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  • Netflix launches $6.99/month single-screen plan [View news story]
    I'm still amazed that Netflix has stayed afloat this long. I used Netflix over a year ago, enjoyed it though quickly found that movie choices were very limited and when they changed their pricing structure, dropped the service and used RedBox when I needed to watch something newly released. Since then, I revisited it last month, started a free trial and quickly discovered that the choices are even more limited and within a few nights watched anything worth watching (in my opinion). I feel the Hollywood houses are missing out on a huge bonanza to allow all current and past movies not in the theater to be streamed. Time-Warner is getting close. Right now I watched more movies at $3 to 5.99 a pop on my Time-Warner Box then on Netflix.
    Dec 30, 2013. 04:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2013 streaming winners and trends [View news story]
    More than a year ago, I cancelled my NFLX subscription due to low quality movie availability. Last week I renewed a trial subscription to see if things improved. The only newly released decent movies were Hunger Games, Avengers and Captain America. Frankly, I feel the selection is worse now than before and the User Interface is still frustrating to use. I do not see NFLX surviving long term and as soon as the Movie Studios can agree on a scalable, monetary model - it would be a boon for the industry. In the meantime, RedBox will continue to shine.
    Dec 17, 2013. 05:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Avago Technologies: Nice Buy Of LSI, But The Market Is Too Enthusiastic [View article]
    I agree with the contributor - though I would buy and hold on the bounce, I think long term, they will continue to gain market share. I would like a clearer background on what all devices they are currently in. Does anyone know whether they are in the Windows Phones?
    Dec 17, 2013. 05:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Proves Once Again It Is Not A 'Dead Man Walking' [View article]
    I've always been a believer in MSFT - though have not always liked the way they handled some things, such as killing off great legacy software programs like VFP and FP. Still I think they have a great opportunity to capture the "real business needs" for mobile users in their Surface and Windows phone. We have been evaluating the Surface, it's fast, has full Windows capability, can easily switch between touch and mouse and fits in seamlessly with our business needs, while reducing costs to supporting new laptops. It's a winner.
    Oct 25, 2013. 09:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TriQuint And The Paradox Of #2 [View article]
    Good article and we will know what the future looks like after earnings this afternoon. I believe the sector will continue to improve as new and exciting mobile devices are introduce and increase in demand. Does anyone know what chips are in the Surface and Nokia's new tablet and Lumina phones. Nokia use to be one of TQNT's biggest customers, not sure where they stand now.
    Oct 23, 2013. 09:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Foxconn has begun production of an iPhone 5S (AAPL) that looks much like the iPhone 5, claims Japanese blog MacOtakara, which has a mixed track record (I, II) with iScoops. MacOtakara also reports NTT DoCoMo (DCM) has slashed Android phone orders for the fall, which is fueling speculation an iPhone deal is on the way. Jefferies' Peter Misek argued last month preparation for March iPhone 5S production could be responsible for new iPhone order cuts. Possible/likely suppliers: CRUS, OVTI, SWKS, TQNT, AVGO, QCOM, BRCM, NTE, MFLX, LPL. (yesterday[View news story]
    Still using the 4S, like it for the most part, but everytime I see the massive footprint of the Galaxy, can't help but want one.

    If Apple wants to compete, instead of making low-end models - up the ante to a bigger screen, pen stylus, SDMI input so I can copy photos off the phone more easily, USB input so I can download my music to my PC/MAC and they will take back the market - otherwise, the Samsung continues to look more attractive.

    I'm not entertaining the Nexus because I feel Google invades my privacy in everything they do.
    Mar 6, 2013. 11:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft CEO Makes Stunning Statement About Surface Pro Tablets [View article]
    While I'm not a big Ballmer fan, I believe his statement is simply showing that he is being realistic. The Surface market is entirely different from the tablets. It needs to be marketed as a Producer based product rather than just a Consumer based one, which will be its main driving force as people like myself want Windows and Office on small footprint device. Powerful, yet light will make it a major contender in the years to come.
    Feb 21, 2013. 04:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Surface Pro: Yay Or Nay? [View article]
    Good review and I second the thought..... "that being said, this is but a first step on a long journey for Microsoft, but one I believe they will eventually emerge successfully from."

    The issue I have with my iPad is that it is very hard to be a "Producer" - it's great for consuming and sharing, but not for multi-tasking and creating anything worthwhile.

    Windows 8 brings that to the market without lugging a full sized laptop around. It will only get better.
    Feb 8, 2013. 09:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment