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  • National Bank Of Greece, Lights Out? [View article]
    Greece is bankrupt and has already defaulted about a year ago so what's all the suspense about. Knock off all the charades and put a bullet in their banks head.
    Jun 29, 2015. 12:09 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    Alek Hummel - Exactly my point. What's so great in the MS stack? Obviously I think almost nothing at all, and you think it's uber cool.

    I did not say MS stack was way cool. I merely said it was a complete stack from a single source all the way up to Microsoft's Cloud (Azure) and not the bloatware or cancer you attribute to it. I used an awful lot of bad and good IT technology from 1968 until I retired in 2010 and Microsoft's current enterprise stack is pretty good but none were uber cool.
    Jun 28, 2015. 08:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Wouldn't Own Microsoft [View article]
    No he's long Apple and writing bad things about Microsoft!
    Jun 28, 2015. 08:04 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Wouldn't Own Microsoft [View article]
    Let's see sell a Windows 8 license for $40 at 90% GM on a Asus 10" all-in-1 or Dell 12" tablet or sell a Microsoft Surface 3 for $500 at 30% GM? The Windows 8 license get you $36 and the Surface 3 gets you $150 GM.
    Jun 28, 2015. 08:03 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Wouldn't Own Microsoft [View article]
    Umm, you might want to research what's leading to cutting the fat off the goose at Microsoft? Microsoft does not need separate Windows client device and software division so they rolled them together and are cutting the dead wood. Same goes for the Nokia devices and service division they acquired. Check out the Microsoft China and India enterprises if you want to see some hiring.
    Jun 28, 2015. 07:59 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Investors Should Buy Qualcomm Instead Of Intel [View article]
    Buy high, sell low does not work well!
    Jun 28, 2015. 07:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    Alek Hummel - In the end, it's not SQL Server, Azure or Dynamics that gives my corporation functionality. It's the solution built on top of those. MS is only infrastructure!

    Nice try but Microsoft's built an enterprise application software stack, from Windows Server up to and including Dynamics AX, albeit through a lot of M&A, the sum of which is greater then any of the parts. A corporation can solve their functionality issues by licensing that stack and building customized solution or contracting with a Microsoft VAR who have perform the same vertical solutions repeatledly and can now provide most out of the box. Many misinformed use the "bloatware" label because they lack the detail knowledge to really make an informed determination of how a real enterprise solution is built. Microsoft's Azure now allows even the smallest enteprises to achieve global quality IT solutions on a utility basis without the prior prohibiive capex. You're obvious a fan of the waste of mashing up indiviual unique compnenets into an integrated solution. Open source infrastructure + custom developed solutions = a waste of resources and effort integrating disparate components. Anyhow, OSF socialists are the parasites who's only claim to fame is building cobbled shareware on ancient or plagiarized unixware.

    There's nothing wrong with alcohol, Coke or fast food if like anything else they are consumed in moderation. Too many blame their bad behavior on the objects of their passion.
    Jun 28, 2015. 11:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greek parliament approves bailout referendum [View news story]
    GS is probably very short German bunds and heavily investing in Russian defense stocks!
    Jun 28, 2015. 10:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greek parliament approves bailout referendum [View news story]
    kmi - Misinformed comment.

    Too little too late. Greek debt is already 197% of GDP. Why should the rest of the EU bail out Greece who has free education and full retirement at 58 while paying for it with German's money that retire at 65-67!
    Jun 28, 2015. 10:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greek parliament approves bailout referendum [View news story]
    "Socialism's fun until you run out of other peoples money" - M. Thatcher

    It's not just the Greek people! Democratic socialists, Bernie Sanders, want to use democracy, majority rule, to steal income and wealth from the haves to buy votes from the have nots. Greece has free education, full retirement at 58 and national debt at 190% of GDP. The educated young Greeks are fleeing the country for greener pastures. There's several lessons in this for everyone including the US.
    Jun 28, 2015. 10:47 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greek parliament approves bailout referendum [View news story]
    Agree totally but you may want to wait for the whole week to evolve since the Greek vote on Sunday July 5th could really set the market up for an even bigger FUD swing right before earnings season starts. If the Greeks vote to accept the EU deal then July 20th is the real default date.
    Jun 28, 2015. 10:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greek parliament approves bailout referendum [View news story]
    Beware of the WS FUD mongers. Greece missing a payment is not a default it puts Greece in arrears with the IMF and actual default takes up to two years. The two big dates are the July 5th vote and if Greece makes the $3.5b payment to the ECB on July 20th? This whole episode could create another really good buying opportunity.
    Jun 28, 2015. 10:38 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    @Jack - My poll shows that only 30% of people are smart!
    Jun 27, 2015. 11:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    Alex Hummel - IIS has a 12% market share, Apache has > 50%. Of overall server machines 30% are Windows, SQL Server runs only on Windows and there it has a 46% market share.

    Your trying to use market share to make a statement of ecosystem value and the two do not correlate. Apache on top of Linux is a natural economical combination for producing googols of content, pun intended. Oracle and SQL Server on top of Windows Server are a natural combination for building enterprise ERP and SCM environments.

    Microsoft's (MS) giving away Windows 8/10 on devices with displays less then 9" in response to the real software cancers - Android adware and Linux. MS is using both Apple's and Google's business models to offer mobile devices with an embedded software expense offset by either hardware margins and/or could service fees.

    Alex, you seem to have a socialist agenda in that if a trend benefits more members of society, the majority, for a cheaper price then everyone is better off. Well, that's not how economies really work unless you've missed that fact that income and wealth aggregate to those more successful at generating return on investments not the large majority that has nothing invested.

    Coca Cola and Microsoft are not the cancers, that's socialist thinking!
    Jun 27, 2015. 11:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nadella's Microsoft Is Cloud First, Cloud Second, Cloud Always [View article]
    Aleksandar Hummel - PostgreSQL is free and open source, and does >95% of what SQL Server does, and some things SQL Server doesn't.

    Try using PostgreSQL with real applications like MS Dynamics or developing applications using Visual Studio. Quit posting 95% when you do not have any facts to back it up!
    Jun 27, 2015. 11:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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