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  • If there was any lingering doubt Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Galaxy S line has an unrivaled cachet in the Android universe, Strategy Analytics' Q3 data should remove it. The firm estimates 18M S III units were shipped, giving the device a 10.7% share of total smartphone shipments. It also estimates Apple (AAPL), which sold 26.9M iPhones overall, is believed to have shipped 16.2M iPhone 4S units and 6M iPhone 5 units. Samsung's total Q3 smartphone shipments were previously pegged at 56.9M. Key Galaxy S III suppliers: MXIM, SWKS, ADNC, BRCM[View news story]
    @who?
    Please spare us the FUD.
    Nov 8, 2012. 06:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If there was any lingering doubt Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Galaxy S line has an unrivaled cachet in the Android universe, Strategy Analytics' Q3 data should remove it. The firm estimates 18M S III units were shipped, giving the device a 10.7% share of total smartphone shipments. It also estimates Apple (AAPL), which sold 26.9M iPhones overall, is believed to have shipped 16.2M iPhone 4S units and 6M iPhone 5 units. Samsung's total Q3 smartphone shipments were previously pegged at 56.9M. Key Galaxy S III suppliers: MXIM, SWKS, ADNC, BRCM[View news story]
    Well then perhaps you should/could/would have sold when AAPL was at its all time high of $705.07? Today they are at $537.75. Who knows what will happen next? I suppose you would have lost nothing much until it reaches $18? Except perhaps all this compounded time?

    http://bit.ly/WHUG5A

    Or do you truly believe that what goes up never goes down? Some believe in never say never.

    Those who hold forever collectively have already lost $157,396,250,800 in about a month or so.

    Time is of the essence.

    One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.
    ~ William Feather
    Nov 8, 2012. 06:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo (YHOO) says it will ignore the "Do Not Track" privacy requests sent by search partner Microsoft's (MSFT) Internet Explorer 10. Microsoft's decision to make "Do Not Track" a default setting on IE10 has already sparked an uproar within the Internet advertising industry, and Yahoo's move could further pressure Microsoft to backtrack. [View news story]
    I think Microsoft has the end-user's interests in mind FIRST. They knew this would cause some uproar.

    Like some other commenter said:
    "All major browsers have a Do Not Track option, only IE 10 ships with it on by default."

    What's the big deal? If some end-user wants to be tracked, then just turn the Do Not Track option OFF. Too difficult for some I suppose?

    As far as Yahoo is concerned, ignoring end-users wishes, may not only be illegal, but certainly is immoral.

    Shame on you Yahoo!
    Oct 29, 2012. 11:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft May Dump Surface Onto Tablet Market [View article]
    Just like the self-serving Apple Propaganda that people walked out of the store with Samsung Galaxy Tab thinking they bought a true Apple branded iPad? Sheesh! Do not underestimate the average intellect of the common people. Sure some are stupid, those apparently follow the 'cool' factor.... Unfortunately, it's not so cool, when everybody including the homeless pan-handler, uses an iWhatever Apple branded device(s)... It becomes a mere mundane commodity. Commodity prices do not allow for 60% profit margins, alas.

    Sorry, can't have it both ways.

    Who says the Surface Pro is expensive? For being a true mobile-PC in tablet form-factor. Including full compatibility to the Windows software application ecosystem, orders of magnitude greater than any crippled simplistic AppStore 'app'. That's certainly worth something more than some useless 9.7" Retina Display which only really displays less than half-the resolution by upscaling fonts.

    I say all Apple products are expensive (for what they accomplish). Proof? Just look at the outrageous profits and margins of AAPL.

    The pertinent question is how long can it last?
    Aug 28, 2012. 01:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has granted Apple (AAPL) a preliminary injunction on U.S. sales of Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Galaxy Nexus phone, which it co-developed with Google (GOOG). The ruling comes two days after a preliminary injunction was granted on sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. A recent William Blair report claimed the Galaxy Nexus has been Verizon's #3 phone in June. An Apple patent covering unified voice and text search drew the injunction.  [View news story]
    @DaLatin

    Hello & thanks for the kind words. Actually, I Yawn, but I can also Yank...? LOL!

    This is how I find my quotes:
    http://bit.ly/P27K1S

    and verify their sources:
    http://bit.ly/P28iEZ

    And apparently, this one came from Marcus Aurelius (26 April 121 – 17 March 180 AD, was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD), the original.

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
    ~ Leo Buscaglia
    Jul 2, 2012. 06:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has granted Apple (AAPL) a preliminary injunction on U.S. sales of Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Galaxy Nexus phone, which it co-developed with Google (GOOG). The ruling comes two days after a preliminary injunction was granted on sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. A recent William Blair report claimed the Galaxy Nexus has been Verizon's #3 phone in June. An Apple patent covering unified voice and text search drew the injunction.  [View news story]
    @Growtheport

    What's tech savvy about anything/everything Apple? Clearly the demographics indicate AAPL patrons do not care about underlying technology, just 'what works'. Technical specifications or esoteric functionality are not welcome. Dumbed down to the lowest common denominator.

