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  • For Nokia, Microsoft Is Dead Weight  [View article]
    I find this entire article comical since the only reason I've known behind two people returning Nokia Windows phones was the poor location of the power button on the unit. A hardware design Nokia is responsible for, not Microsoft.
    Feb 10, 2013. 07:48 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Research In Motion Ready For A Takeover?  [View article]
    Pay attention to the industry, not the company. RIMM is dead. Only no ones called the time of death yet. The corpse is starting to stink.
    Jul 1, 2012. 09:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday's gloomy reports show the world economic outlook to be in dire straits. As U.S. employment growth slows sharply, Chinese factory output barely growing and European manufacturing falling deeper into malaise, the calls are going to grow for another round of stimulus from the Fed. Whether or not it wants to step in to catch that falling knife, however, is anyone's guess.   [View news story]
    Another condescending, inaccurate, blanket statement from someone facing no hardships. Nor am I guy. But I do have the decency to know others are struggling. You must not have many friends and family asking for help. Or you just don't feel the need to.

    1. Gas is not as cheap as it should be based on refinery capacity, crude supply. Increase the margins on oil with immediate effect to ward off a hedging response and restrict trading to only parties intending to take delivery.

    2. Good for you on having a ton of work. Get out of your cocoon. Clearly not the case for everyone based on yesterday's jobs report.

    3. Who cares what mortgage rates are when the vast MAJORITY of borrowers cannot qualify on credit score or required down payment. Never mind the surplus inventory and how many homes are upside down. Your comment is absurd the housing is "affordable" now? By standards of "buy now and take an immediate loss". Nuts.

    4. Congratulations on your new nook. Consumer spending is down. Meaning people are not joining you.

    5. Of course the economy is responding to Greece. If you paid attention you'd know the potential effect on the Euro. Sad you probably can't correlate that to the dollar, US banking investment in Europe or the overall political implications of austerity.

    Step out of your bubble, get informed on the big picture and try again. This glass ain't half full dude. It's past half empty.
    Jun 2, 2012. 06:53 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Lehman-Like Market Collapse Might Be In The Works  [View article]
    Time to leverage the inverses....
    Jun 1, 2012. 05:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Worldwide tablet sales are expected to double to 118.9M units in 2012, says Gartner, mostly thanks to soaring demand for the iPad, which may grab 61% of the action. Gartner says Microsoft (MSFT) could nearly triple its share of the market by 2016, thanks to business IT departments' preference for Windows.   [View news story]
    The "business IT departments' preference for Windows" is a myth. Because they are ingrained and not easily replaced does not mean Microsoft technologies are preferred.
    Apr 10, 2012. 01:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Smart Money To Buy Out Sirius Is On ...  [View article]
    Another thing to consider in a potential Microsoft acquisition is that they already have a spot in the dashboard of cars with Sync. This would allow them to expand the footprint of Sync to other auto manufacturers and bundle Sirius subscription services. Imagine selecting the Sirius programming in your car through a windows or Android phone. Or having those station selections automatically programmed into any vehicle you ride in via bluetooth just by jumping in the car.
    Feb 23, 2012. 08:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix Unlikely To Survive Competition From Deep-Pocketed Rivals  [View article]
    Netflix streaming selection is terrible. On demand selections from Time Warner, A&T Uverse and Verizon wireless exceed the quality of selection of the really old titles offered by Netflix. All you have to do to watch Netflix demise first hand is poll the people around you. Everyone I ask has suspended or canceled all of their Netflix services if they had any to begin with.

    They had an opportunity but did not capitalize because they continued to fund the DVD by mail operation instead of ending it entirely and putting the savings towards streaming. As the USPS largest single customer there is no way they could not have seen a cost increase in postage with the number of people who dropped the mail services.
    Feb 23, 2012. 07:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Expecting Apple to Pull Back To $450 Before Going To $700 And Beyond  [View article]
    Here's what I know: 5 people in my company ditched their iPhones for Android. 3 people I know outside of work did the same thing in the last month. Of course these are just personal observations, certainly may not be indicative of wider trends, but it seems in my world view there is a shift occurring. I haven't found a single Mac enthusiast that cares about Mountain Lion. Many haven't come off Snow Leopard yet unless they needed technical support and Apple forced them to.
    Feb 19, 2012. 08:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Future Trillion Dollar Company Trading At 46% Discount  [View article]
    Here's the reality kids: AMD coming up for the win. As they continue to recover space in the server market, may gain acceptance by Apple, have few supply issues and a fraction of the R&D overhead of almighty Intel, AMD is in a position to accelerate. They are also ahead of the R&D curve now in integrated GPU's which will throw them heavily into the portable market.

    Hard to find a downside. It recently destroyed a consensus price of $6.80, up 17.9% since Oct. 2011.
    Feb 17, 2012. 10:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Future Trillion Dollar Company Trading At 46% Discount  [View article]
    "Ever try to run a company without Msft or Oracle or any other software you have to pay for..."

    Yes. In fact I do. It works for SMB but not for larger organizations. MySQL and Postgresql are not quite there yet.
    Feb 17, 2012. 10:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Future Trillion Dollar Company Trading At 46% Discount  [View article]
    Oracle does with MS SQL taking market share away from them year after year. Look at the numbers. MySQL is a distant third.
    Feb 17, 2012. 10:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Future Trillion Dollar Company Trading At 46% Discount  [View article]
    Where's their server?
    Feb 17, 2012. 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Future Trillion Dollar Company Trading At 46% Discount  [View article]
    Microsoft hasn't had any "upward trajectory" in a while. Apple's began in 2010 while MSFT has been revenue flat.
    Feb 17, 2012. 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Future Trillion Dollar Company Trading At 46% Discount  [View article]
    You are correct with regards to new infrastructure. But the argument that a Microsoft AD domain is "irreplaceable" is not realistic. While it is replaceable it's not logical or financially viable.

    With regards to Microsoft Office there is almost no alternative according to the vast majority of executives in corporate America. It's even hard to find an Apple in the enterprise without Office loaded on it.
    Feb 17, 2012. 09:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America Rallies Despite Moody's Warning: Fundamentals Not Impacted  [View article]
    That investor confidence that is returning will provide faster, higher positive results to many sectors before financials. BAC is a standout in a world of well deserved skepticism.
    Feb 17, 2012. 09:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment