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  • IBM's One Hundred Year History Is About Cash, Culture And Mutualism [View article]
    agreed, a company that only cares about the bottom line is not a company that I'd want to work for, do business with, or invest in.


    A tech company that can't motivate it value creators (employees) won't do well for long.
    Feb 24, 2015. 03:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint's Dangerous Assumptions [View article]
    Yep same here, The network "improvements" made my data faster but the coverage is much worse and connectivity is less reliable... not acceptable.. Especially since they promised to make things better. So I dropped sprint for a more expensive plan, and am much happier now.

    I bought some stock when it was dirt cheap, sold most of it for a decent profit. Waiting for the best opportunity to unload the rest, But I do not expect to see $7 + prices ever again.

    So I am not optimistic about Sprint, but I hope that I am wrong.
    Feb 24, 2015. 03:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM sues Priceline for patent infringement [View news story]
    And lawsuits are easier & more profitable than actually making stuff.
    Feb 11, 2015. 01:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can IBM Possibly Go Even Lower? [View article]
    Software patents, are not like normal patents because they are allowed to be super general and super obvious (think amazon 1 click). And they don't even require the submitter to have a working program that uses the patent.

    So its nearly impossible to write any sufficiently complex program without violating a patent or two without realizing it. This lawsuit is trolling pure and simple.
    Feb 11, 2015. 01:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cellphones: Apple Steals China Smartphone Crown [View article]
    @31830855
    Wow.... Do you see everything that conflicts slightly from your world view as a personal attack ?

    This is an investment site... Not a spew logically inconsistent angry rhetoric site....

    This is why we can't have nice things.
    Jan 28, 2015. 10:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Lays The Runway To $150 [View article]
    Berkshire has an as uncertain future as any other stock. Once Buffet has a major health issue or dies (he's 84 btw) the halo Berkshire currently has will be gone. And it will be under a ton of scrutiny, much the same way aapl was once Jobs died.

    Cook has proven himself to be a capable successor. Do we even know who will call the shots at Berkshire once the unthinkable/inevitable happens?

    No matter how good the people who take over are they will not have Buffets cache, Berkshire may flounder.
    Jan 28, 2015. 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors roundup: Optimism, caution, and confusion [View news story]
    Agreed AplphaCoils, spread the facts, not the empty headed rhetoric.
    Jan 21, 2015. 02:34 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks For The Long-Run: IBM [View article]
    Agreed, Buffet isn't god... He's been wrong before.
    Dec 8, 2014. 04:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors: Tackling The Manufacturing Issue [View article]
    Gasoline engines only transfer about 20%-25% of their energy to the wheels. The rest is wasted as heat.

    Electric engines transfer about 90% - 95% of their energy to the wheels. The rest is waste heat.

    Also Electric transmission and transformation (AC -> DC ->AC, 240 -> 120) only losses about 20% - 30% between the power plant and your home.
    Nov 18, 2014. 04:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors: Tackling The Manufacturing Issue [View article]
    It takes time to ramp up production. Tesla is being smart about it, manufacturing cars is complicated you can't just double your rate overnight and not have huge, expensive problems.

    Plus Tesla also would needs all of their suppliers to ramp up production at the same rate, and it only takes one to slow everything down.

    I love Tesla and think they will do well, TSLA on the other hand makes me nervous at its current price.
    Nov 18, 2014. 04:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone User Population To Grow Robustly In Q4 [View article]
    Zipper your comment is a little offensive and ignorant. There are plenty of android users who have money. People make different choices for different reasons.

    The biggest problem Google wallet is that it is a minor hassle to use. You need to unlock your phone (maybe enable nfc), launch an app, pick your card. etc... Its slightly more work than reaching for your wallet, and since it was never publicized most android users don't even know you can do it.

    Apple pay is more convenient because you just pull it out of your pocket and put your finger on the scanner. Which is slightly less work than reaching for your wallet because my understanding is that apple pay removes the need for a signature.

    I'm sure the google wallet process will be streamlined as the demand increases.

    Its all cool, but we are still 5-10 years away until paying with your phone is universally accepted and you can leave the plastic at home. So the whole argument seems a little pointless...
    Nov 14, 2014. 03:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Q4 Will Show Just How Stagnant Apple Earnings Really Are [View article]
    The stock is already priced for zero growth.. considering how low its P/E is. With the moderate dividend and aggressive buybacks why would it go lower?

    I don't understand why is there so much FUD for this company with its proven track record and its enormous cash cushion (it can afford to make mistakes) and so little FUD for its peers?
    Oct 16, 2014. 11:04 AM | 30 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should Subscribers Rethink Switching From Sprint To A Competitor? [View article]
    Sprint's coverage in Minnesota and Wisconsin can be a very spotty outside of the Twin cities, Rochester, Duluth, Madison, Milwaukee metro areas.

    Verizon's coverage in rural Minnesota and Wisconsin however is fantastic.

    This trend appears to be true in most of the country esp the south west, so if you want good rural coverage don't go sprint.

    Im a Sprint customer/stock holder who spends enough time outside of cities to be annoyed with sprint coverage.
    Sep 2, 2014. 11:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM's Problems May Be Fatal [View article]
    Buffet isn't god... He just a rich man
    Aug 27, 2014. 03:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM's Problems May Be Fatal [View article]
    I am a fairly recent computer science graduate, from a school that had a well regarded CS department, With a major IBM location not too far away.

    None of us applied for jobs there from my graduating class.

    IBM even invited our ACM club to visit. It was depressing...

    I've known lots people (family, friends who went to other schools, etc) who have worked for IBM, none of them still do, they all left by choice.

    The stock might do OK. but IBM no longer has their pick of top talent.
    Aug 27, 2014. 03:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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