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  • What Companies Won't Win The Mobile Wallet Wars And Why [View article]
    Online payment processing or payment settlement is necessary for Internet shopping and electronic money transfers between parties. The type of Browsers, or OSs are even various hardware devices are not as critical as transaction security. Communications protocols standards take care of differences between devices just fine.

    As for what service to use that is the trouble. I currently use PAYPAL whenever it is available for retail electronic payment settlement both domestically and internationally. The biggest reason why is that I like to keep all my payment sources/options stored in one place that is not my main banks, merchant, my credit card company or brokers. I like to use debit cards, and VISA/Matercard/AXP cards all stored safely in one place. I want all my Payment history for every transaction available for years to review when needed in one place. I hate it when a retailer wants me to reenter my credit card information for payment settlement with them. Amazon is close but it is a limited retailer. I would prefer to use a PAYPAL option every time it is offered because it is a separate banking entity and not my bank. I would even make more political contributions to candidates if they did not ask me for personnel financial information each time. Few offer this option. Only the smart ones do.

    Regarding smartphone Apps I do not use them yet. I think hardware and wireless security still needs some more work. However I like the idea of not only making payments but also receiving funds from any financial source in a separate commerce account at PAYPAL without signing up as a credit card bank merchant at my primary credit card banking institution.
    May 6, 2015. 12:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Barrick Gold's Transformation Continues [View article]
    So what is the reason for your negative comment? You are positioned well as a hedge against future inflation, geopolitical instability as well as future growth from your basis?
    Apr 28, 2015. 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barrick Gold's Transformation Continues [View article]
    My take on your comment is that you really, really hate Barrick. You are either carrying a very large short position for a company that is showing signs of recovery or just wasting everyone's time posting emotional experiences of your past losses. This company has your losses already baked into the price.

    This is why markets exist. I think I will take to other side of this trade. Emotion is not a good quality for investors or traders.
    Apr 28, 2015. 10:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Newmont Mining glows in another day of losses among gold miners [View news story]
    And what geopolitical or economic event will happen in the next 5 years to support your prediction? Why sliver and not gold?
    Apr 25, 2015. 12:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does Google Need For Mobile? [View article]
    Another Apple groupie that wants to tell the world he owns and like more Apple's products than Apple's stock. I say good for him. As an AppL and Googl long we need more of these guys to move our personal net worth bar :-)
    Apr 17, 2015. 12:07 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EU announces antitrust charges against Google [View news story]
    Information is the mother's milk of Freedom! Governments and especially EU bureaucrats need to keep their oppressive communist, socialist hands off Google and every other company and entity that contributes to what makes up this thing called the INTERNET. It is one of the greatest information sources developed by humankind worldwide and has done more good than bad for billions of users across the global. Just put it out there and give the people the freedom to sort out and decide what is good or bad, true or false, useful or useless, moral or immoral. Don't block anything. Don't regulate anything. Just leave it alone.

    Google is just one player in the game. It has a greater percentage of market's share because it give users a greater percentage of what users seek. The EU and governments want to control the information and narrative to suppress freedom and maintain their power over the people. It is the control of information that is the ultimate weapon against mankind.
    Apr 16, 2015. 11:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google confirms ad-free YouTube service, will give partners 55% cut (updated) [View news story]
    I believe many commenting here are missing the point. It is the content and not the ads that have growing value. Google's amateur and professional content grows is in the public domain maintained by Googles cloud storage. Young people who were not born before the internet can access content back in time of the start of visual media News reals to black and .white TV from the 50s. They can view first hand interviews and opinions of famous people like Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman, top sports and musical personalities, Presidential debates, historic events in the news.

    Go to YouTube now and search for the most viewed top 10 videos. You will see some that have 1.5 billion with a "B" views. That content is free to the viewers and the posters now. How many posters would pay for that type of exposure? Who cares about the Ads though even some of those would be interesting if they were a bit more targeted to the content of the video be viewed. Currently these seems totally random.

