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  • Algorithm Predicts An End To Apple's 12-Month Run [View article]
    Yawn. If your algorithm worked, Forbes would be listing Bill Gates and Warren Buffet as the second and third richest people on the planet, right after you. You would be minting money, trading everything in sight, leveraged to the hilt. You would be the world's first trillionaire. You would own most of the heads of states in the world.

    So why would you be publishing sensationalistic articles worthy of tabloid journalism?

    And if it's an algorithm making an analytical prediction, why are you talking about battery life, iPhone 6 features and market share?

    Lastly, what is that logo, for crying out loud? A middle finger to the readers?
    Jul 9 02:18 PM | 33 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Swift: The Real Reason To Buy [View article]
    "Before buying, wait for any correction that might come if product expectations are not met."

    Come on man, what kind of advice is that? So according to you, people should buy if there is a big sell off if product expectations are not met. Meaning, while smart money is vigorously dumping AAPL stock, you want Joe and Jill individual investors to buy.

    Why are you giving this kind of "advice"?
    Jul 8 12:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Baidu: Dissecting China's Internet Giant [View article]
    @Neil Flynn:

    Thank you for a detailed and informative analysis on Baidu. As the SA member with the handle "nedilwo" mentions above, there's another article on SA that says Qihoo is beginning to gain on Baidu, and has a sell rating on BIDU with a $172 target.

    http://seekingalpha.co...

    I would appreciate your thoughts on this, and any insights you may be able to share on BIDU vs. QIHU. Thanks in advance.
    Jul 7 03:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Time To Scrap The iPod [View article]
    @Options Calling:

    It is always amusing to see an article like this, which essentially says by implication implies that the Apple exec team is too dumb to see what's going on, and needs the author of this article to connect the dots for them.

    Let's see what the outcome of this article might be. Perhaps something like this will happen:

    Some junior marketing employee at Apple who has nothing better to do, sees this article, and immediately emails a link to this article to Phil Schiller, Apple's VP of Marketing, and cc'ing Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.

    As soon as they see the email, each of those guys instinctively smacks his forehead with the palm of his hand and mutters to himself, "Darn! Why didn't I see this?!"

    Cook and Schiller quickly trade messages or a phone call, and agree the company has been completely blindsided by such a key trend in the iPod, and the iPod line should be quickly terminated.

    Cook then messages his admin to add "iPod strategy" as one additional bullet item to the agenda for next Monday's exec staff meeting, allocate 10 minutes to it, and asks his admin to also prepare two slides, one showing the chart from this article, and the second that captures key points from this article in bullet form.

    Then, at the staff meeting, Schiller presents the chart showing the decline in the iPod unit volumes, then puts up the second slide, reading all the key points, and then sits down.

    Cook now solemnly looks around the table and says, "Gentlemen and Lady", zeroing on Angela Ahrendts for a brief pause for added drama, and continues "There is obviously only one conclusion. We must immediately kill the iPod!"

    After a brief moment of stunned silence, the entire exec team rises to its feet and passionately shouts, waving their fists in the air, "Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill the iPod!"

    Yes... I can visualize it all happening, as early as next week!

    Geeze. Do you suppose it's just possible that the Apple management might have some awareness about the iPod?
    Jul 6 09:38 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Needs To Succeed In BRIC Countries To Grow, But Its Chances Seem Slim [View article]
    davel:

    Obviously, you have limited marketing experience. If Apple had an 85-90% unit market share, do you think it would not have had most of the profits? Wake up. Apple would have had 90-95% of the profits, instead of roughly 60% of the profits now.
    Jul 6 12:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPad Used As Medical Device, Huge Success For Apple In Healthcare [View article]
    And your point is? Instead of taking juvenile pot shots, perhaps you would consider articulating your ... ahem, insights in a little more adult like fashion?!
    Jul 6 12:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPad Used As Medical Device, Huge Success For Apple In Healthcare [View article]
    K1smet:

    Personal attack is a typical ploy used by people who lack the intellectual capacity to debate the issues. So intelligent dialogue is impossible here.
    Jul 5 04:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • iPad Used As Medical Device, Huge Success For Apple In Healthcare [View article]
    CMelMiller:

    All those are consumer factors. None of those apply to business apps. The corporate professionals running business applications that use an Oracle, SAP, Salesforce.com or Microsoft back end does not run Marvel Unlimited or create music with Garage Band. Delight is irrelevant.
    Jul 5 04:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPad Used As Medical Device, Huge Success For Apple In Healthcare [View article]
    TS Nelson:

    Before SuperCalc, Visicalc, Lotus 123 and Microsoft Excel multiplied a few figures and added them up, paper and pencil were capable of that. Before calculators, they used long multiplication by hand, too. So what's your point?
    Jul 5 04:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • iPad Used As Medical Device, Huge Success For Apple In Healthcare [View article]
    bjnflicks:

    To listen to you, one would think a company called Microsoft had zero presence in the medical industry. The Mac was ALWAYS better than Windows. Even today, my Windows 7 computer has to be restarted at least a couple of times a week, while my Mac can run for 2+ months without a restart. Every few months I need to clean up my Windows installation to rid my computer of all kinds of malware that somehow manages to sneak in. That is how it has been with Windows forever.

