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  • Apple Watch Pre-Order Sellout: Have The Pundits Underestimated Apple Again? [View article]
    Because only the ELITE have experienced the ultra exclusive experience of a McDonald's drive thru???!!
    Apr 11, 2015. 08:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple sets Watch prices; pre-orders start on April 10 [View news story]
    If you sell a company with a history of stellar performance and more financial resources than anyone knows what to do with it, because the first iteration of one product doesn't wow you well, thank you for the shares!
    Mar 9, 2015. 04:06 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Q4 Will Show Just How Stagnant Apple Earnings Really Are [View article]
    stumbled across months old browser tab today (2-21-15) Apple was supposed to languish in the nineties. Now it's 129. Do you ever look back on your predictions Michael?
    Feb 21, 2015. 12:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Pride Comes Before A Fall [View article]
    Michael, If you are going to base an argument for Apples demise on their arrogance, you're obligated to provide evidence of arrogance. You haven't. Success is not arrogance. If anything, since the departure of Steve Jobs Apple strikes me as LESS arrogant. They were previously unwilling to issue a divedend or buy back stock. They now doth both. They were unwilling to acquiesce to customer demands for different screen profiles. They've since launched the iPad mini and the 6 plus. They've largely ended litigation against Google and Android OEMs. They came to terms with China mobile. They allow Microsoft office on iOS. They are now patterning with IBM, a company that nearly drove them to bankruptcy decades ago. Apple is much more willing to work with others than it has been. So again, show us the pride that will cause this fall.


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    Feb 14, 2015. 12:05 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Management: Dazed And Confused Or Making The Right Moves? [View article]
    You're right any device whose pastiche of dancing colors CANNOT induce seizures or contribute to ADHD isn't working synergistically to improve my pharmaceutical investments.

    Taste the rainbow!
    Feb 5, 2015. 04:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Management: Dazed And Confused Or Making The Right Moves? [View article]
    you might be able to say that Windows 8 was a learning experience, but necessary? I know so many people who were put off by it. Surely that wasn't necessary?
    Feb 5, 2015. 04:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IDC 2014 Smartphone Data: Apple Catches Up On Samsung; The Chinese Aren't Too Far Behind [View article]
    just FYI: Apple is ALWAYS treated as if every competitor or even a suggestion of competition is an existential threat. Never mind that the competition existed BEFORE they had hundreds of millions of satisfied customers and a 178 billion dollar war chest. The logic used to analyze Apple is so topsy turvy. Somehow the more success Apple has, the more vulnerable it becomes. That would make sense if Apple were given a price premium for superlative performance, but it's not. It trades at a discount to its peers.


    Which is all to say, you can't very well claim that the threat of Chinese OEM's is an under appreciated threat. like all the prior threats, it is treated as absolutely lethal. Like Samsung, Microsoft, IBM before it this too shall pass.
    Feb 3, 2015. 05:07 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IDC 2014 Smartphone Data: Apple Catches Up On Samsung; The Chinese Aren't Too Far Behind [View article]
    Wow. As I skimmed this article I was gearing up to be regaled by MB's formulaic congratulatory comment. Nothing yet though. A blizzard must be hitting his homestead very hard at the moment.
    Feb 3, 2015. 04:57 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: More Data On The iOS/Android Struggle [View article]
    I'm glad you're not my cardiologist Paulo. I could imagine the following conversation, "Your heart looks great joe, but I have some disturbing news."

    "What's that Dr Santos??!!"

    Well, I couldn't help but notice you SITTING in the waiting room. And if you were to continue sitting all day every day for the next few years your heart will be in bad shape!"
    Feb 1, 2015. 09:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: More Data On The iOS/Android Struggle [View article]
    you can't believe that. Does Android have some vastly superior power source? Can Android enable telepathic communication?

    Automobiles quickly became a vastly superior transportation technology. Android is not superior or even different at best it's a cheaper alternative of the same product. It's simply out of bonds to compare this dichotomy to the horse automobile.
    Feb 1, 2015. 09:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: More Data On The iOS/Android Struggle [View article]
    "if they continue and worsen a lot." So you admit that the worrisome trend would have to worsen a lot to be worrisome.

    So there is no trend, thanks!
    Feb 1, 2015. 09:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: More Data On The iOS/Android Struggle [View article]
    your trends include very few data points.
    Jan 31, 2015. 02:31 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: More Data On The iOS/Android Struggle [View article]
    As technology progresses, it becomes easier to develop in multiple languages, platforms. What other than a bias that the future must resemble the past, justifies the proposition that there must be only one winner?
    Jan 31, 2015. 02:30 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: More Data On The iOS/Android Struggle [View article]
    In what corporate balance sheet is it becoming obvious,? Google they seem to have missed earnings estimates on 6/8 of the 8 last quarters. Samsung? they are floundering on both ends. Amazon? They had to right down enormous losses on their phone project. Apple, they are breaking records all while increasing ASP.

    And if one is tempted to reply that the COLLECTIVE might of Android will be victorious, well that just demonstrates a lack of understanding. In order for Android to win someone must win within Android. Some of the players MUST make a decent return to justify expenditures and pay for advances. Right now NO ONE is. Collective endeavors where NOT everyone gets ahead are a google a dozen. Successful collaborations with NO winners are a sight rarer.
    Jan 31, 2015. 02:27 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: More Data On The iOS/Android Struggle [View article]
    Financial analysts, whether professional or amateur are entirely too enamored of the first derivative. That is the rate of change of some variable . Any child has a greater rate of growth than the tallest physically mature man on Earth. Doesn't suggest that the next generation is a race of giants.
    Jan 31, 2015. 02:18 PM | 27 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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