    Suit yourself limiting your options.

    Others however see the inherent value proposition offered by MSFT, in that they are converging everything into 'Windows' regardless of form-factor platform, cloud, server, workstation, desktop, notebook, tablet, mobile phone, and set-top-box console.

    Meaning someone that develops any software for Windows 8 will also implicitly run on all platforms that also run Windows 8, using the industry standard ECMA-334-335 and ISO/IEC 23271:2012 and ISO/IEC 23270:2006 covering .NET and C#. These have been given royalty free license in perpetuity (but patented so no patent troll can claim 'invention' or take control by stealing it afterwards).
    [quote]http://bit.ly/KPp02O
    Standardization and licensing

    In August 2000, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel worked to standardize CLI and the C# programming language. By December 2001, both were ratified ECMA standards (ECMA 335 and ECMA 334). ISO followed in April 2003 - the current version of the ISO standards are ISO/IEC 23271:2012 and ISO/IEC 23270:2006.[16][17]

    While Microsoft and their partners hold patents[citation needed] for the CLI and C#, ECMA and ISO require that all patents essential to implementation be made available under "reasonable and non-discriminatory terms". In addition to meeting these terms, the companies have agreed to make the patents available royalty-free.
    [/quote]

    Is there value in market share? For instance, Windows 8 Pro becomes a no-brainer to adopt for existing users of earlier Windows, at a very competitive price: Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99
    http://bit.ly/OeFxCj

    Given the current state of OS market share, that may put a nail in the coffin of AAPL regarding market acceptance as evidenced by the realtime stats all over the world.

    Here is an example: http://bit.ly/KPoXUJ

    [quote]
    Windows XP 39.61%
    Windows 7 38.43%
    Windows Vista 6.10%
    iPad 2.94%
    Mac OS X 10.7 2.85%
    Mac OS X 10.6 2.35%
    iPhone 2.22%
    Android 2.3 0.99%
    Linux 0.99%
    Java ME 0.86%
    Mac OS X 10.5 0.71%
    Android 2.2 0.22%
    Pike v7.8 release 517 0.21%
    Android 4.0 0.18%
    Mac OS X 10.4 0.17%
    Windows 8 0.16%
    BlackBerry 0.15%
    iPod 0.14%
    Symbian 0.12%
    Android 3.2 0.09%
    Windows 2000 0.07%
    Windows Phone OS 7.5 0.05%
    Android 2.1 0.05%
    Unknown 0.05%
    [/quote]

    Is that the only market penetration AAPL could achieve in over 36 years since inception on April 1st 1976?

    Q. What lasting value is there in a captive market?
    A. The only constant is change.

    Mark my words, now that viable competition abound, things are going to change rapidly. That is good for the consumers. That is why monopolies are not illegal, but anti-competitive behavior is, everywhere around the world.

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.
    ~ Marcus Aurelius
    Jul 2, 2012. 05:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Surface, And Windows 8 Tablets In General, Will Be Competitive [View article]
    Who cares about iCloud, it's been permanently banned from Germany by injunction due to patent violation. Just wait when these lawsuits come home...

    So the only people who care about Apple are those suffering from euphoria, hoping their stock will go to $1000 real soon now. Unfortunately the market has caved before? And for real?

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.
    ~ Warren Buffett

    Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
    ~ Demosthenes

    Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.
    ~ Confucius

    Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
    ~ George Bernard Shaw
    Jun 19, 2012. 02:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Surface, And Windows 8 Tablets In General, Will Be Competitive [View article]
    You obviously missed that Windows 8 RT comes with Office... The real deal.

    Where else can someone acquire Microsoft Office Student Edition (for ARM) and the Windows 8 OS for a mere $80 bucks?

    No you cannot get Windows 8 RT without Office. Microsoft intends to have a homogenous user experience across all its devices.

    In addition Microsoft Surface technology is infinitely superior to anything currently on the market.

    Not far are Kinect and Xbox connectivity to take over the home entertainment center (including TV).

    This is MUCH more than a mere ARM tablet.

    Most businesses will go for the Intel Ivy Bridge full 64-bit processor, which runs Windows 8 and adapts right into the enterprise domain. Not to mention that whatever ran on Windows 7 will also run under Windows 8. Much much larger than any App Store (Apple + Android combined).

    Also it will be quite cost efficient to throw in a cheap low-computational power ARM 32-bit CPU, right onto the 64-bit x86/x64 Industry Standard Architecture CPU. $10 or $20 more is all that costs at the chip CPU level.

    I'd say big changes are coming, like it or not.

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet.
    ~ William Gibson

    The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
    ~ Alan Kay, American Computer Scientist, 1940-present

    The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
    ~ Paul Valéry, French poet

    "fortuna vitrea est tum quam splendet frangitur."
    Fortune is glass; just when it gleams brightest it shatters.
    {Latin Proverb}
    Jun 19, 2012. 02:43 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Surface, And Windows 8 Tablets In General, Will Be Competitive [View article]
    What's revolutionary about tablets that existed since 2002? And did handwriting / symbolic recognition in addition to multi-languages? The problem then was this kind of technology was too expensive back then, as evidenced by the total market failure of the Apple Newton. But PC tablets were never failures, except they cost thousands of dollars too much especially in terms of 2002 money value.

