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  • Apple: In The Smartphone Race, Samsung Has Already Lost [View article]
    The situation for Windows improved with 8, and continues to get better as Windows matures.

    Windows 8 Crashes 55% Less Than Windows 7
    http://bit.ly/106NEWG
    Jan 31, 2015. 06:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google -2.6%; declining ad prices and network clicks take a toll (updated) [View news story]
    When they bought Motorola, they took their billions in cash on their balance sheet, then proceeded to sell off all Motorola's modem, TV, etc. divisions piece by piece, kept their patents, and sold off the mobile group to Lenovo for 3 billion more.

    All told, the Motorola deal only cost them less than 2 billion and got rid of a money losing business. Very clever, Google.

    Don't be fooled by Google, here's the link:
    http://bit.ly/1uH51L9
    Jan 29, 2015. 07:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon +8%; EPS beat, margin gains overshadow revenue softness [View news story]
    As a customer I've noticed that I see prices higher than what others see. I felt ripped off and have started to lose trust in Amazon, it's been frustrating.
    Jan 29, 2015. 07:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: In The Smartphone Race, Samsung Has Already Lost [View article]
    @walterbyrd

    Samsung cheats in benchmarks.

    Multiple Samsung, HTC devices banned from benchmark site for cheating
    http://bit.ly/1uGYf85
    Jan 29, 2015. 07:14 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: In The Smartphone Race, Samsung Has Already Lost [View article]
    Samsung doesn't make good phones. Despite their cheating at benchmarks, their processor is very slow compared to Apple's. Their engineers seem to be inferior and so I expect they will continue lagging with Galaxy 6.

    And now that we hear of Samsung's troubles, it brings down their brand, we all now think they're second rate. If money weren't a factor, we would probably all be using Apple devices.
    Jan 29, 2015. 07:10 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung's Q4 earnings: Phones weak, chips and displays healthier [View news story]
    Actually Windows Phone is what Samsung needs.

    It's free, it's fast, efficient and lightweight and only needs 0.5 GB of RAM to run smoothly.

    In comparison, that BB10 needs 3GB, yet it still stalls at times.

    Not to mention, Windows Phone has 100 of thousands more apps and Office and OneDrive.
    Jan 29, 2015. 05:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Severely Undervalued After Earnings Dive [View article]
    Bing has synergies and can't be jettisoned, it is their search and ad platform and it's integrated into all consumer products (how else are they going to survive against that 800 googol ton gorilla called Google).

    The Xbox and Xbox network is an outlet for ads, making it somewhat harder for advertisers who cater to the gamer audience to ignore Bing.
    Jan 29, 2015. 04:46 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon launching cloud corporate e-mail platform [View news story]
    Don't forget Office365 (if you don't have in house Exchange, Sharepoint etc.)

    outlook.com, office.com are the free offerings for consumers and are a better alternative to Google. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, 15GB free on OneDrive, unlimited photo and video storage on OneDrive, integrated into Office and Windows as a default.
    Jan 29, 2015. 04:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Qualcomm's Poor Execution Grows Frustrating [View article]
    It's the iPhone plus effect, it's eating all competitors.
    Jan 29, 2015. 04:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft -3%; Windows revenue under pressure [View news story]
    "Microsoft had better hope that Windows 10 (what happened to version 9?) is a better product then that of Windows 8 was when they released that a couple of years ago."

    I bet if you used Windows 8.1 for more than a day, you would probably agree it's no worse than Win 7.
    Jan 27, 2015. 07:05 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft -3%; Windows revenue under pressure [View news story]
    After all the spin offs of Motorola's cable divisions etc., it only cost about a billion for the deal. And they even got a large collection of patents.

    Very clever, Google.
    Jan 27, 2015. 07:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft guides cautiously again, lowers spending forecast [View news story]
    "Another $200M worth of restructuring charges are expected over the rest of FY15 (ends June '15)"

    Another smaller round of layoffs planned?
    Jan 27, 2015. 06:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Facebook Is A Better Investment Than Google On Digital Video [View article]
    I think there's a lack of diversity in ads, and it's probably Google's fault, they don't understand humans, that humans don't want the same "relevant" ads all the time.
    Jan 25, 2015. 05:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why IBM Is Better Than I Thought, But I'm Still Bearish [View article]
    Not really Ernie Mac, here at Microsoft, I haven't seen us use anything from IBM. Microsoft has 100K+ employees and we seem to run just fine without IBM. We do use HP and Dell products and buy support from them though.

    I've always thought of IBM as a middle man (selling what exactly, not sure), if a company is using them, maybe it means their in-house IT isn't competent and they're wasting money.
    Jan 24, 2015. 04:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could Microsoft's New HoloLens Become The iPhone Of Virtual Reality? [View article]
    "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his development teams are showing the company can still be innovative."

    I resent this ignorant statement.

    Why are you comparing the HoloLens to an iPhone. Your article makes it sound like Apple is the only innovative company and you're cheapening the work Microsoft did.

    When I used the iPhone for the first time, it sure was nice, but my Palm device before that also let me touch buttons on the screen with my finger. But when I played Kinect sports for the first time, I was left with a sense of wonder - how did it work?

    Do you know how Kinect works? Do you know how much more science and engineering is involved with tracking a human in 3D space vs. tracking points of fingers on a 2D plane? Do you know?

    Microsoft is one of the most innovative companies in the world and has been for a long time.
    Jan 23, 2015. 08:12 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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