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  • Microsoft's Acquisition Of Minecraft Developer Mojang Could Turn Out To Be A Colossal Deal If Managed Properly [View article]
    Microsoft, the world's largest software enterprise, really needs an app division. The Minecraft brand could fulfill that need perfectly. Let's face it, most apps can be developed in under a year with many only requiring several man months of effort. Microsoft needs to develop universal apps to learn and understand what it takes to offer a successful app ecosystem for other developers. Write once, run anywhere should be the goal. Sure, some app developers are going to cry foul but so what. Apple and Google forced Microsoft to get into the PC hardware business of smart phones and tablets and give away Windows for mobile devices 9" and under. Now Microsoft should get into apps development in a very big way and let Apple and Google ponder the effects of paying Microsoft for apps running in Android and iOS.
    Sep 14 10:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deliver Us From Irrelevancy [View article]
    The markets are looking for a really good reason to start a correction. The first 400 point down will be the hardest the next 1,000 will be quite easy. It's going to be a horse race between the October earnings reports, FED and November elections before we get the normal year end profit taking and rebalancing. I'm setting aside cash to pay taxes on the last 30% of capital gains so I don't get caught long on stock and short on cash. A black swan could be the trigger?
    Sep 14 01:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay - Nice But Not A Big Deal [View article]
    Interesting article. I do not think any branded electronic wallet will ever really take off. First, credit and debit cards are way too easy to use without storing them in a secondary device like a smart phone. Second, what's the payback to using Apple Pay? Google and Microsoft can easily do the same but why bother? Why involve another party in an already cluttered electronic payment landscape. Last but not least, there's going to be a lot of privacy and security issues. I can't even imagine what the Chinese authorities reaction is going to be about a US elitists gadget maker taking even 0.15% from their economy. I think the Apple Mickey Mouse watch has greater potential.
    Sep 14 01:03 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay - Nice But Not A Big Deal [View article]
    I thought Apple Pay was what Apple fans did each year to get their next phone?
    Sep 14 12:56 AM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Asian Growth Sends Strong Bull Message For Apple [View article]
    Companies that build premium products for US elitists usually don't last too long either.
    Sep 14 12:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Asian Growth Sends Strong Bull Message For Apple [View article]
    Shaduc - Asked if Xiaomi even needed to sell in the U.S., Barra said no.

    That's because China's middle class is larger then the entire US!
    Sep 14 12:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Asian Growth Sends Strong Bull Message For Apple [View article]
    bjnflicks -That means the only premium OS in the world remaining it IOS. Android is falling further and further behind every day.

    You just destroyed any creditability you had with those statements!
    Sep 14 12:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Microsoft Could Make Minecraft A Multi-Billion Dollar Unit [View article]
    Microsoft, the world's largest software enterprise, really needs a app division. Minecraft brand could fulfill that need perfectly. Let's face it, most apps can be developed in under a year with many only requiring several man moths of effort. Microsoft needs to develop universal apps to learn and understand what it takes to offer a successful app ecosystem for other developers. Sure, some app developers are going to cry foul but so what. Apple and Google forced Microsoft to get into the PC hardware business of smart phones and tablets and give away Windows for mobile devices 9" and under. Now Microsoft should get into apps development in a very big way and let Apple and Google ponder the effects of paying Microsoft for apps running in Android and iOS.
    Sep 13 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Asian Growth Sends Strong Bull Message For Apple [View article]
    What happened to all those predictions by Apple fans about the China Mobile bonanza? It seems like Xiaomi is the real China apple.
    Sep 13 10:47 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Carrier Support For Xiaomi Will Hurt Samsung [View article]
    Author - Apple, in my opinion, might be tolerating the copycat actions of Xiaomi because the Chinese firm is contributing to the woes of Samsung.

    Apple can't do a damn thing to stop Xiaomi from making Apple look-a-like products as long as Xiaomi does not violate Apple's patents which can't cover how a product looks.
    Sep 12 11:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay: The Next Big Thing In The Mobile World? [View article]
    So how hard is it to swipe a card and sign an X on the line? Credit and debit cards have been around for decades and a lot of people still use cash to control their budgets. Apple Pay might be good nonsense for iSheep but not most people.
    Sep 12 11:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Salesforce.com A Long-Term Investment? [View article]
    Way overpriced given the competition!
    Sep 12 11:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Hard To Make A Case For Pessimism [View article]
    So what happens if CD rates go back to 4.5-5.5%?
    Sep 12 11:19 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Overbought market slips as Fed fears set the tone [View news story]
    There's not much good new left in the spin machines and here come the elections with a 66% chance that the Republicans take the Senate. I'd be really careful for the next 45 days and make sure you don't get caught too long on anything.
    Sep 12 11:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Extending Its Competitive Advantage Into The Cloud [View article]
    Great article on what will increase that which makes up 60% of Microsoft's business model, commercial licensing. Microsoft is enterprise first, consumer second and that has led to many misfires on consumer products. However, Azure will allow Microsoft to expand cloud services for both consumers and enterprises which will ultimately produce a great cloud ecosystem for all.
    Sep 11 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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