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  • Microsoft's Windows 8 Will Surprise Everyone [View article]
    Fact is, cloud based computing is great, but I'm sorry, I can't rely on getting my work done with a cloud based OS. If you can't connect, you're screwed. Mobile will definitely continue to be a major focus, but if you need to get real work done, you need to ensure that you can get your work on your computer. I can't rely on the wireless access all the time.
    Oct 18 07:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Windows 8 Will Surprise Everyone [View article]
    Actually the iPad is all about consumption and not creation, so no they have not.
    Oct 18 07:31 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft's Dumb Move Might Actually Be Smart: Part 2 [View article]
    You are way off base on this. First off, no one every owned the rights to their games. They only have a license, your first error. Microsoft also has realized that the market isn't ready for the advances having your games in the cloud will offer, so they are relenting to the hardcore gamers who want to trade and resell games. Sadly by doing this they are taking away very cool functionality that I feel would've been great. Friends can try out your games without having the disc in hand, if they like it they can purchase online. Fast load times, automatic upgrades without having to wait. The specs for Xbox 360 were worse than Playstation 3, but it was still the top selling console in the US for nearly 30 months straight. Developers will develop to the lowest common denominator, so regardless of how powerful the console is, the difference in play between the two should be negligible according to the articles I've been reading. Also, Xbox Live already owns the living room to the tune of 25MM subscribers in the US and 45MM plus globally. It has a better online experience has never had any down time, Sony can't say the same and if you want to compare Apples to Apples, Playstation 4 has a movement sensor that will cost you $60 on top of the 399, which puts the price points very close. Kinect technology to date crushes the Move sensor for Playstation and the second iterations is supposed to be even more sensitive. And yes, MSFT is going to spy on you day and night, but if you have aluminum foil, you can just wrap that around your head and they won't be able to steal your dreams!
    Jun 25 11:15 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft's Dumb Move Might Actually Be Smart: Part 2 [View article]
    You can pre-order Xbox One at Gamestop or the Microsoft store. I would be shocked if it isn't available at Best Buy now with the new stores going in.
    Jun 25 11:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Xbox One Could Provide Major New Growth Engine For Microsoft: Online Advertising [View article]
    Interesting outlook on the ad model, while they will innovate, I am certain listening in on conversations will not be something they look to use. They are already getting flack for the Kinect 2.0 always being on. I do think you will get a cooler advertising, I just don't think it will be because Kinect if listening.
    Jun 24 06:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Microsoft's Dumb Move Might Actually Be Smart: Part 2 [View article]
    I would state that E3 highlighted a majority of the top exclusive titles to release. Catch is they can't just focus on the specs of the console because PS4 has stronger numbers when you look at the specs. Catch is they did with PS3 as well, but developers go to the lowest common denominator. Xbox One had to differentiate from PS4 and the best way for them to do this was to highlight the multitude of non-gaming activities. This is not a casual gaming console, it is still the hardcore Halo playing console, it just has many game changing features that are not game focused.
    Jun 24 03:04 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tim Cook (AAPL) testifies at a Senate hearing on corporate offshore taxes. "We don't depend on tax gimmicks," Cook asserts, while pushing for a big overhaul of U.S. corporate tax code. "Apple has always believed in the simple, not the complex." Sen. John McCain isn't satisfied with Apple's defenses, claiming the company "has violated the spirit of the law if not the letter of the law." Sen. Rand Paul has strongly defended Apple. "Congress should be on trial here for creating a byzantine tax code." (previous[View news story]
    Yeah, that company you have stock in doesn't use our power, roads, police to help keep them safe, fire departments, teachers etc.. None of these jobs is paid what they should be getting, our teachers live near the poverty level because they love teaching and want to help our future. But people like you only think of the implications on a macro business level and don't take into consideration anything else but your stock prices. Government also provide a safe living environment for these companies employees to raise their families, one of the major considerations for a lot of people in the work force today. Another thing not taken into consideration when you look at taxes. Companies based in the US that are using US workers, roads etc.. should be held accountable for the profits they make. If they want to move to the Grand Caymans or Ireland great, then move. Don't give me this BS that its ok to shelter money through a PO Box.
