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  • How Google Plans To Expand Into A Massive, Untapped Market [View article]
    Bravo, Google! The network waves ought belong to the people. The current system, as per usual, allows a few to scalp us all.
    Apr 16, 2014. 06:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's Margin Myth: Sleight Of Hand [View article]
    "...those acronyms are well known for those familiar with the Amazon.com debate. If you read research reports on AMZN, you'll find them everywhere."
    - - -

    But there's always the someone who will be reading and not have the slightest idea what you're talking about because they're not familiar w/the acronyms you use.

    The writer has the responsibility to ensure that doesn't happen.

    You're not writing a reply to a friend with whom these acronyms are historically acknowledged. You're writing to a mass audience about which you really know nothing & about which you certainly can't make any assumptions.

    The question becomes, do you want to ensure that more - or fewer - people get the the gist of your article?

    Or, do you want to defend your position of using acronyms that may not be known to your readers, based on an assumption that they 'do' understand them [& implied, 'should' understand them].

    [Of course, the implication that we "should" understand them leans toward being an insult.]
    Feb 6, 2013. 06:02 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Things To Consider Ahead Of Microsoft's Earnings [View article]
    "The odds are good that the company will provide a steady return while the company searches for ways to find its place in the mobile and tablet space."


    I won't argue that their dividend provides a steady return. But for how long has MSFT been searching "for ways to find its place in the mobile and tablet space"?

    The dividend isn't enuf for me to put my money on basic hold until MSFT finds its place.
    Jan 22, 2013. 07:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Android Is Dead - Part 4: New Contender Windows Phone 8 [View article]
    "Even analysts who are dumb as doorknobs when it comes to technology like what they see." --- happydays...
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    Somehow, the fact that dummies like a certain something, isn't a positive promotional campaign for it.
    Jan 7, 2013. 06:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Is Raising An Army [View article]
    "Cloud computing does."
    - - -

    Looks as tho some have missed your point, Bohsie.
    Jan 7, 2013. 06:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons Windows 8 Will End Apple's Market Share Growth - And Why Apple Shouldn't Care [View article]
    Appreciate your reply, Coaly - Thanks.
    Jan 5, 2013. 02:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons Windows 8 Will End Apple's Market Share Growth - And Why Apple Shouldn't Care [View article]
    "As it relates to this article MSFT is the better company from almost every prospective (especially with technical know how)." ---Coaly1234

    Please tell us why you believe this to be true.
    Jan 2, 2013. 08:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons Windows 8 Will End Apple's Market Share Growth - And Why Apple Shouldn't Care [View article]
    'Why pay a thousand or two for an Apple when the same function can be gotten for $500 with Windows?'
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    Because the same function can not be gotten [for any price] with Windows. It is, indeed, functionality [intuitiveness] that separates one OS high above the other.
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    "Then tell me, why 85%+ of the people around the globe use Windows?"
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    I don't understand why one thinks this is a question deserving to be asked. There were two OS(s) in the world: One came with a Mac; the other with every other PC on the globe. [The masses were offered Windows, so they used it.]
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    "There will either be crickets in response to your question Greg or some kooky conspiracy or monopoly jabber."

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    Cricket, here. Why does acknowledgement of the Windows monopoly constitute "jabber"?

    Only time will tell. MS may be able to get back into the party, their products may become popular and sell, they may end up being able to reward shareholders. Maybe. And I hope they do.

    I remind us all to ask, other than the dividend, what has MS done for us (shareholders) lately - the last 12 years?

    A: Hovered between $27-$30 - for twelve years!
    Doesn't one want more from a company? Especially a company with so much money and resource at their disposal that they certainly ought to be able to deliver a bit more. Seems that way to me, anyway.
    Dec 27, 2012. 05:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons Windows 8 Will End Apple's Market Share Growth - And Why Apple Shouldn't Care [View article]
    Gregory,
    You say, "Apple never was nor is a mainstream company. Apple always targeted a specific audience. The high-tech style-conscious audience that was willing to pay up in order to buy Apple's beautiful, intuitive, innovative and pricey products."

    I say, balderdash.

    I'm not a tech-y and not style-conscious. But once introduced to a Mac OS versus Windows, it was a no-brainer and I was absolutely willing to "pay up" for the superior product. By comparison, Windows is simply frustrating, aggravating.

    You say, "Apple never was nor is a mainstream company."

    Maybe what you should have said is, Windows [initially] won over the masses because MSFT was successful in getting their OS used in all PCs. Then...the masses aren't going to/able to "pay up" for a Mac, so...surprise...everyone uses Windows.

    The prevalence of Windows is ONLY because it has been the ONLY choice in all PCs. [How could it not be popular when it's the only thing offered?]

    How is it, when Macs, as you say, "are way below 5% of the market", that the Apple OS can be gaining popularity? Don't you find it somewhat impressive that an OS other than Windows can gain at all? 95% use Windows, 5% use Mac OS: What are the odds that Windows doesn't stay on top? Answer: Odds not good; it could only take a far superior product to gain ANY popularity over Windows.

    Well, the masses are just that - the bulk of folks who get the main/only thing offered, being Windows. Apple is, and also has been, a mainstream company. Apple hasn't targeted a high-tech, style-conscious client, as you state. Apple has targeted an intelligent client - one that expects and deserves the highest quality, intuitive product.
    Dec 21, 2012. 06:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Stay Premium In The Long Run? [View article]
    "what comes to us as a wonder is why does a quality producer need to rely on sheer discounts for sales."

    "...need to rely..." - ? Who says they "need" to rely on discounts? It's merely your [ignorant] subjection.

    Apple does not need to rely on discounts. Their objective, which they (thus far) have accomplished, is (as well-stated by MajorDude) the "building (of) superior products that deliver a superior experience." Which is why people buy Apple products - and stay with Apple products.

    Why should Apple care that WalMart wants to do the WalMart thing of cutting their profit on items to get people in the store?
    Apple could care less - My gosh! - You actually think that Apple would put this type of topic on their roundtable agenda. Preposterous.

    It's preposterous that you base an article on your subjection - a pure guess, and a bad one.

    And I'm proven an idiot for wasting time w/any of this.
    Dec 21, 2012. 04:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Apple Isn't Investing In Apple, Should You? [View article]
    Premise of this article: Apple doesn't choose to spend capital to "make money building other companies' phones"..."because management is not confident enough in the future of mobile products"...and therefore, since "Apple isn't willing to invest in itself", we shouldn't either.

    Hogwash.
    Dec 21, 2012. 05:08 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Stay Premium In The Long Run? [View article]
    Who is this person, Globenum?

    "A leading Business Consultancy company with strong interests in holistic business analytics. We conduct business research for companies and therefore feel that can understand market in an integrative manner. Our analysts are all highly qualified and therefore make us feel confident on the quality of work we produce."

    and...

    "We are a Business intelligence company aimed at helping in improving businesses by..." [from FB]

    Anyone paying attention to the word choices of this "leading" company?

    I am, and won't pay any attention in future.
    Dec 20, 2012. 06:05 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Inside The Apple iPad? It Makes Sense! [View article]
    " lets hope Apple is savvy enough to recognize this and get onboard early. "


    Let's hope Apple has planned this disruption.
    Dec 5, 2012. 05:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Waiting For Godot: Time To Sell Nokia Stock [View article]
    techy46,
    Yes, competition and technology are a wonderful combination: It is what makes the IT world turn.

    MSFT has finally put forth a "cool" ad campaign for their Surface. [I've been waiting (for years) for MSFT to turn "cool".] Congrats to MSFT.

    We can agree that Apple has formidable competition. [No doubt, the competition as is now, will always be.]
    And we can agree that Nokia builds quality products.

    What remains to be seen is whether MSFT can actually be cool enuf to gain real market share.
    Oct 31, 2012. 06:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Flawed iPhone 5 Design And Its Effect On Stock Performance [View article]
    If you "have always recommended Apple as a long term investment", then why haven't you benefited from your own recommendation?
    Oct 8, 2012. 06:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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