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  • Sirius Expands Used Car Efforts [View article]
    Nice article, thanks CN. It looks like SIRI is making the right moves to turn more siri radio equipped used car owners into subscribers. SIRI is certainly making lots of innovative effort to woo new customers. Six months from now I think we will see the very positive results on subscriber growth.

    But what I am wondering about now is what SIRI is doing in the Agero service arena. Any moves to promote the business? Perhaps you can write about this in your next article on SIRI.
    Jun 18, 2014. 04:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Energy Storage Will Help Wind And Solar Power Clean Up Their Act [View article]
    John, an article appeared on the from page of the LA Times today on microgrids, the very subject of your upcoming articles? Here is the link.

    http://bit.ly/1lDwJGS

    It looks like an area that AXPW can compete very well with their advanced battery storage system but it seems they have not shown any interest in competing in California.
    Jun 18, 2014. 03:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Energy Storage Will Help Wind And Solar Power Clean Up Their Act [View article]
    AXPW is about to make a reverse split.... upon approval of shareholders. It is taking so long for this company to make customers come flocking to their doors. Their storage system seems to be well matched to solar power but up to now they have no local representation in this big market in California. Any insight on this?
    Jun 17, 2014. 11:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Energy Storage Will Help Wind And Solar Power Clean Up Their Act [View article]
    Natural Gas is also valuable as a raw material in the manufacture of various kinds of plastics and pharmaceuticals.
    Jun 17, 2014. 11:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell Technology's Conference Call Recap And Analysis [View article]
    Reading between the lines, ACTC will release the interim results - which I anticipate is going to be very good so consequently, the share price goes bananas. Then they sell stocks to raise funds enoughlast for the next few years of trials. Whether they do this before or after the split I cannot tell. I am sure they will proceed in a manner most advantageous to ACTC. This will likely all happen before the end of September when the shareholder authorization for a reverse split expires.

    They have long completed their interim trial data analysis (mentioned by Ex-CEO Gary Rabin back in Nov of 2013) and have submitted it to the Board a while back. I believe they are holding the results close to their vest as it will have a significant effect on their financing plans -- as well as with their resolving the lawsuits.... which are now finally over.

    The next 3 months will be very exciting! Stay tuned! In the meantime, let us hear from Jason Napolitano.
    Jun 11, 2014. 03:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell settles warrant lawsuit [View news story]
    2 PM PST CC -- this could, maybe, the news all have been waiting for....... Hope springs eternal!
    Jun 6, 2014. 10:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 10:30 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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