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  • Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close  [View news story]
    Get ready for tomorrow
    Aug 10, 2015. 07:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint CFO Euteneuer resigns, execs shuffled; shares up 2.7% (updated)  [View news story]
    Back-room deal? ... This Sprint link was in the item before you commented.
    Aug 3, 2015. 05:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SFX Entertainment -11.7% as Stifel downgrades on go-private bid concerns  [View news story]
    My understanding is he is liable for the $31M reverse termination fee if the $5.25/share doesn't come through. Things look strange though so it's hard to tell what the board might do.
    Jul 27, 2015. 04:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reuters: FCC approves AT&T-DirecTV merger  [View news story]
    Yes, a more apt word choice on second thought. Was rushing a bit ...
    Jul 23, 2015. 09:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marvel leads box office with smaller but solid 'Ant-Man'  [View news story]
    I'd figure the relevant comparison is profitability, not budgets, though of course to really tackle that well is beyond the scope of an item on a week's figures
    Jul 20, 2015. 08:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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old rule of thumb said that a film would need to gross triple its budget to start seeing a profit, but even that is way out of date as things have been evolving, with a real contribution from worldwide box office (and worldwide marketing and other costs).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: ipad@seekingalpha.com, iphone@seekingalpha.com or android@seekingalpha.com.

    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