Seeking Alpha

syi916

syi916
Send Message
View as an RSS Feed
View syi916's Comments BY TICKER:
Latest  |  Highest rated
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 11:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft To Apple: 'Welcome To The Club' [View article]
    Jobs is dead.
    May 20 11:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ericsson And Nokia: Erokia? [View article]
    Antitrust?
    Feb 20 10:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Don't Worry About Google Chromebooks [View article]
    I was commenting on SPM's "drive head" and latency comment. It was more like ... um, how about ssd? =)
    Feb 7 10:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Don't Worry About Google Chromebooks [View article]
    SSD?
    Jan 27 09:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Is Raising An Army [View article]
    In order for apple to really make dent in msft windows monopoly is by lower prices on their products... and that's not going to happen without lower margins. In other words.. msft is concerned... not worried.
    Jan 24 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
COMMENTS STATS
236 Comments
182 Likes