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  • Apple: Tim Cook's Brilliant Move [View article]
    Flame bait much?
    besides isn't QNX pretty much dead? Its technically well built, but nobody outside of the robotics industry has any reason to use it.
    Feb 7 12:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Poised To Disrupt Another Industry [View article]
    Be patient, and remember Jobs was just a man,
    Jan 30 05:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Take The Emotion Out Of Apple [View article]
    Agreed. But traders are emotional, fundamentals don't matter in the modern stock market.
    Jan 28 10:22 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Becoming A Good Speculation [View article]
    I think logic pro is a perfect example of apple seeing the true potential with tablets.

    Logic Pro is their professional audio studio (lacking a better term) program, the new version lets you use your i-pad as an additional interface. So i can imagine that they will do something similar for all their professional software (aperture, final cut, x code, etc) and maybe the consumer lines as well.

    And honestly having a touchscreen next to my computer while I work is a lot more compelling to me than using a tablet to browse the web, which is something I don't think they very well suited for, but everyone seems to do it anyway.
    Jul 30 10:34 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Nokia Going Into The Camera Market? [View article]
    2mm is about a 35% increase in total volume, that is a lot.
    Jul 16 11:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Nokia Going Into The Camera Market? [View article]
    I don't buy the heavier+bigger = good argument

    heaver objects fall harder = more likely to break = simple physics.

    phones live in pockets, heavy phone = more weight in pocket.
    Jul 16 11:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint (S) shareholders back Softbank's (SFTBF.PK) $21.6B offer to acquire 78% of the U.S. carrier, with investors representing 53% choosing to receive $5.65 in cash and 0.26174408 share of new Sprint for each existing share owned. Around 3% elected to receive just stock, while the 44% of shares that didn't vote will get cash. The companies expect to close the merger on Wednesday. Meanwhile, S&P has downgraded Softbank's debt by two notches into "junk" territory, citing the risks from its purchase of Sprint and the latter's proposed acquisition of Clearwire (CLWR). (PR[View news story]
    I don't know what he means by leveraged back end either....

    And I don't like being called an idiot. I opted for half of my shares to be converted into the new stock because I think the stock will be worth more money in a few years. Sprint has improved their financial position, and image over the years and soft bank will do what ever it takes to push this new stock higher.
    Jul 8 12:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Apple's Stock Be Saved? [View article]
    Stock price is determined by emotions and whims, future performance is nothing more than an emotionally charged guess.

    Math is sometimes used by analysts. But almost every analysis is formulated around a biased assumption(s) instead of being objective.

    The real current numbers for AAPL are solid. But that means nothing if the mood is sour.
    Jun 28 01:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is The Market Not Buying Apple? [View article]
    To each his own, Ipods, iphones and ipads. are what the market wants, I like them, I think they work well, and i like macs as well.

    FYI the G5 is pretty old, not saying you need a new computer but its hard to judge the future performance of a company based on what it did 10 years ago.
    Jun 15 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is The Market Not Buying Apple? [View article]
    Second mover advantage is what apple has helped apple the most in the past and its what they are best at. Think iphone, ipod, ipad. Granted the first mac was the first of its kind (in the consumer market at least) but the apple 2 wasn't the first. It was just simply better than the competitors.

    Take an idea that is already on the market and improve it.
    Jun 15 11:56 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Refresh [View article]
    I thought the WWDC presentation was very encouraging.

    The new mac pro is an extremely innovative design, A small extremely powerful computer that is also silent is almost an industry changing breakthrough. If I were in the market, I would consider buying one. But it could use more usb3 ports.

    iWork online looks really good, If works as good as it looks I will dump google docs (which is only "good enough" btw).

    it looks like iOS7 solves pretty much every problem i have with iOS with better multitasking, and more convenient access to things like wifi and brightness controls. although I'm not the hugest fan of the color scheme everything else looks great.

    iradio may not rock the world but its compelling. If it has higher quality audio than Pandora I might switch.

    And everything else looks good too. But of course like with everything else apple dose they will get mocked by the arm chair critics, most of whom do little but mock.... Samsung gets praise for its latest phone for doing something as trivial as increasing the screen size and using the latest version of another companies software.

    But whatever... haters gotta hate...
    Jun 12 04:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Upcoming Virnetx Royalty Rate Judgment Likely To Affect Apple's Stock Price [View article]
    Agreed, most software patents are just stupid... You take an obvious idea, and say you want to use a computer to do it, spend a couple grand to lawyer it up so that it doesn't make sense from an engineering point of view and then bamm! you got something that you can sue people with....

    We need patent reform now! our current system is a joke.

    (ps. I have my name on one of these things.... and Im not proud of it)
    Jun 6 05:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Innovator's Trap - Inevitably, Tesla Will Face The Same Fate As Apple [View article]
    why would they need two cars? Rentals in most parts of the country are fairly inexpensive.

    Most people don't travel over 100 miles away from home more than just a couple times a year.
    May 30 05:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: A 'Can Do No Wrong' Investor Attitude May Signal An 'Apple-Like' Top [View article]
    I disagree... Its the first electric car that is truly, really good... Over priced? maybe... piece of junk? no way..
    I've worked on cars since before I could legally allowed to drive, and the potential alone makes the most advanced electric car exciting. I am more of a bit head than a gear head but I know how gear heads think.. and I think they are only hate on electric cars because they fear it will make their hard learned skill set obsolete.

    Granted I don't know how easy it is to service a model s (I do predict its far easier than my over complicated, european roadster) but I had the chance to drive one and was very impressed. Sure its different than a traditional ICE car is but it had great road feel, and the car overall just screamed good engineering, I don't know how many will run in 20 years but it will probably be higher percentage than average considering that the battery packs shouldn't be to hard to replace, and electric motors usually last longer with less maintenance than traditional internal combustion ones..

    Plus tesla is the only american car company that produces a car that I actually want.
    May 21 11:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hutchinson Technology: Extraordinarily Undervalued, About To Become A Lot Less So [View article]
    I agree that the rise of SDD is a concern for HTCH. And I do think that SDD will replace HDD on the consumer end in the near future (3-5 years) but I am not convinced that the server/enterprise side will make that transition in near that time.

    We are in the beginning of the era of "Big data". Corporations and Scientific institutions are generating data sets that are terabytes and petabytes in size. Video is getting recorded and stored in rates that would not have been imaginable just 4 years ago... This is all possible because HDDs have made storage cheap, so cheap companies can give storage away for free. It will be a long time before the cost per MB on SDD is anywhere near as cheap as HDD.

    But I don't know if HTCH has a bright future, But I think its got a bright present. Its done a good job getting its house back in order. And as someone who grew up in the area I really want them to do well and become a huge employer in the Hutchinson area again...The rounds of layoffs a few years ago were tough to watch.
    May 20 11:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment