that claim.
    Sep 13 03:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Angers EU With Rosneft Deal, New Sanctions May Hurt [View article]
    hb, let's hope you're right regarding "In fairness, no, I do not expect russia to invade any NATO countries."

    Here's what Poland's foreign minister Sikorski recently said: "“the Russian actions in Ukraine don't make us feel more secure, but less secure. One of our neighbors, Russia, is conducting a hybrid war against another of, you know, our neighbors. And we just can't stand idly by."
    Sep 13 02:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Angers EU With Rosneft Deal, New Sanctions May Hurt [View article]
    The Berlin wall came down on 11/9/1989 when the Soviet Union still existed. The Soviet Union dissolved on December 26, 1991. The Soviet Union became 15 separate, independent countries w/ Russia as the largest of the 15.
    Sep 13 09:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Angers EU With Rosneft Deal, New Sanctions May Hurt [View article]
    I read a lot on the subject. If sanctions aren't used to stop Russia from controlling Ukraine, what's the alternative? Military conflict? The Soviet Union dissolved into its 15 components and Putin is trying to impose his will on these sovereign countries -- either thru economic or military means or both.
    Sep 13 09:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Angers EU With Rosneft Deal, New Sanctions May Hurt [View article]
    Yes, the 3 Baltic nations, once part of the Soviet Union, and Poland, once part of the Warsaw Pact, are in Nato, but they have been scared silly that they are next, Nato or not. Finland, cooperates w/ Nato, used to be part of Russia and they are nervous. Estonia has a substantial number of ethnic Russian that Putin may feel he has to protect. He blinks??

    Most members of Nato spend little on their military, and rely on the US.
    Sep 12 07:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why GT Advanced Technologies' Sapphire Poses Little Threat To Corning's Gorilla Glass [View article]
    I don't think there was any lawsuit. From what I've read, Xerox was given an option to buy 100k shares ($10) for three days of access to the PARC facilities.
    Sep 12 03:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Angers EU With Rosneft Deal, New Sanctions May Hurt [View article]
    Russia needs the money from selling its oil and gas. Sanctions aren't fun, but neither is allowing Putin to control Ukraine. After Ukraine, the Baltics? Poland?
    Sep 12 01:01 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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