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  • Apple: Samsung Ripped Off The iPhone [View article]
    You have been reading the Samsung news releases instead of the court documents. There is no such patent.
    Sep 5, 2012. 04:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • When Should You Buy Facebook Stock? [View article]
    "Remember, Remember, $FB In November"
    When will people be taking their losses for tax purposes? Huge losses, huge selling. Better Remember, Remember, $FB In New Year at earliest. Remember, Remember mobile failure. Wait till a business shift ensures some evidence of an effective mobile revenue strategy.
    Sep 5, 2012. 02:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When Should You Buy Facebook Stock? [View article]
    6, 4 and 2 might be good targets also.
    Sep 5, 2012. 02:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Samsung Ripped Off The iPhone [View article]
    The TRUE FACTS behind the Xerox Apple story from a XEROX employee close to the events, from his own writings, not the myth that has been spread on the Internet:


    Rich Karlgaard’s writing about the Apple’s lawsuit evokes sad memories for me. In 1979, Xerox Development Corporation (XDC), a wholly-owned Xerox subsidiary made an approximate $1.1 million investment in Apple as part of a venture capital round in the fledgling personal computer company. In the minds of XDC’s small entrepreneurial team (of which I was a part), this was the start of an exciting long-term relationship offering access to a major new business opportunity for Xerox, including potentially marketing Apple products worldwide via Xerox’ already extensive sales organization. On the basis of this envisioned relationship, Xerox Palo Alto Research facility (PARC) was opened up to Apple with the intent that Apple should use any available technology it wished in Apple’s products. Several years later, Xerox top management decided that Apple, “that small California start-up” was not going to succeed and was unlikely to ever produce a product worthy of being marketed by Xerox. Instead, Xerox management elected to fund an internal program to develop a personal computer (named the “Xerox 820”) worthy of the Xerox label. I was instructed to dispose of the Apple stock, now a public company, which I did by donating part to the Xerox Foundation and bleeding the rest into the market over several months. The result was a roughly 19-1 investment gain, but a huge missed opportunity for Xerox. Much of this happened before IBM had developed its initial PC. Today, the entire personal computer topology might be much different if Xerox had stuck with the initial commitment to Apple. As a well-known radio personality would say: “Now you know the rest of the story.”
    As part of this investment agreement, which was for PRE-IPO common stock, Xerox allowed Steve Jobs and a team of design and software engineers two 8 hour visits to PARC and to USE anything they learned there... but they could not take notes, or take any software, or copy any hardware. They could use what they learned. This was a formal agreement for Xerox being allowed to buy the pre-IPO stock. i.e. Apple purchased the rights to what they saw and learned. Microsoft and Bill Gates were never there.


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    A poorly researched Wall Street Journal article raises the "Apple stole the GUI" from Xerox MYTH to criticize Apple in the Samsung infringement decision—PING!
    Sep 5, 2012. 11:43 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Market Rally Will Likely End This Week [View article]
    You sure missed this one in all respects!
    Sep 4, 2012. 06:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Goes For Samsung's Throat: New Complaint Targets All Samsung Mobile Devices [View article]
    Funny, I was thinkinking the same thing about Google! They are in an outright war and have opened up fronts with Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, yahoo, and with the Nexus and Motorola, every one of their Android clients. Add to that, Googles privacy issues with people like you and me (not to mention corporate law departments) and Googles senior management is going to be very busy working on things that will not improve their products or returns.
    Sep 1, 2012. 06:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Advanced Micro Devices Has Valuation Upside To $10 Per Share [View article]
    The unconventional use of the red color confused me on first reading also.
    Aug 30, 2012. 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Advanced Micro Devices Has Valuation Upside To $10 Per Share [View article]
    Look at the chart. The 18.8% is a positive return, not a "decline". I have no position in this stock and no strong feelings about which way it will go. Just trying to point out what the author was saying and trying to understand a little more about which way the stock will go.
    Aug 30, 2012. 12:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Advanced Micro Devices Has Valuation Upside To $10 Per Share [View article]
    Perhaps you had better look at the chart again.
    Aug 29, 2012. 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exelon: Wisconsin Energy Generates Electrifying Performance Compared To Exelon [View article]
    Has Saibus Research recommended short positions on EXC to any of its clients? These articles are clearly not about WEC.
    Aug 28, 2012. 03:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Is Going To Be A Big Loser [View article]
    B.S. Jobs paid Xerox! He didn't steal like Samsung or Microsoft. Xerox got 100,000 shares of Apple stock.
    This just may be the end for all of you "Copy and Paste" programmers out there.
    Aug 28, 2012. 08:05 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tim Cook's Apple Mistakes Piling Up [View article]
    Your point?
    Aug 23, 2012. 01:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "The hype concerns us, as it sounds vaguely familiar to another decade," says Oracle Research's Laurence Balter, explaining his downgrade of Apple (AAPL -1.4%). Balter is also worried about slowing sales growth, high expectations, and margin risks related to Apple's rumored entry into the TV and set-top box markets. [View news story]
    His $650 target is a year out!. So if you believe Apple doesn't go up at all in the next year, its a good call. On the other hand...
    Aug 22, 2012. 02:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "The hype concerns us, as it sounds vaguely familiar to another decade," says Oracle Research's Laurence Balter, explaining his downgrade of Apple (AAPL -1.4%). Balter is also worried about slowing sales growth, high expectations, and margin risks related to Apple's rumored entry into the TV and set-top box markets. [View news story]
    He got his 15 minutes of fame. Let him be.
    Aug 22, 2012. 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Microsoft Have A Master Plan? [View article]
    Three hours! Boy, that is bad. I'll bet MSFT will be able to do it in one.
    Aug 17, 2012. 08:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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