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  • CNBC: Microsoft held "significant talks" with Salesforce, disagreed on price [View news story]
    You want some fries with that? Or maybe a chocolate shake?
    May 22, 2015. 05:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CNBC: Microsoft held "significant talks" with Salesforce, disagreed on price [View news story]
    Funny you should say that it would only be relevant if Microsoft bought them. I seem to remember Microsoft stock dropping 1.5% and CRM increasing 6% based on the rumor of a potential purchase.
    May 22, 2015. 03:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CNBC: Microsoft held "significant talks" with Salesforce, disagreed on price [View news story]
    Really glad Microsoft didn't pull the trigger on the deal. Way too much money to pay for Salesforce. On the level of Aquantive. Would've resulted in another write down for Microsoft a year later.
    May 22, 2015. 01:36 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NBC Poised To Win 2014-2015 Season In Demo While CBS Tops In Viewers And ABC Makes Strong Gains [View article]
    I have to reply to my own comment as I just saw the link to the in-depth review of The CW. Carry on...Sorry for the rant.
    May 21, 2015. 03:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NBC Poised To Win 2014-2015 Season In Demo While CBS Tops In Viewers And ABC Makes Strong Gains [View article]
    So you list The CW as number 5 of the Big 5 but only give it an honorable mention? I watch one show on FOX (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and 3 on The CW (Arrow, Flash, iZombie). How did it do (most watched season in 7 years)? Better or worse in the rating than the others?

    If you're going to list separately, give them the same treatment.
    May 21, 2015. 03:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Video game spending up 3%; Xbox One takes console lead [View news story]
    According to this article, US only: http://bit.ly/1FdIBbq
    May 15, 2015. 05:36 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Reports Solid Quarter, But Next Year Looks Way Better [View article]
    Loving the dividend growth rate! I don't own a lot but I own to get a free share of stock every quarter! I'll take that any day!
    Apr 28, 2015. 12:31 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Surface 3 And Apple Watch - Red Oceans Vs. Blue Oceans [View article]
    @PaulKrupa
    "The first few surfaces were major bombs with massive write downs." - Incorrect. The only write down they took was on the Surface RT and Surface Pro (version one of both). Surface Pro and Surface Pro 3 have both generated enough revenue to cover cost and Surface Pro 3 is turning a profit! Surface 3 and the upcoming Surface 4 family of devices expect to continue this trend!

    "Really, if they weren't so rich they couldn't survive these extravagances."
    The fact of the matter is....They are...and they can. Their size is what allows them to do these types of things and compete in multiple spaces while being able to absorb initial losses. This is a very played out argument.
    Apr 20, 2015. 02:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Surface 3 And Apple Watch - Red Oceans Vs. Blue Oceans [View article]
    @Matthew and dezee - Both ways are good options. It just depends on what you want to do. This proves the flexibility of the Surface device versus dedicated tablets (iPads) that can't compete when peripheral devices flexibility is brought into the equation.

    The flexibility enables less expensive options (like the wedge keyboard) is you don't want the expense of the Type Cover.

    That's all I was pointing out.

    Thanks for the continued conversation!
    Apr 16, 2015. 01:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Surface 3 And Apple Watch - Red Oceans Vs. Blue Oceans [View article]
    As an owner of Apple stock I too am excited for the earnings report on the 27th.

    I only pointed out because everybody loves to point to the past failures of Microsoft but not the holy house of Apple.

    I am long on both.
    Apr 15, 2015. 05:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Surface 3 And Apple Watch - Red Oceans Vs. Blue Oceans [View article]
    Not sure everyone realizes that, with it's USB port, you can attach ANY external USB Keyboard/Mouse to your Surface device and use it. So....Don't buy the $150 TouchCover is you don't want to. My wife uses the Wedge Keyboard/Mouse combo from MS that was $50.

    It also has the docking station option (like laptops!) that will enable you to connect to multiple monitors and everything you'd need at the corp. level.


    Additionally, unless you are only talking about Surface 3, the Surface Pro 3 can come with an i7 processor. Hardly slow or old.
    Apr 15, 2015. 03:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Surface 3 And Apple Watch - Red Oceans Vs. Blue Oceans [View article]
    Especially when you (Apple) are so near to zero that the main company you compete against (Microsoft) gives you a life line and saves your company.
    Apr 8, 2015. 01:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Surface 3 And Apple Watch - Red Oceans Vs. Blue Oceans [View article]
    @ctman2 - So the Surface like an iPad? But with functionality,a keyboard, and the ability to run any piece of software I need to run? Got it. Thanks. I'll take one! Oh wait, I already have one, and it's amazing.
    Apr 8, 2015. 01:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Surface 3 And Apple Watch - Red Oceans Vs. Blue Oceans [View article]
    "Very few people will or should buy a Surface."

    ...and yet more and more are buying them every day. Sales have increased sharply since the release of the Surface Pro 3 and the Surface 3 offers an opportunity to increase those sales even further by reaching more of the market. It's a great move by Microsoft and I look forward to reading about its success.
    Apr 8, 2015. 01:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wells Fargo upgrades Microsoft, sees bad news priced in [View news story]
    Until about 10 years ago this "A PC on every desk and in every home" was their goal and they set out to achieve it; and for the most part they did. It was plastered on every building, used it marketing documentation, and discussed during sales meetings.
    You're very ignorant if you don't think that Microsoft had a HUGE impact on the expansion of the PC market and associated technology. Microsoft and Apple, from a technology perspective, have had the largest impact over the course of the last 40 years. You can argue the merits of how they obtained their status (Apple stole technology too), but arguing that they had a major impact is short-sighted at best.
    Sure, MS bullied people, a practice they continue to pay for today. But, if you stop and think about it, which I'm sure you won't, Google does the same, if not worse today...
    Apr 8, 2015. 12:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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