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  • Google, Cablevision shake up cellular [View news story]
    And Cablevision has a wifi only service? That's going to really suck. WiFi is very limited and unreliable.
    Jan 26, 2015. 03:33 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Sirius XM Radio [View article]
    By this logic no one should ever invest in Amazon. Yet people do.
    Jan 8, 2015. 07:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If The Apple Watch Fails, Does Tim Cook Get Fired? [View article]
    Not to mention, why would they fire him. Profits have only increased since he took the helm. And if you fire him, who is better qualified to take his place (it seems no one.) So unless overall profits start to decline, the Apple watch's success is irrelevant.
    Oct 6, 2014. 03:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If The Apple Watch Fails, Does Tim Cook Get Fired? [View article]
    Apple actually has a few duds. Most of them are accessories, though. That Bluetooth headset that they shipped years ago was too expensive and not very good. The $80 earpods again, expensive and not great. They still can't make a decent mouse (perplexing as it is.) But for major products, I agree. You have to go back to Newton to find a major failure and it's not because it was a bad product, but because it wasn't supported.
    Oct 6, 2014. 03:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If The Apple Watch Fails, Does Tim Cook Get Fired? [View article]
    No better than what? Name the other smart watches that are available for the iPhone that are better than Apple Watch?
    Oct 6, 2014. 03:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If The Apple Watch Fails, Does Tim Cook Get Fired? [View article]
    I think it all depends on the expectation of what successful is. No, Apple watch won't sell as many as iPods and iPhones have. I don't think Apple or anyone else expects that. The only people that expect it are annalists looking for an Apple or Tim Cook failure. It will be interesting to see how many sell according to Apple's expectations and no matter how many are sold, I be it won't be enough to make Wall Street happy.
    What will matter is profit. What kind of profit does it bring in. How does it enhance the experience of owning other Apple products such as iPhone and encourage customer "lock in."
    And what other products are coming that were created under Tim Cook's reign? How do they do?
    Lastly, if you fire Tim Cook. Who will replace him? I don't think there is a single person on earth right now more qualified for the Apple CEO job. So it makes no sense to fire him over the failure of one product, especially when we don't know what success or failure is in that market.
    Oct 6, 2014. 03:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple roundup: Bendgate, iOS 8.01, iPhone 6 mix, Mac sales [View news story]
    Front pockets. Not back. And in supposedly not very tight pants. That being said, if you feel pressure of the phone trying to contour itself to your round leg, you have to consider it could break the phone.
    Sep 24, 2014. 04:35 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings: A Tale Of 2 Devices [View article]
    I would stop worrying about market share. Market share in and of itself is not an importnt metric in the success of Apple. Market share of some specific demographics is. Overall, Apple will likely see iPhine market share continue to decline against Android for a very very long time due to the cheap handset market.
    US market share is a little more significant, however.
    Jul 23, 2014. 02:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Let Us Not Get Overexcited [View article]
    I agree on this one. I don't understand why Apple isn't being recommended as a buy if only for the reason that new product announcements will be coming which could add value to the stock. I've always avoided trading Apple but I'm feeling very optimistic about them right now and I think the stock is kind if a bargain at this price considering where they are going.
    Apr 24, 2014. 03:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cook Does Icahn's Dirty Work At Apple [View article]
    They do? I don't think they do need home runs. I do think they need to steadily move forward, which is true for most companies, but as long as they continually sell products to at least a slowly growing customer base they'll do fine.
    The danger is that someone will come along with something disruptive and almost overnight take their market, the way Apple did to Blackberry.
    I think the home-run concept is more perception than business necessity.
    For example, if they come out with a better AppleTV that allows people to get what they actually want, they could slowly grow to be the defecto TV experience. They're trying to do something like this with cat play which I think is under appreciated.
    I hope to see hope runs from Apple, but I don't think they need them to succeed. Shareholders want the because they'll see large short term returns.
    Apr 24, 2014. 03:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cook Does Icahn's Dirty Work At Apple [View article]
    George, I actually agree with a lot of what you say except about innovation. What makes you think Apple is going to stop innovating? Like a Hollywood studio Apple has a blockbuster every few years, but between they pay the bills making not-so-exciting sequels. Cook has said (repeatedly) that 2014 will see new products. Apple isn't Samsung that grows together off-the-shelf parts and ships a half-assed product. They engineer the entire experience and it takes years to refine before releasing. If they make a watch (and I have no idea if they will) they want to do it once, not 5 of them in 6 months like Samsung did. We also know they are trying to do some unit big in the AppleTV space assuming they can make a crack th imcumbant TV content provider business.
    I know Apple engineers are hard at work innovating right now.
    Apr 24, 2014. 03:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Good Intention, Unlikely Solution [View article]
    Comcast's equipment sucks. Even the new X1 platform sucks. If you can push customers to go get their hardware from Apple, Comcast doesn't have to spend the money on it (a big cost for cable companies.)
    They're already streaming Xbox, why not simply offer Apple product through their channels to encourage customers to stay with them rather than leave for over the top solutions.
    Mar 25, 2014. 02:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Desperate Moves Won't Save It From Stale Product Lines [View article]

    "Earnings missed estimates."

    No. Earnings don't miss estimates; estimates miss earnings. No one ever says "the weather missed estimates." They blame the weatherman for getting it wrong. Finance is the only industry where people blame their poor forecasting skills on reality.
    Mar 25, 2014. 01:40 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Steve Jobs Was Right [View article]
    I think the difference is that Jobs never really feared being replaced by the board of directors (whether or not they would or could.) Cook on the other hand has to keep the share holders and board just happy enough to keep him. For Cook I don't think it's about money and livelihood as I'm sure he has enough to retire comfortably, but imagine he's not ready to leave, nor does he believe there is someone better for the job right now.
    So I think Cook has to care about the stock price.

    Or so that's entirely my speculation.
    Mar 6, 2014. 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Steve Jobs Was Right [View article]
    That's important information. Thanks for posting.
    Mar 3, 2014. 02:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment