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  • No quick decision in P&G teeth whitening case [View news story]
    Is anyone long PG anymore ? Talk about stumbling and falling continuously.... probably goes back to the aggressive cost cutting. Looks like they cut the core resources out of the business and left the branches, or they started to act more like a government entity rather than a business.
    Jul 3 09:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford preps for CEO transition [View news story]
    Income tax ? ..... zero in FL
    Jun 24 09:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Does The Procter & Gamble Company Belong In Your Portfolio? [View article]
    Agreed - P&G has cut to deep and needs to grow. They need an engine for that growth - and it probably isn't in the Beauty sector, although AJ (CEO) always seems to be investing there.

    Another key point is that they need to stop selling businesses - the perception is that it is done in order to balance the books.
    Jun 9 11:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • State Department corrects errors on Keystone XL estimates [View news story]
    It will get done.. as soon as the American people get rid of these over zealous environmental policy advocates, and their special interest backers (like Mid East oil tycoons).

    The American people have such short memories and the media has no use for a conservative government that doesn't produce an outrage to produce more viewers.

    Its all about money.
    Jun 7 09:16 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems: Analyzing The Bear Thesis [View article]
    I always love to see the short sightedness of people when it comes to 3D printing. There are so many things that can be manufactured with printing vs fabrication. For instance you can not fabricate objects within other objects without a fastener, weld or adhesive. And in some environments adhesives won't hold and materials can not be welded. Obviously a multi layered object can only be printed because fabrication isn't practical.

    We've been using 3D printing for years as an engineering tool. I am always amazed at what an imaginative person will do with a printer. The crowd today who doesn't believe in 3D printing reminds me of the folks who said calculators were nothing but a "fad" in the '70s.

    long DDD and SSYS
    Feb 7 08:57 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Our Dynamic Duo: Apple And Facebook [View article]
    I also tend to believe FB will go the way of MySpace.

    http://ti.me/1b47zJ7
    Jan 15 04:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rupert Murdoch could face criminal charges in the U.S. over a secret recording in which he indicated that payments to public officials for information was part of the culture of U.K. journalism, says New York lawyer Bradley Simon. The tape raises two issues: firstly, Murdoch implied he may have known about bribery at News Corp.'s (NWS) U.K. operations; secondly, the recording may undermine his testimony to regulators, with lying to law enforcers a crime under Title 18, Section 1001. [View news story]
    Boy the government really hates Foxnews and it's owner. Looks like the DOJ and lawyers need a job - Murdoch has deep pockets.
    Jul 14 11:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft (MSFT +2.9%) reorg roundup: 1) Wired's Ryan Tate thinks the appointment of Windows chief Julie Larson-Green as hardware/entertainment chief might position her to succeed Steve Ballmer. Kara Swisher isn't convinced. 2) Skeptics point out this is far from Microsoft's first reorg, even if it's a big one. Ex-Microsoft product manager Bobby Gill says past reorgs led to "planning paralysis." 3) AdWeek reports Microsoft online ad execs are worried their unit could be downsized, and perhaps eventually outsourced. This isn't the first time they've sounded off. 4) Company sources tell BI they're worried the post-reorg Microsoft won't have "mini-CEO" positions for rising stars. However, many are cautiously optimistic. (the reorg: I, II) (Ballmer's memos[View news story]
    I wouldn't buy MSFT on it's current trajectory. I think Ballmer is going in the opposite direction of MSFT proven strength and trying to create or mimic APPL or GOOG.

    They are lazy and looking for sexy returns rather than focusing on owning software.... everything is software.
    Jul 11 08:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Integrated circuit expert and SA contributor Karl Guttag has conclusive proof that Himax (HIMX) microdisplays are being used in Google Glass (GOOG). Shares of Himax (HIMX) are down more than 28% since May 31 after Google Glass teardowns revealed no Himax logo[View news story]
    Any consumer inventions ?

    If this priced correctly it will be huge. I'm sure they will price it high to start but mods and improvements will come quickly - like no camera, or no ear piece, and others will get into it.

    I think folks are tired of holding bulky cell phones.
    Jun 17 02:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Integrated circuit expert and SA contributor Karl Guttag has conclusive proof that Himax (HIMX) microdisplays are being used in Google Glass (GOOG). Shares of Himax (HIMX) are down more than 28% since May 31 after Google Glass teardowns revealed no Himax logo[View news story]
    Boy I wish we could saved your comments.... you'll be embarrassed. A futurist you're not.
    Jun 17 01:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Integrated circuit expert and SA contributor Karl Guttag has conclusive proof that Himax (HIMX) microdisplays are being used in Google Glass (GOOG). Shares of Himax (HIMX) are down more than 28% since May 31 after Google Glass teardowns revealed no Himax logo[View news story]
    Segway's probably could have made it if they were priced correctly. The world (except malls) wasn't built for them so if they weren't extremely cheap no one was going buy them.

    Glass is more of an evolution of current tech. I'd be surprised if the next cool thing is the glass without the glass and just an ear piece.... Google "Ear Phone"
    Jun 17 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Integrated circuit expert and SA contributor Karl Guttag has conclusive proof that Himax (HIMX) microdisplays are being used in Google Glass (GOOG). Shares of Himax (HIMX) are down more than 28% since May 31 after Google Glass teardowns revealed no Himax logo[View news story]
    Google glass will be huge - in a manufacturing environment alone we've been waiting for this for years. Hands free information on demand.

    I love it when people ask questions like "what is this good for" or "will this tech go anywhere". I remember when they said the thing about calculators, and computers were to expensive to be used by everyone. Now they are saying it about 3D printers and Google glass....really hasn't history taught us anything?
    Jun 16 05:31 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jeff Immelt believes China is serious about cleaning up its environment, and the GE CEO says he will "double down" his clean energy investments there. But Immelt worries that western CEOs who throw around terms like "green" and "sustainability" are hurting their own cause: "When a Chinese CEO hears the word sustainability, he thinks they're being lectured to by the U.S. on how to do things in an uneconomical way." [View news story]
    What do you expect the CEO of GE to say......
    Jun 8 03:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble (PG) makes its rumored restructuring official. As expected, the conglomerate will now sport 4 business units - Global Baby, Feminine, and Family Care; Global Beauty; Global Health & Grooming; and Global Fabric & Home Care. The heads of each unit will report to chairman/CEO A.G. Lafley, as will vice chairmen Dimitri Panayotopoulos and Werner Geissler, and North American chief Melanie Healey. [View news story]
    That's what AG does..... remember Pringles & Folgers... and they were billion dollar brands.
    Jun 6 07:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Procter & Gamble (PG) makes its rumored restructuring official. As expected, the conglomerate will now sport 4 business units - Global Baby, Feminine, and Family Care; Global Beauty; Global Health & Grooming; and Global Fabric & Home Care. The heads of each unit will report to chairman/CEO A.G. Lafley, as will vice chairmen Dimitri Panayotopoulos and Werner Geissler, and North American chief Melanie Healey. [View news story]
    Unfortunately, it will probably take P&G a lot of time to regain the growth it once had. They had a winning formula and destroyed it, through buyouts and streamlining - they made too many changes with no or very little return - and lost some great talent. They are more top heavy than ever. It's a sad state when the best they could do is bring back a CEO that failed - if the company shows some positive organic growth in the next couple of quarters. thank McDonald.
    Jun 5 11:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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