One wonders how much money they may have left on the table by making Titanfall an MS exclusive. You have to seriously doubt that anyone involved in that discussion projected the PS4 to outsell the One like this, and such projections play into the exclusivity package numbers.
This is what happens when a company discovers that many customers are already becoming displeased with a service that said company had planned to hike the price of. Hey, Amazon...stop taking 2 weeks to deliver stuff you promised me 2-day shipping for (a promise you used to keep), and then we'll talk about increasing the price. As of late, many people are getting literally nothing for their membership beyond a really lame video service.
Many Chicago locations in the city typically have lines close to the doors during the lunch rush, in areas saturated with alternatives that won't draw half the traffic (Subway, Jimmy John's, Quizno's, etc.).
I've been eating at PB for years around downtown Chicago. They are the Chipotle of sandwich shops...high quality, fast, reasonable price. And as you note, they have a really great, homey atmosphere which they do a real good job maintaining regardless of location.
So you're comparing the Redbox kiosk to the Netflix streaming, rather than the Netflix DVD service? Well, that's certainly stupid...
Long story short: people with the FDA have close connections with hedgies. The whole system is completely corrupt. That's how a safe treatment like this gets slapped down, yet you can turn on the TV and see that Abbott or GlaxoSmithKline managed to get out a new drug for depression/hair loss/some imaginary condition with warnings that they could make your sphincter explode out of your eye socket or result in death by face herpes.
That's what bugs me about him...even he will admit that he is 50/50 at best (even in today's blog he says that)...yet his positions are SO heavily biased and partisan. The lack of track record combined with such strong opinions tells me he has poor sources and his writing is just driven by special interest. People who say he's a tool for hedgies have a strong case.
Love AAPL stock, but thinking Samsung is a threat to Google in the OS market is laughable.
Syria has squat to do with the market today...quit buying into garbage market synopsis put together by journalism majors.
My chicken entrails disagree, and imply a purple monkey flatulence inversion.
(pattern traders are dumb)
Despite what some of the cheerleaders say, you are right...Apple is losing mindshare. It's still a great investment for overseas growth and betting on new products, but their current offerings are stale and virtually un-hype-able (hence the current milquetoast TV ad campaign, that focuses entirely on brand affinity, which has been waning). Again, great near-term investment at these levels, but you are right...in the long run, Apple needs to get it together.