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shovavtov 8 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 26, 2013 4:08 PM Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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  • shovavtov by shovavtov Sep 26, 2013 4:08 PM Flag

    Anyone have a well-reasoned estimate on the upcoming report? Or suggestions for a fairly reliable site that does? Wondering where this thing might be headed come close of October.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    $45 next..will continue to run like TSLA

    by cybercash28 Aug 26, 2013 10:34 AM
    shovavtov shovavtov Aug 26, 2013 12:41 PM Flag

    FB is doing nothing for our country? Sure Tesla makes great car, but FB is fundamentally changing the way we communicate and disseminate ideas. Facebook is a generator of social movement, catalyzing the free flow of ideas that is so vital to social and economic vitality. By comparison, Tesla is turning out toys.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    Strategic Moves

    by guy11288 Aug 7, 2013 7:31 PM
    shovavtov shovavtov Aug 7, 2013 11:14 PM Flag

    Have you played around with the new "graph search" feature? It seems to be FB's first attempt to organize the sky-high mounds of data users have added to the site since its inception. The search syntax is probably a little clunky for most users, and kind of reminds me of a DOS command line, but there's something powerful brewing there. Some strings I ran, with entertaining results, were, "pictures of friends before 2000," "pictures of friends in mexico," "friends who like def leppard." It's easy to see how this new search feature will augment FB's ability to do what it does (or it least should do) best -- connect people and enhance the dissemination of information. Facebook adds a social dimension to the web that Google never even contemplated, and now their introducing the tools to start making sense of the connections. I'm looking forward to big things from FB, and I think the stock price should be exciting too.

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    5 years from now

    by cmegladon Aug 7, 2013 6:07 PM
    shovavtov shovavtov Aug 7, 2013 7:33 PM Flag

    You raise some excellent points about the fleeting nature of tech companies, but step back a sec and take a look at the incentives. Cell phone manufacturers greatest opportunity is also their biggest weakness -- their users are virtually FORCED to migrate to a new platform every year or maybe three. If they're lucky, they recapture the user. In my opinion, FB has exactly the opposite set of incentives working for it. Considering migrating to a different platform? Unless the new platform makes it a snap to import the last 5 years of your life (which is stored primarily on FB), all those vacations photos, group photos, photos of kids, weddings, etc - which coincidentally are all tagged up, get lost. Dunno about other users, but I value the fact that FB is the most organized photo album I've ever had. Not only that, but is FB is increasingly becoming a viable source of news and information for a lot of users. I personally have "liked" the pages of a number of organizations purely so that I could keep up with what they're doing or the information they're disseminating. My news feed is enriched by all the purposely selected data that gets dumped into it. Sure, I could set it all up again if I had to migrate, but the natural incentive is definitely against doing so. I'm pretty confident that so long as FB doesn't take some step to really alienate their user base, the web of connections they've created will only grow thicker and thus even harder to migrate away from. I guess we'll see what happens, eh?

    Sentiment: Buy

  • shovavtov shovavtov Dec 17, 2012 1:14 PM Flag

    I'm interested to see how the public unveiling of their new DNA product is going to affect revenue. As a user, I am getting matches ALL THE TIME from people who don't even have family trees on the site. At $150 a pop, these tests have to be positively affecting ACOM's revenue stream. Too bad the last earnings report came out BEFORE they rolled it out. I agree with iamnathan, $32 a share seems VERY low.

    I voted "NO" with my 1000 measly shares.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • They hardly seem to be negotiating from a position of strength, despite some very solid fundamentals, confirmed by today's earnings report. What gives?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • shovavtov shovavtov Oct 24, 2012 5:40 PM Flag

    Any insight into why the ACOM board has been acting so terribly desperate to unload the company would be greatly appreciated.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Buyout Metrics for ACOM

    by audphil78 Oct 10, 2012 6:01 PM
    shovavtov shovavtov Oct 24, 2012 5:38 PM Flag

    What I don't understand is why the ACOM board is soooo desperate to sell. What's the back-story here?