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  • Sirius XM Is No Longer A Growth Stock [View article]
    This is also off topic but very historical. Back in Feb 2009, SIRI, was on the verge of going BK. Ergen of Dish network had bot all the loans of SIRI and was coming due in a few days. Should SIRI be unable to pay its loan it would go BK. Ergen would wind up with control of SIRI basically for free. Fortunately, Mel Karmazin (SIRI CEO) was able to make a deal with John Malone (Liberty Media) and SIRI was able to pay off the loans Ergen was holding. Ergen's scheme was thwarted! That was very close!

    Some people then wondered what would have happened to SIRI had Ergen succeeded. Well, two years ago he tried using the same scheme on Lightsquared which went BK. This is where it is now:

    http://yhoo.it/1nf4oHQ
    Jul 9, 2014. 03:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Cell secures equity facility [View news story]
    The arrangement with Lincoln Park will not cost 350 million shares right away... or could be never. ACTC gets the amount it needs and the payment is in shares valued at the share price at that time. In the last two years, ACTC has drawn only the amount it expected to use for a few months. which help reduce dilution rate. With the pending 'Publication' and hopefully great results, the price of shares will go up and consequently, for the same amount of money, Lincoln park will get a lot less shares, hence, less dilution.
    Jul 7, 2014. 12:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ACTC: Have The Stars Finally Aligned For A Breakout Year? [View article]
    If I may add, to get listed in NASDAQ, the minimum stock price is $1.00. If, upon Publication of Peer Reviewed Results, the stock goes way above $1.00, ACTC Management will have the option of not instituting a reverse split. It can still do an RS if management determines that that is beneficial to ACTC in the long term. On the other hand, if the stock price stays below $1 after Publication, ACTC will have no choice but do an RS to get listed. NASDAQ listing is a must for ACTC to move forward.
    Jul 3, 2014. 03:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ACTC: Have The Stars Finally Aligned For A Breakout Year? [View article]
    Bot at exactly 0.050 (I like nice round numbers) at the dip - enough to add to my holdings so that upon reverse split, I will have round number of shares, no fractions or decimals. I have been holding for 3 years and with all the facts coming in, my wait will be - hopefully, well rewarded.
    Jul 3, 2014. 03:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ACTC: Have The Stars Finally Aligned For A Breakout Year? [View article]
    Add the fact that a year ago, the ex-CEO mentioned that ACTC will ask FDA to forgo the 200,000 cell cohort trial based on the 150K cohort trial results. This is another good sign. The stars are all aligned.
    Jul 3, 2014. 03:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ACTC: Have The Stars Finally Aligned For A Breakout Year? [View article]
    New CEO gets 30million shares upon meeting certain conditions plus his 1/2 million salary.
    Jul 3, 2014. 02:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New chief gets a sweet deal at Advanced Cell Tech [View news story]
    Experienced CEOs always release good news first ('the publication') then, when stock price goes up and plateaus a few days later, he follows up with raising funding. However, he could implement a reverse split (has this been approved by the shareholders?) before or after raising funds -- depending on the markets' reaction to the publication. PW has been faced with this decision before so hopefully, he makes the right decision...... the reason for hiring him instead or another guy. I know this is "spilt milk" but this is the area of Gary Rabin's expertise. Too bad he shot himself in the foot.
    Jun 27, 2014. 06:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM: $4 Per Share Will Depend On Q2 Report [View article]
    SIRI needs to tap the home, retailers, restaurants and office markets. The current tacked on accessory to stereo units or stand alone units that looks like cheap iPod charging stations that SIRI sells is so unappealing. (They need to be redesigned to have a classy look.)

    What is needed to take advantage of this largely untapped market for SIRI service is a real high end stereo receiver that takes full advantage of the superb sounds from SIRI stations. SIRI should make a deal with Stereo receiver manufacturers to have SIRI built into their receivers like those in new autos. Stereo Manufacturers like Yamaha, Panasonic, Grundig, Sony, Sanyo, Bang & Olofsen, etc., would probably be interested. Offer these manufacturers similar trial sales deals as given to auto manufacturers. High end receivers are usually bought by people who most likely can afford to pay the monthly SIRI subscription.... just like in the higher end cars.
    Jun 27, 2014. 11:29 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM: $4 Per Share Will Depend On Q2 Report [View article]
    The 5 year freebee included by Ford in properly equipped FORD cars and trucks to get SIRIXM traffic updates and the like announced last Monday, then quickly followed by Fiat-Chrysler a couple of days later for the same offer, is I believe the product of the Agero acquisition. Other auto manufacturers will most likely follow and the "on-star" features could soon be offered too...... definitely a significant notch above the competition (Apple, Pandora, etc.). This could propel the stock to the $5 range by the end of 2015
    Jun 27, 2014. 11:06 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Inflection Point For Stem Cells: An Interview With Advanced Cell Technology's Management [View article]
    Compared to today's price $8 is speculative. But after the reverse split which will happen after the Peer Reviewed Publication is released to the public, the $8 price tag will not look so high.
    Jun 19, 2014. 07:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Energy Storage Will Help Wind And Solar Power Clean Up Their Act [View article]
    Based on what I have seen in this last year when most of the field tests have been completed, I get the impression that AXPW is waiting for customers to come to them and not putting enough effort in marketing their superior systems to likely customers. If they want to keep it low key, this will be contrary to the principle of letting everyone know what a great system you have so they will notice and buy your system. To move the company on fast forward, they need to perhaps change their Management leadership.
    Jun 19, 2014. 11:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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
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