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  • Yahoo's Alibaba Failure [View article]
    I would have agreed more with “the press” rather than “the liberal press”—the point I can agree with is an overemphasis on PR.
    Jun 23, 2015. 08:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter: Another Chapter In The War Of New York And Silicon Valley [View article]
    Sounds like the justification for Mr. Costelo’s departure; we will see what happens now.
    Jun 17, 2015. 08:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter: Another Chapter In The War Of New York And Silicon Valley [View article]
    Lucas, that success would seem to make bringing it into the conversation relevant as a successful user of Weibo and an example of what some might find effective on Twitter, hence increasing TWTR’s value.
    Jun 17, 2015. 08:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Air T: No Longer A Net-Net, A CEO Promise Not Kept [View article]
    Sound like my instinct to leave—or decrease position—was right.
    Jun 14, 2015. 08:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter: Another Chapter In The War Of New York And Silicon Valley [View article]
    Glad to hear that!
    Jun 14, 2015. 08:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo's Alibaba Failure [View article]
    Thanks, Dana; agreed 100%. The flip side is also true—I am not supporting Hillary Clinton just because she is a woman. Judge on actions, not personal characteristics such as gender, skin color, etc.—especially in an insulting manner.
    Jun 13, 2015. 09:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo's Alibaba Failure [View article]
    One could hope they are. I did not have all that much hope for Ms Mayer when she joined—there was too much hoopla, too many expectations. Not saying that she is horrific, but average—nobody really works miracles.
    I have owned YHOO through a big drop and back now to a profit, so debating whether to sell or to stay with it.
    Jun 11, 2015. 10:30 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Air T: No Longer A Net-Net, A CEO Promise Not Kept [View article]
    I note that there has also been a lot of insider selling (not just buying) and little if any debt, both of which are reassuring. Thoughts?
    Jun 10, 2015. 08:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Air T: No Longer A Net-Net, A CEO Promise Not Kept [View article]
    I had been nervous about the changes and the elimination of the dividend. When the price continued up, or stayed flat, I was somewhat reassured. Now I am unsure again—other than the diversification of income sources, this does not sound positive—especially the comment about a “business nemesis” of the new CEO holding 14% of the shares; I would love to hear some further discussion.
    Jun 10, 2015. 08:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hacker Attack Adds Sour End To Ctrip's Banner Week [View article]
    I think I saw that elsewhere—another recent article on CTRP that mentioned it in passing, but I am sure that someone here can provide more details.
    May 30, 2015. 04:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Should Consider Splitting In Two [View article]
    publicized is not a word that Seeking Alpha accepts—tried 3 times.
    May 9, 2015. 05:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Should Consider Splitting In Two [View article]
    Yes, those are the numbers from their annual report—just checked as it was a .gov site, not an ATT site, that you quoted. This is the annual report sentence: Our effective tax rate was 34.6% in 2014, 33.2% in 2013 and 27.8% in 2012 (see Note 11). [I did not check Note 11—going back to do so.]
    Note 11 takes up most of pages 61 and 62 of the 72-page complete financial review PDF on the ATT site. Much adding and subtracting to get to the numbers above—above my understanding. The bottom line, though, seems to be that T actually does pay its taxes, unlike some other companies’ well-public... evasion.
    May 9, 2015. 05:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget The Shopping List: Buy What's On Sale (Part 2) [View article]
    Not having the confidence in my best choice, as Warren Buffett does (isn’t he the one that said that diversity does not make sense, why not put everything in what you think best?), I go for broad diversity. It has, for some reason that I have not yet worked out, done better in my savings/investment account than in my IRA account. I try not to risk a lot in either, when I do take a risky position it is a small one, rarely more than $1000 in either account.
    May 8, 2015. 11:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget The Shopping List: Buy What's On Sale (Part 2) [View article]
    The R&D portion is enough excitement for me—no options. If I want to gamble, it is at the roulette table (and low stakes at that; was thrilled with $40 playing for 10¢ in Reno a while back). To each per own, of course!
    May 8, 2015. 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T Should Consider Splitting In Two [View article]
    I still use my copper lines, and every time Verizon calls to talk me into FiOS, I tell them they can pry the copper out of my cold, dead hands. Works when the power is out, ISDN has enough speed for me, no reason to spend more. In fact, now that my landlord has WiFi, I may drop the Internet service and keep traditional copper phone only.
    May 7, 2015. 05:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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