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adonis9000 62 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 16, 2014 11:30 AM Member since: May 28, 2001
  • Google's free cash flow actually dropped $2 billion in the past year from $13.3 billion in 2012 to $11.3 billion in 2013, because capex spiked over 100% to $7.4 bil. in 2013 from $3.3 bil. in 2012. In the past year, Google's cash flow has basically fallen to the $11.2 billion level it had in 2011. Something is seriously wrong with Google. Even Apple was able to increase its cash flow by $3 bil. from 2012 to 2013 from $43 to $46 bil. But unlike Apple, Google trades at 35x its yearly cash flow vs. just 10x for Apple. With cash flow actually decreasing and the desktop search ad business declining, Google investors face the dual threat of overvaluation and a declining core business.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    Android driving down cost-per-click for Google

    by adonis9000 Jul 19, 2013 2:52 AM
    adonis9000 adonis9000 Jul 19, 2013 3:42 AM Flag

    No one clicks on mobile ads. That's Google's problem. The screen is just too small compared to a desktop PC's screen. Mobile is death for Google. Android users are also too poor and thus not interested in clicking on any ads on their budget phones. That's why they picked Android phones in the first place, because they just wanted the cheapest phones out there (mostly still running 3-year old Gingerbread). Google gives Apple a 75% cut of Google search ad revenues on iOS devices. Google didn't have to give any PC maker any similar TAC cut ever before. The mobile world is different from the desktop world in which Google became rich and powerful. Android users are profit less for Google and Google has to give Apple 75% of whatever profits Google makes from iOS users.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The "shift to mobile" is all about Android and iOS taking eyeballs away from the desktop PC, which still accounts for over 90% of Google's ad revenues. No wonder Google still tries to force mobile advertisers to pay desktop-like ad rates through its so-called Enhanced Campaigns. Google just can't wean itself off of the desktop PC, and its revenues are even more dependent on desktop PCs than Microsoft's. But desktop PC sales are falling off a cliff, thanks to iOS and Google's own Android, which is a tapeworm destroying Google's core desktop ad business from within.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The mere hint that Apple will come out with 4.7- and 5.7-inch new iPhones is destroying Samsung's stock in Korea!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Samsung is taking Android to a place Google never could, and Google will never get it back.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • adonis9000 by adonis9000 Feb 21, 2013 9:08 AM Flag

    I know what I intend to do with my Google Glass. Hehe...

  • adonis9000 adonis9000 Feb 8, 2013 12:29 PM Flag

    In other words, governments regulations are inevitable given Google's future depends on further stealthy invasions of everyone's privacy around the entire world.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Google will change its ticker to BBRO (Big Brother) because it wants to build up a personal file on everyone on Earth by reading your Gmail continuously, keeping track of all the web searches you've ever made until you die, keeping track of all your movie rentals, air travels, and YouTube videos watched--and store all this personal information about you forever. It changes what you used to consider your own private information into its own proprietary and monopolistic database of all things about you and everyone else on Earth, so that it can turn around and sell that info at ever-increasing, monopolistic profit margins to the highest advertising bidder in its quest to become the most valuable company on Earth, many times bigger than Exxon. It wants to become HAL9000, but it won't be your personal HAL9000 but THEIRS, and once it knows everything about you, it will control you because you'll be completely dependent on it, and when that happens and when you start to fight back and re-gain control over your HAL9000, it will turn on you and destroy you and that will be the end of our democracy.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • There's one critical difference: Google's X-Phone will have Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, while Samsung's Galaxy S4 will be stuck with 1-year old Jelly Bean.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    Google's Nexus 7 tablet banned in China

    by adonis9000 Feb 6, 2013 9:43 PM
    adonis9000 adonis9000 Feb 6, 2013 10:52 PM Flag

    Chinese firms like Huawei, ZTE, and Lenovo are copying Samsung's Galaxy S3 and Note 2 by coming out with even larger phablets with even better specs at cheaper prices running the same versions of Android that Samsung puts on its phones. Chinese will copy Google's upcoming X-Phone, aka "Samsung Killer," as well and put even better specs at cheaper prices.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • It wasn't selling well anyway, but all of its Google apps are basically spyware, which China can't tolerate because China prefers its own spyware to Google's (Google even reads all your personal Gmail every day and shows you ads based on it)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Larry Page to Google's X-Phone team: "Aspire to reach the scale of Samsung."

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Do a search. Only X-Phone will come with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • X-Phone was leaked today online. Do a search. It'll come with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Samsung's Galaxy S4 will come only with older Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. This is game over for Samsung.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Schmidt bashes China in his new book, so China will retaliate further against Google by forking Android further for its own purposes. China already disallows Google Search and other apps in China in favor of Baidu. In the end, both Google and the Chinese government are in the same business: covert surveillance. Google doesn't appreciate China's co-opting of Android for its own surveillance purpose.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Google will do this by witholding Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie for its own Google X-Phone coming out around the same time as the Galaxy S4. For its part, Samsung has to go with Tizen OS on the Galaxy S4, which can run all Android apps with its Application Compatibility Layer (ACL).

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Hmmm, Samsung's stock is tanking in Korea these days. Well, what goes around comes around, I must say. This serves the Koreans right, whose empire built on stealing Americans' ideas will be short-lived at best. Korea already had a dismal future after all, with the world's lowest birthrate and the world's most aged population. I'd hate to be a young Korean child today who faces a dark future of paying all his wages in taxes to support all the grandmas and grandpas who'll make up 50% of the population by 2050 and support all the poor North Koreans too if the 2 Koreas should re-unify. Koreans' only hope was Samsung, but now the Chinese are copying Samsung so Samsung's tanking. Hyundai was the other Korean hope, but they lied about their gas mileage on their cars and their reputation is shot. Samsung's Galaxy S3 phones are dying worldwide due to Sudden Death Syndrome, which I imagine can't be good for Samsung's reputation either. Well, this must be Steve Jobs' karma at work. God bless Steve Jobs!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • It'll have Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, which Google is refusing to let Samsung put on the Samsung Galaxy S4. Who will buy a Samsung Galaxy S4 now? Google wants to steal Samsung's thunder and basically take Samsung's place in the market as Android's standard-bearer. But the crafty Koreans with the counterfeiting urge in their DNA won't take this lying down. They're planning a bunch of new models with the letter "X" in it anyway to confuse the hell out of the public and steal Google's thunder right out from under it. The Samsung-Google divorce will be messy, indeed!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Why come out at the last minute this past Friday night and say most analysts are still including Motorola Home numbers and thus overestimating Goog's overall EPS? Why didn't they say this at least a few weeks ago to give analysts time to make downward adjustments? Google's just going to miss big tomorrow and it's Google's own lazy fault! Mobile's eating its lunch again, cost per click is down again for the 5th quarter in a row, and Goog is just plain desperate now and flailing about as the world transitions to mobile. It just doesn't know what to do as its desktop PC advertising empire crumbles due to its own damn Android money pit. I talked to a wireless company rep today who told me that as far as Android phones go, 3-year old Android 2.3 Gingerbread phones were far outselling Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean phones. Why? Gingerbread phones cost less than $50. Gingerbread phones are 2 times more represented on the Google Play store than Android 4.0 or higher phones. After all, Google Play apps are mostly free games, which fits in perfectly with these low-income phone buyers. Google's desktop ads shrink while its mobile ad revenues also shrink due to low-income Gingerbread phone buyers.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Holy cow! Google's puting a vise on Samsung's neck by refusing to let it put Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie on the Samsung Galaxy S4. Google's not above blithely stabbing anyone in the back, whether it's Steve Jobs by blatantly copying iOS or its current partner du jour Samsung. Wow, Google is as evil as they come. I've never seen such serial treacherous behavior on the part of any company. Well, Samsung's no less ruthless or back-stabbing as they slavishly copied the hardware side of the iPhone. I wonder which back-stabber will come out on top in 2013 when Google's X-Phone with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie goes head-to-head with Samsung's Galaxy S4 with Tizen. This will be a very interesting year, indeed!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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