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  • Apple ruled not guilty in iPod DRM suit [View news story]

    Please explain how this ruling impairs or harms consumers or purchasers of iPod devices at this point in time.
    Dec 16, 2014. 03:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Best Interests Re: GT Advanced Technologies [View article]
    This description harkens back to the time that SJ returned to Apple, and even has whispers of Michael Dell's famous advice on what to do with the company.

    The author's logic presents a tremendous opportunity to someone with the right vision.
    Oct 8, 2014. 04:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay And Samsung Versus Apple Payments: Here Comes The Big Show Down [View article]
    I'm also a frequent PayPal user, but I'm a buyer of the new iPhone as soon as it's more widely available. My bank has already notified me of its plans for APay. Having personally been victimized by number-skimming at Best Buy, and with friends with similar experiences there and elsewhere, I'm more than happy to keep my account information shielded from merchant view. But here's another thing Apple has done differently: they have provided a secure channel for communication between credit card issuers and myself. What if my bank had a way to notify me of unusually high fraud activity with a particular retailer at the point of transaction? Or that a rewards program level might be triggered by a change in my current transaction? Done poorly and it's just an advertising channel, but done correctly it could enhance my relationship with my bank / preferred method of charging, all on my phone.
    Sep 22, 2014. 03:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Apple's iPad Blood Loss App Used In Cesarean Surgeries [View article]
    Time to put med/biochem back into my portfolio.
    Sep 12, 2014. 05:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders sold out, smaller iPhone 6 still shipping on schedule [View news story]
    It's been less than 24 hours since the product was available for pre-order. The product was offered not only on the manufacturer's site but the majority of their carrier partners, as well as internationally. And it's sad there are no concrete numbers? If they were to provide any numbers it would only be speculation, unless you know of a way they could collect enough real-time data to provide outstanding levels of detail and accuracy by this time.
    Sep 12, 2014. 02:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: 4 Reasons Why The Giant iPad Will Be A Giant Flop [View article]
    The author lost me at "teenagers" combined with "Blackberry".
    Sep 9, 2014. 12:26 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's e-book deal cleared; Beats Music chief to run iTunes Radio [View news story]
    " Billboard reported Apple was mulling an Android iTunes app"

    My guess is the acquisition also eliminated the need to mull this and start work on implementation.
    Aug 1, 2014. 05:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wells set to become most valuable bank ever [View news story]
    As long as Wells' HQ stays on the other side of the country from Wall Street, I trust in my investment and the company leadership.
    Jun 16, 2014. 12:55 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Apple/Beats slowed down by financial details, fit concerns [View news story]
    If this whole thing was a trial balloon, let it fly away. There's no kid inside.
    May 23, 2014. 06:32 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple: Skepticism follows Comcast report [View news story]
    Have to agree. I already pay $160+ a la carte + package for Satellite. Started with Comcast and the services cheesed me so much I switched. After three years I tried Comcast again, and again service was sub- standard. At the price I'm willing to pay I won't put up with that plus the substandard menu+DVR options. My point being I'm willing to pay for content and I'll pay a little more for a better interface, just not with Comcast. I know the stoy is Apple +Comcast , but for gosh sakes I hope it trickles out to the other providers.
    Apr 4, 2014. 08:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed Loves To Hate Citi [View article]
    This phrase is significant:

    " It is also important to note that the Fed allowed Bank of America (BAC) and Goldman Sachs (GS) to confidentially submit less aggressive capital plans last week when the first part of the test was announced..."

    While Corbat may be guilty of trying to do too much too fast, he should have at least been afforded a level field on which to play.
    Mar 27, 2014. 11:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Steve Jobs Was Right [View article]
    Not sure where the rest of the analogy went in your message, but when I look at where Kodak is today I think of their early lead in digital cameras. I purchased one because even at the cost then ($800) it held promise. Kodak did not hold faith and exited, perhaps thinking film would last forever.

    And when we think of innovation, think also of ecosystem. An overused term perhaps, but all those mechanical functions in the iPhone get loads of back-end support in the dev community, and for the most part in non-current iOS. Apps become more clever, broader uses are discovered, and the real innovation comes after presentation of the biannual new platform, with its new capabilities.
    Mar 4, 2014. 05:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple CFO Oppenheimer to retire [View news story]
    I would be fine with better returns on the money they are investing. But when I think of the infrastructure builds and proactive supply-chain purchases Apple has made and continues to make, I am happier that ample cash is on hand to make it happen.
    Mar 4, 2014. 05:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Banks ease standards as mortgage business slows down [View news story]
    Many folks have held on to a job and made their payments but couldn't get a sniff from their mortgage holder because their FICO scores just weren't up there. This gives them a little hope.
    Feb 12, 2014. 02:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple, Cirrus Logic rally after iPhone/iPad supplier reports strong sales [View news story]
    Stop asking rational questions. You'll upset the analysts.
    Jan 13, 2014. 02:51 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment