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  • Intel Sheds Some Dead Weight [View article]
    Here's another business suggestion for INTC: mine for bitcoins.

    With all their CPU-GPU excess capacity in their data center, they can mine for bitcoins to generate additional revenue stream. God knows INTC needs the revenue.
    Feb 3, 2014. 09:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Obama's 'MyRA' Plan Will Impact The U.S. Economy [View article]
    Americans that have retirement accounts are middle-, upper- and high income earners that have high hopes for their future and hoping for a bright future of their families and kids.

    But low- to medium- income family are barely surviving on a daily basis. These people can't even afford $1000 a year for retirement. They are so destitute and unsure of their job security that they don't even know if they will survive through 2014/2015.

    And let's not forget that low income programs such as MEDICAID, WELFARE and FOODSTAMPS calculates "need" based on the family's available asset, including any retirement accounts, to qualify.

    For Obama, he always opens his mouth first, without thinking. Very SAD. Also another reason why his "bright ideas" are usually DUD.

    Jan 31, 2014. 12:22 AM | 39 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco: No Vendor Lock-In Policy Is Great Strategy [View article]
    Compatibility, security and performance problems will occur if CISCO becomes "... APIC compatible with non-Cisco hardware for SDN deployment."

    CISCO is being reactive and in panic mode while desperately trying to win back market share.

    CISCO is unable (and having difficulty) providing a cost-effective and efficient technology solutions for major Fortune 500 companies in the US.

    $17 may be a conservative target price. Expect CSCO to drop lower than $17 in late 2014.
    Jan 30, 2014. 10:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Cheap iPhone Now Appears A Certainty [View article]
    iPhone 5C -- where "C" stands for "CHEAP".

    Apple should make iPhone 6-Cheap.
    Jan 28, 2014. 10:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM: Answering Buffett's Prayers? [View article]
    Seriously? You don't know what IBM does?

    OK. They used to do typewriters.

    Now, they are in computers.

    Jan 28, 2014. 09:57 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Xerox Helps Department of Veteran’s Affairs Automate Healthcare Claims Pricing [View article]
    Another government project that will cost twice the bid amount and take 4 times longer.

    XRX is ready to milk the government again for the next 20 years.

    Jan 28, 2014. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Location, Location, Location [View article]
    No political argument here. But I do wish that ISRAEL leaders dial down their rhetoric, instead of pissing everyone off.
    OK. So what if their "neighbors" are throwing more gasoline into the fire --ISRAEL doesn't need to participate. ISRAEL should take the high road, have enough maturity (and military backing from the US) to ignore it and let the hot-heads cool off.
    Jan 27, 2014. 01:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Location, Location, Location [View article]

    You've got to love the commanding leadership from INTC's CEO.

    One word: Spineless.

    Jan 27, 2014. 12:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • LeapFrog: My Best Small-Cap Idea For 2014 [View article]

    I asked the store managers (and supervisor) last week if they were getting LeapFrog.

    With thousands of other items to sell, they don't know if (or when) they were planning to restock leapfrog.

    Nothing on their backorder list for leapfrog. So, I don't know.
    Jan 27, 2014. 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • LeapFrog: My Best Small-Cap Idea For 2014 [View article]

    Then, your area is better than mine.

    I'm in the 91326 area -- in California. Since checking last week, NO leapfrog at our local stores. It's been like that since mid December.
    Jan 27, 2014. 12:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • LeapFrog: My Best Small-Cap Idea For 2014 [View article]
    Leapfrog is dead.
    If you don't believe me, just do your own product research -- and ask 3 simple questions:
    1) Do you see LeapFrog stocked at your local Toys-r-us, Best-Buy or Walmart?
    2) Have you seen anyone buying leapfrog product in the last week?
    3) Have you seen any advertisement for leapfrog product in the last week?

    Sell LF and minimize your loses.
    Jan 27, 2014. 11:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Location, Location, Location [View article]
    @vit and @bad:

    In the US, INTEL currently has several BRAND NEW fabrication and R&D facilities that are unused and immediately available.

    Why should INTEL invest $3 to $6 billion dollars in brand new facilities in ISRAEL?

    Do you really want INTEL to be in ISRAEL to develop and manufacture the next generation of new 10-micron technology? The risk is too great and meeting production deadlines uncertain if the ISRAEL facility was bombed. Currently, INTEL's factories in ISRAEL are not critical to the global supply chain.

    Just to be clear, US will always protect ISRAEL, no matter what. ISRAEL is like a sister who went to college. And Big Brother is only a phone call away.

    But ISRAEL leaders can't keep their mouth shut. Maybe for political reasons, ISRAEL leaders are anti-Arab, anti-Palestinians, anti-IRAN, anti-Obama, etc. There's an American saying, "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones".

    Bottom line: For INTEL's sake, I wish ISRAEL would make peace with their neighbors and everybody -- or at least dial down their rhetoric and stop running their mouth. But I realize that ISRAEL's wounds are still fresh and painful. Forgiving is difficult at best.
    Jan 27, 2014. 10:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HP Is Bouncing Back With Diversification [View article]
    Even the author concedes that "...revenues are shrinking and are expected to shrink further in the future."

    HPQ product lines SUCK compared to their competitors. Examples: Toshiba, Dell or Asus beats HP laptops. Dell's 64bit Hyperscale servers dominates HP Moonshot. etc.

    Yet, foolish HPQ investors are still hoping for the best and recoup their loss.

    Sell HPQ.
    Jan 26, 2014. 07:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel And Taiwan Semiconductor Have Very Different Definitions [View article]
    This is a "David vs. Goliath" scenario, where INTEL plays the slow, fat, giant bureaucrat.

    TSMC can move faster and more decisive -- without committees that takes weeks and months to decide.

    In this game, TSMC will overtake INTEL's brain-dead senior management and severely constrained engineers.
    Jan 26, 2014. 06:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Sale: Intel Corporation [View article]
    INTEL is stuck in the "PC" and Server business, failing to capitalize on the smart phone innovation.

    Unfortunately, INTEL is led by incompetent CEO, supported by short-sighted senior management focused on profits instead of growing the company.

    INTEL's recent insanity: 3th generation I7-laptops selling for over $800? INTEL-TV? Internet-of-Things? Really?

    INTEL lost its magic to Qualcomm and ARMH.
    Jan 26, 2014. 05:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment