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  • Apple - Time To Take Profits As It Cedes Computing Market To Google  [View article]
    " I was heavily criticized by readers when I said that Blackberry was being stupid in pricing the Q10 and Z10 too high. However, I was later proved right as BBRY heavily discounted the Z10 and the company is now fighting to survive."

    You weren't proven right. It's far more likely that Blackberry went terminal because of their service and lack of the developer community interested in developing apps.

    They certainly are not fighting to survive. They're fighting to make as much money as they can by breaking the company up and selling off the pieces. What do you think was the purpose of making Android and iOS apps for BBM? They're trying to create a separate service they can sell. There will be some buyers interested in their IP. No one is interested in buying the company in total.

    Blackberry was doomed before the Z10 or Q10 were ever announced.
    Oct 25, 2013. 09:12 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Concede Defeat In Amazon.com  [View article]
    Perhaps you can "win" by writing a book. ..... and then the movie deal. ;o)

    I don't think this or other stocks like Tesla has anything to do with Bernanke or his policy. IMO, the market is so utterly dominated be high frequency trading and day traders that fundamentals are irrelevant in today's market. It's technicals that rule. And the technicals can be moved by the high frequency traders.
    Oct 25, 2013. 08:50 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon reports in-line loss for Q3 on strong sales  [View news story]
    Analysts only explain why a stock is headed in the direction it's headed. There is usually a metric they can point at to rationalize direction. Cash flow, price-to-sales, revenue growth .... Pick anything you want. It doesn't need to be the same metric from one quarter to another and you certainly don't need to point out it's because it's an accounting anomoly.

    I've noticed on CNBC, that "analysis" on AMZN ER is delayed until the direction of the share price after market is well on it's way.
    Oct 25, 2013. 08:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon reports in-line loss for Q3 on strong sales  [View news story]
    I found it interesting that CNBC announced AMZN beat on earnings.
    Oct 24, 2013. 07:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The iPhone Will Be In Third Place In 2015  [View article]
    Someone should send this link to Intel and Samsung so they don't waste anymore finds on Tizen.

    If Nokia is blowing off number two, why would Intel shoot for 4th or worse?
    Oct 15, 2013. 04:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The iPhone Will Be In Third Place In 2015  [View article]
    I knew Nokia had a good reason for unloading their smartphones to Microsoft. They did not see a future in being number two.
    Oct 15, 2013. 03:57 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple reportedly hosting iPad event on Oct. 22  [View news story]
    I wonder if the US is going to be in default on the 22nd Oct.

    I'm thinking if the market crashes enough AAPL could use their cash to buy all the outstanding shares of the DOW 30 ...
    Oct 8, 2013. 06:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple reportedly hosting iPad event on Oct. 22  [View news story]
    chopchop0 pushes Samsung because Samsung products perform so much better on benchmark tests. ... Not to mention their 10 mil plactic cases.
    Oct 8, 2013. 06:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon launches new tablets, cuts Fire HD price, enables offline viewing  [View news story]
    What in particular struck you as innovative?
    Sep 25, 2013. 06:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Germans hack iPhone fingerprint scanner  [View news story]
    Chopped off fingers doesn't work anyway. But that doesn't mean theives won't chop off your fingers anyway thinking it could work. Thieves aren't known for thinking on a higher plane then the general population. You're more informate than the general population and you don't know that cut offs don't work. You think you're more or less intelligent than a criminal?

    http://bit.ly/16w9u63

    I was at a computer security conference a long time ago and there was a presentation given by the FBI. He said it well .... "If criminals were smart, our prisons would be empty."

    Just thing about fingerprints for a moment .... Who on the planet don't know that the police can lift finger prints? Put on a pair of latex gloves [or nitrile gloves if you're alergic to latex] and the fingerprint gotcha is gone. Yet, law enforcement keeps on dusting for fingerprints and they keep on submitting fingerprint results in criminal trials. Go figure.
    Sep 24, 2013. 10:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happened To Apple's Funeral?  [View article]
    Why should analysts work? It's not as if they get a reward for being right or punished for being wrong.
    Sep 24, 2013. 07:36 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Ways Apple Just Flexed Major Muscle  [View article]
    I heard a couple of analysts claim that if you were to add up all the sales of the countries that sold the 5s/5c matched with the countries that sold the 5 last year [even though they had their kickoffs on different days] then Apple had no growth.

    The question I have back to the analysts is: If you guys are so smart, how could you be so wrong on the number of units Apple was going to sell this past weekend? ... even with your alleged channel checks, low carrier inventories and low yileds on the fingerprint reader. You professional analysts can't even come close with what Apple is going to sell this weekend; why in the world should anyone believe any prediction you have for the next year?

    Across the board analysts missed this big time. There was only one analyst that was calling for around 8 million and he was usually mentioned in an underlying tone that amounted to some idiot bozo is predicting 8 million when all the "pros" really know it's 5-6 million.
    Sep 23, 2013. 05:54 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Pessimists Missing Company's Improving Prospects  [View article]
    It might be interesting to compare the 5c/5s sales to the 5/4s sales .... but what difference does it make? The target audiences are different.

    The 5c is targetted at people that want a little color in their lives, with the Apple brand attached to it. That is not what the 4s was targetted at. The 4s was targetted at people that strictly wanted to save some bucks and didn't feel the desire to do to the top of the line.

    When your target audiences are different does the comparison really matter?
    Sep 23, 2013. 12:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Pessimists Missing Company's Improving Prospects  [View article]
    I haven't heard anyone complain about reading Windows 8 mobile ... go for it. Nokia could come back.

    I haven't had any trouble reading anything in iOS 7 ... go figure. But it's a big world and there is always someone who wants something. There are people that bought the Z10 and I have no doubt they are pleased as punch over their purchase. And that's ok.

    I don't think for a moment that everyone should buy the same vehicle I buy ... that would be crazy. I don't think for a moment that everyone should buy the smartphone I have .... IMO, that's just as crazy.
    Sep 23, 2013. 12:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Pessimists Missing Company's Improving Prospects  [View article]
    When the China Mobile deal gets signed, the analysts will say .... China Mobile has been losing customers to the other carriers all along so it doesn't matter.

    I don't know why analysts are claiming they thought Apple was going to announce a China Mobile deal. China Mobile's nework hasn't been approved by the government yet and won't be until around November. I wouldn't expect a deal to be announced until the government of China approves the network. Not a moment before that.
    Sep 23, 2013. 12:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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