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  • Facebook adds payments support to Messenger [View news story]
    It's a wonder an FB bank account isn't already an integral part of the scheme. On line or telephone banking is hardly new, even in Africa, where Kenya is actually a World leader in this respect!
    Mar 18, 2015. 09:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook adds payments support to Messenger [View news story]
    Actually, MS,in most of Africa, this is easier, because most people, following Kenya's example, have telephone bank accounts, or soon will have.
    Mar 18, 2015. 09:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Latest Device Is A Samsung Tablet [View article]
    Are you sure about this, MB? "BlackBerry could reasonably sell 100,000 tablets each quarter and add $238 million to quarterly sales and add $45 to $90 million to income." How so, when it's more a Samsung product than BBRY's? Will BBRY be involved at all in the selling of them? I would expect the best they'll get is just a small cut off each one sold, in which case your claim is extremely misleading!
    Mar 18, 2015. 08:57 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Latest Device Is A Samsung Tablet [View article]
    From BobMorgan:"Samsung doesn't need to buy Blackberry. Blackberry will do whatever
    Samsung wants for dirt cheap. They have to, they have no choice due
    to their teetering financial survival."
    Mar 18, 2015. 08:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's Money Transfer Service Could Hurt Western Union, MoneyGram, PayPal, And Xoom [View article]
    You are not kidding, especially if they start converting to different currencies. They could monetize that simply by toting up the incremental left overs; converting is hardly ever correct to two (or even four) decimal figures, so a small, but real percentage "disappears" with each transaction. All FB (or its competitors) would need to do is keep track of those .003571$/€/Wons or whatever, and add them up until they become whole units!

    Here's a thought; who would police this? As things stand, there seems to be no barrier to someone creatively boosting these amounts, in effect issuing their own version of the World's currencies (the TBTFs could be doing this already, who'd know?). Apart from the moral aspect, there's also potential for financial warfare here; would you put it past Russia or China or North Korea using such a weapon?
    Mar 18, 2015. 08:43 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We Changed Facebook's Price Target To $88 [View article]
    And dd has a long history of making it personal, and I've no idea why; aren't I entitled to post my opinions? Another thing; how is pointing out an erroneous claim (in the first post of this thread) "bashing"? Obsessions are ugly things...
    Mar 18, 2015. 08:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's China Campaign [View article]
    If you are referring to the currency, TH, that's quite tough to obtain. Far easier to invest in Hong Kong dollars, and wait for them to be converted...
    Mar 18, 2015. 08:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's China Campaign [View article]
    Nor me, dn, but it needn't be called FB; China already have their own, which have already passed that "tipping point". Why should anyone there switch to FB, even if it's allowed in?
    Mar 18, 2015. 08:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's China Campaign [View article]
    Here's one reason; logistics! How many censors would they need to hire, to review the output of @ a billion users? Unless Zuck offers to do the hiring, it looks like a non-starter to me...
    Mar 18, 2015. 08:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's China Campaign [View article]
    The Zuck is still taking regular lessons, which appears to suggest he knows he's not fluent. In all the reports I've read, his Mandarin is described as something like "correct, but faltering", so any expectation of fluency on his part is not well founded. It is, after all, a very difficult language for a westerner to learn, if only because pitch can change a meaning; it's an entirely new way of speaking compared to the indoeuropean based languages we use.
    Mar 18, 2015. 08:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's China Campaign [View article]
    "Facebook is privately-owned"? So all those shares they sold are fakes, then?
    Mar 18, 2015. 08:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook buys shopping site to improve e-commerce ad quality [View news story]
    It does look quite useful, but why are they shuttering it; couldn't they work on a copy, to make it compatible?
    Mar 14, 2015. 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: The Best Bank To Buy For The Next 5 Years? [View article]
    DAC, this may seem a frivolous question, but could you please explain why the "whack-a-mole" paragraph is illustrated with what appear to be rodents of the dam building variety (who may not be named...)? Please, I'm really intrigued.
    Mar 10, 2015. 12:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We Changed Facebook's Price Target To $88 [View article]
    Ridiculous! Three years a go, maybe, but they've got a lot better at monetizing since then, so it's got to be worth nearer 25$.
    Mar 7, 2015. 08:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stress test roundup: How the lenders stack up vs. last year [View news story]
    But the consensus among banks appears to be that 8% is not "too much capital" and no, I don't want a "really profitable bank", as that means their customers are being screwed...
    Mar 7, 2015. 08:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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