read Barron's $160 target report or Goldman Sachs report today that an increasing number of hedge funds have added Apple to their top ten holding. Surely he didn't read Apples's announcement today that they are building two new data centers in Europe at a cost of 1.7 Euros.
You might think that a ban on fast lanes would make it harder for companies with heavy content to deliver — streaming video being among the heaviest — to make special arrangements with Internet service providers to ensure that their content flowed smoothly to our homes, without hiccups, stutters or spinning beach balls.
But you would be wrong.
The FCC’s proposal specifically exempts so-called CDNs — content delivery networks — from the paid prioritization rules.
CDNs are servers that companies like Google, Amazon and Netflix install in third-party data centers to improve performance by optimizing delivery across the Internet — bartering for the privilege of co-location or paying for it outright. Money may be exchanged in these transactions, but it’s for “paid interconnection,” not “paid prioritization.” On such distinctions is Internet policy built.
Why is this relevant to Apple? Because having piggybacked for years on other people’s CDNs — primarily Akamai’s — the company this summer began aggressively rolling out its own.
Why Apple would need such a thing now is still a mystery. But the speculation Thursday is that Eddy Cue is trying to put together a bundle of channels — like Sling TV’s $20 per month service — that Apple could market to its 800 million existing iTunes customers and deliver over the Web.
That way, says Kafka, “Apple wouldn’t be reinventing the way TV works today, but offering its own version of it, with its own interface and user experience.”
If the price is right, and if the content includes the right mix of live news, entertainment and sports, it might just work.
Anyone communicating with aea son and Frank have been put on ignore.
Poor Frank_04 just doesn't understand a "Strong Dollar" and how it affects multinationals like Apple. Listening to the daily conference calls of companies reporting earnings they discuss the high cost of American products sold overseas. Apple beats an exceeded. Why did Apple come out again with conservative future earnings ? " Apples chief financial officer said that foreign exchange is a clear headwind".
Frank_04 wants you to move on if you want to make money. Now that's funny. Perhaps he is challenged in doing DD. John Melloy of CNBC PRO printed: "We now assume that Apple will announce a sizeable increase in its cash return program for the next 3 years through the end of 2017 to over $200 billion of which $165 billion will be buybacks and $37 billion will be dividends."
From a base of nearly $58 billion, Apple was able to raise revenues by 30%. This is not something that’s supposed to happen when sales are this large. That’s because of something known as the law of large numbers. The short version: As a company’s sales grow it makes it increasingly difficult to generate the large percentage jumps that Wall Street craves. Stop your whining Frank and take your own advise. Move on.
It seems Obama can't get anything right. Obama sends Secretary of State Kerry to France, who brought along James Taylor to sing "You have a friend". Kerry should have taken Judy Collins instead to sing "Send in the clowns". This circus phrase was used to distract the audience from an unforeseen disaster. Obama releases 5 radical Islamic prisoners from Gitmo. This same day police in Belgium have a shoot out with the Muslim terrorists group. Meanwhile,Valerie Jarratt, a spokesmen for the White talks about the parade in France and assures the French people that Obama has there back. Parade? "An organized public procession on a festive occasion". I think not. It was an array of world leaders joined by 3.7 million in France to defy terrorism. Perhaps talking about free community college was more important then going and showing America's support.
The circus continues as John Hardwood explains what Obama and Cameron said. The one hour news conference could have been shown in seconds if the two "World Leaders" held up a white flag
Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said "the American people are stupid". Time after time this president continues to show his arrogance and disregard for the Constitution and the American people. Together Cameron and Obama will allow Iran to get the bomb.