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  • Yahoo (YHOO) confirms its deal to acquire Tumblr for $1.1B in cash. "Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business. David Karp will remain CEO." Yahoo expects the combination to grow its audience by 50% and grow traffic by 20%. Up earlier, Yahoo now off 1% premarket. (PR[View news story]
    If you look up tumblr's About page you'll see tumblr is made up of 108 million blogs and 50.9 billion posts by its' users.

    I wonder if these are worth $1.1 billion?

    May 20, 2013. 11:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Home Is A Disaster, But Is It A Catastrophe? [View article]
    Maybe when inflation hits 60%.
    May 20, 2013. 04:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google And Several Other Tech Heavyweights Might Have Tax Problems [View article]
    "If you are suffering austerity measures them remember that these were caused by years of overtaxation to fund government overspending which produced nothing."

    Actually the austerity is a result of a government bail-out of the banking system. Social perks don't even come in to it.
    May 17, 2013. 11:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Sales Appear To Remain Strong Despite Negative Reports [View article]
    How can somebody be so wrong?
    I hope you're not investing for your kids college funds.
    May 9, 2013. 10:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Facebook Falling Apart? [View article]
    I agree Facebook will be the leader in the social space for years to come, but two things I've noticed recently:

    1) The advertisements are getting more numerous - and annoying.
    On a mobile it's especially noticeable. On a desktop I can block the ads, or my brain simply filters them out, but on a mobile when you have an advert taking up the entire page (as it does on a small iPhone screen) that's an entire thumb swipe just to get past 1 advert.

    The number of adverts has noticeably increased the past few months. I know friends have removed anything they've previously Like'd to get rid of the targetted adverts.
    People are realising they are the product, and they're getting more reluctant to hand over their personal details.

    The other day I had Facebook ask me which school I went to (with 3 suggestions it had picked up), I found this quite disconcerting, to say the least.

    2) The ratio of friends NOT using Facebook (updating with statuses or photos in the past few months) has noticeably increased. Your mileage and friends will obviously vary, but here (UK) and in my age range (25-30) there's been a huge and very noticeable drop-off in usage of my friends in the past 12 months. I expect this to continue in developed markets.
    May 1, 2013. 08:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • You Better Duck - Apple's Unit Profits Are Falling [View article]
    "Nokia (NOK) and BlackBerry (BBRY) literally are drooling: They make next to nothing on each of their sales."

    Excuse me?
    Apr 25, 2013. 11:43 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo's Recent Pullback Offers Investors A Great Entry Point [View article]
    What recent pullback are you referring to?
    Apr 24, 2013. 07:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After January's long-awaited touchscreen rollout, BlackBerry (BBRY) is ready for this year's Act Two: the physically keyboarded Q10, which might arrive in the U.K. Friday. The firm faced criticism by loyalists over its decision to release the touch-screen Z10 first (as well as reports of mass returns). But can the Q10 sell enough to loyal keyboarders and upgraders to make a splash in a consistently shrinking side of the market? [View news story]
    Just received an email from Blackberry this morning introducing the Q10. Stay tuned to hear rave reports from the UK about this device- this will set the stock on its' course up, up & away!
    Apr 24, 2013. 04:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Searching For The Truth [View article]
    This is a fast-moving stock so thank you for the article to summarise the bear attacks of late.
    Apr 15, 2013. 02:01 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Reasons To Buy Back Into Apple [View article]
    Where did you find the 58% margin for Apple? I was under the impression it was nearer 38%.
    Apr 11, 2013. 07:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Short Interest Ended March Little Changed And Updated Outlook For The Stock [View article]
    Good article, thanks.
    Apr 10, 2013. 08:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 3 Overvalued Stocks To Sell In Q2 [View article]
    This is a primarily BBRY-bashing piece, with the obviously overvalued NFLX and AMZN thrown in to add credibility.
    Apr 4, 2013. 07:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 3 Overvalued Stocks To Sell In Q2 [View article]
    Did you miss the part where 55% of z10 sales were to Apple and Android users?
    Apr 4, 2013. 07:52 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Or Nokia - Which Is A Better Turnaround Story? [View article]
    Long both!
    Apr 4, 2013. 10:27 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Good Times Ahead For Nokia? [View article]
    The entire world calls Americans arrogant.
    Apr 4, 2013. 05:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment