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  • Does Kandi Hold China's Solution To An Impending Consumer Mobility Crisis? [View article]
    Nevertheless, ownership per capita is 58 vehicles per 1000 inhabitants, or a ratio of 1:17.2 vehicles to people, well below the rate of motorization of developed countries.[4]
    WIKIPEDIA
    4^ Jump up to: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n John Sousanis (2011-08-15). "World Vehicle Population Tops 1 Billion Units". Ward AutoWorld. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
    Oct 9, 2013. 09:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Could Outstrip Apple's Market Value In The Next Year Or Two [View article]
    For $1300, I'll buy a MacBook Pro. Which I will at Best Buy when I turn-in my Samsung.

    Audios Windows!
    Oct 9, 2013. 08:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • In The Case Of Microsoft: 2 Issues [View article]
    The valuation you believe is basically correct, but as with Lou Gerstner, MSFT (and price) will need to adjust to the new Chief Executive, but I assume MSFT not to be in such dire straits as IBM was in 1993-1998.

    Long: MSFT
    Oct 9, 2013. 07:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Apple Analyst Is For A Turning [View article]
    THERE really was no PC industry before "The IBM PC, originally designated IBM 5150, was introduced in 1981, and it soon became the industry standard. However, because of the success of the IBM Personal Computer, the term PC came to mean more specifically a microcomputer compatible with IBM's PC products."
    Oct 9, 2013. 06:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Could Outstrip Apple's Market Value In The Next Year Or Two [View article]
    Back when the Microsoft Store was opening at the Stanford Shopping Center, when I got there there was a long line.

    Rather than wait, I went to McDonald's for some (that is three) $1 large Ice coffees, actually it was advertised mediums for 0.99, but my immature enthusiasm when I went to the counter and proclaimed: SUPERSIZE ME had the manager give me what I ordered.

    After enjoying those, I went outside and there was no line. I asked how could the line diminish so fast (like the trucks lining up into Beijing the previous summer), and someone responded: they ran out of tickets. ...
    Oct 8, 2013. 11:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Could Outstrip Apple's Market Value In The Next Year Or Two [View article]
    For that matter, I gladly paid $99 for a year of tutoring "One on One" on Apple Software products because I was too lazy to get such instruction off the internet or even apple.com.

    After 4 Windows laptops and a doorstop $1500 PC, utter lack of enjoyment and therefore hardly any and frustrating productivity, and a couple thousand US$s do you think I would ever want to give any more money to Windows, Best Buy or to any related companies?

    Apple guarantees user satisfaction and enjoyment of its services paid for or not.

    That is why Microsoft will stay where it is or even stagnate as it has done (Msft), and Google unless it comes out with some major innovative product or service which Apple needs to also, to take their stocks out of hibernation.
    Oct 8, 2013. 11:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Could Outstrip Apple's Market Value In The Next Year Or Two [View article]
    Back in the day, I HAD to buy Msft Office for an adequate suite of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, gladly paying $100 for the student version.

    But after 2 rather disasterous Vista laptops, I last paid $10 for it, and now use FREE good enough s/w: Open Office (Oracle doomed it) and now Libreoffice. While also having an updated $40 suite of 2009 iWork on my Mac.

    Which incidentally 2 years ago at SF main Apple Store an elder NYer (Kyle?) was holding free set of workshops on maximizing one productivity from Keynote presentation software then something happened midway and the workshops ceased.

    Microsoft learned too late that you have to make the consumer feel worthwhile and even educate them to best promote your products.

    I remember my friend was downloading Win 95 off of disks on his computer and my computer back in 1996, it took all evening.

    Back in 2010, the Stanford Shopping Center Apple Store upgraded my software in less than half an hour and it cost $40.

    So there was a time, a long time ago, when the consumer PC market was reliant on Microsoft for productivity software, but no longer.
    Oct 8, 2013. 11:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Could Outstrip Apple's Market Value In The Next Year Or Two [View article]
    I treasure whenever I have a slight trouble with my Mac or ITouch.

    Disdain going o get my "Windoze" machines fixed because it usually includes erasing and formatting the hard drive.

    I suppose Matt you have some tech and hardware competency, I don't ...
    Oct 8, 2013. 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Could Outstrip Apple's Market Value In The Next Year Or Two [View article]
    Matthew:

    The difference between A-Store is that the employees absolutely love those products; while M-Store, the employees have to better understand machines from various Vendors.

    Where is the love?
    Oct 8, 2013. 01:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Could Outstrip Apple's Market Value In The Next Year Or Two [View article]
    And for that matter, no matter where I rode my bike in Santa Clara, no one knew where the Microsoft Store was, until one was opened at Stanford Shopping Center next to the Apple Store.

    But that Store was an utter turnoff (for me to further buy Microsoft OS computers). Though I did buy a Samsung Series 5 because [mistakenly] I wanted to experience the Samsung fervor, as that enthusiasm ended within a month and a clunk-- despicable after-sales service (as it has a limited Samsung global warrantee).

    Apple Stores even look at its wares if it is past or off warrantee!
    Oct 8, 2013. 07:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Could Outstrip Apple's Market Value In The Next Year Or Two [View article]
    After I bought, my 1st Mac in 2009, I went to the SF Apple Store at Stockton and Market (a couple hundred yards from my parents condo) and there were hourly lectures on how to get started with your Mac or whatever OS.

    So I knew how to use it, with my Windoze PCs there were not such an advantage, neither does BBY offer such services without setting a fee to get started.

    Keeping users ignorant is not positive. Too bad that that SF Apple Store got rid of its auditorium.
    Long: MSFT
    Oct 8, 2013. 07:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Could Outstrip Apple's Market Value In The Next Year Or Two [View article]
    I enjoyed his rant, not as mindless as typical fanboy rants.

    Apple is a software company, it was a hardware company decades ago.

    Software creates the experience, hardware is the platform ...

    I am looking forward to buying my next Apple product ...

    I am looking forward to dumping my MSFT, INTC, HPQ
    Oct 7, 2013. 09:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Could Outstrip Apple's Market Value In The Next Year Or Two [View article]
    Do we need 64 bit smartphones?

    In the mid-90s Microsoft bought WebTV, but the bandwidth wasn't there.

    I thought Apple was a passing fad, but as soon as I bought my 1st Apple product in 2009, I am on the verge of being a fanboy.

    Long: Msft
    Oct 7, 2013. 12:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • China: Rebalancing And Long-Term Growth [View article]
    I am taking a MOOC by the great long-time head of the Hong
    Kong Monetary Authority, Joseph Yam: "The Role of the Renminbi in the International Monetary System"
    Oct 6, 2013. 10:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Rising Yuan And Slowing Chinese Growth [View article]
    Great comment BML:
    Cn is trying to diversify out of its reliance in the US$. It has the technology, the employment and stature it did not have 15 years ago.
    I am taking a MOOC: "The Role of the Renminbi in the IMS"
    taught by no other than the long running head of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Joseph Yam.
    I am indifferent favorable towards Big Box retail, except for Costco as it increases the value of the ommunity and my life.
    Oct 6, 2013. 09:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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