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  • BlackBerry's Enterprise Mobility Deal With Google Is A Potential Game Changer [View article]
    What interests me is why are Google so quiet about it? Seems like BBRY haven't got around to telling them about this "new partnership"?
    Feb 26, 2015. 11:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Enterprise Mobility Deal With Google Is A Potential Game Changer [View article]
    Three articles in a row on how BBRY announce partnership with Google, but when I google "Google announce partnership with Blackberry", I get zilch! How come?
    Feb 26, 2015. 11:02 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's Beneish Score Is -.4627 [View article]
    Why not avoid any censorship issues by sticking to the original "Bull" (from one of the main protagonists in medieval "Cock and Bull" stories, where they competed in telling tall tales to each other)? You can also legitimately use the "C" word, but that might get wiped...
    Feb 25, 2015. 08:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ModernGraham Quarterly Valuation Of Facebook [View article]
    "Requiring dividends is one of his recommend ways of ensuring an adequate return", BC? If so, shouldn't he also have specified that the payout has to be greater than inflation? Paying what, say, BAC, does, hardly ensures an "adequate" return!
    Feb 25, 2015. 08:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ModernGraham Quarterly Valuation Of Facebook [View article]
    Dividend payments only reflect the preference of those who run the company, and tells us nothing about company performance. I can understand why some would not wish to make such payments. For instance, being tied to a percentage of share price, over which management have no direct control, is to needlessly tie their hands to some extent; wouldn't it be better if dividends were linked to company profit, instead?
    Feb 24, 2015. 11:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ModernGraham Quarterly Valuation Of Facebook [View article]
    I question the inclusion of dividends in the test, anyway, as such payments do not reflect any fundamental measure of company performance; it is simply a matter of choice by the executives. As Frankie pointed out, in this sector, hardly anyone pays dividends, so it is a pointless consideration.
    Feb 24, 2015. 11:23 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street sees head count drop [View news story]
    "canableism"? Top marks for ceative spelling WD, but I suspect you meant cannibalism...
    Feb 20, 2015. 11:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's Beneish Score Is -.4627 [View article]
    General Gordon likened truth to a cloud, ever changing, and slightly different for each observer, according to his/her perspective. Seems appropriate?
    Feb 20, 2015. 09:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: One Step Closer To A Positive Samsung Settlement? [View article]
    I sympathise, and not just because I'm in a similar position, but I don't see it that other tax payers owe me a living! I've been putting in enormous amounts of effort to get myself out of the hole, but if I succeed in moving money about, with a favourable outcome to my benefit (as I fully expect to do) I still won’t see it as productive “work”, as it will benefit the common weal, not one jot. When I’ve made enough to apply for patents on my many inventions, that’ll be a different matter, as many of them will be of benefit to others…
    Feb 19, 2015. 09:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BofA's Moynihan gets a pay cut [View news story]
    Or their ability to judge their hires; how often do you hear of CEOs admitting they made a bad decision? Even when they give someone the boot, they send them off with a golden parachute, as if to say "Hey, it wasn't really your fault, just bad luck..."!
    Feb 19, 2015. 09:38 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's Beneish Score Is -.4627 [View article]
    Well well; we learn something new every day!
    Feb 19, 2015. 09:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's Beneish Score Is -.4627 [View article]
    Wasn't he an antagonist of Dennis the Menace?
    Feb 19, 2015. 09:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's Beneish Score Is -.4627 [View article]
    Hey "Rube", what happened to the disclaimer:"Disclaimer: We will reply to high-quality or insightful comments only"?

    I had never come across Beneish, so the topic is interesting, but the article could have benefited with more in-depth discussion of what form these "earnings manipulations" would take, and how they can be detected (and less repetition). Are we considering outright lies here, or just "creative" descriptions?
    Feb 18, 2015. 11:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: One Step Closer To A Positive Samsung Settlement? [View article]
    Be grateful any losses are tax deductible, DD, as if you'd lost betting on the horses, you wouldn't get that! I'm still not with this "can't afford" it bit; if you made a profit, and paid CG tax (which is way too low, compared to income tax, which has to be worked for!) then you are still left with more than you had previously, so what's the problem?
    Feb 18, 2015. 10:54 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BofA's Moynihan gets a pay cut [View news story]
    Carrot and stick usually works best. Besides, given he's already got more money than he would need in a hundred lifetimes, what difference does a million here or there do to him? To those who lost their 40k$ jobs in the downsizing, it might appear more just if he was made to pay back all previous bonuses, when the firm is losing money. Right now he's been awarded for failure, which has become a much to common practice, which does no one any good, other than the executive class as a whole, who over the decades have steadily created a situation where they just cannot lose!
    Feb 18, 2015. 10:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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