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  • Nearly $2 Billion In The Hole, Microsoft Continues To Dive Deeper Into Tablets [View article]
    wil3714

    Yes, there will be inflation, and yes you like every generation before will have more toys to play with. I do doubt for most, they will not experience
    life as the boomers did. When I was in my 20's I made sure to visit every state of the USA, and the provinces of Canada. I started least year to visit all the states again only in much more detail as I spend many more days in each area. I could use Google earth and save gas but being there is much more fun.
    Aug 20 10:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nearly $2 Billion In The Hole, Microsoft Continues To Dive Deeper Into Tablets [View article]
    btbriant

    the only ignorance is on your part, BG was a great at code. Look what happened to the company after its main products which were and are
    great software. It started to go into other areas that were out of the depth.
    look at the history once the DOS and OFFICE were issued.
    Look at SB history look at all the poor versions, failed non software products. Take IE as an example it went from 85% of market, that they now predict in 2015 it will have less 15%. Based on the NOKIA deal you buy a company and then dismiss 40% of the workers within 18 months.
    you might also explain how the shares of MSFT stay range bound.


    I like Buffet but why didn't he invest before he met Gates. Also look at the hiccups in his portfolio over the years. Why don't you look at what Buffets salary is. Of course he pays a less of a percentage than his secretary
    because of the investment income.
    If you know how to invest and play the TAX CODE as the IDIOTs wrote it
    you can keep your taxes under 25% even when your overall income is over 400k.
    Aug 20 10:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nearly $2 Billion In The Hole, Microsoft Continues To Dive Deeper Into Tablets [View article]
    btbriant

    that not how it works, MSFT is a nasdaq stock .Its B/A al the way.
    With the amount of times I trade I may have even bought from BG
    who knows or who cares. The trick to stop front running is merely put in a limit order.
    Aug 20 09:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nearly $2 Billion In The Hole, Microsoft Continues To Dive Deeper Into Tablets [View article]
    BTBRIANT

    1984: Sybase is founded by Mark Hoffman, Bob Epstein of Britton Lee (Ingress) , Jane Doughty and Tom Haggin in Epstein’s home in Berkeley, California. Together, they set out to create a relational database management system (RDBMS) that would organize information and make it available to computers within a network. Sybase was initially called Systemware.
    1986: Sybase ships its first test programs.
    1987: Sybase formally releases the Sybase system, the first high-performance RDBMS for online applications[citation needed] providing the Human Genome Project with licenses for the first generation of client-server relational databases. Rather than having a vast central bank of data stored in a large mainframe computer, the Sybase System provided for a client-server computer architecture. Sybase called the database server "Sybase SQL Server".
    1988: Sybase, Microsoft, and Ashton-Tate port the Sybase RDBMS to the OS/2 platform. Microsoft markets the new product as "SQL Server". The terms of the agreement gave Microsoft a license to Sybase's SQL Server code. Ashton-Tate soon dropped out. Sybase SQL Server version 4.9 and Microsoft SQL Server 6.0 & 6.5 are virtually identical; their Transact-SQL (T-SQL) procedural language is very similar, as well as the basic process architecture. The main difference is Sybase has a Unix heritage, while Microsoft SQL Server was adapted and optimized only for the Microsoft Windows NT operating system. Sybase and Microsoft later split the code-lines and went their own way due to disagreements over revenue sharing.
    October 1989: Sybase releases additional products, introducing the Sybase Open Client-Server Interfaces—new software programs that provided generic client-server communication, allowing for greater connectivity within computer networks.
    1989: Sybase achieves sales of $56 million and becomes unprofitable during the 1990s.
    August 1991: Sybase goes public at a split adjusted price of $6.75.
    June 1992: Sybase announces its latest generation of software—named the System 10 product family; these programs were designed to provide a framework for companies to switch over their computer operations from older mainframe models to client-server systems.
    1993: Sybase and Microsoft dissolve their partnership. Microsoft bought the SQL Server code base from Sybase. Sybase launches Replication Server, a data replication technology that moves and synchronizes data across the enterprise.
    April 1993: Sybase introduced the first component of System 10, called OmniSQL Gateway. This program connected the various parts of a computer network, enabling users to access data changes made within the network. Later that year, Sybase completed its rollout of the System 10 components used to manage computer systems: SQL Server 10 and Back-up Server; Open Client-Server APIs; SQL Monitor and SA Companion.
    1994: Sybase acquires Powersoft, the leading maker of development tools for client-server computing, with 40 percent of that market. Through the deal, Sybase acquired PowerBuilder, a rapid application development (NYSE:RAD) tool and Powersoft’s leading product. The acquisition also marked the basis of Sybase’s entry into the enterprise mobility market with Watcom SQL, which Sybase renamed SQL Anywhere. When Sybase launched its mobility subsidiary, Sybase iAnywhere, in 2000, SQL Anywhere became its flagship relational database management system (RDBMS) and helped the company to become the leader of the mobile database market. Powersoft had acquired Watcom earlier that year.
    1995: Sybase launches PowerDesigner, a modeling and metadata management solution, following its acquisition of PowerAMC.
    1995 Sybase renames the main product SQL Server to its current name Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) for version 11.5. Anywhere 5 is released. It includes SQL Remote, SQL Central, Transact SQL syntax, and support for the Sybase Replication Server.
    1996: Mitchell Kertzman, Powersoft CEO, is appointed CEO. Sybase launches Sybase IQ, the first column-based analytics platform.
    1997: Sybase’s flagship database product Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) starts its life in the mid-eighties as "Sybase SQL Server". Microsoft is a Sybase distributor, reselling the Sybase product for OS/2 and NT under the name "Microsoft SQL Server." Around 1994, Microsoft begins independently developing its own product. When Sybase releases version 11.5 in 1997, Sybase renames its product to "Adaptive Server Enterprise" to better distinguish itself from MS SQL Server.
    January 1998: Sybase announced that the financial results for the company in the last three quarters of 1997 would have to be restated, as it found inconsistencies in profits reporting from its Japanese division.[3] Five executives in Sybase's Japanese subsidiary were found to have used side letters to artificially inflate the profits from their operations. Following a class-action lawsuit,[4] the five executives involved were fired.
    November 1998: John S. Chen is appointed Chairman, CEO and President.[5]
    1998: SQL Anywhere 6 is released, with new names "Adaptive Server Anywhere" as the engine and part of the "SQL Anywhere Studio" which now includes SQL Modeler (later PowerDesigner), Java is introduced to the database.
    Aug 20 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wells Fargo has big plans for asset-management [View news story]
    The only way they get to 1 T is to find a lot of brain dead rich people. There trading platform is very old. You can't do a simple buy write combination. Then again when I asked when the would have a buy write added to the platform the person at the other end asked what a buy write was. I get 200 free trades because of my mortgage so I use them for simple limit trades anything more and you are pushing the envelope.
    Aug 19 05:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Investors Should React To The Windows 9 Preview [View article]
    I I

