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  • Vringo (VRNG +22.7%) is up sharply as the jury deliberating over the Google trial reportedly asks for instructions on damages. 77.1% of Vringo's float was shorted as of Oct. 15, though that number may have changed significantly since then in light of how volatile Vringo shares have been. [View news story]
    Nov 5, 2012. 05:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Auto Industry on Pace to Increase Slightly [View article]
    The greedy rotten oil speculator crooks will make sure that the American Auto Companies fail. Remember Enron and the "shortage of electricity"??? We are all doomed because oil.....Remeber high gasoline= much higher food prices also. Are all you people ready for double food prices?? Its not just SUV's its everything. And another thought,Toyota should be put out of business for MURDER.......
    Dec 27, 2010. 12:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New iPhone-like Devices Can Stem Further Sprint Losses [View article]
    Its all about having the best product and the best pricing.....It appears that Android is a real winner for Sprint and Verizon......
    Jul 2, 2010. 11:59 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why the iPhone Was a Hit (Observations in Honor of Its 3rd Anniversary) [View article]
    While not really an Apple lover, their phone is amazing and a Game changer in this Market. I have a BB storm which has been good to me except for the web browser. Rimm has more then enough time to come out with something decent(the curve came out 3 years ago also). And where is their wiz-bang Phone??? If they were truly such a wonderful company, they would not be losing sales to Apple and all of the Android phones. Why do you think the I-phone and the Android phones are such a HUGE success?? Its not because the only thing they are good at is Push email..... Steve Jobs stated 3yrs ago that people want a REAL internet phone, not the anemic,poor browser that RIMM came up with and so far has nothing in the pipeline. The Curve and Tour and Bold sales will disapear as time goes on...Just like Palm and the Motorola Razr did...Markjenkins is correct and Trust me I would love for Rimm to survive, but so far their phones leave alot to be desired in this current market....
    Jan 25, 2010. 12:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone and Android Now Account for 81% of U.S. Smartphone Web Ads [View article]
    2nd thought: PC World, Cnet, Engadget, Pc News and even Utube complain about the anemic browsers on Blackberry Phones. Thanks to the Iphone and Droid, buying a Blackberry is like buying a New Corvette that only runs on 4 cyls... Way to go RIMM!!! And for those of you that claim no one cares about a good browser,Look at Iphone and Motorola Droid sales Both of which are 10 times the browser that Rimm offers. RIMM just does not get it...
    Jan 23, 2010. 07:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone and Android Now Account for 81% of U.S. Smartphone Web Ads [View article]
    Wow another indication that RIMM is on the way out because It will not come up with a super webbrowser????? Amazing. I am so glad they think their Curve will continue to sell.....
    Jan 23, 2010. 07:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone vs. Android: History Repeating Itself [View article]
    Great article. RIMM does not get it......My Motorola Razr has a better Browser then my BB Storm.(and that is not saying much).. How amusing...RIMM has relied on the big 4 cell companies to sell Millions of BB Curves(just like the Razr did). However, Nothing new and exciting has come out from RIMM since the Curve. Meanwhile Apple has caused the whole market to shift with RIMM falling complacent to its Curve sales. Thanks to Apple and Android, we have some pretty fast Smart Phones out there,That are actually about as quick as my desktop when it comes to the web. While Windows Mobile and its clunky self are about dead and RIMM is still excited about its push email system. Someone please show me a BB that has even a half way decent browser???? It appears that RIMM, Palm, Windows Mobile are going by the wayside. I would have thought Motorola was dead but what a Huge comback with the Droid..... This is the reason The iphone and Android are so successful, not only are they a phone, but they do everything else along with it.... WAKE UP RIMM
    Jan 23, 2010. 10:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Global Oil Scam: 50 Times Bigger than Madoff [View article]
    Don't forget the Former Enron boys at Morgan Stanley (per 60 Minutes). It would be nice if Justice was dealt to all of them.
    Jan 17, 2010. 09:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Like My Nexus One [View article]
    Easy Guys, all the phones mentioned have some great features. I think where Blackberry has failed BIG TIME is its very anemic web browser( I had a BB curve for 2 yrs and a Storm for another year) and now I am on a Motorola Droid. The Droid blows the Storm out of the water in every way except for email. Not every user needs push email and from what I am seeing its all about webbrowsing and a "fun factor",something that Blackberry cannot seem to figure out. Also I see nothing new or inovative from Blackberry like all of the Android phones. They will go the way of Palm and Windows Mobile. Therefore I expect that the Android Phones will outsell Rim very soon. Also once Apple moves on to Verizon, their sales will also Skyrocket. Just my thoughts....
    Jan 10, 2010. 01:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What’s the Right Price for Oil? [View article]
    Very good comments.. Ala -60 minutes and the fromer Enron now Morgan Stanley crooks...

    On Feb 11 05:57 PM ricardomarcos wrote:

    > what isn't factored in here is that even those prices last year weren't
    > fuelled 100% by demand. There was a big inflow of cash from into
    > the commodities markets as the financial sector, flush with cash
    > from pyramiding off of mortgages with derivatives, sought to stash
    > their money in "sure" commodities futures. All those investors, like
    > all others, snowballed to create the astronomical prices of last
    > year. So we did have a bubble. Now of course we're running low on
    > oil. Of course demand will decline however long this depression plays
    > out. And of course the interplay of going green and the normal growth
    > in demand for oil will make things interesting. But really, my guess
    > is, just with last year's figures, oil should've been at 70-80, without
    > the speculators. That, after all is the likely price when substitution
    > with other energy products kicks in.
    Feb 13, 2009. 06:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bankruptcy Could Reduce GM's Debt by 65% [View article]
    John D.

    Very well said. To this day no one can tell us where the Billions went that were given to the banks. Watch out all the laid off people are getting hungary while we had 18 billion dollors to the Morgan Stanley crooks

    On Feb 10 09:13 AM John D wrote:

    > Shadrach .. I'm pretty sure that it is not so much an attack on those
    > more fortunate as it is the fact that the politicians (Bush Admin)
    > threw $$$Billions to Wall St. with no song and dance or accountability
    > and those of us that still have to work (I work in the auto business)
    > have to crawl to Washington to BORROW money to keep us in business
    > - You can bet that if the politicians had THEIR MONEY tied up in
    > the auto sector and not on Wall St the tables would have been turned
    > 180 degrees - they would have thrown the money to GM Ford & Chrysler
    > and Wall St would have been doing the crawl. The 1st half of TARP
    > was irresponsible to say the least and criminal to say the most.
    > It looks like the new administration will not be throwing but actually
    > delegating and making the financials ACCOUNTABLE this time.
    Feb 10, 2009. 01:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Detroit's Biggest Failure: Losing the Youth Market [View article]
    Scion,Scion and Scion. Look at Scion's website and you will see how it appeals to youngsters. Even has a great "First Time buyer" program. When has anyone heard of that with GMAC????? Gmac is useless and has caused GM alot of Woe....With no leaseing (how stupid) Gm is losing all of its cadillac customers to the highline imports and Ford.

    Remember this, if you are not selling or leasing any cars, you will go out of business.......

    When is the last time you saw GM make something that appeals to the young people??? GM has lost 3 generations while still worrying about the 80 year old people with Buick????
    Dec 22, 2008. 12:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Conflict of Interest: Congressional Stakes in the Big Three [View article]
    Exactly right Jack. I was thinking the same thing also Corker

    On Dec 08 10:20 AM Jack Sprat wrote:

    > Interesting article. What might be even more interesting is the data
    > on foreign auto stock holdings by members of Congress. Start with
    > Shelby from Alabama using alphabetical ordering.
    Dec 9, 2008. 08:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM: More Bailout-Worthy than Citigroup [View article]
    Oh My Goodness!! If they DID NOT need it then why take it and why not give it all back immediately. Oh, I forgot, they are using taxpayer's money to buy little banks in Foreign Countries

    Interesting comments about GM, If their vehicles cost to much,how were they able to sell 9.7 million units in 2007( more then Toyota and Honda combined). You must be another one of cronies that is Bought out by Big Oil. At $1.70 a gallon, how many people are going to buy little Prius hybrids now??? Ill answer that, now that BIG OIL broke the back of this country at $5.00 a gallon gas (monopoly,price-fixing < that's a real free market)(Last time I checked Monopoly's and Price -Fixing were illegal) No one will buy any car because we will all be laid off. Wonderful Job Big Oil and all you crooked politicians.