    May 23 01:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tim Cook (AAPL) testifies at a Senate hearing on corporate offshore taxes. "We don't depend on tax gimmicks," Cook asserts, while pushing for a big overhaul of U.S. corporate tax code. "Apple has always believed in the simple, not the complex." Sen. John McCain isn't satisfied with Apple's defenses, claiming the company "has violated the spirit of the law if not the letter of the law." Sen. Rand Paul has strongly defended Apple. "Congress should be on trial here for creating a byzantine tax code." (previous[View news story]
    And sadly it's that greed that is leading us into the depths of poverty. We no longer manufacture because it's cheaper overseas, we don't create new knowledge bases for our children, we farm out jobs through Visa to India, China etc.. They are doing this because we can't fix the system here. If we had those $$billions in tax dollars in our country instead of Ireland, Cayman's etc.. Maybe we could create a smarter work force that can compete in the world. Maybe we could allow our children to learn about manufacturing or trade labor so we can make it more affordable to build things in the US. The almighty dollar is great and I'm all for making money, but to state your stock is more important that holding these companies accountable for the money they make, and the taxes they owe, plus the benefits they are already getting in the face of hurting our future in this county is just wrong and the exact reason we're getting our butts whooped in the global economy
    May 23 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tim Cook (AAPL) testifies at a Senate hearing on corporate offshore taxes. "We don't depend on tax gimmicks," Cook asserts, while pushing for a big overhaul of U.S. corporate tax code. "Apple has always believed in the simple, not the complex." Sen. John McCain isn't satisfied with Apple's defenses, claiming the company "has violated the spirit of the law if not the letter of the law." Sen. Rand Paul has strongly defended Apple. "Congress should be on trial here for creating a byzantine tax code." (previous[View news story]
    JackBaker: Fact is they should be paying more. They built that company with the help from taxpayers. If we're going to cut this deficit we need all of our companies to pay their fare share. If they don't like the tax code they need to use those billions to lobby congress, if guns, cigarettes and oil can do it, why can't Apple and others? You don't cheat the system because it's broke, you fix the system and it's companies like Apple that should be leading the charge not being sneaky and hiding profits in the freakin Cayman Islands or Ireland.
    May 21 02:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Has A Plan To Beat Apple, But Will It Happen? [View article]
    yeah, because all apps on iOS and Android are golden. Can't have too many fart apps.
    Apr 11 09:50 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Has A Plan To Beat Apple, But Will It Happen? [View article]
    Win 8 runs all Legacy Apps
    Apr 11 09:49 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Surface Pro: Revolutionary? [View article]
    you can use the Targas universal docking station and hook up to two screens.
    Apr 1 01:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Surface Pro: Revolutionary? [View article]
    it has a real Windows desktop and works extremely well. If you are working from your desk you can use the USB ports and connect to a full size screen, pick as your heart desires. If you are on the road, I've had no problem working on my Surface. The only issue is when I have an excel document with a significant number of cells to review, but you can just magnify the screen and you're all set.
    Apr 1 01:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Surface Pro: Revolutionary? [View article]
    but why would you do that if you can get it all in one machine? Sounds like you're drinking a little too much of the Steve Jobs kool aid. He's talked you into feeling you can't have it all in one device, when it's becoming more and more obvious that you can. A tablet isn't an iPad, Kindle or Surface. It's a form factor and the fact that early iterations only allowed it to be good for web browsing and email. Surface changes the game and allows you to have the form factor with the powerful PC guts. iPhone changed the game for phones and I can see the Surface doing the same for the Tablet form factor.
    Apr 1 01:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is There Any Reason To Like Microsoft Besides Its Dividend? [View article]
    Surface is not their big bet for 2013, it is a small cog in a massive Windows 8 world. So to speculate that MSFT is in a downward spiral based on Surface is off base. Windows 8 touch devices are really just now starting to hit the market, so until the full array of devices come out, I find it difficult to evaluate performance. Also, you need to separate out Surface RT from Pro since they are very different machines, if you are comparing iPad and Blackberry to them.
    Mar 21 01:14 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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