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  • Apple May Lose The Smartphone War To Google [View article]
    This comment string has been a blast to read through... (there goes my morning, but time well spent). So many strong opinions and as far as Apple fans, lots of survey data to back up strong arguments. Thanks for that Melci, Outsider, and all the others.. and the counter arguments, though lacking data have merit if you just go with, 'well, all great things have their day'... I could join in but most Apple vs Android/Google points have been made.. Currently, Apple wins but the gist of the article was that Ed Liston see's Apple losing out to Google big time 5 years out. I say thats so far it it's meaningless, but here's a few points:

    Google's ad/eyes model is their backbone, and they are moving into hardware very fast, why? because there is nothing more fickle then the advertising industry and not only is Google losing valuable 'click throughs' with Apple dumping Google maps, the real reason to click through is to buy something, and with Amazon getting so big, why bother clicking on an ad? Just go direct to their site. Amazon's monstrous market reach is a huge threat to Google's ad's and it's starting to show up in the stats (sorry, don't have them). The vendors won't pay for ad's that don't create sales, Google as even been accused of 'fudging' this data to vendors.

    Android, they have lost control of it.. Amazon again provides an example.. and as pointed out in other informative comments, the people who spend money generally buy Apple products....

    Lastly, I'm not impressed with a company of 30-something brainiacks who seriously lack some ethics... CEO sits on Apple board while Jobs develops iPhone (4 years in development) then throws out a ripped off OS for free to gain eyes...
    Ed, you think it's a clever plan, I think it's already dead... it if was going to generate $$$'s it would have by now.... Google better perfect those silly glasses soon.
    Sep 13, 2012. 03:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) is seeking U.S. bans on 8 Samsung (SSNLF.PK) smartphones, Bloomberg reports. The devices include four Galaxy S II models and the Epic 4G, but not the Galaxy S III or the Galaxy Nexus. The S III was launched too late to be included in Apple's suit, thus an injunction request might require another legal action. But the Nexus was declared to be infringing - was it spared due to its use of stock Android (previous), or is it already covered by a pre-trial injunction? (more[View news story]
    Stop Trolling Priota...
    Aug 27, 2012. 02:45 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Microsoft Just Leapfrogged Apple? [View article]
    Apoplectic is a medical term ( I admit I had to look it up). The fact that you chose that word in a tech string says something to me about your condescending debate style. What ever.
    It does appear to be a well thought out machine and my advice to MS is to drop the consumer model and run full steam ahead at the business market. That's where their current strength is, leverage it and make some inroads for a change.
    Jun 19, 2012. 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Microsoft Just Leapfrogged Apple? [View article]
    Gutone, your persistent, I'll grant you that. But you overlook Apples eco-system that is mentioned several times here by others.. also you overlook production capacity, price, etc.. Who is going to make these in enough volume to dent iPad sales even if there is a demand ?(wishfull thinking to create a demand of that size with virtually no apps) Apple has most suppliers capacity tied up for a few years at least.
    X-box, first version was technically superior to the Playstation but didn't have the software (games) and lost a ton of money for years (4+). A huge investment took years to get to the top of the hill, and it didn't face a production capacity issue that 'Surface' would have to deal with.
    Jun 19, 2012. 10:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Become The Greatest Dividend Growth Stock Of All Time? [View article]
    And so do I. Nice post Outsider22.
    After decades of extremely speculative investments and living on a roller coaster financially, I'm feeling good about getting 200 Apple shares at $530-$535 in this temporary dip.
    I'm not a charter, I have seen way too many outside influences (ex. Greek vote, Iran, etc) effect stock prices and charting stocks is mostly charting human knee-jerk reactions to unpredictable and often unrelated events, thus I don't believe Charting can be done in a accurate and/or repetitive manor. Timing the stock market is folly.
    May 28, 2012. 10:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "Where will the next $400B in market cap come from," asks Gene Munster to himself as his $1K price target call on Apple (AAPL) by 2014 implies a $1T valuation. Half will come out of the hides of the firm's "most relevant" competitors as Apple takes market share and the other half from increased investment in tech companies, of which Apple should continue to get a sizable chunk. Shares +1.3% premarket.  [View news story]
    The 'Law of Large Numbers' is misquoted so often I wish I had a $1 each time it's incorrectly pinned on Apple.
    The Law refers to repeated events, a statistics term. Ex. flip a coin 3 times, whats the odds of determining the number of times a head comes up and the error? (very high) After a 1000+ flips the error moves to near zero and the odds move to a firm number, ie 50%
    That's the Law of Large Numbers. I think many are actually trying to imply market saturation, in other words, almost everyone that can afford to buy Apple stock have.. no more money left to pump the stock... ha! Impossible in a FIAT monetary system. Apples ceiling is unknown since there is no other company it can be compared to.
    May 25, 2012. 11:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is the Facebook IPO hurting Apple (AAPL -1.8%)? As shares fall further below the levels they traded at prior to Apple's strong FQ2 report, one theory making the rounds is that NASDAQ index funds are selling to make room for Facebook and its likely $100B+ market cap. In addition, Bloomberg reports a number of major hedge funds, including SAC Capital and Viking Global, took profits on Apple in Q1, though they collectively still held 37.8M shares at quarter's end.  [View news story]
    Your such a persistent Apple Bear Munoio, posting all over with your neg's on Apple, you must be short..... good luck with that....
    May 17, 2012. 01:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer's Mad Money - Harley Davidson Is Revving Up (2/1/12) [View article]
    I agree with WebWriter and RS_Gray that HOG is not a buy. Never owned one but have had many bikes since 1976 and the image of a 'grey fox' on a Hog is getting long-in-the-tooth.... As well, in the domestic market they are getting run at by Victory who are 'out styling' them. If I wanted a cruiser (a CLASS of motorbike that takes up 45% of market share - maybe that's what Cramer meant to say) I'd buy a Victory, for many reasons...
    Feb 3, 2012. 10:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Different Take On Apple's Cash Stash [View article]
    Giving a significant portion away is one of the most daunting tasks imaginable if one considers all the ramifications. I'm sure Mr Gates could expand on that. ... Ever given money to a relative only to have a hand shoved in your face later?
    Jan 27, 2012. 07:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bakken Oilfield: TransCanada Keystone XL Project May Bypass Federal Review [View article]
    Are you sure your not selectively reading what you want to see? It is mind boggling to me how many people are convinced we are the sole reason weather changes.... it changes because it's weather. Daily, Weekly, Yearly, by the century, etc.. and Solar activity is routinely correlated to earths environment changes.
    Jan 24, 2012. 06:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bakken Oilfield: TransCanada Keystone XL Project May Bypass Federal Review [View article]
    I couldn't agree with you more Saratoga. Well said. The Anti -establishment movement is becoming a concern given the overreaction to misinformation. Keystone ran into a perfect storm with timing, BP spill, increasingly bi-polar US politics, and a growing resistance to profit based organizations which keep our society and it's social net ticking.
    Jan 24, 2012. 06:06 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bakken Update: Williston Basin Estimated Ultimate Recoveries And What They Tell Us [View article]

    MBOE stands for One Thousand Barrels of Oil Equivalents, IE, one thousand BOE.

    MMBOE stands for Million Barrels of Oil Equivalents, IE, one million BOE.

    MMBOED stands for Million Barrels of Oil Equivalents per Day and measures a daily rate of oil production.
    Jan 17, 2012. 02:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment