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  • Sirius Suffers Another Legal Setback  [View article]
    I admit that I would find a cell phone telemarketing call annoying because almost no companies have that number, the car salesperson would have to had given them that number. The person who mentioned the Do Not Call list issues has a good point though. Interestingly, when I bought my car, Sirius sent me a letter or two and I forgot to turn the service on! This company is a cash flow cow but not for us shareholders!
    Nov 11, 2014. 11:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Liberty Media's Proposal Means For Sirius Shareholders  [View article]
    I understand that John Malone bailed us out but Siri longs have to vote NO!
    Jan 5, 2014. 01:03 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft buying Nokia's Devices & Services unit, licensing IP for $7.17B  [View news story]
    Maybe a bidding war?
    Sep 3, 2013. 02:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK) +2.6% AH after the WSJ reports Microsoft (MSFT) held advanced talks to buy Nokia's phone business, and was "close to an oral agreement" at one point, but adds discussions broke down in part due to price and concerns about Nokia's competitive positioning. One source says the talks "took place as recently as this month, but aren't likely to be revived."  [View news story]
    Can we get a bidding war here?
    Jun 19, 2013. 05:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A teaser image for a Wednesday Nokia (NOK +3.7%) event promising "something new" strongly suggests a new QWERTY phone is on tap. Many think the phone is a new Asha model, particularly given the event has been announced online with very short notice. Nokia's Asha sales fell 46% Q/Q in seasonally weak Q1, as the touchscreen feature phone line battles in emerging markets with Android hardware that's steadily getting cheaper[View news story]
    Can microsoft and nokia do any advertising? Now we're being inundated with blackberry10 print and tv Verizon ads.
    Apr 22, 2013. 09:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Most U.S. consumers remain either unfamiliar with or unenthusiastic about Nokia (NOK) and BlackBerry's (BBRY) latest hardware, according to an MKM survey of 1,500 people. While 51% of respondents owned a smartphone, only 6% plan to buy a BlackBerry in the next 12 months, and just 1% a Nokia phone. Moreover, in spite of the Z10 and Lumia 920/820 launches, 63% of respondents had no idea when BB10 would launch in the U.S., and 61% were unaware WP8 (MSFT) phones are available. BlackBerry is counting on a fresh marketing push to raise its U.S. profile.  [View news story]
    Microsoft needs to do more marketing than a 15 second commercial during the NCAA championship telecast last night.
    Apr 9, 2013. 10:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "I was fired today," writes Andrew Mason in a candid memo about Groupon's (GRPN) CEO change. "From controversial metrics in our S1 to our material weakness to two quarters of missing our own expectations and a stock price that's hovering around one quarter of our listing price, the events of the last year and a half speak for themselves." He says his "biggest regrets are the moments that I let a lack of data override my intuition on what's best for our customers." Shares now +5.5% AH.  [View news story]
    Groupon takes 35-40% of the price the consumer pays? I went to a nice French Restaurant (in NYC) the Saturday after Valentines Day. The Groupon was $42. The meal included 1 appetizer, two entrees AND a bottle of French wine. I added an appetizer, but was not allowed to add the difference for a nicer bottle of wine. I didn't see how the restaurant made a profit. Not sure that this is profitable enough for the merchants. I came close to investing @ $5.60. Glad I didn't. PS, the food was very good!
    Mar 1, 2013. 06:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment