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  • The Drop In How Many U.S. Stocks Equaled 1 Greek Economy? [View article]
    One big difference is that nobody saw Lehman Brothers coming, and it uncovered all the other hidden tentacles. I don't see that same situation in Greece.
    Jun 30, 2015. 01:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The State Of McDonald's [View article]
    I occasionally watch Chinese and Korean TV dramas (yeah, one of those guilty pleasures that you never talk about).

    But one interesting thing in the Chinese ones are things like the hero/heroine out shopping at the local supermarket. If you look close, you will see the shelves lined with Huggies, Olay, Crest toothpaste, etc. etc.. And a McDonalds inside the store.

    As far as the McDonalds food "scandal" in Asia, most Chinese citizens saw it as a failure of the CCP, and blamed the corrupt government more than they did McDonalds.
    Jun 30, 2015. 01:12 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Drop In How Many U.S. Stocks Equaled 1 Greek Economy? [View article]
    The economy of Greece is not much more than Detroit. Why didn't the markets crash and burn when Detroit went under?
    Jun 30, 2015. 12:53 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Market investigated in NYC over pricing [View news story]
    Not the first time for WFM they got hit about a year ago also, I think in Los Angeles.
    Jun 24, 2015. 02:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Market investigated in NYC over pricing [View news story]
    Say what?? This has exactly what to do with politicians?
    Jun 24, 2015. 02:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Market investigated in NYC over pricing [View news story]
    Or maybe not. This is the 2nd time in less than a year. Last time they got fined $800K.
    Jun 24, 2015. 02:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Taylor Swift > Apple [View article]
    Not all devices - such as my car stereo - have full time access to Spotify, or the internet at all. I also do photography as a hobby, and some shoots I get out where there is barely cell phone service, much less internet. I put music on my SamPad and play it through Bluetooth on the car system. And while it is true that you can get pirated stuff quite easily, often the quality sucks - and for 99 cents.. less than the price of a Coke.
    Jun 22, 2015. 04:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google: A Big Test Lies Ahead With The Verticalization Of YouTube [View article]
    I have been around long enough to recall when Google Search was regarded as a pointless upstart that could never beat the big boys. So, yeah.
    Jun 22, 2015. 01:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taylor Swift > Apple [View article]
    Spotify is not ad based, or only partly so. They have around 15 million subs last I heard.
    Jun 22, 2015. 01:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Taylor Swift > Apple [View article]
    It's cajones.
    Jun 22, 2015. 12:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taylor Swift > Apple [View article]
    I sub to Spotify (and have no intention to change, but will probably try the trial BTW).

    But I seldom listen to the same song 50 times - Spotify has a huge database of music from around the world, and some of the most obscure titles in existence. I spend several hours each month looking for hidden gems. If I like a song enough to listen more than 10 times, I will probably just go to Amazon or whoever and pay the 99 cents to buy the song.
    Jun 22, 2015. 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taylor Swift > Apple [View article]
    Uhm.. no, "we" don't all think that.
    Jun 22, 2015. 12:54 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taylor Swift > Apple [View article]
    Digital Albums: Top Paid

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    1989
    Amazon Digital Music Best Seller List:
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    1989
    Taylor Swift | Format: MP3 Music

    4.6 out of 5 stars (2,050)
    Jun 22, 2015. 12:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Collusion, Competition, Content And Unseating Spotify [View article]
    Just for the record, Pandora sucks. But that said, Apple's real problem will be to convince Spotify users to switch. Looking at the specs and features comparison, I see very little difference. Spotify also has apps for ROKU and other streaming services, don't think that Apple does except for Apple TV.

    And just a note on number of songs by all services - there is a lot of duplication. One particular Beatles song I looked up appeared on over 100 different albums, and I assume was counted each time.
    Jun 13, 2015. 02:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Collusion, Competition, Content And Unseating Spotify [View article]
    The Spotify app takes 48 seconds to download to any device, so not sure that pre-loaded is much of an advantage. Spotify will also soon have videos (I think they do in some test markets). For people to switch, it does not have to be "as good", it has to be better, and still waiting to see on that.
    Jun 10, 2015. 02:49 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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