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  • GoPro +3.8%; $300 HERO+ camera launched  [View news story]
    Not trying to troll... just curious... do they own anything proprietary? I don't understand $7+bil valuation... couldn't they be wiped out if a better alternative comes along? It's not like it'll be hard to switch to a different device when it arrives. Also, introducing cheaper version will make it more difficult to sell their higher end products... at least to casual users. Then there's the issue with margins...
    Jun 1, 2015. 10:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • European Commission Tax Probe Could Cost Apple Billions  [View article]
    Is there an "ignore author" list on SA?
    Sep 29, 2014. 12:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • European Commission Tax Probe Could Cost Apple Billions  [View article]
    Every company that does business internationally is "guilty" of tax avoidance. All I know is, everyone I know is switching to IP6.. and some are switching from android (people have been waiting for the big screen iphone) This can only help the numbers come earning season. Get off if you'd like... I'm in!

    Also, bendgate is another anntenagate... nothing of substance here.
    Sep 29, 2014. 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon 3D Smartphone Launch: 5 Winners And Losers  [View article]
    Are there such a thing? Raving Prime fans? I'd understand if this was priced cheaply... at near APPLE prices, I have my doubts on its success.
    Jun 18, 2014. 04:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Himax Raised Its Dividend 8%, But Is It Worth A Spot In Your Portfolio?  [View article]
    Aren't articles like these also the reason why some are able to scoop up good companies on the cheap? Goes both ways.
    Jun 16, 2014. 03:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dex Media: A Stronger Buy, After The Successful Debt Tender  [View article]
    I am a small business owner and I realized how screwed up this print advertisement space is back in 2005 when I ran ads on the yellow pages. In an entire year... we got absolute zero hits... I run a dry cleaning operation. Only wish I would have known to short this entire industry then.

    If they are relying on their current customer base... the ones that are still running print ads in 2013 to be internet/web savvy... and try to retain them in the internet business.. and that's what we're betting on? Print ads and internet ads are two entirely different things... and different customer base. Couldn't be any further apart. And local market is also extremely difficult market to tackle in large scale. We saw Facebook, Google and Amazon fail in that arena in the last couple of years.
    Dec 31, 2013. 03:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Top 2 Contenders: Alan Mulally And Satya Nadella  [View article]
    In a company like MSFT where they operate in so many different markets, it's difficult to promote from within. It's not necessarily that Satya is not competent but they are looking for someone with more "head coaching" experience. There's nothing wrong with that.
    Dec 20, 2013. 02:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sandberg: Facebook's teen usage healthy, e-commerce ads strong  [View news story]
    "There will be a next big thing"?!? Do you know how difficult it is to grow this sort of user base? There isn't a replacement on the horizon. It takes a long time to build momentum. Google+? Maybe... but I have my doubts.

    You don't jump off of FB wagon thinking there's going to a replacement without any sort of evidence to support it. This won't happen overnight. You'll see it coming if you're paying attention... right now... there's nothing.
    Nov 22, 2013. 02:30 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Looks To Disrupt Streaming Video... Again  [View article]
    Not to mention most TVs are "Smart" now and they already have streaming capabilities built in. I can stream netflix directly from my Samsung tv.
    Oct 7, 2013. 03:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Responsiveness Report - Bad News For Apple?  [View article]
    "Snappiness" is not the only differentiating factor. My NEXUS 4 (Google phone) with most up to date OS with most up to date GMail app (Google app)... crashes every other day. Don't get me wrong... I like my Nexus 4. And I like Android. But Apple is in a different league... albeit a little more subtle than it used to be.
    Sep 23, 2013. 10:41 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Forget About $700 And Enjoy Range-Bound Purgatory  [View article]
    They do have a rapidly growing middle class. And people in China also care a lot more about superficial things than most westerners. Sadly, they have been known to save their wages for 6 months just to buy the phone.
    Sep 12, 2013. 11:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Forget About $700 And Enjoy Range-Bound Purgatory  [View article]
    Apple certainly do have something that differentiates their products. Brand and simplicity. I think people always undervalue simplicity. It's much harder than it's billed.
    Sep 11, 2013. 04:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Microsoft Get The Message Yet?  [View article]
    Windows 8 is actually quite good. Don't let the media distort your perception. I work in IT in the banking industry in the middle of Chicago financial district (not sure why that's important)... I can see companies making the shift. If not for such a fine operating system, for lack of other viable options.

    Apple is only an option for small companies (very small compaies) and that do not have any legacy software needs. MSFT will be fine people.
    Jul 20, 2013. 04:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More Evidence That Microsoft Bulls Got It Right About Windows 8  [View article]
    GOOG bought motorola for the patents.
    May 20, 2013. 11:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More Evidence That Microsoft Bulls Got It Right About Windows 8  [View article]
    MSFT =
    Leader in gaming (XBOX).
    Leader in Servers
    Leader in productivity suite
    Leader in personal OS
    Leader in business intelligence platform
    Leader in databases (well, close to)

    Not one of them include NOK. MSFT is one of the most diverse tech companies out there... they do not need a grand slam every time.
    May 20, 2013. 11:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment