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  • YouTube launches $10/month ad-free video/music service (updated) [View news story]
    Honestly it feels that way. They slowly increase the number of ads until it is unbearable enough that people are willing to pay to get rid of them. Worked on me. I pay extra for ad free hulu!
    Oct 22, 2015. 09:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • YouTube launches $10/month ad-free video/music service (updated) [View news story]
    Adblock doesn't work on roku, chromecast, and Android YouTube app nor does it store music on my phone that I can play in my car via Bluetooth. All music services I know of cost $10/mo for offline mobile access. Ad free YouTube is a pretty decent free add on.
    Oct 22, 2015. 06:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • YouTube launches $10/month ad-free video/music service (updated) [View news story]
    Cool. I was shopping for a new music service since the Rdio Android app has become alpha quality. This makes the decision a lot easier. Google Music it is!
    Oct 21, 2015. 11:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CNBC: Dell offer for all of EMC would be above $27/share (updated) [View news story]
    Just kind of proves that they are terrible at acquisitions. The morale of the compellent and equallogic guys must be pretty low at this moment. Seems like not that long ago Dell was proud to drop their EMC partnership because they could do that in house. They had a lot of potential to create a highly converged infrastructure platform given their server, storage, and networking pieces, but they failed to have any cohesive strategy around those acquisitions. They just seem to have a bunch of middle of the road point solutions.
    Oct 8, 2015. 03:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CNBC: Dell offer for all of EMC would be above $27/share (updated) [View news story]
    I don't see the point. Dell already has several storage platforms and their secure works business. They have had trouble integrating the companies they have already bought. Would almost make more sense for them to buy the vmware hypervisor business since that is where they have the least overlap with other EMC businesses.
    Oct 8, 2015. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pure Storage trades below IPO price [View news story]
    So my 10 years as the IT infrastructure engineer for my organization do not count? It has been amazing how quickly the trend has changed from multiple storage tiers to hybrid arrays. Now hybrid arrays are becoming irrelevant due to the steep drops in flash prices. Why buy a hybrid array when an all flash array is only slightly more expensive? The hot new shiny thing though is converged infrastructure like Nutanix, VMware EVO RAIL/VSAN, etc which allow orgs to grow stepwise with their demand and eliminate a management plane. Sales trends from EMC and NetApp tend to show this as flash arrays are growing but overall revenue is down. Anyway, just my 2c from a guy who doesn't know much about IT.
    Oct 7, 2015. 06:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pure Storage trades below IPO price [View news story]
    Yeah SANs are soooooo 2013. Now the industry trend has moved on to scaling out with drives in servers so you grow your compute and storage at the same time.
    Oct 7, 2015. 02:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hulu adds more exclusive Viacom shows in expanded deal [View news story]
    Do you even use Hulu? Been using it on my android devices and Roku for years without issue and now using their ad free version. With the new epix content, they have much improved movie selection as well as all the current tv shows I like.
    Oct 6, 2015. 06:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix: No Thanks - We'll Have Level 3 Instead [View article]
    I think you are ignoring emerging SD-WAN technologies which enterprises are using to move away from expensive leased lines towards much cheaper LTE and consumer broadband technologies. While some of that backhaul traffic may still traverse LVLT's backbones, there will surely be margin compression from this move.
    Jun 11, 2015. 09:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dish opens Sling TV signups for all U.S. viewers [View news story]
    Stop with the stupid bundles! Let me choose my channels!
    Feb 9, 2015. 10:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple -2.8% as Bendgate, iOS 8.01 get more publicity [View news story]
    Anyone remember bumpergate? They will just say you are using your phone wrong, put a warning label not to carry it in your pocket, and bundle a holster with it!
    Sep 25, 2014. 09:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing manufacturing its two new jets with no cut to output [View news story]
    The GE90 is already the exclusive engine on the 777-200LR and 300ER. Now the 777x will be single sourced. Nothing new there.
    Jun 1, 2014. 06:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RadioShack closes near all-time low, analyst says "the ship is sinking" [View news story]
    I haven't been to a RSH recently but whenever I go in to a Best Buy to get something, I usually regret it. The product selection is bad and whenever I hear one of their experts open their mouth, terrible advice usually follows. I usually go back home in defeat and order the product from newegg or amazon. I feel sorry for the non tech-savvy customers who go in there and get ripped off by their salesmen.
    May 10, 2014. 08:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Managed Futures ETFs The Best Commodity Play? [View article]
    Exactly. I do find it funny that the first sentence on their website about WDTI says it is designed to make money in rising and falling markets but you are hard pressed to find one time interval in the following tables that is not red! Burying your money in the yard would have been a better investment.
    Apr 4, 2014. 11:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chipotle defuses guacamole panic [View news story]
    Reminds me of the great tomato shortage many years ago. I remember restaurants were charging extra for a slice of tomato on your sandwich. They didn't charge extra for ketchup though... go figure
    Mar 5, 2014. 10:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment