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  • A California judge issued a preliminary injunction yesterday banning Samsung (SSNLF.PK) from making or selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1. The judge said Apple (AAPL) had made a strong case that the Tab's design violates its patents. A trial is set for July 30. In the meantime, analysts are playing it cool and say the injunction is unlikely to have a significant impact on Samsung.  [View news story]
    None of you are getting this, it's called ,"Patent." All companies can have their product ID patented IFF it serves in the aesthetics and is not for functionality (other patents cover that). This is subjective in the sense the Patent office did not think Apple's design was an extension of the Kindle.

    Anybody on this discussion with this in mind, look at Kindle, look at Samsung, look at Apple. Who copied. Under the law, Patent Law, Samsung is in violation like it or not. Why wouldn't Samsung copy Kindle instead of Apple? Why wouldn't they just do their own?

    I study hard for a test, you didn't, you ain't cheating off of me. Don't care if you're a Rolls.
    Jun 27, 2012. 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) plans to invest $1B over the next 10 years in the Reno, NV area on a project revolving around a new data center, the Reno Gazette reports. News of the project, which will receive generous tax breaks, arrives a year after Apple finished building a North Carolina data center to support its iCloud launch, and months after the company broke ground on an Oregon data center. Apple has forecast its capex will increase 73% in FY12 to $8B. (data center boom)  [View news story]
    Apple already built and opened a data center in Newark/Albre. It;s small compared to the one in NC since the one in NC is the largest of ant data centers of any company in the US. Not that it matters because data centers can be clustered. California is just too expensive in many ways so you can't blame them for getting the best ROI since it's what they are obligated to do.
    Jun 26, 2012. 11:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "If you're a start-up, you'd be crazy to build your own infrastructure," says an exec at cloud storage leader Dropbox, whose billions of user files are hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Many other startups also rely on AWS, whose aggressive pricing and rapid deployment times have fueled its stunning growth. Amazon (AMZN) CTO Werner Vogels recently predicted AWS and its peers would both empower upstarts, and cause headaches for IT hardware giants selling high-end gear.  [View news story]
    Hurt Cisco, not really. First of all when you walk into one of Amazon's data centers, you don't see Amazon logos on the equipment. It's other folks out there providing networking, drive storage, software infrastructure, etc.

    Cisco really isn't in the data center business, i.e., thousand and thousands of square floor space selling the hosting service. Business who use cloud based solutions still need routers and switches.

    Cloud business is really taking something from one place and putting it somewhere else and then managing it.

    The losers in this could be in the virtualaization end where less hardware and software is bought and setup.

    It will really hit hard on IT folks. Here is where companies really win, the minimization of internal IT management. No WINTEL!!

    It used to be that computers were centralized and folks used terminals to login to an account, what Apple referred to as Big Brother (1984). Then we got the PC. Now it looks like it's going back to centralized computing, especially if your boot OS is on the host machine., AKA UNIX variants.
    Jun 21, 2012. 10:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "You’ve got to start with the cus­tomer expe­ri­ence and work back­wards to the technology," Steve Jobs once said. Tristan Louis is worried Apple (AAPL) is straying a bit from Jobs' philosophy, even as its engineering work remains top-notch. Apple's decision to release a MacBook Pro with a retina display before updating all its apps to support it is cited as an example, as is its decision to use a power adapter for its next-gen AirPort Express that's different from MacBook adapters. (yesterday) (also)  [View news story]
    I have an example of a toy company. Let's call it a $40B in sales networking company HQ in San Jose, CA.

    Said toy company is migrating to said toy lap tops because it reduces IT cost 66% per toy.

    This helps out toy company to go out and buy new technology through M&A.

    Call em what you want. This toy company isn't the exception. Mac sales are outpacing PC sales in terms of growth. But they only serve our wants and not our needs (A+ in analytical skills)

    What is a toy?
    Jun 17, 2012. 04:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's (AAPL) efforts to stop the June 21 launch of Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) flagship Galaxy S III have been denied by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, who appears to be getting fed up with the enormous volume of lawsuits being thrown around. A trial is now set for July 30 - expect the Galaxy S III, which has seen huge pre-orders and will be sold by all 4 nationwide carries, to do brisk business between now and then.  [View news story]
    Patients will ruin software development? No you'll just have to do it the old fashion way, code, don't steal. Or optionally pay a license fee.

