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  • BYOD: When 800,000 Apps Becomes A Bad Thing [View article]
    "Open source" and "closed source" refers to whether or not a manufacturer makes the source code (computer code) available to developers to develop software for the platform. A good example from decades past is the old personal computer battles between Apple (closed source) and Microsoft (open source). "

    Had to skip the rest of the article after reading this.
    Mar 14 07:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Where There Is Smoke There Is Fire [View article]
    Excellent points
    Mar 11 08:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • I Invested In Microsoft But I Have More Than A Few Words For Steve Ballmer [View article]
    Microsoft has been utterly inept at everything it has done for the past 15 years. I can't think of anything that's come out of Microsoft that wasn't a complete abortion. Whilst there remains some love for the Xbox, this was just because Microsoft threw ungodly amounts of cash at it and managed to buy itself some market share through its' shear ability to burn more cash than the competition. (Personally, I dislike the Xbox too).

    Is there anything Microsoft does well? Will it ever? It's despised by the IT crowd and if it wasn't for its ability to abuse its total monopoly on the desktop it would have been dumped in a heart beat and very quickly forgotten about in popular culture. It's not Google, it's not Apple.

    Microsoft is a dinosaur. Scratch that. It's a zombie, and will stumble about from market to market over the next decade burning its' piles of cash until somebody finally puts a bullet in it.
    And nothing of value was lost..
    Mar 7 11:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Argentina Will Default In 2013 [View article]
    Good article, enjoyed reading it
    Feb 28 07:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Undervalued Stocks Under $10 Worth A Look [View article]
    Nokia suspended its dividend.
    Feb 27 08:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How the Fed Could Fix The Economy -- And Why It Hasn't [View article]
    Does anybody have an idea as to why QE direct to consumers (say, in the form of $1000 tax rebate) hasn't been done? Is there actually a reason this wouldn't work?
    Feb 25 09:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Buzzing In All The Right Places [View article]
    What are you talking about?
    This article is about BlackBerry.
    Feb 19 01:51 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dell (DELL) enters into agreement to be acquired by Michael Dell and Silver Lake for $13.65/share, or $24.4B, a 25% premium over the Jan. 11 price before rumors began. (PR[View news story]
    What happens to current holders of these shares now? Are they locked in to holding them until the end of this 45-day period?
    Feb 5 10:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dell (DELL -2.4%) is "very, very close" to striking a $13.50/share LBO deal, David Faber reports - he thinks an announcement could come tomorrow, and that Microsoft (MSFT -0.5%) will put in $2B. Dell shares have slumped to $13.30 following the WSJ's report of a $13-$14/share deal price. Update (12:34PM ET): The WSJ now reports the price is likely to be in the $13.50-$13.75/share range. Microsoft is expected to invest ~$2B, Silver Lake over $1B, and Michael Dell's P-E firm ~$700M. [View news story]
    I don't think stock holders are going to be happy to part-ways at this price. Expecting trouble ahead..
    Feb 4 02:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some Thoughts On The Dell Buyout, Microsoft's Involvement And The PC Market [View article]
    Approaching the $15 price now in pre-market... isn't it a shame we're locked out of that trade...
    Feb 4 02:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Mess With The GOOG [View article]
    Agree 100%
    Feb 4 02:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google: Buy On Attractive Valuation And Solid Fundamentals [View article]
    I'm eager for an entry point in to Google but at >$700 I'll stay away as there's better targets out there for now. Google is solid however and I'm aware that entry point may never come for me.
    Jan 30 04:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Digitimes joins Phone Arena in reporting Google (GOOG) is working on a Nexus 7 tablet with a 1080p display. The device will supposedly be made by Asus (Phone Arena reported LG) and sell for $199-$249 (like the current model). That would make it a tougher rival to the iPad Mini, which sports a 1024x768 display (for now) but maintains a big edge in tablet-specific apps. The site adds total Nexus 7 shipments will surpass 6M by month's end - Asus reported of ramping sales for the Nvidia-powered (NVDA) tablet in October. [View news story]
    Google is mobilizing a full-on assault on AAPL now, watch for more of this!
    Jan 30 04:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman Sachs Is A Phenomenal Investment Opportunity [View article]
    "product development".... good one!
    Jan 17 07:05 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: A Strong Buy [View article]
    Microsoft certainly isn't anywhere near the market leader in web servers (anybody in the industry would know this) - the referenced link is laughable - read the comments on that page to see why.
    Nov 28 08:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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