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  • Fewer Friends For Facebook, But The Tech Giant Doesn't Care [View article]
    "to rapidly build internet infrastructure where there still is none"? Well yes Don; there's none because there is no money there either!
    Nov 7, 2014. 11:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: An Investment That Cannot Lose, Maybe [View article]
    Is Andrew Sorkin such a bad speller, Y ? Not too good an endorsement of his book, that...
    Nov 6, 2014. 11:44 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: On The Cusp Of A Major Break Out? [View article]
    What "theory" would that be, NYC? We can't just keep ploughing the same old furrow, or things are going to fall apart; I'm just pointing out one (of many) potential solution(s). There is, for instance, no compelling financial or economic arguments for allowing today's executive class to award themselves huge pay offs, even when being given the heave ho! They do it simply because they can, and governments could and should get together to change this. If a five times multiple was enough salary for them back in the sixties (and it's more than plenty) then so is it today, and the only reason we've got to multiples of two hundred times shop floor salaries, is because they collectively have never missed a chance to ramp it up, demonstrating the basic irresponsibility of the management class. Naughty children used to get their toys taken away from them, and so should they!
    Nov 6, 2014. 10:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sandstorm Gold - A Worst Case Scenario Valuation [View article]
    Now there's a thought, m; yes other forms of storing wealth should have an effect, and I hadn't considered that, so thank you! Bitcoin, et al, have the added advantage of not incurring storage fees, so could it be we've at last reached the turning point where a majority will come to realise that gold is a beautiful, but rather useless and overvalued metal?

    I won't be buying any, but then, I'm not over enthused with bitcoin, either, given recent shenanigans in the network, but perhaps, with more adoption, that could be eliminated, so one for the future, maybe...
    Nov 5, 2014. 11:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sandstorm Gold - A Worst Case Scenario Valuation [View article]
    Interesting argument, f, but do you really believe gold must go up in value @40 times for a sustainable monetary system? Other than the value people habitually put on gold, I don't really see the connection. We can't eat gold, and it's not even that useful industrially (we've dug up far more than's needed in this respect, mostly to just bury it again in bank vaults, a ludicrous activity!) so, though, as Martin has pointed out "there is plenty of Gold in ground", I doubt we'll ever extract 40 times what we already have, so your thesis seems to point to an inevitable Doomsday!
    Nov 5, 2014. 11:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Plummets On Soft Guidance, Time To Buy? [View article]
    Nevertheless, c, it has increasing competition, not least from iPhone knock offs. Unlike the bed of roses you are portraying, Apple is experiencing problems in China, and it's not going to get any easier, with new producers joining in. Most chinese manufacturers have long since learned how to produce top quality products (we/the Japanese/Koreans taught them how!) and the notion of the produce being cheap and tatty, no longer applies, and least of all in China.
    Nov 5, 2014. 09:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: A Classic Turnaround Story [View article]
    Good link; it really tells the tale of BBRY's road to obscurity. That's a hard path to turn around!
    Nov 5, 2014. 09:03 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: A Classic Turnaround Story [View article]
    Pretty nearly everybody's "marketing spend is significantly greater than BlackBerry's"!
    Nov 4, 2014. 12:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: A Classic Turnaround Story [View article]
    Handy for people in the habit of talking to themselves! Just lift it up to your ear, when others are watching...
    Nov 4, 2014. 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Plummets On Soft Guidance, Time To Buy? [View article]
    So how come that Xiaomi is the growth champ? Not everyone buys phones as a fashion statement...
    Nov 4, 2014. 12:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: BlackBerry Will Monetize BBM [View article]
    Not exactly scientific, but a notable win for the Passport! Don't Apple do any drop testing?
    Nov 4, 2014. 12:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: On The Cusp Of A Major Break Out? [View article]
    Not really, NYC, as most of the new jobs and success stories are centered on robotics. This is all very well for the capitalists, but the UK, like most countries needs to rethink working hours and wealth distribution, as full employment, with people doing forty hour weeks, has long been an impossibility, and it's not going to get any better! The way people are being managed, they may as well automate everything (robo burger flippers are already here, and do a better job!) as it must be soul destroying to have to ignore people's urgent requests, because it's not on one's check list, and responding is thus verbotten! How much satisfaction does the guy around here who waters the town's flowers get, when he has to do it even when it is raining (I kid you not! This so called "modern management" is stir crazy!). Time we paid everyone a "citizen's wage", I'd say, and let those with modest aspiration spend their time doing something other than looking for jobs that aren't there any more...
    Nov 4, 2014. 10:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vietnam Is A Great Market For The BlackBerry Passport [View article]
    Are you referring to an hour glass, An? I wouldn't waste time on them!
    Nov 4, 2014. 10:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Plummets On Soft Guidance, Time To Buy? [View article]
    They have top end products too, and very nice they look!
    Nov 4, 2014. 10:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Facebook's Q3 Show It's Firing On All Cylinders [View article]
    Who would want to buy a device that's cross? Not a large market, I would think?
    Oct 31, 2014. 11:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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