    Any software developer who lets patent stop his/her creativity isn't worth hiring. Figure out a different way, a better way, consider it a challenge!

    Patents ruin software development, give me a break.
    Jun 14, 2012. 02:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) signs a global mapping-data agreement with TomTom (TMOAF.PK) for undisclosed terms, one day after ditching Google Maps for its own mapping functionality which features 3D models of cities and turn-by-turn navigation.  [View news story]
    Just because you only hear of Garmin doesn't imply TomTom isn't alive and well.
    Founded in 1991, TomTom (AEX:TOM2) is the world's leading supplier of location and navigation products and services focused on providing all drivers with the world's ...
    Jun 12, 2012. 03:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The big tech selloff that's occurred over the last few weeks has resulted in valuations for many large-cap names once more falling to historically low levels. Here are some trailing P/Es for prominent large-caps, none of which take into account net cash and investments: Intel (INTC): 10.6. Microsoft (MSFT): 10.3. Apple (AAPL): 13.7. Google (GOOG): 15. Cisco (CSCO): 9. IBM: 13.6. EMC: 14.7. Dell (DELL): 6. H-P (HPQ): 5.1. On the other hand, Facebook (FB) still has a trailing P/E of 64.5.  [View news story]
    "America gets leadership in the executive branch and the Senate that knows what the hell they are doing. In the meantime,"

    Actually as soon as we get big money and influence out of government, this isn't going to happen. I long for the 90s. The parties in power really have little to do with any of this, certainly a Republican isn't going to fix it, they too have favors to pay back.

    Don't get your hopes up on politicians, but you can hove hope in your fellow countryman.
    Jun 5, 2012. 10:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple TV Will Revolutionize Content Delivery And Advertising [View article]
    In other words you're making the story up!!
    May 21, 2012. 04:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple TV Will Revolutionize Content Delivery And Advertising [View article]
    If Apple isn't talking why would Foxcon? There is a signed NDA agreement. I hope people are smart enough to know Foxcon isn't talking unless they want to loose a key customer, a very large lucrative customer and buy the way, they would be sued for every dime they own and more.

    Hopefully people are smarter that you give them credit, or perhaps not.
    May 21, 2012. 04:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple's Stock Manipulated? [View article]
    All stocks are manipulated. All.
    May 21, 2012. 03:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Drop Now Too Large To Ignore [View article]
    Every one need to understand what runs up fast runs down fast. A stock is worth what someone is willing to pay. All analyzers do is manipulate psychology, manuipulate a percieved value. So like little scared chickens, there's running. So who makes the money? The manipulators. This is why we need tighter SEC rules.
    May 16, 2012. 07:01 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Tumbles: The Short, Medium, And Long-Term View [View article]
    Since likely Apple isn't doing anything spectacular till the next phone and likely China Mobile will be signed on, folks are taking their money elsewhere to get a fast buck. The sellers will be back, count on that. Although some of the card players should not be allowed back in the house in my opinion.
    May 16, 2012. 06:26 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) and five publishers lose a bid to dismiss a class action lawsuit over e-book price-fixing allegations, a NY court document shows.  [View news story]
    I don't get it, Apple hasn't been convicted of , "e-book price-fixing."
    May 15, 2012. 01:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Weighing Bullish, Bearish Arguments Supports Long Case [View article]
    I like the next fad. We you can bet it won't come from the likes of Google, Microsoft or especially Samsung. All three of these companies sit back wait till someone else does something great then they copy.

    When Samsung has a smart phone that has a look and feel, right down to the OS, you know they are only good at reverse engineering.

    So again no new ,"Fad," coming from Google, Microsoft or Samsung.

    Doesn't mean it isn't out there, and could be bough I suppose.
    May 14, 2012. 01:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Back To The Future: Apple In The Enterprise [View article]
    As for Apple not in the Enterprise space, They have decided not to focus on that. So far that has worked well for them. Apple can't attempt to be the best at everything and succeed although you do see companies try.

    The Xserv had in particular one really good feature dual fiber channels. A company can buy PCI fiber channel cards, an Apple compatible storage solution with fiber channel and a Mac pro with server software. It's not in the 1U rack space although.
    May 11, 2012. 12:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment