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  • Could Apple Be The Next Amex, Or Could Amex Be The Next Apple?  [View article]
    Apple has no inner Steve Jobs. It has a legacy from him in the products developed when he was CEO. These products have shelf lives determined by market forces. What Cook and Apple's Board have to their credit, among other adventures, is to spend 3B for Beats and 70M for a Burberry fashionista. The Board has a former CEO of Avon who was fired after five years there at the helm. What smart graduate from a top school in technology or engineering longs to work at a company where glitz and vulgarity are valued, and failure is tolerated?
    Jan 28, 2016. 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple reportedly expected to cut iPhone 6S/6S+ orders; shares lower  [View news story]
    "Does anyone really think that Apple will miss their guidance? That is preposterous. It's not going to happen. That would totally discredit Cook and all of his previous guidance."

    You can say that again.
    Jan 5, 2016. 02:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Q1 Looks Certain To Disappoint  [View article]
    There's a future for Tim Cook as a used car salesman.
    Dec 30, 2015. 02:01 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Capitulating To The Content Owners (For Now)  [View article]
    Jeff Bezos buys Apple? With or without Tim Cook?
    Dec 16, 2015. 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Capitulating To The Content Owners (For Now)  [View article]
    Are Tim Cook's remarks credible or are they mostly spin? It would be better for shareholders if he shut up and went away. He has no talent for technology and he is not a leader. He has squandered the Apple legacy he inherited.
    Dec 15, 2015. 08:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Capitulating To The Content Owners (For Now)  [View article]
    Microsoft hires Satya Nadella. Google hires Sundar Pichai. They know technology. Apple hires Tim Cook. He dabbles in PC, marketing and fashion. With little substance coming from TC, investors have wised up to Apple, and its stock is going in only one direction. Meanwhile, Apple's Board is in default mode, hoping China will bail Apple out. The looming question is: does Apple stock have to hit 99 before its Board wakes up? How about 66?
    Dec 14, 2015. 12:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Capitulating To The Content Owners (For Now)  [View article]
    Cook's mission is to recruit fashionistas to Apple whose paychecks and perks give them big deal status. Meanwhile, Apple's Board is AWOL. Besides Cook, among its members is Andrea Jung who was CEO at Avon Products from 1999 to 2012. In 2012 Jung was named among the 5 worst CEOs by Bloomberg Businessweek. At Avon she gained the reputation as a marketing guru. In 2011 Avon's sales dropped 35%.
    Dec 11, 2015. 05:57 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Capitulating To The Content Owners (For Now)  [View article]
    Today, Business Insider reports on Apple pop-up ads to Apple users on older iPhones. The ads point to advantages of newer Apple products.

    Welcome to the Orwellian world of Tim Cook.
    Dec 11, 2015. 11:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Capitulating To The Content Owners (For Now)  [View article]
    Apple's current stock price trend is proxy for its CEO. Cook defends its products. Cook also thinks well of Mom and Apple Pie and God. Unlike Microsoft and Amazon, Apple has a lightweight in charge.
    Dec 10, 2015. 12:26 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple touched by Goldman; up 1.6%  [View news story]
    Apple is discounted now and will continue to be discounted with Cook as CEO.
    Nov 18, 2015. 08:51 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Apple's Publicity Events Hurting The Stock Price? A Statistical Study  [View article]
    In Apple's best interest Cook should take an extended vacation (or leave of absence) starting now.
    Sep 8, 2015. 02:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Investors Shouldn't Fear China  [View article]
    Cook is not minding the store. He prefers political correctness commentary while the Board twiddles its thumbs. The bugs in Apple's products lately rival those in a garbage dump.
    Aug 24, 2015. 10:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EU: Apple Tax Deals Granted By Ireland Broke State Rules  [View article]
    Carl Levin is smart. What should Apple do? Should it move its headquarters to Carl's native Detroit with its high unemployment rate and low land costs? Apple can rid itself of some highly paid workers and get cheap labor in Michigan, together with a sweet introductory state tax rate.

    Michigan voters are smart. They continually vote for Levin -- even though the esteemed Senator went to college out of state, first in Pennsylvania and later in Massachusetts. This is a man who states: "I am a strong believer in Michigan higher education. The state’s great colleges and universities are vital to promoting the technological innovation that will keep our state on the leading edge."
    Sep 30, 2014. 04:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple reportedly drawn to Beats' streaming service; sell-side has its doubts  [View news story]
    Nike pitches many of its products to the urban underclass, and Nike gets huge markups. Its T-shirts might sell for three bucks based on quality alone. Nike then adds a slick Swish logo and clever, rat-ta-tat-tat message: Just Do It. Nike gets these kids to drink its Kool-Aid and hand over an extra twenty bucks. Amazing. Tim Cook is on Nike's Board Of Directors. He must think Beats stuff can be Apple's Kool-Aid.
    May 16, 2014. 03:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple reportedly drawn to Beats' streaming service; sell-side has its doubts  [View news story]
    If Beats makes junk headphones -- all show and no substance -- it's a lousy deal for Apple, and audiophiles think they're junk.
    May 12, 2014. 04:27 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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