    Why are the Big -Three automakers so afraid to expose the Big Oil folly's???

    On Dec 05 03:44 PM User 313790 wrote:

    > Having the ability to get inside info on Citi, I can tell you that
    > they did not need the bailout. They accepted it to stabalize the
    > mass frenzy of investors driving down the stock. With regards to
    > automakers they have lobbied congress away from tougher gas standards
    > and have actually killed many of the proposals to switch their business
    > models. As more and more dollars got built into the price of a car
    > via unions what do you think the American people chose to do? Although
    > fear and uncertainty is currently present in todays markets, the
    > media continues to drive it home daily. This constant reminder that
    > our indicators are "off" pushes people into panic mode. I am a firm
    > believer in the free market system and I understand that every 7-10
    > years something in our system needs to correct itself. It has to
    > fail in order to get better. Congress this time around, pushed hard
    > to lower lending criteria and "we" responded, even if we were not
    > able to afford it. Personally, when I invest my money, I read everything.
    > Maybe that is a lesson that should be learned by the consumer who
    > rode the false waves of funny money. I did learn that oversight
    > to some extent needs to be present. Something that was lacking in
    > this mess, but something that should be learned next time around.
    > To close, I believe that no bailout of anything should ever be inserted
    > into a free market supply/demand model. You taint the very thing
    > that creates the wealth in this country
    Dec 6, 2008. 11:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GM: More Bailout-Worthy than Citigroup [View article]
    You are so right... Shelby has been bought out like all of the Free Market Republicans....( to think I was a die hard republican for so many years) No longer. I do not like traitors...The pompous Republican's sold us down the river, Shelby,Corker(another idiot) etc..... Keep it up idiots,You sold out to Big Oil,The Japanese and the Germans. How much Tax credit did you offer any of the big three to build plants in Alabama Shelby????? None? That's what I thought.

    Also what are all you prima donna Republicans going to do when all of the new Gm workers are making $22 an hour compared to Toyota's $38.00. Will you find a way to call that unfair competition???

    By the way the $22 an hour was already in place 2 years ago in agreement with the Uaw for all new hires. So when all of the old gm people retire, The foreign Auto Makers will have a Much higher labor cost then GM. And I suppose Shelby will find a way to Toyota some more tax credits.....

    On Dec 05 05:47 PM Beatdown wrote:

    > The big three just don't happen to be Paulson,Franks, or Bush's buddies.
    > If they were they'd be handed 1 trillion in cash and 7.4 trillion
    > in loan guarentees. Then they wouldn't have to fly to Washington
    > to talk to congress.They would just have to make a phone call. The
    > next day the money would be direct deposited in their bank. Oh, and
    > if they were an oil company Bush would give them 15 billion while
    > they made record profits. Let the big three die and save the paper
    > pushing jobs. This country was made great because we rebuilt the
    > earth by manufacturing everything here after the World wars. This
    > country is devastated because people forgot that and all our currency
    > is shipped overseas. The reason the asian and South American econnomies
    > have boomed is because congress is owned by their campaighn money.
    > Senater Shelby is a servant to his Japaneese masters. The banking
    > bailout and benevolent transplant man can't cough up money for Americans.
    > This is because he is owned by unamerican interests. Wake up America,
    > trickled on economics only works for the top 1%. Rebuild the middle
    > class by making congress responsible to our own American interests.
    > I feel bad for all our forefathers who fought for the world, only
    > to have Washington give the fruits of their patriotism to foreighn
    > interests.
    Dec 6, 2008. 10:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment