why does MSFT pre-announce the "Fix" when I just checked, its not yet available. I bought a Toshiba laptop, open-box deal at BestBuy, came with Windows 8 'touch-screen-Tiles' on a big Laptop. Its IDIOTIC feature, takes more time touch the screen than use the mouse-pad, or click PLUS if you do touch-screen it SMUDGES the screen. not like a smartphone you can wipe with a tissue easily or on your shirt. This Windows 8 Toshiba unit is also unstable sometimes. So why has MSFT taken so long to come out with its FIX for Windows 8, and why announce it in Feb. if its not even available till April?
what does it mean "MSFT cut Window 8.1 by 70%"? I have a Toshiba computer running Windows 8 with the idiotic touch Tiles on the screen, harder to use than keyboard or mouse, smudges up my computer screen if I use, so I don't. I don't know which bonehead a MSFT thought that up. I bought it cause it was cheap, open-box return at Best Buy.
If the Government Employees, Banks and Laywers didn't extort so much out of the Middle Class, it might still exist. Typical Wash DC Govt. Employee makes $175,000 a year, for leisurely work, when you add in value of their Pension coming.
bigger problems with S. KOREA is those Parasites cost US Taxpayers $40 billion a year. It was one thing to pay for S. Korea's defense, keeping 40,000 US Troops in S. Korea and also an Amer. Fleet off their shores when it was a poor nation , to defend them against Communism. But now S. Korea is a rich nation, Samsung alone makes $35 billion a year, plus Hyundai and Kia make a lot too. USA has huge budget deficits.. time to let S. Korea pay for its own defense.
Except the Security's worse, much worse with Android. Plus Apple already issued a security fix, software update. Microsoft does it all the time. So its an non-issue. Plus the CNBC article on it didn't point out that any hacker damaged anyone. It was just Apple that uncovered and fixed the problem.
I almost bought a Feb. 22nd expire call today at $527.50 exercise price. Then cancelled it, good thing I cancelled. But Monday probably will be a better time to buy. They wiped out all the calls this week.
correction, the COSSACKS will keep order at the Apple Shareholder meeting, and beat the #$%$ Riot women band (not bank) members.
#$%$ Riot" Russian Rock Group will attend, to denounce COOK. Cook is on phone right now with PUTIN seeing if PUTIN will lend some Cossacks to beat the women bank members of #$%$ Riot and drag them off.
so the Insiders can buy it up cheaper. That's what he did this past quarter -- he talked it down, then pounced buying up shares cheaper. Don't forget Apple Management in the next 8 to 10 years will have bought up all the outside shareholders at current rates of positive cashflow, and so each top Apple Manager will be worth $20 to $50 billion, if they can pull it off (buy up All of APPLE Stock for Valuation of $500 Billlion or under. Which is less than 10 years present EBITDA Earnings.
well whenever they put out that iWATCH that can do instant analysis of your EKG and keep records of your heart rate vs. how fast you are running, and compute it for different times of day, and also monitor your blood sugar, and alert your Doctor if there's some problem developing.... and give feedback to young fitness people. That will be really good. HOW MUCH LONGER BEFORE IT COMES OUT? Apple's Saphire factory to make the Crystal Screens has gone on-line this month.
Google is hardly the only Search Co. out there. Its just that they became the best. Well there are other hard-working younger engineers and computer scientists if backed, can make Search Algorithms as good as GOOG. That's where GOOG makes its money, not from much else. Apple should not do this itself, rather back new companies to compete with GOOG's Search. In fact, Apple could give away free Software to do such, to help get other Search Cos. Started, or take a royalty.
Agreed, APPLE should fund Start-ups and Early Stage Cos. in this with $2 billion or more, to cut out GOOG. Apple should also enter in alliance with Alibaba of China.
Barclays analyst only repeated same thing others said in 2012 and 2013. Its nothing new. It also starts from an incorrect premise. Because MSFT had a 60 PE at start of year 2000. So even though the company Microsoft continued to grow sales and earnings for next 14 years, the stock MSFT was hit with PE Contraction. AAPL only had an 18 PE when it peaked at $700 a share in Sept. 2012, quite different situation.
Apple can buy all its stock back now, swapping $1000 Apple Bonds for each share of Apple. The bonds would only pay 3% interest, or cost Apple only $26 billion per year, or less than half Apple's EBITDA earnings.
AAPL itself can offer to exchange $1000 Bonds paying 3% interest, for each share of Apple Stock. There's about 860 million Apple shares outstanding now after buybacks. That's offering $860 Billion for Apple. 3% interest would only cost Apple $26 Billion/Yr. pre-tax interest, or less than Half its EBITDA (pre-tax) earnings. Folks, this is a "NO-BRAINER". For less than half Apple's present positive cash-flow, it can buy back all its shares offering $1000 Apple Bonds for each share. The US Treasury would lose out on tons of Income Tax, as the double-taxation of dividends would end... but Apple Insiders and Shareholders would get rich. Let someone else pay for Obaama's welfare minions living off rest of our taxes.
forget even if Apple should exchange Corp. Bonds say $1000 bonds yielding 3% for each Share of Apple (this would cost little more than the Dividend Apple presently pays per share). Apple can simply use its $56 Billion/year EBITDA to buy up all its remaining shares at present prices within 8 years. This is what Carl Icahn's so interested in. APPLE WILL OWN ALL OF APPLE JUST BY REINVESTING ITS EBITDA.
even more key is that MSFT started at a 60 PE in year 2000, then of course its stock price went nowhere for the next 15 years, as the PE came down to 1/4 at now about 16, even though MSFT's earnings and sales rose. APPLE didn't start at a 60 PE, but at only an 18 PE at its peak stock price of about $700 in mid-2012. So Apple can rise nicely this next decade. In fact, Apple can buy all its shares back at its present low PE, just by using its EBITDA earnings for another 8 years.
The thesis that AAPL is the New Microsoft Stock, was said in late 2012, thru-out 2013...etc. It can not be a "new idea". It may have some truth to it, in that maybe Apple can't grow too fast anymore, but lets be honest, Microsoft started at a 60 PE in year 2000, and slid for the next 15 years down to its present 16 PE. Apple only had an 18 PE at its $700 stock-peak price in Sept. 2012. Apple can buy all its shares back at present prices in less than its next 10 years EBITDA (earnings before tax), .... Microsoft could never do that having started at a 60 PE. Apple's stock will go up the next 10 years, because it won't suffer a 75% drop in PE as did MSFT, because Apple's PE is already quite reasonable.