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  • Ford recalls 370K vehicles for potential steering shaft problem [View news story]
    Ford continues to produce unreliable, unsafe and crappy cars and trucks.

    Who buys Ford (or Mercury), anyway? Oh, the 50+ grandpa and grandma types.

    I hope F takes a dump to $5 or $6 on Tuesday.
    Sep 1 01:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buffett's new Suncor stake could be the start of something bigger [View news story]
    Purchasing SUNCOR may have been a significant blunder on Mr. Buffet part for the following reasons:

    1) US already have a glut of oil from oil sands with great difficulty with refining them due to shortage in refinaries in the US.
    2) And with recent public relationships nightmare (e.g. water contamination) over Oil Sands in the US, oil company's liability can becomes more expensive and more frequent.

    The only upside that I see see here is the possible discount that Burlington Northern Rail can give SUNCOR on delivery (pickup) of gas.

    My guess for this blunder is Mr. Buffet is tired and ready to retire -- or he needs his afternoon nap.
    Aug 15 10:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Pretty Quiet Out There [View article]

    Is that why QCOM partnered with ALU about a month ago for ALU's LTE technology?

    It looks like INTC is again playing catch-up as QCOM keeps leading the market with innovative solutions and partnerships with key network providers.

    NOTE (from 2-27-13): CISCO-INTEL partnerships in the past includes the joint solution combines Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software with Cisco’s Common Platform Architecture (CPA) to deliver performance, capacity, and security for enterprise-class Hadoop deployments.
    Aug 15 10:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Fail Dooms Nokia [View article]

    until you realize that windows 8 was a failure, you and your comrads will not be able understand that the emperor (e.g. Balmer) has no clothes. Same sentiments felt during the Vista fiasco.

    since windows 8 release in 2012, a direct correlation can be seen to the drop of PC sales or delays to corporate enterprise hardware or O/S upgrade.

    In other words, windows 8 does not provide any value to the corporate world or to individuals like myself that want the START button back, among other UI that was lost during the dumbing-down of Windows 8.

    For myself, I'm not a fan of Windows 8. I may wait for Windows 9 or just complete go to Apple's IOS.

    Have fun with your Windows 8. I've moved on.

    Aug 14 09:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Fail Dooms Nokia [View article]
    Didn't like Windows 8 at all -- cumbersome and not user-friendly.

    For instance, how many steps (or clicks) does it take to shutdown your computer under Windows 8 compared to Windows-XP?

    Anyway, I returned my DELL laptop with Windows 8 at COSTCO within their 90-day return policy.

    I can't wait for Windows 9. Probably another useless upgrade from Balmer.

    Aug 14 08:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: This Is Your Last Chance To Buy [View article]
    This article was written Aug 2 when INTC was at $26.19.

    As of Aug 8, INTC is at $22.45 -- a whopping $3.74 loss or 14% drop only after 4 business days after this article is published!

    I wonder how many people was duped and fooled into purchasing INTC shares after this article was published.

    Aug 11 06:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's Powerful Inflection Point Finally Arrives [View article]
    Is this FB's last swan song? Should I sell FB now because this is as good as it is going to get?

    Facebook's unpopularity in US includes:
    1) Corporate America (e.g. Fortune 1000) have significantly reduced their spending on FB advertisement in favor of Twitter, Pinterest and other niche social media (e.g. Yelp, Linkedin).
    2) Most Americans are FB-fatigued especially when everything that is posted on FB, including pictures, becomes FB property.
    3) Another indication of FB's inability to catch the "cool" wave includes the unsuccessful HTC ONE: AT&T To Discontinue The HTC First Facebook Phone

    Some damaging reasons include uncertain returns on Facebook advertisement dollars, unreliable (and un-auditable) FB data on unique click-through, allegations of web-robot to increase "ad-click" counts, etc.

    Bottom line question to corporate america: Are they making money on FB ads? Will they continue to use FB ads thru 2013?

    Being a selfish snob, I certainly hope that the numbers keep going up and sell FB as soon as I break even, at least. Yeah, I'm one of the few foolish investors that bought FB at around IPO price.
    Jul 29 09:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A federal appeals court today upheld a jury’s $105M damage award against Exxon Mobil (XOM) for contaminating NYC wells with the gasoline additive MTBE. The award for compensatory damages to clean up contaminated wells was proper, the court said in its ruling, denying XOM’s challenge to the 2009 verdict. XOM says it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. [View news story]
    Exxon-Mobil makes $105M in 1 hour. What are they complaining about?

    Another reason to stop going to Exxon-Mobil for gas.

    ARCO is just fine for me.
    Jul 27 04:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On top of reporting of a major surge in both mobile search traffic and ad revenue, online ad firm RKG offers some negative data for Facebook (FB). RKG clients reported CPM-based ad prices for Facebook's FBX exchange (delivers sidebar ads based on non-Facebook activity) were 78% below display ad averages, and that revenue per ad click was 9% below those for other display campaigns. Though Facebook's ad rates/impressions and brand support have been growing, complaints about the usefulness/relevancy of its ads remain widespread. (click-through rates) (news feed FBX test[View news story]
    Old people like you shouldn't be using Facebook anyway.
    Jul 14 09:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sprint (S) and SoftBank (SFTBF.PK) have agreed not to use infrastructure equipment made by China's Huawei as part of the conditions under which U.S. authorities will approve SoftBank's acquisition of Sprint. Clearwire (CLWR), which Sprint is looking to buy outright, will replace Huawei products in its network. The agreement comes amid security fears about Chinese telecom-equipment suppliers. [View news story]
    american imperialism at work.

    Apr 1 08:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did You Know These Important 'Details' About Xerox? [View article]

    XRX has one big problem: being in the copier business.

    First, very few private companies copy documents anymore (except for the US government -- which loves to waste money)
    Second: very few companies rely on paper for information archival.
    Third: copier companies are dying slowly or shrunk already.

    Xerox brand is dead. Xerox branding is confused. Xerox management is leaderless and missionless.

    Sorry Xerox -- but it's time for you to go to the scrap heap.
    Mar 14 02:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Has The Cash To Drive Its Shares Back To $700 [View article]
    Apply may have the cash -- but Apple does NOT have any NEW products that consumers consider "cool"?

    Apple's products are now stale and pedestrian. And with their latest release of AppleMaps and Siri, it seems that Apple "quality" has suffered. Functionality and Features have also suffered.

    People are now "upgrading" to non-Apple products, like Samsung's Galaxy or Note.

    So, I believe that Apple's prices will continue to drop further -- down to the "Depths of Dell". Be careful out there.
    Mar 7 03:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment