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  • With the next iPhone (AAPL) maybe just a few weeks away, Sprint (S) has quietly slashed the price of the 16GB iPhone 4S to $149 from $199. This could be a sign of weak demand ahead of a refresh, or it could be an indication Sprint is saddled with a ton of 4S inventory due to its purchase commitments, and is scrambling to clear it while it still can.  [View news story]
    dinosaur phones
    Aug 6, 2012. 11:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The debate on Chick-fil-A's unofficial stance on same-sex marriage keeps getting ratcheted up by politicians and activists from both sides pandering to crowds. While seemingly only a minor event a week ago, the large crowds gathering inside and outside of the chain's restaurants day after day has caught the eyes of at least a few restaurant analysts wondering if the flareup could affect U.S. sales at rivals MCD, WEN, and BKW[View news story]
    these people are not merely disagreeing. they are advocating discrimination based on their personal religious beliefs. which is something entirely different.
    Aug 3, 2012. 04:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows 8 and its dual interfaces represent a huge gamble, and some think it will backfire. Bronte Capital, worried the Metro UI won't function well with a keyboard and mouse: "This will wind up with a lower corporate take up rate than Vista." Valve CEO Gabe Newell, worried about Microsoft's (MSFT) proprietary approach: "Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space." Matt Rosoff: "Windows 8 is for touch screens. Period." Developer Jeff Atwood is "cautiously optimistic." (also: I, II, III)  [View news story]
    metro sucks. it will be every bit as popular as windows phone 7
    Jul 28, 2012. 07:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft (MSFT) strikes a patent cross-licensing deal with Amdocs (DOX) that results in payments being sent Microsoft's way. Interestingly, the deal partly covers Amdocs' use of Linux servers in its data servers - if merely using the open-source OS is deemed to violate Microsoft's IP, there's no shortage of companies Microsoft could target. Like others, Microsoft is now trying harder to monetize its IP. Its lucrative Android licensing deals serve as proof.  [View news story]
    well it's lucky they make money on android because it's unlikely they'll ever make money on windows phone
    Jul 24, 2012. 01:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) CEO Mike Duke and his crew will spend 2 days hosting Mark Zuckerberg (FB) and his senior team at the retailer's Arkansas home office this week as they discuss ways to "deepen" their relationship. A bigger online presence is key to Wal-Mart, which rang up $444B in total sales last year, but trails well behind Amazon's online revenue of $48B.  [View news story]
    two places I never wanna be
    Jul 19, 2012. 11:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer will receive up to $141M in compensation over the next 5 years - a $1M/year base salary + a mix of performance bonuses, restricted stock units, and options. Bloomberg Businessweek provides the background story for Mayer's surprise hiring: two secret meetings held away from Yahoo's campus - the second involving Dan Loeb and the rest of Yahoo's board - closed the deal. (SEC filing) (previous)  [View news story]
    ship of fools
    Jul 19, 2012. 11:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • User discontent with Facebook's (FB +2%) Timeline feature has led to declining customer satisfaction, claims research firm ACSI. Its latest consumer survey gives Facebook a score of 61, down 760 bps from the year-ago period. Of course, customer satisfaction and customer usage aren't the same things - Google+ scored a 78, and AOL a 74. But data has emerged recently suggesting Facebook's U.S. consumption has hit a plateau.  [View news story]
    UselessBook
    Jul 18, 2012. 05:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Since the Court upheld Obamacare, small business owners have gone from denial to outright anger. Many entrepreneurs are focusing on figuring out what moves they can make to gum up the works and prove healthcare reform was a bad idea and offer a case study on why it will fail. Some of the top threats: Firing workers instead of hiring, stop providing health insurance altogether and pay the $2K penalty, or even going so far as to shutter their businesses.  [View news story]
    hogwash
    Jul 17, 2012. 10:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Since the Court upheld Obamacare, small business owners have gone from denial to outright anger. Many entrepreneurs are focusing on figuring out what moves they can make to gum up the works and prove healthcare reform was a bad idea and offer a case study on why it will fail. Some of the top threats: Firing workers instead of hiring, stop providing health insurance altogether and pay the $2K penalty, or even going so far as to shutter their businesses.  [View news story]
    wacko chicken little talk from wacko steve forbes magazine. ignore.
    funny how all those businesses in Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Canada and countless others have been able to survive with universal coverage isn't it?
    Jul 17, 2012. 08:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK) slashes the price of its flagship Lumia 900 phone by half in the U.S., barely a quarter after its introduction - though it's not clear whether Nokia or partner AT&T (T) will take the bigger hit. Quick price drops aren't unprecedented, but NOK (with market cap now down more than 95% from its tech-boom peak) is under scrutiny after a lackluster Lumia rollout.  [View news story]
    windows phone sleeps with kin
    Jul 15, 2012. 04:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HTC phones don't infringe on four Apple (AAPL) patents related to touchscreen technology, and three of those Apple patents are invalid, according to U.K. Judge Christopher Floyd. The patents in the case were: slide-to-unlock feature, tools to scroll through photographs and change alphabets, and functionality to touch the screen in two spots simultaneously. It's not an insignificant defeat for Apple.  [View news story]
    the patent system in the us is broken. there need to be substantial penalties for seeking patents on things you didn't invent.
    Jul 4, 2012. 01:33 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google (GOOG) has thousands of brilliant engineers, but do they understand consumers? Gizmodo's Sam Biddle has his doubts after going over Google I/O's product announcements. The sharing features of the Nexus Q streamer, panned in reviews, don't "sound like any fun unless you're an Android engineer." Google+'s new "party mode" feature "is as painfully dorky as it sounds." And the adoption of Project Glass requires "not just a leap in technology, but in culture." (also)  [View news story]
    don't know about you, but i sure as hell don't want anybody wearing those creepy glasses at MY party... or anywhere i'm at for that matter
    Jun 30, 2012. 05:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The bottom line for employers of the Supreme Court healthcare opinion is that most companies won't drop coverage for workers, but some might rework their plans and smaller ones could delay hiring. That's because firms with 50+ workers will be liable for a fine starting at $2K per employee if they don't provide insurance. "That will flat out limit us to 49 employees," says one small-business exec.  [View news story]
    how about if we just don't cover republicans?
    Jun 28, 2012. 12:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't look for businesses to go on any hiring binge if Obamacare gets rejected, says CNBC's Larry Kudlow. The "uncertainty premium" of the policy is far too high. It's been a deterrent to job creation for some time now, and will continue to be long after the election regardless of how the Supreme Court votes on the issue. Why? Because no one has the first clue what the healthcare system will look like if it passes, nor, worse yet, what Congress will actually propose if the bill is struck down.  [View news story]
    everyone except larry kudlow should have a right to healthcare
    Jun 28, 2012. 01:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The WSJ says that while it has "never put much stock in the judgment of credit-ratings agencies," Moody's bank downgrades "can help Americans understand" the failures of Dodd-Frank. "The law's signature achievements are higher costs, reduced opportunities and weaker banks," says the paper.  [View news story]
    wsj = foxnews print edition. bunch of nutcases wearing suits.
    Jun 24, 2012. 05:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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