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  • Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 54 Of 54: Wal-Mart [View article]
    Matthood don't understand how unions operate exactly.....
    Dec 14, 2014. 02:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • United Technologies: An Astute Investment For The Next Year [View article]
    Bought this great co. in 2004 at 73 since has split 2:1 so my initial investment is 36.50 per share but it's a little higher because I DRIP. The the unexpected CEO departure is perhaps your buying opportunity Chris.....Bluechip company.
    Nov 24, 2014. 07:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Drug retailers cut out Apple Pay [View news story]
    I use Visa, MasterCard, Amex for all my purchases. I refuse to use a debit card period. I don't see any advantage to using a debit card but I do see many liabilities to using one. Namely no buyer protection and if I go over my checking account Balence I have to pay an overdraft fee, then there's hacking of course. My credit cards all give my 24 days interest free to pay the bill and 1-2% back in rebates. Apple pay is a safe and convientent way to use my CCs and have much more security from hackers or loss or theft. CurrentC is for people who can't get credit.
    Oct 27, 2014. 06:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 05:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China Falls Off iPhone 6 Launch Map [View article]
    Gimme back my 3 minutes.....
    Sep 15, 2014. 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, 2014. 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


    APR. 3, 2012, 1:45 PM 3,533 7

    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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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.
    May 29, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 09:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment