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  • Science Fiction Investing, Part 1  [View article]
    Nice article, thanks!

    INTC looks like is about to enter an accumulation zone.
    If it touches $20 I might buy a few shares.

    AAPL is doing a lot of mistakes and I don't trust Wall Street.
    I'm afraid to get in and see the stock crash for no apparent reason.
    Yes, I'd rather lose the boat and miss on profits than risking getting hit by a train.

    ATVI doesn't look interesting... the company is good, but its stock is pretty weird.

    GOOG - not at this price, thank you. I got it at $600. Kept it for almost a year and sold at $647. I got pretty bored along the way.

    MSFT - Another boring stock... I won't buy above $25.

    At the moment, I'm considering IRBT, which could easily fall under this science-fiction category.
    Sep 25, 2012. 06:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Deal Costs To Hold Down iRobot  [View article]
    If IRBT falls to $22 again, I might get some... too bad they don't give a dividend, cause it would convince me to buy at this level. As such, I'll wait a bit more.
    Sep 25, 2012. 05:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "If Steve Jobs were still alive, would the new map application on the iPhone 5 be such an unmitigated disaster?" asks Joe Nocera. It's a question many others are also asking, given the huge backlash to iOS 6 Maps. But to Nocera, a potentially bigger concern is that Jobs' absence will limit the risk-taking that drove Apple's (AAPL) meteoric rise. Joshua Topolsky: "The iPhone 5 is unquestionably the best iPhone ever made ... but right now Apple seems to be in a holding pattern, too comfortable or too scared to take real chances." (also: I, II[View news story]
    I don't know what most buyers want but I was never interested in a smartphone until now. (Like I say, if I can ditch my Garmin GPS in my next holiday through Europe, that will be perfect.)

    Is the reaction out of proportion? Maybe yes, maybe not. I've read somewhere that maps was among the top 5 apps being used in smartphones. If that's true, maybe users are more interested in driving directions than most smartphone brands think.

    Of course some folks are just joking and having some fun but I expect them to be Apple fans. (Very few lunatics would buy an expensive product just to joke about it.)
    Sep 25, 2012. 03:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Blew It With Windows Mobile And Windows Phone  [View article]
    An iPhone costs about as half to manufacture as some of its competitors but if people enjoy paying more for less, they certainly have that right.

    But the main difference in price is not in manufacturing costs, as you state, techy46.
    No, iPhone is cheaper cause the sum of its components is cheaper (No GPS, no NFC chip, no state-of-the art camera... well, it's just a phone, after all.)
    Sep 25, 2012. 03:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK) is reportedly hatching plans to sue HTC over the design of its Windows Phone 8X model, announced last week. "Nokia is preparing to get HTC 8X banned in various parts of the world from going on sale when it will launch in November," a source tells PC-Tablet.com. The 8X and 8S bear more than a slight resemblance to Nokia's Lumia 920 and 820, and they'll be running the same OS.  [View news story]
    Personally, I find this as moronic as Apple's legal action regarding Rectangles with Round Corners... but hey, if Apple has a trillion dollars in cash and just won a billion more by acting like a patent troll, Nokia felt the need to try the same kind of joke.

    Looks like a bit of despair to me but since Nokia is currently losing money, it might gain some income with this attitude... or merely extra media exposure for the Lumia Range. (Who knows their true intentions? Certainly not me.)
    Sep 25, 2012. 03:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "If Steve Jobs were still alive, would the new map application on the iPhone 5 be such an unmitigated disaster?" asks Joe Nocera. It's a question many others are also asking, given the huge backlash to iOS 6 Maps. But to Nocera, a potentially bigger concern is that Jobs' absence will limit the risk-taking that drove Apple's (AAPL) meteoric rise. Joshua Topolsky: "The iPhone 5 is unquestionably the best iPhone ever made ... but right now Apple seems to be in a holding pattern, too comfortable or too scared to take real chances." (also: I, II[View news story]
    "Seems like FUD to me"

    The best way to confirm that is not in the Seeking Alpha forums but in Apple oriented forums, such as Mac Rumours or The Cult of Mac.

    In Seeking Alpha, you'll mostly find noise.
    Sep 25, 2012. 03:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "If Steve Jobs were still alive, would the new map application on the iPhone 5 be such an unmitigated disaster?" asks Joe Nocera. It's a question many others are also asking, given the huge backlash to iOS 6 Maps. But to Nocera, a potentially bigger concern is that Jobs' absence will limit the risk-taking that drove Apple's (AAPL) meteoric rise. Joshua Topolsky: "The iPhone 5 is unquestionably the best iPhone ever made ... but right now Apple seems to be in a holding pattern, too comfortable or too scared to take real chances." (also: I, II[View news story]
    Sorry, Internal Source, if my answer didn't satisfy you.
    I'm sorry if I can't give you the motives of the rest of the people who want a GPS feature included in their phones but I can only answer for my self when I say: "it can replace my current Garmin"

    Wasn't this exactly what you asked?

    Then, why the need to call me a troll? Just because you prefer other brand yourself?

    While we're here, I'll take the chance to answer your second question:

    "Don't most new cars have GPS built in, and add-ons like TomTom and Garmin are mostly in-hand by anyone who wants one?"

    Yes, but an integrated GPS solution for my car is around 2500€.
    Way too much money... and why would anyone prefer going on holiday with a phone + a GPS device instead of a single device combining the 2 features?
    Sep 25, 2012. 03:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "If Steve Jobs were still alive, would the new map application on the iPhone 5 be such an unmitigated disaster?" asks Joe Nocera. It's a question many others are also asking, given the huge backlash to iOS 6 Maps. But to Nocera, a potentially bigger concern is that Jobs' absence will limit the risk-taking that drove Apple's (AAPL) meteoric rise. Joshua Topolsky: "The iPhone 5 is unquestionably the best iPhone ever made ... but right now Apple seems to be in a holding pattern, too comfortable or too scared to take real chances." (also: I, II[View news story]
    David Urban, yes, it's true that Nokia lost its way more or less a decade ago... but they seem to be getting back on track.

    Now I'm starting to think Apple is losing its way.
    Please check out these 7 pieces @ Mac Rumours:

    1) Apple's New iOS 6 Maps App Drawing Significant Criticism http://bit.ly/PC1wTi

    2) Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching? http://bit.ly/QfltkP

    3) LTE won't work on most European countries http://bit.ly/PC1wTm

    4) No NFC chip, no Wireless Charging, but with a new Lightning Connector instead http://bit.ly/QfltkT

    5) Reports of Slow and Inconsistent Wi-Fi Connections on Some iPhone 5 Devices http://bit.ly/PC1wTo

    6) Siri Delivering Incorrect Weather Forecasts for Common City Names http://bit.ly/PC1uLl

    7) Fix for App Store and Passbook "Can't Connect to iTunes Store" Error http://bit.ly/PC1wTs

    It's a little too much, no? What happened to the testing phase?
    Sep 24, 2012. 08:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Blew It With Windows Mobile And Windows Phone  [View article]
    I was waiting for the Lumia range, but Apple got me convinced.
    Check out this amazing list. Nokia can't beat this:

    1) Apple's New iOS 6 Maps App Drawing Significant Criticism http://bit.ly/PC1wTi

    2) Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching? http://bit.ly/QfltkP

    3) LTE won't work on most European countries http://bit.ly/PC1wTm

    4) No NFC chip, no Wireless Charging, but with a new Lightning Connector instead http://bit.ly/QfltkT

    5) Reports of Slow and Inconsistent Wi-Fi Connections on Some iPhone 5 Devices http://bit.ly/PC1wTo

    6) Siri Delivering Incorrect Weather Forecasts for Common City Names http://bit.ly/PC1uLl

    7) Fix for App Store and Passbook "Can't Connect to iTunes Store" Error http://bit.ly/PC1wTs

    Amazing! Fantastic! Superb! The Best SmartPhone Ever!

    Note: All links are from Mac Rumours.
    Sep 24, 2012. 07:57 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rare Apple Misstep Creates Opportunity For Nokia  [View article]
    1) Apple's New iOS 6 Maps App Drawing Significant Criticism http://bit.ly/PC1wTi
    2) Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching? http://bit.ly/QfltkP
    3) LTE won't work on most European countries http://bit.ly/PC1wTm
    4) No NFC, no Wireless Charging, but with a new Lightning Connector instead http://bit.ly/QfltkT
    5) Reports of Slow and Inconsistent Wi-Fi Connections on Some iPhone 5 Devices http://bit.ly/PC1wTo
    6) Siri Delivering Incorrect Weather Forecasts For Common City Names http://bit.ly/PC1uLl
    7) Fix for App Store and Passbook "Can't Connect to iTunes Store" Error http://bit.ly/PC1wTs

    Ain't this the best phone ever?

    Note: All links are from MacRumors! :-P
    Sep 24, 2012. 07:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "If Steve Jobs were still alive, would the new map application on the iPhone 5 be such an unmitigated disaster?" asks Joe Nocera. It's a question many others are also asking, given the huge backlash to iOS 6 Maps. But to Nocera, a potentially bigger concern is that Jobs' absence will limit the risk-taking that drove Apple's (AAPL) meteoric rise. Joshua Topolsky: "The iPhone 5 is unquestionably the best iPhone ever made ... but right now Apple seems to be in a holding pattern, too comfortable or too scared to take real chances." (also: I, II[View news story]
    lockman, that's not Google's or Android's fault.

    How to Remove DRM Protection from iTunes for Free: http://bit.ly/Q339Yz

    "iTunes is definately the undisputed champion of media downloading services.
    The annoying part is that iTunes purchased songs and videos will not run on any other media player except for Apple products due to digital rights managements (DRM) which limit usages of devices or files."

    You can find lot of sites about this. Just google for "itunes drm protection"

    I'm sure you can import all songs into Android, after removing these protections.
    Sep 24, 2012. 07:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Sink On Tepid Response To iPhone 5?  [View article]
    If Apple had released the iPhone with wireless charging, it would've been the best thing ever. The same is valid for NFC chip or GPS feature. Apple's hardcore fans and investors tend to disregard everything they don't have. They say they don't need those things... until Apple eventually delivers. Then it's cool again. :-P
    Sep 24, 2012. 02:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Spectrum (SPPI -3.1%) is at odds with Danish partner TopoTarget over the results of a Phase II trial for their lymphoma drug belinostat. TopoTarget says the primary endpoint has been met, as the tumors in at least 20% of patients shrank. However, Spectrum is far more cautious, describing the results as "preliminary" and saying that the full outcome won't be known until all the data is analyzed. (PR[View news story]
    Another bearish article by the Feuerstein Troll? Doesn't bother me.
    It's when he's bullish one should be careful.

    If SPPI reaches 11.5, I'm buying some to sell at 12.5, while I wait for the roller-coaster to end. (I have a few SPPI shares that I won't sell below $17.)
    Sep 24, 2012. 11:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "If Steve Jobs were still alive, would the new map application on the iPhone 5 be such an unmitigated disaster?" asks Joe Nocera. It's a question many others are also asking, given the huge backlash to iOS 6 Maps. But to Nocera, a potentially bigger concern is that Jobs' absence will limit the risk-taking that drove Apple's (AAPL) meteoric rise. Joshua Topolsky: "The iPhone 5 is unquestionably the best iPhone ever made ... but right now Apple seems to be in a holding pattern, too comfortable or too scared to take real chances." (also: I, II[View news story]
    Don't take it so personally, please. I know I'm kind of crazy sometimes but don't let anything I write get onto your nerves, specially when I'm not being serious... :-P

    I have a small bet on Nokia but not interested in buying more unless it falls below $2 again (which I doubt). This is a long-term play, I don't want to keep much money glued onto it.

    As an investment, I'm considering getting into IRBT, again.
    Anyone looking into them? One of their latest products uses iPad as its "brain" --- looks pretty cool!
    Sep 24, 2012. 11:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Blew It With Windows Mobile And Windows Phone  [View article]
    alphaRAJU, Apple Maps work perfectly, unless you want to use it as GPS. Other than that, it's an excellent humoristic app! It will keep you laughing for ages! :-D
    Sep 24, 2012. 11:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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