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  • Imagine What Samsung Can Do For You [View article]
    Only a minor detail, I know. But Samsung's plant isn't being built in "Thai". It's being built in a place called Thai Nguyen, which is in Vietnam, about 50-60 miles north of Hanoi. With Thailand's labour costs steadily creeping up and with Burma having nothing even close to the infrastructure needed to support ginormous electronics plants, Vietnam appears to be the way forward for the time being.

    But anyway, yes...Samsung makes lots of phones and chips (it also makes fridges and microwaves and blenders and washing machines and dryers and whatever else). I think we all get that.
    Jun 5, 2013. 12:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Commodity trading revenue at the top 10 global investment banks plunged 54% Y/Y to just $1.2B, according to Coalition. The outliers are Goldman Sachs (GS) and JPMorgan (JPM), both of which reported slight increases in activity (Q2 looking decent at JPM as well). Leading on the downside was a 77% drop at Morgan Stanley (MS), whose commodity desk has been alternatively on the block or set for restructuring. [View news story]
    And? What were the major laggards? Sugar? Corn? Wheat? This is a useless posting.
    May 16, 2013. 02:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Glass: When Will It Impact Google's Share Price? [View article]
    Your arguments are specious at best. There is no tangible evidence that Google will "dominate the majority of this market". Do you remember Sony's Betamax? That was supposed to "dominate" its market. But it was supplanted by something else (VHS).

    By throwing a very raw, very unfinished product into the market- even if the market is the so-called "developers" who paid $1,500 each for one- other manufacturers can learn from Google's very obvious mistakes what NOT to do when they introduce their products. By bringing out a product that is so obviously not ready for the mass market, Google has provided any other wearable device maker with a ready-made beta-testing feedback loop. They would have been much better off making the Glass beta-testers sign non-disclosure agreements.

    There is no way that Google is "betting the house" on the success of Glass or any of the apps to go with it. Google has far, far bigger houses to bet.

    It is equally ludicrous to state that "Glass will increase Google's revenues dramatically" just because Google's current revenue is $50 billion.

    Your entire post is poorly thought out.
    May 14, 2013. 08:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment