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  • A quick Nokia (NOK) roundup: 1) Strategy Analytics says "extensive channel checks" lead it to believe Nokia won't launch a tablet at the Feb. 25-28 Mobile World Congress. There are plenty of rumors about a Nokia tablet arriving this year. 2) Engadget's Mat Smith likes the potential of the Lumia 620, particularly in emerging markets (it goes for an unsubsidized $249 in China). The quality of the 620's hardware and UI give it a chance to appeal to first-time buyers in spite of Windows Phone's app shortage, he argues. [View news story]
    there's a monkey on nokia's back and it's name is msf...
    Feb 16, 2013. 02:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix (NFLX -2.7%) has crushed short sellers but they're not necessarily wrong, according to Heard On The Street. Netflix's product, it says, is inferior to rivals: Users often must wait a month to see a new movie DVD, and its streaming video offers less newer programming than rival subscription services like HBO. That probably means there's not much more room for growth.  [View news story]
    Netflix at under $10/month is the best entertainment value in existence today. And you don't have to subscribe to Cable tv to get it.

    When HBO is available for under $10 a month without having to pay another $65 to Comcast for 200 channels of useless crap I dont want let's talk.
    Feb 16, 2011. 12:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget Mubarak, Paul Farrell writes, it's Bernanke who needs to be toppled: "Just as Mubarak was blind to the economic needs of the masses and democratic reforms, Bernanke is blind to the easy-money legacy that’s set the stage for revolution, turning the rich into super rich while the middle class stagnates and peanuts trickle down to the poor."  [View news story]
    well said dr
    little more than a sales pitch trying to drum up some investment business from wackos with tea party leanings
    Feb 15, 2011. 11:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama's budget so carelessly abdicates his responsibility for managing the nation’s finances, Evan Newmark writes, that "he shouldn’t be surprised if the U.S. bond markets, not Republicans, end up determining his political destiny." His numbers depend on tax hikes that have already been rejected, and suggestions of the deficit commission were ignored.  [View news story]
    surprise surprise... wsj doesn't like obama
    pffft
    Feb 14, 2011. 08:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Plug-In Vehicles Are a Luxury No Nation and No Investor Can Afford [View article]
    How can you be taken seriously when you make such ridiculous statements?
    What has living in the mountains got to do with whether you get hydro power from the Columbia river?
    Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
    Feb 14, 2011. 03:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Plug-In Vehicles Are a Luxury No Nation and No Investor Can Afford [View article]
    "In the final analysis, plug-in vehicles are a luxury no nation and no investor can afford."
    Utter nonsense. Today's investments will result in lower costs tomorrow. We've already seen how investment in wind technology and solar pv technology can dramatically drive down costs over time.. And costs in both technologies continue to fall.
    As a nation we can not afford NOT to make the investment.
    Feb 14, 2011. 03:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK) will get 'billions of dollars' in financial support from Microsoft (MSFT), says Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. The money, which will be handed over in the early years of their partnership, is meant to help Nokia market and develop phones using Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system.  [View news story]
    you'd have to call it a 'hail mary' pass... for both teams
    microsoft's gonna invest billions?
    and nokia's lost a few billions of market cap since the announcement?
    and this is gonna pay off when?
    and how?
    Feb 14, 2011. 01:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QE2 is a "total failure, except for those folks who work on Wall Street," Rep. Ron Paul says. One problem is the Fed's reliance on core CPI, which excludes food and energy, thus providing Bernanke with a warped sense of true inflation. "They rig that number," Paul says. "[Bernanke] looks at government stats that are fudged to reassure him he doesn't have to do anything."  [View news story]
    does any body REALLY want Ron Paul to be in charge of our economy? please...
    Feb 10, 2011. 11:18 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kudos to Nokia's (NOK +4%) Stephen Elop for his remarkably candid memo likening his company to a "burning oil platform." The normal CEO approach in a turning-point situation is either empty-headed delusional denial or cheerleading, Henry Blodget writes, but that's not leadership. People want the truth, he says, and CEOs that tell it like it is offer the best chance for overcoming odds.  [View news story]
    he talks about throwing gas on the fire...
    and his answer to put out the fire is Windows Phone 7 ??
    they might as well nuke the place and rename the company RIP
    Feb 9, 2011. 11:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One of Comcast's (CMCSA -2%) first acts in taking control of NBC Universal this week was to pluck the NBC peacock - the network's mascot since 1956 - from the corporate logo. There's little love for the new logo, one word on a purple background. TV critic Tim Goodman tweets, “Let’s hope their programming isn’t that dull.”  [View news story]
    you have hight expectations from the company that provides you with neverending price hikes and dysfunctional cable boxes?
    good luck
    disconnecting cable is one of the best things i did this year.
    I can still get NBC for free but never watch it.
    but thanks comcast for the interenet that let's me buy programming I actually watch from netflix for less than $10/month.
    can't wait until there's a viable wireless option that lets me disconnect from your internet too.
    Jan 28, 2011. 03:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google (GOOG) has "given up" on social networking, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster says, which inevitably will result in a shift of ad dollars to Facebook. The hard reality for Google is that it "can’t recreate the social graph" won by Facebook, Jaffray says. "What Facebook has showed is that finding information is more social-based, and less machine-based." (video)  [View news story]
    facebook sucks
    we can only hope that one day it's just another memory like aol and myspace
    Jan 5, 2011. 10:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sources say Yahoo (YHOO) is preparing to cut as many as 700 jobs, or around 5% of its workforce, possibly as soon as today. The cuts, targeted at Yahoo's products group, would mark the fourth round of layoffs at Yahoo in the last three years.  [View news story]
    great timing. why not just do it on Christmas day?
    Dec 14, 2010. 02:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A bipartisan group of Senators is writing Bernanke expressing concern with debit-card interchange-fee limits, saying that as with most price-fixing, consumers are set to lose. The limits could wipe out billions in revenues for big debit-card issuers like BofA (BAC), Capital One (COF), Citigroup (C) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM). The Fed is set to discuss the fees Thursday in a webcast meeting.  [View news story]
    it's just a tax on everyone that benefits only them...
    funny how taxes on other people are ok with them isn't it?
    after all how else can they get the money to pay those billions in bonuses?
    Dec 13, 2010. 02:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Bloomberg poll finds that most Americans across the political spectrum want the Fed reined in or abolished. Asked if the central bank should be more accountable to Congress, left independent or abolished entirely, 39% say it should be held more accountable, and 16% say it should be abolished; only 37% favor the status quo.  [View news story]
    "most Americans" couldn't explain to you what the Fed is or does if their life depended on it.
    Dec 9, 2010. 12:36 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New figures show that many car loans are going to people with questionable credit. The percentage of loans going to subprime buyers rose 8% in Q3, first Y/Y increase since 2007, Experian says. The majority of loans still goes to buyers with prime credit scores, but if banks are welcoming more subprime borrowers, it feels like deja vu all over again.  [View news story]
    exactly..
    and by the way
    you can make the payment on several cars with the money you were pissing away in interest on the house you couldn't afford.
    Dec 7, 2010. 03:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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