    Whereas a $500 deivce today is basically a throwaway. You can't even replace the battery in any iMobile devices.

    No the PC convergence is happening today, and will blow away the concept of the "Post PC" promulgated when there was only one player and huge profit margins.

    Serious competion will decimate these profit margins.

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth.
    ~ Warren Buffett
    Jun 19, 2012. 02:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Surface, And Windows 8 Tablets In General, Will Be Competitive [View article]
    "You're holding it wrong"

    Need I say more?
    Jun 19, 2012. 02:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The retina display on Apple's (AAPL) next-gen, $2199, MacBook Pro is winning rave reviews. "It’s almost too good, if that’s even possible," says BGR's Jonathan S. Geller after trying it out. AnandTech praises the display's image quality and contrast after putting it through some tests, albeit while noting some games will need to be optimized for it. Canaccord is lifting its estimates for Apple on account of its Mac refresh.  [View news story]
    Just reporting a typo:
    The link in "AnandTech praises the display's image quality and contrast after putting it through some tests"

    apparently points to a The Verge article entitled:

    Nokia confirms PureView is coming to future Lumia Windows Phones

    By Tom Warrenon June 12, 2012 09:36 am

    Nokia's PureView technology, first revealed in the company's Symbian 808 PureView handset, will arrive on future Lumia Windows Phones. The company previously hinted that other platforms would benefit from its 41-megapixel camera sensor, but Nokia's Chris Webber says "you can expect we'll be bringing PureView technologies to the Windows Phone platform in future Lumia devices."

    What does this have to do with the Retina Display on the new MBP?
    Jun 12, 2012. 07:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An ITC administrative law judge refuses to allow HTC to use five patents it acquired last summer from Google (GOOG) in a patent suit against Apple (AAPL), citing restrictions placed on HTC's ownership rights as part of the deal. The decision, which will be reviewed by the commission, could have implications for Google's plans to use Motorola Mobility's patents to protect Android OEMs from Apple and Microsoft's legal departments. (previous)  [View news story]
    I suppose ITC administrative law judges must be beyond bribery? Of course!

    But that's okay, fundamentally law must be applied equally, thus this dubious decision also could mean that if HTC cannot use patents they bought, and Google cannot use patents they bought, then Apple cannot use patents they bought either!

    Fair is fair? Now where would Apple legal cases be; if they cannot use any patents they did not originally invent, but merely purchased? Three come to mind: a) multi-touch, b) swipe unlock and c) hyperlinks URL in emails...

    Speaking of which, still linking to this paid for shill Florian Mueller, after all the wrong and biased predictions, as evidenced in the Oracle vs Google case?

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    It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
    ~ Warren Buffett

    An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
    ~ Laurence J. Peter

    Smart is when you believe only half of what you hear. Brilliant is when you know which half to believe.
    ~ Orben's Current Comedy
    Jun 11, 2012. 01:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft (MSFT) has won a German injunction on the sale of Motorola Mobility (GOOG) Android devices, after a court ruled Motorola is infringing a patent related to the brilliant innovation of breaking up and reassembling a text message. The ruling comes after the ITC banned the U.S. import of Motorola devices infringing another Microsoft patent, and suggested (pending a final ruling) the Xbox 360 should face an import ban for violating Motorola patents.  [View news story]
    Should a ban on the Xbox 360 actually occur, it would be simple for Microsoft to release their next Xbox 720 version, as a work-around.

    After all, the Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005, eons ago in technological terms.

    I personally think all these patents / litigations are hurting Humanity and technological progress.

    Before Apple started all this litigation mess, people used to get along, with cross-licensing of 'patented' technologies. Hence explaining the apparent 'truce' between Apple and Microsoft, since they signed such cross-licensing agreements, when Microsoft bailed out Apple from bankruptcy back in August of 1997.

    More on that by googling http://bit.ly/LtaUni

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.
    ~ Robert A. Heinlein
    May 24, 2012. 03:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fat Lady Yet To Sing In Oracle Vs. Google [View article]
    Precedents count!

    And Google can withstand anything else Oracle throws at them, in futile attempt(s). Just like this instance of unanimous decision.

    This is a win-win for everybody, you, me, open-source, and the entire Humanity.

    So Oracle loses. Who cares?

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
    ~ Brian Tracy

    The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
    ~ Confucius
    May 23, 2012. 04:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The jury presiding over Oracle's (ORCL) patent suit against Google (GOOG) finds Google innocent of all 8 infringement claims. Oracle has been seeking huge damages over Android's use of APIs related to the Java programming language. There's a good chance Oracle will appeal.  [View news story]
    Finally! Sanity prevails!

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    When one person suffers from a delusion It is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion It is called Religion.
    ~ Robert M. Pirsig
    May 23, 2012. 04:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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