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  • Facebook Goes BOOM! Thanks To Mobile Ads [View article]
    "IPO was a complete flop"? How so; didn't they sell every available share, and at far more than the market subsequently valued them? It seems to me it was one of the greatest IPOs ever!
    Aug 19 11:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Will Continue Its Rise From The Pits [View article]
    I didn't state "friends", bea; I meant people from all walks of life who are doing their own things in their own ways, and who I found interesting for some reason or another. Sure, it's not a valid survey, but it is far more relevant than the "my family/friends do this" type of comment, for families, or close friends do tend to follow each others' leads, whereas the people I looked for where more striking for their independence of thought, and, having been out of touch with most of them for decades, were, in any case not subjected to any influence I may have bought to bear.

    Yes, that should have been billions, not millions (and I thank you all for refraining from labeling me an idiot...) but even those limited billions who like FB can chose other ways of socialising (etc.), at any time, with any FB rivals that show up; it would be best to always bear this possibility in mind...
    Aug 19 08:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's QNX: Securing The Internet Of Things [View article]
    Mark Twain had something to say about that, but of course, I'm stating opinion, because no one knows for a "fact" why people do as they do; your assessment is no more factual than mine.
    Aug 19 08:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Banks lobby to delay Volcker rule [View news story]
    Yes, a seven year delay should get them safely through the next burn out, but will Congress then do it right? I suspect this is one of those things that never change...
    Aug 13 11:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Franco Nevada, Sandstorm Gold team up for financing deal [View news story]
    Does the thought of doing this (anything) in Burkina Faso, fill you with confidence?
    Aug 13 11:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's QNX: Securing The Internet Of Things [View article]
    How so, 22? Your family survey aside, the fanaticism of Apple devotees is scarcely a recommendation, and even extremely high IQs are no guarantee of good judgment, nor do they give any protection against being blind followers of fashion. I'm not knocking Apple's products, as such, and consider the degree of integration they've achieved is impressive (though they are still not my first choice) but the way most people buy their Manolo Blaniks (or whatever) to demonstrate their independence of thought, by doing the same as the rest of the crowd, leaves me more bemused than enlightened...
    Aug 13 11:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's QNX: Securing The Internet Of Things [View article]
    Oh dear, RJ, such a fall from your usual standard, but your observation on actions and reactions is about the daftest thing I've ever read! As I'm sure you know, I don't like dissing people, so I'll state no more...
    Aug 12 09:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's QNX: Securing The Internet Of Things [View article]
    22, those same people (most of them, anyway) who buy iPhones, also get to vote. Doesn't that make you a little nervous?
    Aug 12 09:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's QNX: Securing The Internet Of Things [View article]
    That's putting it mildly, GC; BBRY, in my view, do themselves no favours by being so opaque!
    Aug 12 09:36 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Worry About Apple, BlackBerry Already Is Bottoming Out [View article]
    Can we have less of the personal attacks, please, guys? You are just as entitled to disagree with AH as he is to express his views, which are by no means without justification. As I see it, this whole business of CEO as cheerleader/salesman is over rated, as, of course they are going to put the most positive slant on things they can. That one guy does this better than another, really doesn't tell you anything reliable about how the company is doing!

    For what it's worth, I expect BBRY to prosper in time, and don't see much threat from the Apple/IBM tie-up, but it'll be a bumpy ride, and it's way too early to make a big commitment to this stock; better to trade it, at least for the next year or so...
    Aug 12 09:29 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Evaluating Sandstorm Gold's Newest Stream With True Gold [View article]
    A good article, Alex, but don't you feel just a little bit queasy about using phrases like "mining-friendly" (= desperate for money, regardless of consequences)? Sure, if it wasn't SAND, then it'd be someone else, but I for one would prefer that you call this spade a spade!
    Aug 12 09:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Inc. Witnessing Insider Selling This Week [View article]
    That's it, JC; some times one just needs the money. Besides, even insiders are allowed to be traders, right? It's not as if those guys were dumping large percentages of their holdings...
    Aug 8 11:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Will Continue Its Rise From The Pits [View article]
    Not so; I spent some time, when I first joined (in an attempt to re-contact an old friend who's hand-written note I couldn't decipher) trying to hook up with interesting people from my past life, and failed to find a single one of them! It may have a potential of 1.5 million users, or even 3.5M, but it clearly is not for everyone, regardless of how much fans are sure it's otherwise. Sooner or later, growth will falter, and then we can expect a huge fall-out...
    Aug 8 11:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Will Continue Its Rise From The Pits [View article]
    Not mad, as this is still a hugely popular stock, and that's what will keep the price going up, for quite a while to come. The trick will be to spot the time when the majority finally accept that it is overpriced. Until then, it remains a very good trading stock.
    Aug 8 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Will Continue Its Rise From The Pits [View article]
    Wise words, bu, but don't expect too many to take any notice!
    Aug 8 10:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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