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  • Nokia partners with Mercedes-Benz on self-driving cars  [View news story]
    Nokia is smarter then us. Phones have become a cutthroat game. A never ending arms race between platforms. The money is in the services not the hardware, so why would Nokia want a piece of that? Microsoft needs it because it pushes their ecosystem, Nokia just wants to focus on developing their services like HERE. The deal is a win/win/win for Nokia/Microsoft/Consum...
    Sep 10, 2013. 08:25 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Introduces iPhone 5c—The Most Colorful iPhone Yet 
    Lumia 520 knockoff?
    Sep 10, 2013. 02:55 PM | Likes Like
  • Apple announces iPhone 5C; 16GB version to sell for $99 with contract  [View news story]
    Hmmm looks like a poor copy of Lumia 520
    Sep 10, 2013. 02:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are You Ready For Some Football? Google Is  [View article]
    NFL and Xbox One. Why just watch the game?

    Sep 9, 2013. 07:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft holding Surface 2 NYC launch event on Sep. 23  [View news story]
    So very very true.

    In fact, you can apply this to the whole economic "recovery"
    Sep 9, 2013. 07:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Has Been, And Still Is, A Lousy Stock For Investors  [View article]
    Yeah lets look at a chart that starts at a period of severe overvaluation (what was intels PE at 60$?), and ends in one of moderate undervaluation and use that chart to say the stock is bad for investors.

    I know you know better RS.

    For another look, check out the fast graph on Intel. It puts things in perspective.
    Sep 9, 2013. 04:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft restructuring Windows unit, says it won't lose money on Xbox One  [View news story]
    As an investor, a techy, a gamer, and a couch potato, the X-box one has got me soooooooo excited.
    Sep 9, 2013. 02:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Is Already The Number One Smartphone Devices Maker  [View article]
    Yeah it sucks when you have to pay royalties to a company that developed and owns the IP that your using.

    Wait a minute, what?
    Sep 9, 2013. 02:25 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft Needs To Buy BlackBerry To Go With Its $7.2B Nokia Handset Division Acquisition  [View article]
    Yeah windows phone sucks cuz it only has three flashlight apps, android has 1000! Forget apps, lets talk about functions. Can anyone name one function that can not be accomplished in windows phone? I can watch YouTube on my Lumia 920. I can upload to instagram. But I can also edit MS word documents, take the best photos of any smartphone owner (except for lucky 1020 owners) and I can get all my info updated to me in real time using Live Tiles, and integrated social media. Who needs a million apps?

    Windowsphone us on the rise and now that the amazing hardware and software engineers at Nokia now work for Microsoft, watch out.
    Sep 5, 2013. 05:48 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reports: BlackBerry looking to find buyer by Nov., Microsoft "keeping an eye"  [View news story]
    Windows Phone in the enterprise would be a tremendous boon to Microsoft. But buying Blackberry is not the way to do it.
    Sep 4, 2013. 05:00 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung launches $299 Gear smartwatch  [View news story]
    Seriously? Watches?
    Sep 4, 2013. 02:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now Is Not The Time To Sell Microsoft  [View article]
    My understanding is they can use the Lumia and Asha names, but the Nokia brand can not be present once the deal is complete. The trick is going to be making Lumia as powerful a brand as Nokia in that time.
    Sep 4, 2013. 01:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now Is Not The Time To Sell Microsoft  [View article]
    Most of the bellyaching on the street is from those who were lining up to raid the company of its cash through activism for special dividends it buybacks. This purchase of Nokia brings some of the best hardware engineers on the planet into the Microsoft fold. Further, alot of your weaknesses on Microsoft, although often stated, and firmly held beliefs by many people are simply not true. Internet explorer is not a joke, it performs just as well if not better than any browser out there. Come on, its a web browser, it displays web pages, what more could be asked for? The bad press it gets is, imo, just a form of brand tribalism. Same goes for Bing. The integrated Bing search on Windows 8.1 is head and shoulders above anything Google provides. Not only does it integrate a single search across all sources but it also is visually spectacular. Bing and all its associated apps are gorgeous, a real delight to whatever screen you use it on.

    Xbox One you say was off to a bad start. However, alot of that bad publicity, whining etc was from two sources, Microsoft haters (brand tribalism) and people that were angry that Microsoft was going to make it harder to pirate games. This is, imo where the biggest noise came from, of course people cloaked it in other terms. But forget all that, lets take a look at what this thing can do, sure it can play games, movies and music, but it also has so many game changing features that aren't and can't be addressed by the competition. Microsoft has Kinect, Bing, Skype, Skydrive, Smartglass and Azure, all of which are going to be fully integrated into the system. Your going to be able to video chat on your tv, watch home movies and look at your pictures, and surf the net, all wirelessly, and all using gestures, in a way that is customized to the individuals in the house. Many of these ate going to be able to be done in the same screen at the same time! This is not well received? Are you kidding me?

    The proof will be in the pudding, and once X-box One is released, Microsoft will be the only software company, on your phone, on your PC at work, on your tablet, in your living room, at the grocery store, dentist, bank, you name it. Yeah, I would say now is not the time to sell.
    Sep 4, 2013. 12:37 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft outlines plans for Nokia unit, skepticism abounds  [View news story]
    Wall street guys are going to hate this as they were already lining up to raid Microsoft of the cash that will be spent on this deal. There will be tons of bad hype from the street. However, this is a great thing and benefits the Lumia line of Windows Phone and any subsequent hardware ventures undertaken by Microsoft.
    Sep 3, 2013. 01:26 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition Means Doubling Down On A Mistake  [View article]
    You guys are so funny. My money is on this being the plan all along. MS puts up cash, which they have a ton of, to support Nokia developing the hardware, which they have the experience with. If it works, MS takes over the division, if it didn't all they lose is cash, Nokia bears the burden.

    A company like MS doesn't just operate by the seat of their pants. Their moves take decades to play out. The restructuring by Balmer, Nokia deal, Windows 8 across all devices, bring in Nokia's hardware expertise, and now all of a sudden you have a brand new MS.

    After the deal is done, MS will have some of the best hardware engineers in their payroll. I can't wait to see what the next versions of Surface, built by ex-Nokia engineers will be like.

    This story has just begun.
    Sep 3, 2013. 11:40 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment