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  • Apple + IBM Partnership 2: Implications [View article]
    For Apple, this is not a change in the axis of advance, it's merely a rotation of the turret to pick up an easy target.

    Enterprise is blackberry's saving throw. Big blue writing apps for Apple products lowers their chances considerably.

    This is not their first partnership, IBM used to sell internals for Macintoshes. They're old "friends."
    Nov 21, 2014. 05:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple - September 9 Will Give You A Stomach Ache And Nothing More... Focus On Sales [View article]
    i LOVE typesetter humour! but you spell the letters funny!

    note to the sudden appearance of ms. grundy's- i don't use lower case because i can't use capitals, i use them for RESPECT.

    tip of the hat to guy caballero, a true giant of the invisible hand.
    Sep 1, 2014. 08:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iWatch? iTV? Apple's Innovation Death A Media Construct [View article]
    it's not the media per se... it's the spinners behind the media. consider the media like they were stone age humans. faced with events, they dream up rationales so they can sleep at night without twitching.
    Mar 8, 2013. 10:00 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple At Year End: $600 [View article]
    small investors can't afford 40-50 g's for a hundred lot!

    and buying 10 seems counter intuitive to multiples and brokerage charges etc.
    Mar 7, 2013. 07:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Secret Weapon Will Yield All-Time Highs [View article]
    well said. it all depends on whether the watch catches the public imagination.

    i might argue that so far all of this is an offshoot of an appetite first created by star trek's communicators and tricorders. and that comes out of st. heinlein's visioneering.

    a watch is not of that pattern. unless the feature set is needed or immediately convenient, as are most apple tools, it could fail.
    Mar 6, 2013. 10:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Still Cool [View article]
    pushing the price down limits the split multiple.

    this keeps the stock under some sort of control.

    it pushes the stupid out.

    otherwise the stock gets away like johnson and johnson with a float way too big for a coalition of manipulators to mess with in a meaningful way.

    imagine what could've happened to jnj during all the recalls if they had the float they had four splits ago.

    the company which used to be known as rim is a perfect example of what happens to a tech company when it starts focusing on the "wisdumb" of hacks and funds.

    if you didn't see the signs at $700 and take profit, that's your bad, not apple's.
    Mar 5, 2013. 06:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Has Little Left To Lose [View article]
    I got in I got out and I'm going in again.

    You want to see gutted? Nokia. The company formerly known as rim. Motorola. These are what gutted look like. Nortel. Palm. Atari which is going bankrupt to become a tablet game store.

    Apple survived as a niche player when all else died.

    Fanboys unhappy? If so they grouse and complain but it's the powerless gripe of the entangled lover. They're not leaving.

    It's a towering inFERno!

    Msft survives because they were given first advantage direct from IBM. Aapl survived the initial msft attempts to strangle it, caught up, and has now dwarfed it.

    Aapl makes the most money.
    Mar 4, 2013. 10:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Just Sell Apple If You Are Nervous [View article]
    if you owned at $100 you'd be taking profit before the possible tax hikes too.
    Nov 14, 2012. 09:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Get Ready To Be Disappointed With Apple [View article]
    if they lose the high frontier cachet they go down. but not until.

    how much per click in this racket, anyway? i'm sure i could cobble together two or three motley foolish articles people would love to excoriate per day.

    just put apple in it somewhere. why apple is responsible for slavery or the elite's transfer of wealth and jobs or the slipping quality of education. sheesh!
    Jan 26, 2012. 06:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Foreign Acquisitions Are Apple's Future [View article]
    i pay tax on my out of country earnings. why should corps be any different? i pay in country tax and my country tax.

    they're based here because of the infrastructure, the systems, the size of the market, because they first grew powerful here due to these factors.

    they rely on the power of the u.s. to support them whether through exercises like that with united fruit or in the diplomatic or economic realms. there are notable exceptions of course, but generally this has always been so.

    even while corps withhold their rightful taxes, they continue to receive the greatest benefits from the state, on a multinational level which no other legally consituted individual would ever receive. corporate individuals would seem to have rights where other individuals only have entitlements.

    they should pay their taxes. less load for the rest of us.

    they'd just buy back stock with it, anyway.
    Jan 14, 2012. 08:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • An Apple Never Falls Far From The Tree [View article]
    deteriorata- go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and take comfort in owning a piece thereof
    Sep 6, 2011. 08:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Time to Start Worrying? [View article]
    apple isn't a hardware company, it's a lifestyle company. it carved itself a niche among the nerdlingers who think they are secret rebels (myself included) and the artsies and musicians who could no longer get ataris. the recent commercials really compress the branding history quite effectively.
    yet apple has always maintained control, just like one of those cat-like nerdlingers who jealously guard their stuff (not so much like me). they quashed the clones, kept their code closed, closed promised upgrade paths, sold large amounts of soon to be obsolete inventory to unsuspecting education customers right before rollouts...
    given volume, software availability and everything else, mac should've been squashed. yet it continued to provide the revenue needed during jobs' great reinvention- his announcement that we would have to approach replication of spock's tricorder by way of gradually more complicated personal appliances.
    i passed up on the ground floor of rim thinking they'd get there quicker.
    with the ipod, iphone and ipad, we get uhura's thingie in the ear, and the digital clipboard thingie yeoman rand used to hand to kirk.
    and the user experience, the cachet of the products, the evolving myth of the line, moves people into the computers. they can take their various machines shopping and buy them nice little accessories. digipets.
    on the versus front, apple, by virtue of creating in-house, will never have to do what was done to dec. all around the world, vengeful nerdlingers have been working for a generation on alternate os's and suites of apps. they are closing in. apple can make unassuming commercials mocking their once great enemies with no fear of retribution.
    until there's a generational change in attitude, or a radical change in digital connection (ie implanted chips or laces), apple is like google, a generational flagship stock.
    Apr 24, 2010. 08:13 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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