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  • Why Apple TV Is Fighting For Survival [View article]
    Apple should give away an Apple TV with every Mac. Those buyers of new Macs who already have all the ATVs they want would give extras away and soon everyone would have one.
    Mar 24, 2015. 06:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell Apple And Put Up Your Defenses [View article]
    I agree that Apple is done and overdone, but what happened in the year 200? Wasn't that before Columbus discovered America and established the first stock exchange?
    Dec 19, 2014. 07:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Eat Your Apple Pie [View article]
    Apple pie is overrated to the point of being bizarre, abnormal and freaky; I prefer pumpkin pie.
    Dec 19, 2014. 07:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Worth $700 Billion? [View article]
    Something a lot of people are complaining about today and the past few days in some of their comments in reviews they make in the apple app store is relating to how they feel offended that they are being forced against their will to contribute to an AIDS charity if they make certain purchases on certain dates from Nov 24th through Dec 7th from Apple.

    This is an interesting contrast between Microsoft's former CEO Bill Gates and the worm in the core of Apple, in that Bill Gates' huge donations to fund charitable causes including the fight against AIDS only came from his own money, the Gates Foundation and not from the revenue stream of Microsoft using money that belonged to Microsoft shareholders.

    Bill Gates was rationally gracious to allow that not all shareholders want to support the same causes that he himself cares the most about. But Apple is being a bully and people are complaining about it and feeling violated, the same way they complained about it and felt violated when U2 music was forced upon people who are not U2 fans.

    The decision to force a portion of the revenue from purchases to be used for a certain charity which the purchasers may or may not want to support, is a decision to force a leech to be attached to Apple's revenue stream and reduce Apple's profits for all shareholders, whether they would vote for it or not.

    The worm or worms that made this decision from within Apple should have put it up for a vote or made a means of choice available so that shareholders and purchasers would not be offended and feel in any way ripped-off or violated.
    Nov 27, 2014. 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone Surging, iPad Collapsing - Apple May Be Near Its Peak [View article]
    When I watch CNBC or Fox Business and there are the debates where one person assumes the bullish argument and the other assumes the bearish argument for a stock, no matter how rosy or how dimly the general public's opinion.... I very much appreciate those debates.

    Likewise, I appreciate that Michael Blair is filling the otherwise too often empty chair of bearishness toward Apple. It provides a necessary balance, unlike the unbalanced attacks on him in so many of the comments.

    No matter how much a person likes Apple, there is risk in owning shares of Apple and to deny it is to deny reality. The risks should always be considered, even if one does not happen to agree with the arguments articulated about the risks.
    Nov 18, 2014. 01:34 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone Surging, iPad Collapsing - Apple May Be Near Its Peak [View article]
    I am on the fence as to whether the watch will "bomb" but personally, my wife has opted to do without watch or iPhone in favor of a cellular iPad mini and as for me, I've decided against getting an Apple watch because if my wife doesn't have one, then the main point for me to have one is gone.

    Agree, the iPad Air 2 is a great improvement. I replaced my one year old iPad with an iPad Air 2 and like it better, except that the one action game I have on the iPad Air 2 is constantly crashing now or losing sound or losing ability to control some of its input "buttons". But the lightness and fingerprint scanner are very nice.

    I gave my one year old iPad to one of my daughters, so she wouldn't have to pay Apple in order to try an iPad. Am not sure yet if she likes it or not.
    Nov 18, 2014. 01:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry, Samsung And Salesforce.com: An Unlikely Alliance That Could Fuel BlackBerry's Turnaround [View article]
    @LambrettaMike: Yes, Apple is on that list to which you link because Steve Jobs was inspirational and innovative. He was the navigator and captain who got the ship Apple patched up, rebuilt and moving full steam ahead. Steve Jobs was also the rocket fuel, to mix analogies, which got Apple into a high orbit with its "i" devices.

    Steve Jobs hasn't been gone long. The ship Apple is still steaming ahead with the maps provided by Steve Jobs and on the momentum he provided. But what happens when Apple gets into uncharted-by-Steve Jobs water? The first time Steve Jobs departed Apple, the ship started floundering, leaking and rusting.

    And to revisit the second analogy regarding the orbit into which the rocket fuel provided by Steve Jobs launched Apple - will the orbit decay?

    Whether Apple succeeds or not without Steve Jobs at its helm depends on whether Apple has a healthy core which is honest and righteous or whether Apple has a rotten core with a worm eating away at it.

    Let the show go on.... Time will tell and the truth will be known.
    Nov 18, 2014. 10:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry, Samsung And Salesforce.com: An Unlikely Alliance That Could Fuel BlackBerry's Turnaround [View article]
    All BB needs is a CEO with drive, vision and creativity all wrapped into one like Steve Jobs had, to pull it all together. Without Jobs, Apple is in relative stasis. When BB gets traction with an "ecosystem" for their users then it will be a huge contender for iPhone among the "masses" who don't think as deeply about security and OS's as most BB loyalists do.

    Without a CEO like Jobs, Blackberry can still do it, but not as quickly as otherwise.

    Apple's current CEO is, as Forbes said in their annual about the top innovators among which Apple's CEO was not even a runner-up ... is a "hired hand". He's the basis of Apple's stasis. The movement Apple has is like the momentum of a huge ship which keeps moving for a long time after its engines are shut down. It is running on the momentum of ideas formed while it had an outstandingly creative, innovative CEO.
    Nov 16, 2014. 05:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget Apple Pay: Think MasterCard With Bionym [View article]
    If you are not wearing anything, you won't have to take out your iPhone because you will already be holding it in your hand.
    Nov 14, 2014. 01:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget Apple Pay: Think MasterCard With Bionym [View article]
    That makes a lot more sense, than 15 cents per transaction.
    Nov 14, 2014. 01:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget Apple Pay: Think MasterCard With Bionym [View article]
    So you are saying that Apple makes 15 cents per transaction?? So that means that if someone buys a single item for $1 which cost the merchant 90 cents, the merchant loses 5 cents?
    Nov 14, 2014. 01:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget Apple Pay: Think MasterCard With Bionym [View article]
    Just because there are billions of people on the planet, there is no logical reason to assume that any two of them have the same recognizable heartbeat patterns. No two people have the same fingerprints, after all, and there are 10 times more fingers than people on the planet.

    But what make me more skeptical in an uneasy way about identification coupled to heartbeat is the fact that, to quote an English translation of an ancient source document, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?"
    Nov 14, 2014. 01:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget Apple Pay: Think MasterCard With Bionym [View article]
    Why should he disclose a short position if he closed it out?
    Nov 14, 2014. 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forget Apple Pay: Think MasterCard With Bionym [View article]
    Apple does already have a serious heart problem on the inside and now this is a heart problem from the outside.
    Nov 14, 2014. 12:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T buying Mexican mobile carrier Iusacell for $2.5B [View news story]
    Regarding Slim, a Dow Jones news item said, "The Mexican government has moved to crack down on Mr. Slim's dominant position, and America Movil is shedding assets as a result, which could give AT&T a chance to pick up even more customers. "

    Sounds like good news for T and all of T's shareholders.
    Nov 9, 2014. 07:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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