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  • Google reportedly preps cookie substitute [View news story]
    Excellent. User have no privacy in the US, we need all the help we can get, but I seriously doubt Google has us users in mind with its new technology.
    Sep 18 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's FaceTime workaround costs $2.4M/month, 500k complaints [View news story]
    "rights are warranted by Constitution's, whatever a government may think or say"

    You have to be kidding, anyone paying any attention at all would understand that this government only cares about the Constitution when it suits then politically. Since the politically correct action is to hate Apple, they will, in the end, lose again.

    In this day and age, patents have nothing to do with who stole from whom.
    Sep 1 07:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The EU is open to banning some Google (GOOG) services if settlement talks with the search giant over its integration of complementary services within search results fail, says antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia. Google offered several concessions in April, including offers to separate links for its services within results, and to display links for rival services. But Almunia stated last month he plans to demand more concessions following harsh feedback from Google rivals. (FTC letter) (EU Android probe[View news story]
    It used to be that America led the way in freedom, privacy and democracy. Not so much any more, due to uninformed voters. Now it is the EU for privacy at least. Not sure about freedom and democracy since they are being strangled everywhere people are too lazy to understand that free services means the eventual loss of freedom.
    Jun 27 06:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold's (GLD -0.9%) tumbled to new bear market lows in the last few minutes, now just a few dollars above $1,200 per ounce. When all else fails, check with the technicians - one isn't seeing support until the $1,150 area. [View news story]
    Yep, the governments need to purchase some hard currency, so they are doing everything they can to not pay too much. Gold up is bad for money printing. Gold down, is good for money printing. You be the judge.
    Jun 27 01:42 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CBS (CBS +1.8%) CEO Les Moonves warns the network could go off the air in a matter of days as the company continues to ramp up the rhetoric over the issue of Aereo transmitting its shows. The exec also threw aside the notion CBS might buy Hulu - a service he thinks will move to a subscription-only model. (Previous on the nuclear option for broadcasters: I, II[View news story]
    Can't think of anything that would make me happier than to have CBS go off the air. Come on Les, make it happen! Sure I like some of the TV shows, but the news is dreadful and full of propaganda. In the end getting rid of the lies is more important than enjoying a few minutes of entertainment.
    May 1 03:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A bipartisan Senate bill would force all banks to hold capital of 10% and those with over $400B in assets an extra 5%. The strictest provisions would hit six banks: JPMorgan (JPM), BofA (BAC), Citigroup (C), Wells Fargo (WFC), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS). Analysts reckon the bill has little chance of becoming law, although its authors reckon support for the measures are growing. [View news story]
    "The only reason we have to make them hold more capital is if they fail the government will step in and no one is allowed to lose money."

    This is exactly the problem, if the banks fail then the government should step in and protect the FDIC insured accounts to the maximum amount only and let the frikin banks, their shareholders, their investors, their bondholders, their CEOs fail. Simple capitalism at work.
    Apr 7 11:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cyprus passes two of the measures necessary to secure a €10B bailout. Notably, the Cypriot parliament has approved the use of capital controls, which may limit the amount depositors can withdraw once banks reopen. The measure may also restrict fund transfers, limit debit card transactions, and ban redemptions of time deposits, among other possibilities according to The Guardian[View news story]
    Topcap, I agree its not likely tomorrow, but in the end all dictators take the savings of the middle class. Politically it's hard to control the middle class. The lower class, yes, they have to vote for handouts, the upper class yes, they have to vote to keep their ill gotten gains. The middle class not so much.

    Read some history, it has happened every single time. Make no mistake about it we are moving quickly to a political dictatorship. The media and the education system have already decided on a single party winner. If we don't wake up and embrace the value of the two party system to protect us from government then we are doomed.

    If judges and congress don't wake up and figure out they are becoming irrelevant then we are doomed. In the name of the children voters are going to destroy America.

    All politicians are evil and its time the media gave up this love affair with the "do no wrong" Democrats, so we can get this country back on track.

    I can't believe anyone would support the "we have to pass this bill to see what is in it" Pelosi. Now we have seen, and its all bad.
    Mar 23 08:25 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cyprus passes two of the measures necessary to secure a €10B bailout. Notably, the Cypriot parliament has approved the use of capital controls, which may limit the amount depositors can withdraw once banks reopen. The measure may also restrict fund transfers, limit debit card transactions, and ban redemptions of time deposits, among other possibilities according to The Guardian[View news story]
    Butterfly effect. Confidence is tricky emotion.
    Mar 22 07:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cyprus passes two of the measures necessary to secure a €10B bailout. Notably, the Cypriot parliament has approved the use of capital controls, which may limit the amount depositors can withdraw once banks reopen. The measure may also restrict fund transfers, limit debit card transactions, and ban redemptions of time deposits, among other possibilities according to The Guardian[View news story]
    The world banking system just took a big hit this week, and they are too stupid to see it.
    Mar 22 05:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC Announcement: The economy has returned to moderate growth, says the committee, even as fiscal policy has become more restrictive. The asset purchase program remains in place. Chairman Bernanke's press conference begins at 2:30 ET. [View news story]
    Loosing Rookie, liberals don't think. Period. It's all about feeling and emotion.
    Mar 20 07:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Moly (GMO) -6.1% AH on news of the suspension of its $665M loan being negotiated with China Development Bank for work on its Mt. Hope molybdenum project in Nevada. The chairman of the group arranging the loan reportedly has been detained by Chinese authorities. [View news story]
    These CEOs think China is New York, when will they learn.
    Mar 20 05:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC Announcement: The economy has returned to moderate growth, says the committee, even as fiscal policy has become more restrictive. The asset purchase program remains in place. Chairman Bernanke's press conference begins at 2:30 ET. [View news story]
    Zero, the way these people were taught, they don't get your point. In fact, they read your comment and think hey, this guy/gal zero thinks just like me.
    Mar 20 05:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FOMC Announcement: The economy has returned to moderate growth, says the committee, even as fiscal policy has become more restrictive. The asset purchase program remains in place. Chairman Bernanke's press conference begins at 2:30 ET. [View news story]
    Zero, its been done, look at Zimbabwe and others. Zimbabwe even prints $100 Trillion bills for you to carry around. The only minor problem with your idea is that it will cost $10 million to buy a coke. Printing is not as free as it seems.
    Mar 20 04:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Heard during Home Depot's (HD +0.4%) presentation at the ISI Retail Summit: 1) The company says it has reached a point of saturation in the U.S. and the focus will be on productivity. 2) Sales per square foot is a metric which can be improved as efficiencies pick up. 3) 2013 corporate targets include 9 new store openings in North America, 2% sales growth, and a 3% gain in comparable-store sales. 4) No plans to bring back the Expo concept as online channels look more promising. (webcast[View news story]
    Jason, no cares about quality any more, its all about price. Heck most new homeowners have no clue that you should not really have to replace your lawn mower every 5 years. Get with it, it is now a throw away society.
    Mar 20 04:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Heard during Home Depot's (HD +0.4%) presentation at the ISI Retail Summit: 1) The company says it has reached a point of saturation in the U.S. and the focus will be on productivity. 2) Sales per square foot is a metric which can be improved as efficiencies pick up. 3) 2013 corporate targets include 9 new store openings in North America, 2% sales growth, and a 3% gain in comparable-store sales. 4) No plans to bring back the Expo concept as online channels look more promising. (webcast[View news story]
    Crap this means merchandising (getting rid of slow sellers and only carrying popular items.) While shortsighted for HD, it will be a boost for on-line hardware retailers.
    Mar 20 04:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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