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  • Facebook Home Flops: Download Rates Are Slow And Reviews Are Mostly Negative [View article]
    According to your article title FB home is already a flop. Its way too early to be characterizing it as anything, we don't even know what it is or what it will evolve into. We know huge potential is there for it to monetize and become a focal point of mobile users, but its still only on two devices and, at that, for less than a week. We know it has the potential to make our mobile devices display FB updates (and ads) on the lock screen. If it catches on then great, if it doesn't its just one of many tools FB is using to solidify itself as uniquely being able to monopolize all mobile devices whether its apple, android or whatever. There is only upside from this experiment, FB is already dominant and has already successfully figured out the desktop to mobile monetization transition before any other similarly situated company. Saying 18% off all mobile usage is FB across all platforms, is a huge number, and even if that number doesn't go up, and it really doesn't need to, mobile use is going to and FB is ready to meet it no matter what that evolves consumers into.
    Apr 23, 2013. 10:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Home Flops: Download Rates Are Slow And Reviews Are Mostly Negative [View article]
    App Annie also says that of the top 5 downloaded free apps #1, #4 and #5 are all FB products (FB, FB messenger, Instagram). FB home just came out and is only available on a couple of devices. The allure of FB home is not how much it is downloaded itself, it is the fact that FB is dominating all app downloads right now, and once FB Home is established on all phones it will integrate and display on any phone's home screen like a FB operating system, including ads on your phone on the lock screen next to the live updates. The potential of FB has not even begun yet, and if there are negative reviews, its because the product is only a week old, the reality is with all the downloaded FB products, home will eventually just be the default way users access FB and Instagram easily instead of needing to unlock the screen and open and load the app every time you want an update. Its not really meant to be anything more than that.
    Apr 23, 2013. 05:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Local Corporation Dominates Local Mobile And Online Advertising With Record Quarter [View article]
    Your reasoning is sound except for two points:

    1) No one knows what Local corp is

    2) And no one uses it

    Once they fix those minor things I'm sure it will be a good investment and your article will be visionary. By the way, publishing this identical article pumping this dud just as you did last month doesn't change these facts. How much are they paying you for these fluff pieces?
    Nov 15, 2012. 11:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Local Corporation's Valuation Next To Peers Makes It An Obvious Opportunity [View article]
    Your reasoning is sound except for two points:

    1) No one knows what Local corp is

    2) And no one uses it

    Once they fix those minor things I'm sure it will be a good investment and your article will be visionary.
    Oct 11, 2012. 06:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Get Into SolarCity And Twitter Before Their IPOs [View article]
    So are you selling us the stock or the solar panels?
    Oct 8, 2012. 04:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Just Leave Yelp Stock Alone [View article]
    I don't always comment

    But when I do, I comment the same thing 3 times
    Oct 5, 2012. 06:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Just Leave Yelp Stock Alone [View article]
    Shorting is still the only viable or realistic play here. The momentum up has been entirely artificial, low volume and with no new good information to justify it. In fact, the most relevant information is that Apple Maps (powered by Yelp) has been a disaster and seriously lowered Yelp's hope that Apple would provide it a user base (Apple has now told its users to use other map programs). In addition, Google has made their move into Yelp's territory by making its recently acquired Zagat reviews free to everyone (used to be $14.99) effectively using Zagat's more reliable review service, and integrating it for free on its currently dominating Google maps service. Google has already shown it is ready to supplant all the small players like Yelp, tripadvisor, urbanspoon angie's list etc, and in the face of this news institutional investors (currently own ~75% of Yelp stock) have bubbled and manipulated its stock price up and it has been done on a very low volume of trades. When this house of cards falls, the shorts will win in the end.
    Oct 4, 2012. 01:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Just Leave Yelp Stock Alone [View article]
    Shorting is still the only viable or realistic play here. The momentum up has been entirely artificial, low volume and with no new good information to justify it. In fact, the most relevant information is that Apple Maps (powered by Yelp) has been a disaster and seriously lowered Yelp's hope that Apple would provide it a user base (Apple has now told its users to use other map programs). In addition, Google has made their move into Yelp's territory by making its recently acquired Zagat reviews free to everyone (used to be $14.99) effectively using Zagat's more reliable review service, and integrating it for free on its currently dominating Google maps service. Google has already shown it is ready to supplant all the small players like Yelp, tripadvisor, urbanspoon angie's list etc, and in the face of this news institutional investors (currently own ~75% of Yelp stock) have bubbled and manipulated its stock price up and it has been done on a very low volume of trades. When this house of cards falls, the shorts will win in the end. The writing is on the wall, but you need the stomach for it like this author says.
    Oct 3, 2012. 10:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Just Leave Yelp Stock Alone [View article]
    Shorting is still the only viable or realistic play here. The momentum up has been entirely artificial, low volume and with no new good information to justify it. In fact, the most relevant information is that Apple Maps (powered by Yelp) has been a disaster and seriously lowered Yelp's hope that Apple would provide it a user base (Apple has now told its users to use other map programs). In addition, Google has made their move into Yelp's territory by making its recently acquired Zagat reviews free to everyone (used to be $14.99) effectively using Zagat's more reliable review service, and integrating it for free on its currently dominating Google maps service. Google has already shown it is ready to supplant all the small players like Yelp, tripadvisor, urbanspoon angie's list etc, and in the face of this news institutional investors (currently own ~75% of Yelp stock) have bubbled and manipulated its stock price up and it has been done on a very low volume of trades. When this house of cards falls, the shorts will win in the end. But like the author says, you have to have the stomach to to let it play out.
    Oct 3, 2012. 10:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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