    But all of that didn't prevent Windows from dominating with a 92% market share at its peak.

    The computers (and tablets) used for business are configured to run vertical apps written for those businesses, and operate within robust firewalls. They are not used for browsing sleezy consumer websites or responding to phishing emails, or used over unsecured networks, which is when Android is at its most vulnerable.

    So as long as they are used for vertical apps in a relatively controlled environment, the Samsung devices deliver far superior economic value. In the IT industry, the total cost of ownership and the utilitarian functions get a greater weighting than the cute features or the aesthetics.
    Jul 5 04:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Needs To Succeed In BRIC Countries To Grow, But Its Chances Seem Slim [View article]
    luke472:

    I could tell you one thing for sure: Apple would not be sitting on a 15% market share on its way to single digits.

    Besides, if I see a bad movie, I don't need to be a great director to critique it. If I ate lousy food at a restaurant, I can critique the food without having to be a great chef. And if I saw you wearing ill-fitting clothes, I could tell you that you looked sloppy, and that doesn't mean I have to be a great tailor.
    Jul 5 04:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Needs To Succeed In BRIC Countries To Grow, But Its Chances Seem Slim [View article]
    RadarTheKat:

    Indeed there's a big difference between an MP3 player and an iPhone. The MP3 player was just a device. The iPhone is a platform. All the more reason why it was imperative for Apple to cover the entire spectrum and build a strong moat around iOS. It was a strategic blunder of colossal proportions for Apple to give away the unit market share so arrogantly. Bookmark this page, and check it again in 2-3 years.
    Jul 5 03:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Needs To Succeed In BRIC Countries To Grow, But Its Chances Seem Slim [View article]
    LambreattaMike:

    The genie is already out of the bottle, with 85% of the world already on Android. Nothing Apple does can bring that back. As Eric Schmidt said last year, the battle is over. In a few years, Apple will be down to single digits.

    Apple will continue to be a very profitable company with a loyal customer base, albeit shrinking over time. Because of Toyota, Rolls Royce has not gone out of business. Heck, I use a lot of Apple products, and I dislike the Android phones myself. But that does not make AAPL a good investment.

    I think you are confusing great products and great company with great stock. They are not the same.
    Jul 5 03:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • iPad Used As Medical Device, Huge Success For Apple In Healthcare [View article]
    Call Home Depot and have them come over to your house to take measurements for new carpeting. A guy will show up at the appointed hour, use a small hand-held laser-enabled device to quickly measure the dimensions of each room to be carpeted, and enter all that data into a Home-Depot app running on his tablet. The app will then present all the areas in a neat table and the total square feet of carpeting required in an electronic form. The Home Depot guy will hand you the tablet and point out the area where you need to sign with either your fingernail or a stylus he gives you. Once you sign to approve the estimate, he will email you a copy of it, and be gone. The whole operation takes just about 15 minutes, even for a pretty big house.

    Minor detail: the tablet he carries is a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2".

    So before you gloat over the triumph of the iPad at the Cleveland clinic, you may want to do a little homework. You will find out that Samsung's larger range of tablet form factors, going all the way up to 12.2", and other highly useful features such as the stylus, the USB ports, the ability to add extra flash memory, superior display resolution, etc. are very important features for building serious business applications.

    The Apple iPads are certainly prettier, but dollar for dollar, the Samsung tablets deliver compellingly greater value. Samsung also has a much more aggressive and proactive enterprise marketing program than Apple does.

    Increasingly, companies and businesses are figuring the Samsung tablets far more appealing and relevant for serious business use than iPads that have been designed for the dumbest users.
    Jul 5 10:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Acquiring Tesla Makes Sense [View article]
    This is nothing more than an effort to generate noise and collect some clicks. There is zero insight here. I am amazed this dead horse continues to be flogged, and the editors of SA allow the recycling of such material that has already been recycled many times over!

    Where is the strategic synergy in such a merger for either company that is brought by the other? Technology? Installed bases of users? Distribution channels? Partnerships? New markets? Supply chain? Manufacturing or service operations? People talent? Intellectual properties? Financing?

    Nothing. Nada. Zilch.
    Jul 4 07:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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