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  • The iPhone's (AAPL) U.S. share soared to 53.3% in the 12 weeks ending Nov. 25, per Kantar ComTech - that's up from 48.1% in the 12 weeks ending Oct. 28, and far above the 35.8% seen in the year-ago period. Android's (GOOG) U.S. share fell to 41.9% (down 1090 bps Y/Y). But again, the roles are switched in Europe, and then some: Android had a 61% share in the EU5 (up 920 bps Y/Y), and the iPhone 25.3% (up 250 bps). Do European sales have something to do with iPhone order cut reports? Android had 72.2% of "Urban China," and 60.7% of Brazil. (tables - PDF)  [View news story]
    Right now, I don't know what or who to believe. Based on "Mr. Mad Money's" strong recommendation, I bought AAPL at what he said was its pullback at $644. I bought more in the low 500's.....now it's sit back and pray time....gotta keep the faith!
    Dec 21, 2012. 01:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Groupon Still Be Saved?  [View article]
    Forget the stock price and look at Groupon's reduced losses, committment to automation, committment to "local" and give them twelve months to automate and implement.

    They have a recognized brand, a bunch of cash in the bank and a strong management team. Perhaps they went public too early and are taking the heat but they can survive and make this model work. Competition shows that there is a niche to fill; competition helps educate your customer enabling you to step in and provide a superior ROI.

    Groupon, keep moving forward!

    Bob Drazen
    Nov 15, 2012. 08:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment