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johnedwardbutler 32 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 3, 2016 10:12 AM Member since: Sep 7, 2012
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    No Share Buy Back

    by maxbeck54 Feb 3, 2016 10:03 AM
    johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Feb 3, 2016 10:12 AM Flag

    Their "strategy" continues to unwind. They could have sold BABA, back when the market value was up and would have made more than they would get in today's anemic market, even considering the tax consequences.I just don't think that Yahoo can recover (no matter what they do) considering the total lack of confidence that they have brought on themselves. Yes, i'm pi$$ed!

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    C'mon guys, Give Marissa another Chance...

    by buy_chinadotcom Feb 3, 2016 9:53 AM
    johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Feb 3, 2016 9:55 AM Flag

    Gosh - It's done better than the price of oil, too. What's your point?

  • Reply to

    consider this

    by pebble16x Feb 3, 2016 9:47 AM
    johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Feb 3, 2016 9:54 AM Flag

    If Marissa had a fish on the line there was no indication in her mood, during her interview on CNBC. My take is that Yahoo is either stupid-crazy and really plans on restructuring (and they know it's a desperate,stupid idea) or they have received some very disappointing offers (probably based on perceptions of core business).

  • johnedwardbutler by johnedwardbutler Feb 3, 2016 9:48 AM Flag

    My biggest concern, as an investor, is that, because Yahoo has lost so much value in the last year I will be lucky to retrieve my initial investment. I think that the estimates of 60 or 70 dollars is currently out of the question.

  • johnedwardbutler by johnedwardbutler Feb 3, 2016 9:38 AM Flag

    I just wanted to reiterate just how drained Marissa looked, at this morning's interview on CNBC. I kept expecting her to either pass out or fall asleep. There were no smiles and certainly, no enthusiasm. She wasted so much of the interview by bringing up her new strategic plan that will move the company forward, when, in fact, she and the board are planning to run for the exits. It's rare to see a CEO with visibly, that much lack of enthusiasm. Sell the business, Marissa. Then, go home and take care of your babies.

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    Retailers match AMZN

    by all_cacophony Jan 31, 2016 11:18 AM
    johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Jan 31, 2016 12:11 PM Flag

    Because you actually have to take the time to drive to each of those retailers, just to get the same price, when you could order the item (in minutes) and have it delivered (in two days) for free. No time out from your day and no gasoline or wear and tear on your vehicle - unless you like to shop. Personally, I don't.

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    700 next week!

    by yefimwin Jan 30, 2016 10:59 AM
    johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Jan 30, 2016 1:40 PM Flag

    I still argue that innovation is the key to Amazon success. They continue to dump millions into technology, AWS data centers, Warehouse and shipping centers, delivery services and membership benefits. This year, their Prime accounts have grown by over 50%, AWS grew 71% and Prime Video doubled. Their stock trades for a little more than 2x sales (Google is almost 6X and Apple is almost 4X). AMZN is sacrificing their margins now for future growth and profitability. Their sales are growing 6X faster than Wal Mart. This is a company that has grown almost 30,000% (that's Thirty Thousand Percent) since their inception in 1997. I certainly wouldn't consider it a risky investment.

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    700 next week!

    by yefimwin Jan 30, 2016 10:59 AM
    johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Jan 30, 2016 12:59 PM Flag

    You can't believe that Amazon is just a passing fancy. On-Line shopping is here to stay and Amazon has an enormous percentage of the market. As long as they keep innovating they will remain on top.Less than two years ago I bought AMZN for under $200.00. There certainly is no "hype" here.

  • johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Jan 28, 2016 11:19 AM Flag

    With 216+ Billion Dollars of free cash I am hoping that they are strongly considering buying more companies that will add value to their bottom line. That is precisely what Facebook did and it has worked brilliantly.

  • johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Jan 19, 2016 11:28 AM Flag

    I bought Amazon early last year for under $300. It will have to lose a lot a value before I begin to feel uncomfortable with my investment. Time will tell. Meanwhile, almost every one that I know is a Prime member and purchases regularly from Amazon. AMZN is focusing on shopping convenience, including free, fast delivery. Walmart, Target and others are desperately trying to catch up. Meanwhile, AMZN continues to innovate. I have been reading negative comments on this board for years and this company continues to perform. I expect corrections, from time-to-time but I am very satisfied with the success of my investment.

  • johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Jan 19, 2016 11:10 AM Flag

    I understand that Amazon is exploring the idea of creating their own delivery service.

  • johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Jan 13, 2016 6:36 PM Flag

    Starbucks entry into China will be the beginning of a whole, new growth period and this very successful business will continue to produce incredible returns for its shareholders. I have held Starbucks for a long time and have read so many negative opinions, like yours. Meanwhile, SBUX continues to be one of the most consistent growth stories in many stock portfolios.

  • johnedwardbutler by johnedwardbutler Jan 1, 2016 1:58 PM Flag

    Graphene 3D Lab: Material maker gets into printers
    Beyond the Makerbots of the industry, which build the machines, or the Voodoo Manufacturings, which develop new work processes, there’s a third type of company in the 3D space — those that make the materials used in the printing process. Among the New York companies represented here is Graphene 3D Lab, which is based on Long Island in Calverton.
    Until recently, 3D-printed materials mostly came in the form of powder, filament, pellets, granules, and resin. But Graphene this fall introduced a new material for 3D printing, a foam made of a material capable of conducting electricity. The secret process by which the foam is created, along with the company's other materials, have resulted in potential applications that the company’s founders believe can’t be achieved using traditional printers.
    As a result, Graphene 3D Lab decided this year to enter the 3D printer market itself. On December 3, the company filed a patent application for a machine it calls Romulus the Third, which is theoretically capable of printing with multiple materials without stopping. So far, the company has 3D printed a joystick, a battery, and a lightbulb, among other objects, using the materials. But for more advanced products — like a cell-phone — more specialized printers are needed.
    “It’s a multi-functional printer that can combine many different deposition techniques and functional materials,” said Daniel Stolyarov, co-chief executive officer of Graphene 3D Lab. “It proves the concept and the fact that we can make functional devices like a light bulb.” Included in the patent was protections for exactly such a lightbulb.
    Daniel Stolyarov on the future of 3D printed electronics.
    But at their heart, the co-founders agree the company will remain focused on materials. For this, their first foray into building 3D printers, Stolyarov, his wife and co-CEO Elena Polyakova, worked with Pittsburgh, Penn.-based Zego Robotics to build the prototype and they plan to outsource the production of any future machines created to use their products.
    Stolyarov estimates a fully functioning machine will be ready in six to nine months featuring multiple deposition techniques, a robotic manipulator for changing parts, and laser and ultra-violet curing capabilities. Though he says a machine capable of printing a cell phone is still ten years away. The co-CEOs have no plans to sell the company and enjoy working on the outskirts of New York where they enjoy a slower pace of life, but can quickly gain access to talent.

  • Reply to

    Activists pressing for sale at Yahoo

    by argentindeep Dec 18, 2015 10:50 AM
    johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Dec 21, 2015 10:10 AM Flag

    We could have sold a year ago and received $50./share. I am hoping that it will be a much larger figure. Personally, in hindsight, I would have been very happy to get out at $50.00. and been done with this dog. The current management (including the BOD) have proven that they are incompetent. There's not much more to say.

  • johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Dec 11, 2015 9:21 PM Flag

    I remember, not too long ago, when Amazon was selling for 170.00. I decided to buy 50 shares and hold. I wish that I had bought 5000. BABA could follow the same course.

  • Reply to

    State the facts

    by gabrielmellace1 Dec 1, 2015 1:44 PM
    johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Dec 11, 2015 12:33 PM Flag

    How old are you guys?

  • johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Dec 9, 2015 11:21 AM Flag

    She is an attractive woman, even though pregnant with twins but her "Valley Girl" dialect is distressing.

  • johnedwardbutler by johnedwardbutler Dec 9, 2015 11:12 AM Flag

    Right now. Kinda shows just how much confidence we shareholders have in their "powerful" responses, this morning.

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    Marissa on CNBC. Seems like she hasnt slept

    by buy_chinadotcom Dec 9, 2015 10:25 AM
    johnedwardbutler johnedwardbutler Dec 9, 2015 10:31 AM Flag

    Did you notice that neither of them smiled or showed any representation of confidence during the entire interview and Webb kept looking ay Marissa as though he needed approval of his answers. The questions were OK but the answers were anemic.

  • johnedwardbutler by johnedwardbutler Dec 8, 2015 10:33 AM Flag

    SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sigma Labs, Inc. (SGLB) ("Sigma Labs" or the "Company"), a developer of advanced, in process, non-destructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing ("AM") and other advanced manufacturing technologies, today announced that a company in Germany has entered into an evaluation period for Sigma Labs' proprietary PrintRite3D(R) products. As part of the agreement this customer, which wishes to remain anonymous at the present time, purchased a non-exclusive license to test the Company's PrintRite3D(R) applications in certain of its laser-based powder bed metal machines -- some of which were on display at the recent Formnext show in Frankfurt, Germany.