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  • Why Twitter's 38 Million Zombies Could Impact Ad Revenue [View article]
    That is how Facebook got me to log on. So I still try to comprehend - how does one support Facebook and not Twitter, or vice versa?
    Aug 14 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Twitter's 38 Million Zombies Could Impact Ad Revenue [View article]
    I've spent time on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook is a source of personal information. Twitter is a source of "news". I could go to CNN or FOX, but on Twitter, I can choose what news I get.

    How many of Facebook's users are idle and never see ads? Has anyone determined that? I would venture it is higher than 14%. Is the idle percentage even a relevant comparison? The two platforms are different.

    I am confused. But that happens every time someone talks about TWTR.

    The bottom line is, TWTR is a very efficient medium. Put some ads in there please, it won't disrupt my experience. And it will bring in money.
    Aug 12 10:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Zillow + Trulia, And The Big Cover-Up [View article]
    What is the term length of this deal? If it is in fact legal, and it expires, I would think this is an important factor to consider in your argument.
    Jul 29 11:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple files all glass patent [View news story]
    Dropped my Nokia Lumia several times, no issue. The thing really is a brick.
    Jul 9 11:43 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Subscriber Growth No Longer Critical To Success Of Sirius XM [View article]
    Windows phone uses a real browser. Here's to my two cents, from the beach.
    Jul 8 02:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google reportedly committing up to $500M to challenge Amazon [View news story]
    Again - I say this as a human supporting progress and as a shareholder.

    It is possible Google has a strategy that does not include building an infinite cash position, and has a focus towards changing the world. There are not many companies with market caps nearing $400b. Suffice to say, GOOG is in a league of its own, and the company strategy simply cannot be compared to others whose main interest is growth.

    I am still not understanding why anyone would speak negatively of a company for taking expensive risks. If you own the shares and don't like the management's use of cash, sell the stock. Most companies do behave in the best interest of the bottom-line/shareholder return. Google does this, and more.

    A shareholder needs to be in line with the company in order to feel good about an investment. Google is pioneering our future and we should all (American and non-American alike) be grateful.
    Jul 8 12:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google reportedly committing up to $500M to challenge Amazon [View news story]
    Dantes - I am specifically talking about companies (i.e. Google) using money on risky ventures. I support this as an American and as a shareholder.
    Jul 8 12:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google reportedly committing up to $500M to challenge Amazon [View news story]
    As a supporter of freedom and progress, I implore these companies to push innovation towards undiscovered frontiers.

    It makes little sense that we would discourage a company from "wasting money" on "low-margin, high capex moonshots". This is exactly what we need our enterprises to be doing. This is the very definition of progress. Who else is going to discover the next big thing, if not Google or similar company with excessive cash?

    You don't like it, don't own the stock. It speaks volumes about what you consider a "priority" when you write negatively about research and development efforts towards new and undiscovered technologies. You might want to take a break from (insert distraction here) and notice that there is an infinite chasm of scientific possibility beyond the iPhone.
    Jul 7 12:59 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Its Viral Spread Is About To Reach The Rest Of The Internet [View article]
    High margins, high expectations, high demand. Enter at your own risk.
    Jul 4 01:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is Why Sirius XM Is Up Today [View article]
    My job is so boring - I can't contain myself when I see a ridiculous logic argument unfolding in front of me. Most excitement of my Thursday. Sarcasm intended.
    Jul 3 01:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Its Viral Spread Is About To Reach The Rest Of The Internet [View article]
    And we would be ignorant to leave out the "shadow clicking" that plagues the advertising industry. Much like Facebook claims to have 1 billion+ users (including duplicate accounts, including duplicate accounts, including duplicate accounts, and inactive accounts) - there is some percentage of advertising clicks which are done by computers to enhance an ad's revenue.
    Jul 3 01:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Its Viral Spread Is About To Reach The Rest Of The Internet [View article]
    Shopping can be done without the assistance of Facebook. Viral videos are shared by people, not through ads

    I don't see the logic there.

    Advertisements in no way/shape/form enhance any user's experience. If you believe that, you are being fooled (or you are profiting from Facebook's stock, and there is nothing wrong with that, but you would do better to just admit that).

    Word of mouth has and always will be the strongest medium for sharing. Advertisements are the engine of a consumer society, absolutely. But you would be very hard-pressed to find people who actually enjoy watching commercials on TV (yes, it is the same as those annoying ads appearing on social media).
    Jul 3 12:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Shorted InvenSense Inc. [View article]
    Stock has short-term appreciation since this article and your post. Beta has been 3+ since I've been watching it (about 8 months).

    Not sure what the problem is? Does anyone posting here understand long-term investing?
    Jul 1 06:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Twitter buying mobile ad retargeting firm for ~$100M (updated) [View news story]
    TWTR is used by a lot of professionals and it's slow adoption will one day become obvious to everyone.
    Jun 30 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is Why Sirius XM Is Up Today [View article]
    If you change the sentence and remove the word "and", it flows much more smoothly.

    "I believe it can - exceeding $4 is not out of the question."

    Or

    "Exceeding $4 is not out of the question. I believe it can"

    Whoever brought up this syntax debate is not focused on the task at hand.
    Jun 19 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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