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  • Advanced Cell settles warrant lawsuit [View news story]
    Just for comparison, SIRI XM has a float of 6+ Billion shares and is trading currently at 3.34. It traded at its lowest in Feb of 2009 at 5 cents for a couple of minutes. Let us all dream on folks ......
    Jun 6 10:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell settles warrant lawsuit [View news story]
    Looks like a lot of shares but dollar wise (5+Million), it is not that big. However, this is a big relief since ACTC cannot afford to pay in cash it does not have, having limited amount on hand for continuing trials. The threat of financially choking the company at this critical stage of its development. The claimants will gain million$ should the trial results come out good.... but, all shareholders gain, so let it be!

    Management can now focus on the trials and release the results..... no more excuses.
    Jun 6 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coming to bank stress tests: The impact of fines [View news story]
    Krupp, I disagree with you. Let us take one step backward. Who pushed hard on the US Government to change the rules (Glass Steagall Act) so they (commercial banks) can use saver's money again in risky investments that was prohibited by the GS ACT? The bankers! They wanted to compete with Investment Bankers.... and the US taxpayers and ordinary citizens lost and continue to suffer..... and not a single high ranking Banking Executive has been prosecuted.

    With BNP, it is a bit different because with BNP they wanted to make money doing forbidden transactions with rouge nations. They knew they were going against the sanctions and still went ahead.... thinking they were a European Bank and out of the reach of US Gov't.... and got caught.

    So far the US Gov't has been going after foreign banks and have been hard on them..... but not against US Banks. They have been easy on them. One reason is perhaps, as in the case of B of A, the Treasury and Fed forced B of A during the 2008 crisis, to take over Merrill Lynch and Countrywide so it does not go into bankruptcy and rattle the stock market.... as in 1929. B of A itself behaved properly but now have to defend the bad things ML and C did and suffer the punishment, hence, the US Gov't is giving it relatively light fines..... so far.
    Jun 4 10:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius Puts Up Some Gaudy Growth Statistics [View article]
    David Frear mentioned this morning that the used car segment achieved a 30%+ penetration which is much higher than the 26-28% Siri was expecting. And SIRI is making adjustments to this program to increase the number of subscribers. This is going to be a significant contributor in the total number of subs gained YOY....... what with the ever increasing numbers of newer used vehicles being sold in the market..... 120 million used cars in 5 years ....
    Jun 3 01:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM (SIRI) at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Telecom and Media Conference (Transcript) [View article]
    SeattleGoldMiner,

    Yes, getting the English right in a hurriedly produced transcript, off a not so clear recording, is very challenging. You probably have noticed too that in printed articles in newspapers ... and some magazines as well, typos and missing words are nowadays becoming more common. It looks like this is development we have to learn to live with.
    Jun 3 12:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Take Down Sirius XM? [View article]
    "He was given 40% (almost half) of the company PLUS he was paid interest on his bailout loan to Sirius XM. Sirius XM almost would have been better off filing bankruptcy....they would have still been a whole company with reduced debt."

    Pardon me Marc e Poo, but the reason many of us long term holders of SIRI stock are holding on to so much gains is because we bought low, really low (cents/share), when news came out that SIRI was being saved by Malone. Had Malone not given SIRI the $500 million to pay off its bonds that was due in early 2009, it would have had to file bankruptcy and been taken over by Dish Network's Charles Ergen who had bought all the bonds with the intent of grabbing SIRI on the cheap. Because SIRI did not file for BK, we small investors were able to get in. So, Mr. Malone, thank you so much!
    May 30 09:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Take Down Sirius XM? [View article]
    Quality of sound from internet is way below that direct from Satellite. Besides, do you walk around your house listening to SIRI carrying your laptop and maybe have earplugs in your ears?

    Certainly you will enjoy much better listening to a home audio system.... from quality receivers and speakers ... doing many things while enjoying sports or music or talk shows..... all hands free and ears free too.
    May 30 08:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Take Down Sirius XM? [View article]
    Yes they are in homes but did you see the low quality of radios they offer? You cannot hook them to big speakers.... not enough amps! I am talking about high end audio systems (high amps) that can be hooked up to home theaters if desired. SIRI and Best Buy at one time was selling them and they look like a cheap boom box.
    May 30 08:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Take Down Sirius XM? [View article]
    When it comes to listening on a car radio while driving, SIRI, with its great programming is still king. Where Apple hurts SIRI is when iPhone owners with unlimited service continue to listen to their iPhones, hooked up to the car's audio system, while driving. They use their iPhones where ever they go. These people have no need to listen to SIRI radios, hence, it is a lost subscriber to SIRI. But then how many people do this? Not very many I would think, but enough to lower SIRI's subscriber growth?

    People who spend a lot of time driving on the road are those who enjoy listening to ad free radio with great programming.... SIRI customers. But what about the millions who spend a lot of time at home (retirees, homemakers, telecommuters) who want a stand alone home service? Right now you only get this SIRI service if you have an auto subscription, otherwise, you can't.

    It is time for SIRI to make deals with major home audio systems - Sony, Bose, Panasonic, Sanyo, Pioneer, etc. - to include SIRI capabilities (an outside antenna to catch Satellite signals would be needed) in some of their medium to high end models just like SIRI is doing with the auto manufacturers. Just announcing that they would do this would bring SIRI stock close to double digits in a hurry....... and would really be in the double digits when it really happens.
    May 30 10:30 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Neuralstem NSI-189 Abstract Teases At Potential Greatness [View article]
    In a few months, ACTC the only approved embryonic stem cell company in the US, will make you eat your hat.
    May 28 06:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Uranerz Energy: Targeting Full Stride At The Right Time [View article]
    Thanks for writing this very comprehensive and complete article.

    I have been following URZ for 10 years and I am glad they are finally producing. This took as long as building a typical nuclear plant in the 70"s.
    May 27 10:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Uranium And Nuclear Energy To Power The Planet And Investor Returns [View article]
    For your information, Bill Gates' and others who thought small reactors will be the wave of the future have quietly shelved all their plans. It proved to be unworkable. So, we are back to large power plants.
    May 27 07:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM Unplugged From The Connected Car [View article]
    After reading that announcement, I wondered why. That would be a WOW! I hope you are right!!!!!!!! As I have been saying for the last two years, SIRI, via the Internet (no satellite and its attendant licensing and Capital investment is required to hover above other countries and broadcast is needed), already has the capabilities to garner millions of subscribers overseas.
    May 27 11:51 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM Unplugged From The Connected Car [View article]
    Is this you ROCO? A company making hundreds of millions of profit every year and poised to make $ 1.1Billion this year cannot survive as a stand alone entity? The only radio company that provides ad free broadcast with clear signals and great programming that includes the most popular major sports (live) all over the US and only a monthly charge of $15 a month..... will not survive?

    Please do us all a favor, do not publish anymore articles like this. Thanks.
    May 27 09:39 AM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Spotify Might Demolish Sirius XM [View article]
    Assuming this article is factual, my question is this -- are the paying subscribers listening while in their cars or are they in their homes or offices? Since Spotify and Pandora are internet based, they are limited to where wifi is available. I think their paying subscribers are mostly listening from their homes and/or offices. This is one area that SIRI has not really exploited and should. If they do exploit it, they can surely pickup millions more paying subscribers from around the world. Could it be that SIRI has looked into it but is being stopped by royalty agreements/payments?
    May 21 01:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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