    I PLAN TO RUN THE OLD SOFTWARE FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE I DON'T SEE NEEDING A NEW VERSION UNTIL 2017 BUT WHO KNOWS
    Aug 19 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Investors Should React To The Windows 9 Preview [View article]
    wil3714

    MSFT has not put together a decent OS system since DOS in 30 years yet you assume they can do such integrations.
    Aug 19 09:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Investors Should React To The Windows 9 Preview [View article]
    wil3714

    Can you give us a time line when MSFT will provide this complete ecosystem?

    I for one is very skeptical of MSFT putting things together.


    long MSFT
    Aug 19 09:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Investors Should Make Of Linn Energy's Recent Portfolio Reshuffling [View article]
    PABLOMIKE

    I was referring to the plant itself and the gathering pipelines as a purchase to provide cash to Linn energy
    Aug 19 09:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Investors Should React To The Windows 9 Preview [View article]
    I I

    You're probably right for most. I got my copies of Office Enterprise( super version of Office pro) for $ 25 through my wife's employer 2007 & again 2012.
    Aug 18 08:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Investors Should Make Of Linn Energy's Recent Portfolio Reshuffling [View article]
    PABLOMIKE

    LINE/LNCO has a huge gas processing plant in SW Kansas that might fit into the kinder model
    Aug 18 07:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Investors Should React To The Windows 9 Preview [View article]
    doesn't
    Aug 18 04:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Investors Should React To The Windows 9 Preview [View article]
    techy46

    The real joke is MSFT has been playing for 30 years and its still not finally right. So I guess MSFT is 15 years behind the Apple system.
    Aug 18 04:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Investors Should React To The Windows 9 Preview [View article]
    MITCHMCC

    I'm long Msft however to kill the cash cow would be to do to EXCEL, what EXCEL did to lotus123. DOA in under 24 months.

    I hope it does happen but history sometimes repeats it self.
    Aug 18 02:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Investors Should React To The Windows 9 Preview [View article]
    This is getting to be a joke

    2012 win 8

    2013 win 8.1

    2014 win 9
    Aug 18 01:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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