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  • A First-Hand Look At The Google Fi Opportunity [View article]
    So Google Fi is more expensive.
    Aug 3, 2015. 02:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo buys social apparel-shopping site Polyvore [View news story]
    Yahoo's site is a UI disaster and extremely slow.

    Buying niche companies isn't going to fix their problems and given the typical quality of code created at small startups, it's probably going to compound their issues.

    Garbage in, garbage out.
    Aug 1, 2015. 08:16 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A First-Hand Look At The Google Fi Opportunity [View article]
    Fi "combining" T-Mo and Sprint is useless to end users.

    I'm a wireless engineer having developed handsets, so I can tell you that phones come built with a single radio (that's why an iPhone bought for Verizon or Sprint doesn't work on T-Mo and AT&T and vice versa - they not only operate on different cell bands, they operate using completely different radio protocols). So operating a phone on Fi is really no better than just operating on T-Mo or Sprint for base calling and texting and data.

    Now if you use a phone with two radios then yes you can take advantage of maybe better coverage. Expect the phone to cost more than it needs to though because it will need two sets of radio hardware.

    And practically once Fi crosses the 500 MB data mark, it loses any slim pricing advantage it has (I mean we're only talking a $5 price advantage anyway). And practically it's very easy to cross the 500 MB even with Wifi usage.

    So it really comes down to how good the Wifi coverage will be. If they provide good WiFi coverage for free then it may be a good service.
    Jul 31, 2015. 04:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A First-Hand Look At The Google Fi Opportunity [View article]
    T-Mo, Sprint, Virgin Mobile already have competitive plans when you factor in data (+/- $5 of Google's).
    Jul 31, 2015. 05:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fitbit: The Market For Wearable Fitness Trackers Is Getting Crowded [View article]
    Majority of Americans are obese, and the vast majority don't stay active on a regular basis.

    Right now everyone is buying one for the novelty aspect and then not using it. I wonder if the fitness tracker market can support so many competitors as enthusiasm will undoubtedly wane over time.
    Jul 30, 2015. 11:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry +5.6%; Morgan Stanley upgrades, cites cash and job cuts [View news story]
    Blackberry would have to compete with Windows Phone which is slated to be releasing Intel based phones running Windows 10 later this year.

    Blackberry only makes 1 phone a yr, they can't afford the time or resources to change hardware architecture and risk jeopardizing their limited software ecosystem for absolutely no gain. They also run the risk of being compared directly to the Windows ecosystem - that will result in a media and PR disaster.

    I also question their ability to deliver. They spent the last 2+ yrs to port 10K+ apps, throwing away what little they have at this stage would set them back by at least 2 yrs and would most certainly be a death blow.

    That said, I hope John Chen likes your idea.
    Jul 28, 2015. 05:08 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry +5.6%; Morgan Stanley upgrades, cites cash and job cuts [View news story]
    Not so sad really.

    With device management turning into a commodity and something that's bundled for free with other services and apps (think Office365), Blackberry's monopoly pricing of years past are over.

    Blackberry has failed to innovate beyond device management and are now facing the harsh reality.

    That said, I would very much prefer a Canadian company go bankrupt than any of their competitors.
    Jul 28, 2015. 04:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Sentiment Has Turned Sour [View article]
    "I just think the price is right, or at least approaching "right" territory"

    I think many thought the same thing at $10 then at $9 and then at $8.
    Jul 24, 2015. 06:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry -4.9%; Chen talks turnaround, potential smartphone pullback [View news story]
    "Is he talking down the prospects to load up shares for the employee programme?"

    Yeah, John Chen is bringing the price down because he thinks his $84 million in stock compensation was too much for his performance as CEO. Kudos John. Kudos.
    Jul 24, 2015. 06:09 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: How Windows Will Become Obsolete [View article]
    I'll just repeat what techy46 said.

    Windows 10 on a phone device transforms into a desktop when paired with a mouse and keyboard and monitor.

    "When smartphones provide enough horsepower, and can effortlessly connect to a larger display -- as well as to a keyboard and a mouse -- what would people need PCs for?"

    And let me freaking repeat again for the author. Windows 10.
    Jul 24, 2015. 05:58 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Sentiment Has Turned Sour [View article]
    "Recently announced job cuts attest to the fact that BlackBerry's turnaround hasn't progress as planned."

    John Chen doesn't even live in the same freaking country as Blackberry, how can he plan anything, let alone a turnaround?

    Experts question Chen’s BlackBerry pay package

    John Chen is getting paid millions to fly around in a company-paid private jet to dole out pink slips and make press conferences that make a talking M&M seem more composed.

    There's only one job cut that can be considered progress.
    Jul 24, 2015. 06:15 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Sentiment Has Turned Sour [View article]
    "BBRY is far superior in Security over any other mobile platform."

    Is it now? The hack at Target that stole data of 40 millions users was because they used Unix. Blackberry uses Qnix. There's an awful lot of similarity there.

    Blackberry also has a history of not discovering security flaws until yrs have passed.

    BlackBerry Security Flaw Could Compromise Enterprise Servers
    Jul 24, 2015. 05:42 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon up 18.3% after Q2 beat; AWS growth accelerates to 81% [View news story]
    I give up.
    Jul 23, 2015. 06:29 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bleak Times For BlackBerry [View article]
    DoD to DOUBLE Non-Blackberry devices within a yr (Mar. 2013)

    And it's been another year and likely another doubling.
    Jul 21, 2015. 03:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Was Right About YouTube: My Reaction To Google's Quarter [View article]
    "Who says there is anything wrong with being arrogant?"

    Hello. The dictionary. Definition of arrogant: having or revealing an EXAGGERATED sense of one's own importance or abilities

    It's also documented that millennials have a sense of entitlement and they're narcissistic.

    Also words in a dictionary.
    Jul 21, 2015. 02:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment