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  • 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 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 03:50 PM | 1 Like 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 03:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Questions To Determine If The iPad Is Dead [View article]
    Umm no....
    Republic refers to a form of government. Democracy refers to a system of government.

    The United states is a Democratic Republic.
    Aug 26 04:33 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Stabs BlackBerry In The Heart [View article]

    The factory with 18 suicides had ~600,000 employes... No place in the US or Europe has a suicide rate that low... Hell the state of Wyoming (pop ~600,000) had 165 (reported) suicides in 2012.
    Jul 24 09:53 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's E-Book Payout Is A Catalyst For Investors [View article]
    There are lots of stocks with weird evaluations, especially with big high profile & small unknown companies since the price is often driven by emotion & headlines.

    I used to get annoyed with this but now I try to use the illogical, irrational, knee jerk behavior of the market to my advantage.
    Jul 17 11:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The High Price Of Owning Tesla [View article]
    Umm better check your facts. I'm pretty sure that Miss, Alabama, & Georgia have higher than average unemployment rates.

    The decline of unionization is also correlated with the decline of wages for low skilled workers.

    Just saying..
    Jul 1 02:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Myths Of Apple's iPhone Market Share [View article]
    But developers like to get paid... total App revenue is much much higher for iOS, so it attracts most apps first, not always but usually. Its really staggering how much larger the iphone app market is in terms of money made by developers.

    Its also more expensive (time) to produce android apps on average due to the diversity of phones and system software. Google's tools are good, but not currently as good as apples.

    Also the google play store is so full of crap compared to iphone's store that don't feel comfortable paying for an android app for my tablet even if it has decent reviews (burned too many times). But I never hesitate to put a dollar or two for a new app my iphone.
    Jun 24 02:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint Eyeing $32 Billion T-Mobile Deal [View article]
    Sprint has treated me very well, much better than ATT ever did. And even though their network isn't the best, its still better than T-mobile's.

    I don't think that a take over of T-mobile will be bad for its customers, I think it could be a very good thing but I understand the fear.
    Jun 19 11:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple At $650. Now What? [View article]
    I had wireless changing on my palm pre, it was Neat, It used inductive copper coils. what I really liked about it was that it would automatically change to speaker phone when I set it onto the charger & it automatically answer calls when you picked it up. Also the clock was always visible while charging. It was better than any other charging solution I have ever seen.

    That being said I don't really miss it, but it was cool.
    Jun 5 04:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Why I Raised My Stake By 14% Yesterday [View article]
    3M's first product was actually sandpaper. But I get your point, Companies that thrive long term have cultures of continuous improvement & quality. And ones that can differentiate them selves in a commodity market are special (P&G comes to mind).

    Tech companies usually start the slow march towards death after the founder(s) hand over the reigns to MBAs. Apple had this happen to them once, but righted the ship and so forth.. Cook seems to get what it takes, but only time will tell.
    Jun 3 11:03 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HP Is Turning Around And Ready To Take Off [View article]
    I am less than optimistic about HPs future,

    Currently HP makes most of its revenue on commodities (windows pcs, printers, etc) All declining markets... With increasing competition... And declining margins....

    In enterprise they are an also ran, they can could curve out a niche.. but right now they don't do anything particularly interesting or different. And they don't seem to have any desire to.. Which is fine.. I guess... Their stuff isn't too bad.

    Meg Whitman likes to talk, and for some reason some people love her... I don't think shes a bad CEO, just that shes not a great one. Her claim to fame was her success at EBay, but I honestly think that that she just at the right place at the right time. It already had a great product, and a great team in place and all it took was for someone to not screw up.

    So in conclusion is that HP is no longer an innovative company but a commodity one in a market with low margins, their consumer products still have a reputation of poor quality, and Meg isn't all that. They should continue command a PE in the 10 - 13 range
    May 22 06:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Acquiring A Fad - Not Quality - And That Is Troubling [View article]
    It hasn't been officially announced. its just a rumor with a convincing facebook video.

    If its true, I will watch my apple much more closely with my finger on the sell button.

    Beats products are total crap, and they have no technical expertise as far as I can see, and a history of screwing over buisness partners. Read what they did to monster cable... which also make overpriced crap.. but thats no excuse for what beats did to them.
    May 9 11:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Premium Smartphones Are Not iPhones [View article]
    And a race horse is made up of the same pretty generic components as what goes into dog food.. whats your point?
    Apr 23 04:12 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Premium Smartphones Are Not iPhones [View article]
    These phones are for people with more money than sense. A phone that has the outdated features & capability of a cheap phone, but is a expensive as a decent used car.

    There are better android phones than these, these are just pointless bling.
    Apr 23 04:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment