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  • Marvel leads box office with smaller but solid 'Ant-Man' [View news story]
    Production budget is only a piece of what is notoriously opaque film accounting. An old rule of thumb said that a film would need to gross triple its budget to start seeing a profit, but even that is way out of date as things have been evolving, with a real contribution from worldwide box office (and worldwide marketing and other costs).

    So it's hard to say exactly when "Ant-Man" will profit (according to the studio) or how much.
    Jul 20, 2015. 08:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marvel leads box office with smaller but solid 'Ant-Man' [View news story]
    Not for Marvel, no. The relation is in terms to the current competition, and the fact it's got a different trajectory to profitability than something like "Guardians" opening at $94M.
    Jul 20, 2015. 12:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Comcast launches Stream video service for its cord-cutter customers [View news story]
    True; this is pitched at Comcast's Internet-only customers, and they're using ESPN (and I suppose "The Walking Dead") as a pretty big lever to get those folks to still sign up as regular (and higher-paying) cable customers.
    Jul 13, 2015. 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • American Tower up 1%; Pacific Crest boosts target [View news story]

    Ultimately, it's up to the investors to decide the worth of AMT or of the advice of Pacific Crest or any other analysts. So our purpose here (on Seeking Alpha's news side) is to get the news into your hands so you can make good decisions about your investments.

    As for insider transactions: Opinions vary widely but I tend to stick close to the adage that insiders sell for many reasons but buy for only one. So, I put more stock in the information power of insider purchases than sales.
    Jul 10, 2015. 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Bet On Seeking Alpha's Future [View article]

    Thanks for all you've done in building this community that's done so much for investors and has gotten steadily better, all the time. It's no small effort and the result is amazing.

    It's been a pleasure working with you these years. I know things are in good hands with Eli and look forward to the next phase!
    Jul 2, 2015. 09:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sony's PS4 gains from new exclusives, preferred game windows [View news story]
    Hmm, yes, looks like some conflicting info out there but I'm going with the trailer so I have changed that text accordingly.
    Jun 16, 2015. 02:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T launches gigabit Internet offering in Charlotte [View news story]
    The point is, to get that price you have to agree to AT&T tracking your Web activities, to enable the ad targeting. Otherwise the price is higher than that, whereas Google has just the one price per city.
    Jun 15, 2015. 05:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TV station group presses emergency FCC petition over DirecTV [View news story]
    Hi there:
    There was a fix/update propagated just in the past couple of days so check to see if your app is up to date; otherwise you can report it to an e-mail address depending on your device:, or

    Hope that helps ...
    Jun 12, 2015. 03:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney unveils high-tech, active-play Playmation toys [View news story]
    *A* "Hulk Hands" have been out before, but not a Bluetoothy, infrared, motion-sensing Playmation style Hulk Hands. So I assume they have something else up their sleeve (or should, if it's also going to cost a lot)
    Jun 3, 2015. 12:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney unveils high-tech, active-play Playmation toys [View news story]
    Jim Silver of TTPM. But, it was based on a Disney briefing so those could likely be some very Disneyfied numbers.

    Also bear in mind that we're a ways out to get a clear estimate -- the whole line isn't just going to be $120; there will probably be a wide variety of price points and many things beyond the first showcase product.
    Jun 2, 2015. 09:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier up 2%; sets stock offering to fund Verizon deal [View news story]
    You're correct; I was listing the forward yield when it was declared, but have added in info to point out that the yield is higher today.
    Jun 2, 2015. 06:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Canadian upfronts at smaller scale this year [View news story]
    These are meetings/presentations where the broadcasters put on a show for advertisers, and based on what they see, the advertisers/agencies purchase a lot of their commercial airtime on programs "up front," months ahead of the upcoming TV season. Oftentimes it comes alongside the most solid news about returning/canceled programs.
    Jun 1, 2015. 11:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Iridium clears milestone on NEXT platform launch plan [View news story]
    An upcoming milestone is finishing the first flight dispenser for a SpaceX launch.
    Jun 1, 2015. 10:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cable customer service still coming up short [View news story]
    There is a mix of ratings since the various services have a number of overlapping services. So the overall look is kind of an aggregate.
    Jun 1, 2015. 08:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney's CFO, a CEO contender, steps down [View news story]
    Here's some previous coverage on it -- Rasulo was considered by some to be in line to take over Disney, until Staggs was elevated to COO from Parks & Resorts:
    Jun 1, 2015. 08:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment