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  • Mentioned during LinkedIn's CC: Ad revenue growth will be affected near-term by LinkedIn's transition to sponsored news feed updates (similar to Facebook's Sponsored Stories) - management says it's working to "improve" its ad business model. Also, the impact of a recent price hike for LinkedIn's Recruiter product will be gradual. Talent Solutions customers grew by 1,700 in Q1 to 18K+ (2,400 added in seasonally strong Q4). ARPU higher though 27% of clients are now SMBs (24% a year ago). 30% of visits now from mobile, but PC page view growth still 31%. LinkedIn insists its ad prices remain strong in spite of the mobile shift. LNKD -10.4% AH. (Q1: I, II[View news story]
    Amazing LNKD crushed it's numbers and traders killed the stock.
    May 2, 2013. 06:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The first version of PlayBook (RIMM -11%) won't have cellular capability. To use WiFi for Web access, users will need to connect the Playbook to their BlackBerry to read e-mail delivered from BlackBerry servers. It will technically be able to run Android (GOOG) apps, but not before a complicated process - and even then, they might not work well. RIM thinks this is going to compete with iPad (AAPL)?  [View news story]
    Right! Asleep at the switch thinking the "crack-berry" would keep addicts forever in the face of more attractive devices -- arrogance trashes another once brilliant company.
    Mar 27, 2011. 10:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If you're like most Americans, you classify yourself as "middle class." But as the debate over tax cuts shows, nobody can agree on exactly what middle class means. A family earning $250,000 in a high-cost location like Manhattan, for example, probably doesn't consider themselves rich.  [View news story]
    So right on!
    Sep 14, 2010. 09:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama's new proposals "are more about symbols [and] votes than about accelerating the economic recovery," but better late than never in discovering the virtues of tax cuts. Still, as long as the left and right ignore the "economy of the mind" in favor of an old economy based on heavy plant and equipment, we'll keep making the same mistakes.  [View news story]
    Blue Okie, I see you're a serious student of history...are you kidding me? Children worked in sweat shops until the government, which you probably hate, stopped it. Businesses, unless run by somebody who cares about his workers, which in large corps is almost never, will grind it's workers to death if it can get away with it.
    And you haven't even considered utilities, where the workers and their skills are necessary to keep everything else working. There's an old saying that there's no such thing as a Republican intellectual. I think that's because, in the rare times that they think, they only think of themselves.
    Sep 11, 2010. 11:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama's new proposals "are more about symbols [and] votes than about accelerating the economic recovery," but better late than never in discovering the virtues of tax cuts. Still, as long as the left and right ignore the "economy of the mind" in favor of an old economy based on heavy plant and equipment, we'll keep making the same mistakes.  [View news story]
    We're spending so much on education. Does that take in account that we are one of the more expensive places to live on the planet? No it doesn't add up when we're 26th in the world in literacy. I tutor people at the public library who just want to learn how to read. The stats are astounding. 45% of all Americans have trouble filling out a job application or reading the driving test in their state. Michele Rei (sp?) in DC has the right idea.
    Sep 9, 2010. 10:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The EPA asks nine oil-services companies, including Halliburton (HAL) and Schlumberger (SLB), to volunteer additional information about the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing - part of increasing concern over the practice's effect on drinking-water supplies.  [View news story]
    My understanding on the EPA is that they have no other recourse than to "ask" for the chemical names. During the Bush administration -- gee wasn't he an oil man? -- they worked a deal where big oil doesn't have to say what they use in fracking. Remember that big secret meeting with oil execs? This is what you get.
    I have a right of right wing friend who has property that is being fracked and the freak'n fracking is seeping all kinds of nasty chemicals through his farm, even coming up on the surface. He's gone out there and threatened these guys, but it's no use. They have the rights and he doesn't. Drill drill drill.
    Sep 9, 2010. 10:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama's new proposals "are more about symbols [and] votes than about accelerating the economic recovery," but better late than never in discovering the virtues of tax cuts. Still, as long as the left and right ignore the "economy of the mind" in favor of an old economy based on heavy plant and equipment, we'll keep making the same mistakes.  [View news story]
    The economy of the mind....so we think things up and then have them made in Asia and shipped back here to sell to whom? Hendershott, you are so right on.
    The ignorance here is astounding. "economy of mind" won't run a blown generator when our "economy of mind" power lines are hacked by terrorists or a rogue nation. "economy of mind" can't ship and install this massive generator that was built in Germany -- at least not for 2 months. "economy of mind goes dark when there is no power to run his laptop. Think, wouldn't it be better if we had the talent and industries to build those big heavy generator things here?
    We need a strong and vibrant working class -- that actually make things. And they need workers who get a salaries they can do better than just subsist on.
    I forget the exact statistic, but it was ridiculously out of balance -- something like 4% of our population controls 70% of the wealth? I'm probably wrong on that but it was ridiculous. That kind of imbalance creates pressure. If it goes on too long then the reaction to it is more extreme. So, let's keep cutting on education like Reagan started, and continued with all the Bush's. So we have a bunch of dumb, angry people, who will believe all the political ads that will be run by corporations to put their boys in power. Good job Republicans! You screwed the country real good.
    Sep 9, 2010. 10:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research in Motion: Value Stock or Value Trap? [View article]
    The selling is over done as usual when a company doesn't hit analyst expectations. I'm looking for a bounce to fill most of the gap down.
    Jun 27, 2010. 10:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Apple's Market Share Will Propel Stock to $500, Part 1 [View article]
    A friend of mine has been using Windows 7 for several months now. He got an early version from the tech job that he has. He is a long time LInux user (and sometimes Mac) and one of the harshest critics of MS but he has nothing but praise for Windows 7. He showed some of its features to me and I must say...wow.
    MS doesn't have to build PC's and Apple does. Wouldn't that cut into profit margins leaving the better margins to MS?
    Oct 24, 2009. 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Corn and Its Industry: The Next Tobacco [View article]
    I'd swear that some of these comments were written during study hall at various junior highs. What's with the name calling? It doesn't lend to credibility. I hope these are not from full grown adults.
    Oct 28, 2008. 11:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Corn and Its Industry: The Next Tobacco [View article]
    The ignorant replies over this article are amazing. The gentleman's argument in the article is limited by space -- without footnotes or other corroborating info. If you are at all interested in seeing an in depth argument that follows his thesis then read "The Omnivore's Dilemma". Then again, it's book, has lots of pages, without too many pictures written by an investigative reporter, in his silliness, wanted to know what he's putting into body and where it came from. But if you really want to know, you'll see that he has a very valid point.
    Oct 27, 2008. 09:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Irate Icahn - Fast Money Recap (9/19/08) [View article]
    Ichan is motivated by greed and hubris like all the rest. His entire passion in life is making money, which seems rather soulless to me. And the audience celebrates him like some sort of minor god. He's certainly not celebrated for giving back to the system that has made him wealthy, though I'm sure he has in a minor god-like way.
    Sep 21, 2008. 12:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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