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  • Microsoft's Problem Of Doing Everything [View article]
    PCs are dying? They are outselling tablets by a factor of 8 or 9 to 1.

    Don't repeat lies...
    May 18, 2012. 03:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Device Battles Over, Let The Ecosystem Wars Commence: What Do Smart Phone Buyers Really Want? [View article]
    Amazing how quickly that's happened (I realize it's current sales, not installed userbase). Has Nokia done a huge ad push? I haven't heard of one. Extremely, extremely impressive, especially given the size of the Chinese market.
    May 18, 2012. 11:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Though early Windows 8 reviewers largely praise Microsoft's (MSFT) Metro tablet UI, Matthew Baxter-Reynolds thinks Microsoft has compromised its usability in the name of making it aesthetically pleasing. Baxter-Reynolds notes Microsoft's Metro design guidelines limit the amount of information that appears on a display, and also force users to take extra steps to access needed controls. And those guidelines need to be followed for Microsoft to approve a Metro app.  [View news story]
    It's gonna be a hit. First innovative UI in years.
    May 17, 2012. 12:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bruno Iksil - the "London Whale" in JPMorgan's (JPM) risk-management unit - is said to be leaving the bank in the wake of the disastrous trade that has cost $2B and counting. (earlier fallout)  [View news story]
    Clawback!
    May 16, 2012. 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Credit Suisse forecasts smartphone shipments will rise 46% in 2012 to 688M (in-line with UBS' estimate), and reach 1.05B in 2014. Apple (AAPL) is seen accounting for 23% of this year's smartphone sales (a figure that translates into 158M iPhones), and troubled Nokia (NOK) a mere 11%. CS also expects smartphone demand to result in Qualcomm's (QCOM) licensing business, whose royalty revenue benefits from higher phone prices, growing 17% in 2012.  [View news story]
    agreed
    May 16, 2012. 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Device Battles Over, Let The Ecosystem Wars Commence: What Do Smart Phone Buyers Really Want? [View article]
    WP7 outselling BB in US, Germany, Australia:

    http://bit.ly/MkzDQa

    Same site states there are over 90k WP7 apps now, 345 more being added a day.
    May 16, 2012. 11:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • JPM's outgoing CIO Ina Drew could receive $14.65M of accelerated equity awards despite being associated with the bank's $2.3B trading loss. Shareholders will have a chance to vent their fury at tomorrow's annual meeting, when they'll be able to vote on her and Jamie Dimon's 2011 pay packet. Sadly, the vote is nonbinding.  [View news story]
    Vote down the pay packages!

    Long JPM
    May 14, 2012. 12:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The first Windows 8 (MSFT) tablets sporting Intel (INTC) CPUs will arrive in November, sources tell CNET. It's added the devices will use Intel's upcoming Clover Trail Atom CPUs, and over half will be PC/tablet hybrids. A successful launch could give a lift to touchscreen controller vendors such as ATML, CY, and SYNA. A prior report claimed both Intel and ARM-based (ARMH) Windows 8 hardware will arrive in October.  [View news story]
    Dope dope dope. Can't wait to get my hands on one and get my Zune pass streaming.

    All I need to do then is switch this galaxy s2 to a wp8 and I will be straight!
    May 14, 2012. 12:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Three JPMorgan (JPM) execs connected to its $2B trading loss will leave the firm this week, according to the WSJ. Bruno Iksil - "The London Whale" - will be stripped of trading duties.  [View news story]
    I would love to invest in a bank with a more reasonable compensation scheme - can you point to any?
    May 14, 2012. 10:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly: REIT Panic Ahead [View article]
    "In 1994, when he was president of Citadel Funding Corp., Farrell was censured and fined along with the Colorado-based broker and two other executives for failing to maintain required capital and filing inaccurate reports, according to regulatory records. Jay Diamond, a spokesman for Annaly, declined to comment on the episode."

    From the Bloomberg article linked in this article.
    May 14, 2012. 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Annaly: REIT Panic Ahead [View article]
    From the Bloomberg article

    "In 1994, when he was president of Citadel Funding Corp., Farrell was censured and fined along with the Colorado-based broker and two other executives for failing to maintain required capital and filing inaccurate reports, according to regulatory records. Jay Diamond, a spokesman for Annaly, declined to comment on the episode."

    I do believe I'm owed an apology :)

    Care to address the rest of my post? I am long NLY btw.
    May 14, 2012. 10:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • California faces a deficit of $16B, Governor Jerry Brown said yesterday (video), not the $9B he'd estimated in January. The ballooning gap is due to tepid tax revenues and slow progress in slashing budgets, which Brown blamed on the federal government and the courts. One bit of hope is Facebook's IPO, which could bring in $2B. (see also)  [View news story]
    Great points from the pro-Californians here. Amazing state that, yes, isn't perfect, but is an economic juggernaut.
    May 13, 2012. 06:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Embattled Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Scott Thompson will reportedly step down to be replaced temporarily by global media head Ross Levinsohn while Yahoo once again looks for a leader. And Yahoo's five directors, who were set to step down in the summer, will leave the board immediately to make room for Dan Loeb's Third Point nominees, with recently added director Fred Amoroso moving to board chair.  [View news story]
    Why'd he need to lie then?
    May 13, 2012. 06:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Hewlett Packard (HPQ) has decided to re-enter the tablet market, this time taking advantage of Microsoft's (MSFT) forthcoming Windows 8 platform in a fresh attempt to make a stronger impact. The firm had suspended its touchPad WebOS tablet production line last year due to poor sales.  [View news story]
    Can't wait to get my hand on a Win 8 Tablet!
    May 13, 2012. 06:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Three JPMorgan (JPM) execs connected to its $2B trading loss will leave the firm this week, according to the WSJ. Bruno Iksil - "The London Whale" - will be stripped of trading duties.  [View news story]
    Cut all executive compensation so there is something left for the lowly shareholders like myself. That goes for the other banks as well.
    May 13, 2012. 05:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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