    For example if I want to know what is involved in getting the roof of my house cleaned of mildew I don't want to see a car commercial. However, I may sit though several product commercials that are available to clean mildew. If a link was available I may click it. That certainly has commercial value for the skeptics here that have no vision.
    Apr 9, 2015. 10:26 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google confirms ad-free YouTube service, will give partners 55% cut (updated) [View news story]
    I am not sure I agree. Netflix content is very different from YouTube's. Netflix content can be purchased and accessed in many ways and places. YouTube content is not that easily accessible elsewhere. It was only a matter of time before Google starts to monetize the service. Revenue sharing with producers similar to SA could enhance and broaden the content in many different directions. I think YouTube is the HOW-TO visual instruction manual to the world in many different languages. I use it for all sorts of subjects from CEO interviews, company profiles, product reviews, music concerts and artist performances. I have used it have instructional video to do just about anything I can think of. Educational and college level lectures on everything under the sun past and present news clips. Historical events maintains forever.

    Netflix is an online blockbuster for people that do not want to pay for cable. I have a subscription to Netflix. I hardly use it at all. It is good for benign watching TV series and older movies when you want to take a mental vacation from the issues of the day, but after viewing them once I have little desire to view them again. Netflix does not even have the completed newer seasons of many of the popular TV series still airing on cable and network TV.

    I should add I am currently long Google. No position in Netflix. Just for full disclosure.
    Apr 8, 2015. 07:58 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Oil Export Ban: Are There Reasons Not To Repeal? [View article]
    Markofo... Your position on lifting the oil export band would be good if oil was a commodity who's supply/demand curve is driven by free market capitalism worldwide. That is not the case now and does not appear to be possible in the foreseeable future. Oil the cheapest current source of energy drives the politics of every country in the world most of whom cares nothing about America or any other nation in the world. Oil is used as a weapon to shape their goals of world domination or at best world instability to extend their agenda and power.

    Until that changes I disagree with your comment or what I perceive to be the author's purpose for this article. That said, the discussion is worth having.
    Apr 7, 2015. 01:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Oil Export Ban: Are There Reasons Not To Repeal? [View article]
    Gee... You sure know what's broken and you know whose fault it is. Now answer the original question... What the F--- would YOU do to fix the problem?

    Maybe you believe that voting for Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren or some other Democrat or Republican loser like Jeb Bush big on open borders and common core as his primary vote for me issue?

    Stop whining about what you don't like and comment on how you propose to fix it. Then again maybe you don't think it is broken under 7 years of Obama and last 4 years under Bush? Give me a break!
    Apr 5, 2015. 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Oil Export Ban: Are There Reasons Not To Repeal? [View article]
    @Aricool... And why should anyone listen to you on SA? 3431 worthless comments like this one on SA without the balls to post a Bio. You must be a liberal drone that knows nothing about how to create real economic growth getting paid to blog for the cause at your kitchen table.

    So... What do you propose to fix a broken economy with 10.5% real unemployment, a labor force participation rate of 67% the lowest in history and no growth visible anytime soon?
    Apr 3, 2015. 12:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cellceutix closes $30M stock purchase agreement [View news story]
    What are the terms? Does this mean more share dilution? I assume this isn't an open market purchase.
    Apr 1, 2015. 10:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nuo Therapeutics' (NUOT) CEO Martin Rosendale on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Really! A "Strong Buy"? You realize NUOT was a .67 last year.
    Apr 1, 2015. 10:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Oil Export Ban: Are There Reasons Not To Repeal? [View article]
    I like the ladder. The middle east has been, still is, will continue to be unstable for the foreseeable future. Oil prices can change over night.
    Mar 26, 2015. 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rousseff's hold on power looking shaky, Brazilian poll says [View news story]
    It will be interesting to see how Brazil handles the 2016 summer Olympics. Can they even pull them off.
    Mar 26, 2015. 12:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment