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  • IBM to make 'major announcement,' release earnings Monday morning [View news story]
    Sale of chip business to Global Founderies and 3:1 stock split
    Oct 20 02:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 6 Selling Poorly On China's Gray Market: Are Xiaomi, Lenovo Hurting Apple? [View article]
    Yeah Lenovo is bringing Apple to its knees....Schmuck
    Oct 6 05:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China Falls Off iPhone 6 Launch Map [View article]
    Gimme back my 3 minutes.....
    Sep 15 04:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Waiting On iPad Air 2, Mini 3 [View article]
    Glad to read a logical perspective on Apple and it's product mix and profitability. Good read.
    Aug 25 06:32 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big Problems Within Procter & Gamble's Long-Term Future [View article]
    Procter & Gamble Bans Staff From Using Netflix And Pandora

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    Procter & Gamble experienced a "digital emergency" over its employees' timewasting use of Netflix, Pandora, YouTube and Facebook at work, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
    The company was moving more of its management systems online, but found something holding up the digitization process: the computers were going really, really slowly.

    The Enquirer got a hold of an internal memo about the problem, "requiring immediate intervention," and:

    When P&G’s IT sleuths investigated ... they found something surprising:

    More than 50,000 YouTube videos were being downloaded from company computers every day. Along with watching videos, P&Gers were listening to 4,000 hours of music a day on Pandora, the personal playlist Web site.
    It's not "surprising" that people are watching cat videos at work. But it's enough of a problem that the memo also estimated it would cost $15 million a year to increase the bandwidth to accommodate the "not business critical" internet consumption.

    P&G decided YouTube and Facebook were necessary for business, but Netflix and Pandora are now banned at the company. P&G is in the middle of an efficiency drive that has already cost 5,700 jobs after deciding it could cut marketing costs by utilizing digital media.

    Some of the Inquirer's commenters were dismayed that the Pandora users were "lumped in with the YouTube users as slackers," because it is possible to listen to music while working.

    Ad Age reported that Pandora and Netflix competitors including Hulu, Spotify, Amazon, and Vudu are safe for now, as are other bandwidth guzzlers:

    Some of P&G's biggest bandwidth spikes have come during sporting events such as the World Cup. But as the company is a major global sponsor of the Summer Olympics, don't expect P&G to pull the plug on the upcoming London games.

    If anyone has a copy of the memo, forward it along to Lstampler@businessinsi... Tips are always appreciated!

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    Aug 19 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart: The Time To Buy Is When No One Likes A Quality Dividend Company [View article]
    Walmart has continued to under appreciate the power of the Internet. They should build a web presence that utilizes this game changer. I realize they think their strength lies in bringing people into their airport hangar style stores. But that was the cutting edge in retail in the 80's. They could do both for a decade or two. But the future of most retail is a website and a warehouse.
    Aug 19 04:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big Problems Within Procter & Gamble's Long-Term Future [View article]
    The company needs to streamline their too big to grow product variety, this besides firing Bob Macdonald have been the only two positives since A.J. Lafley's retirement in 2009. The company needs a chainsaw Al next.....their employees were sitting at their desks playing on Facebook, until the Company had to officially forbid it. You show me a company that needs to create an official rule banning playing with your friends on Facebook or Twitter or playing solitaire on the company time on the company computer and I'll show you a company that needs to fire people to set an example of what is tolerated at that workplace. My brother in law was fired for taking a case of Coke on his way out the door from his job at Coca cola. I guarantee you don't find anyone playing on their computer at coke.
    Aug 17 01:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple, IBM in far-reaching enterprise partnership [View news story]
    Smartphone consumer market is saturated. Enterprise = Growth....IBM gets them in the door with BIG enterprise customers. WIN-WIN Longtime Apple and IBM shareholder. :)
    Jul 15 05:35 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Has The Best Phone And May Develop The Best Ecosystem [View article]

    " I bought my first Kindle and realized that Amazon didn't just sell products at the best price, but also built the best products."


    You must own Amazon stock.
    Jul 4 04:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Tries To Be Cool Again [View article]
    Samsung is rumored to be negotiating with Phil Spector and Flavor Flav for their services as well as the right to Flav's medallion clock.


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    May 29 01:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Split: What You Need To Know [View article]
    The split was the most brilliant move Apple has made since they released the iPad in 2010. If completely broke them out of that trading range they had been in since the all time high north of $700 in Sept. 2012. They will shoot past that @ over $100 per share post split before the years out. IBM should do a 3-1 split and get past that ridiculous $20 earnings goal for next year. IBM would also become revalued by the market it it announced a split. mathematically it may do nothing but phsycologiclly it shows confidence by the company. Investors love splits!!!
    May 29 01:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yes, Apple Still Is A 'No-Brainer' [View article]
    Tim cook has not lived up to his promotion. He is a supply chain manager period. It seems like all Apple employees have been on vacation since Steve passed away. Reminds me of junior high school when a substitute teacher filled in. 2013 was a lost year for Apple in general, they did absolutely nothing. iPhone 5s is just iPhone 5 with a fingerprint reader and 5c is iPhone 5 in plastic. Their strategy of releasing their only updated products once a year all at the same time makes people forget they exist until the end of the year and many would be customers already have a new phone by October.
    Feb 1 09:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A No-Brainer Dividend Growth Investment [View article]
    Long MCD since 1994, it has been a very good investment. I am not very happy with the performance the last two years since the new CEO. I read all the comments above and find it interesting the the majority of commenters seem to not like the food. I prefer Wendy's myself for fast food. I am amazed that MCD can't actually make their food as tasty as Wendy's, with all their resources. I also am disappointed with the lack of professional service from most of their employees, I think it's because they aren't payed well enough to care about losing their job. New CEO, better trained and payed employees and better quality food are needed in my opinion.
    Jan 22 06:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's - Dominating Competitive Position Feeds Its Delicious Dividend Growth [View article]
    McDonald's dividend is better than a treasury bond with capital appreciation going forward and increasing dividends it's risk/reward is pretty nice....kids are not gonna stop crying for McDonalds anytime soon and busy moms are gonna continue to find them a viable solution. Besides travelers consider McDonalds a familiar consistent place to eat wherever they may find themselves in the entire world....it would take at least a lifetime to replicate this entrenched position they have built all over the globe.
    Oct 12 02:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: A Must Own Dividend Growth Stock [View article]
    McD is 12 % of my blue chip portfolio 3.3 % div is nice but I wouldn't add other than my DRIP....great stock, been in it since 1996.
    Sep 26 07:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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