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  • Facebook: Despite Big Price Drop, It Is Not A Compelling Value [View article]
    Matthew,
    My Mother is now the what I would consider the mainstream FB user. To me, that's the kiss of death. That said, as users in that age group become more "savvy" with technology, something like Google Hangout seems like a more useful way to keep tabs on (or annoy in my case) with friends and family. Thoughts?

    No position is GOOG or FB.
    Oct 16 08:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Despite Big Price Drop, It Is Not A Compelling Value [View article]
    Kid's gotta eat.
    Oct 16 08:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Good News On Inflation Seems Likely to End [View article]
    Nice follow up on carambar's rant, IT. I was at BT in the mid 1990's as well.
    Oct 16 11:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo Vs. Google: Trial Update For 10/15/2012 [View instapost]
    I just went to the link and Steve is asking for $1.00! Suck it up party people.
    Oct 16 01:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo Vs. Google: Trial Update For 10/15/2012 [View instapost]
    Don't feel guilty, Steve. We're all adults and you have provided great insight for all following VRNG. Aloha and mahalo!
    Oct 16 01:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Vs. Vringo: Why I Think A Settlement Is In The Cards [View article]
    Isn't that why we're all here :)
    Oct 16 01:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sept. Retail Sales: +1.1% vs. +0.7% expected, +1.3% prior (revised from +0.9%). Ex-autos +1.1% vs. +0.5% expected, +0.1% prior. [View news story]
    I'm not trying to be a wise guy but, this is when I would like to hear from bbro.
    Oct 16 01:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chinese exports surprise on the upside in September, increasing 9.9% Y/Y to a record $186.4B vs. consensus of +5% and +2.7% in August. Imports +2.4% vs. -2.6% in August and forecasts of +2%. Trade surplus +3.6% M/M to $27.67B vs. expectations of $22.4B. However, Citigroup economist Ding Shuang cautions that weak economic conditions in the U.S. and EU raise uncertainties for Chinese trade. [View news story]
    A surprise on the upside AND a record month??? I'm speechless.
    Oct 14 08:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Consumer Sentiment: Stocks add slightly to gains, the Dow +0.4% in wake of the huge beat. At 83.1, it's the highest level for the gauge since September 2007. Expectations, up 6 points to 79.5, saw "by far" their best reading since the recovery began. (full report[View news story]
    Sure.
    Oct 12 11:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Beijing snubs Tokyo: PBOC Governor Zhou Xiaochuan will skip this week's IMF annual meeting in Japan where he was scheduled to give a keynote speech. The two countries remain embroiled in a territorial dispute that's gone way beyond a war of words - see Japan's plummeting Chinese auto sales. [View news story]
    Um, ya. You'll be missed, Zhou.
    Oct 9 11:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After a volatile day featuring trading volume over 5x higher than average, Vringo (VRNG -18%) closed with big losses, as trading ended without a Google settlement announced. A short-lived afternoon rally was attributed to a report of a settlement that would up being discredited, though some remain intrigued by the fact the Vringo-Google trial (set for an Oct. 16 start) no longer appears on a court docket. The fact Vringo's stock offering closed today may have contributed to the volatility. [View news story]
    "though some remain intrigued by the fact the Vringo-Google trial (set for an Oct. 16 start) no longer appears on a court docket."

    Oh, I'm intrigued alright.
    Oct 9 05:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo (VRNG -6.4%) has been volatile in trading today, as investors wait to hear the results of both a Vringo motion for sanctions against Google, and court-ordered settlement talks between the companies. Shares were down as much as 15% before briefly turning positive, and then selling off again. [View news story]
    What does this filing mean??? It was filed today but, relates to AOL??? Any legal eagle want to enlighten me?

    http://bit.ly/Pm7YkM
    Oct 9 04:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo (VRNG -6.4%) has been volatile in trading today, as investors wait to hear the results of both a Vringo motion for sanctions against Google, and court-ordered settlement talks between the companies. Shares were down as much as 15% before briefly turning positive, and then selling off again. [View news story]
    At least it makes work more enjoyable. Mayhem I tell you. The Yahoo! boards are absolute bedlam right now.
    Oct 9 03:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • NFIB Small Business Optimism Index: -0.1 to 92.8, vs. consensus of 93.3, 92.9 in Aug. [View news story]
    My guess is this number will miraculously shoot up in the coming weeks. Just sayin.

    per article:

    MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEM: 2012
    1. Rising Cost of Health Care Insurance
    2. Uncertainty over Economic Conditions
    3. Energy Costs
    4. Uncertainty over Government Actions
    5. Unreasonable Government Regulations
    6. Federal Taxes on Business Income
    7. Tax Complexity
    8. Frequent Changes in Federal Tax Laws and Rules
    9. Property Taxes
    10. State Taxes on Business Income
    Oct 9 01:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is Vringo Worth? [View article]
    JA,
    If memory serves you took A LOT of guff when you proposed this scenario long ago on the message boards. Some of it was borderline abuse!

    I'm glad to see you getting some positive recognition these days :-)

    Looooooooong VRNG.
    Oct 8 01:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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