The stuff I have read of late is mind boggling, build a phone that works but throttle sales so that a piece of this company could be sold. If this were on the up and up and Nokia was behind these phones, they could have really has significant momentum in the market.
I agree, the job of the CEO is to create shareholder value, not to drive down shareholder value. Nokia's board conspired to drive down the share price and Elop agreed to do their bidding to drive down share holder value. This is grounds for legal action, as to whether Finland does anything about it, one thing for certain in that Elop's name need to be taken out of the running for consideration for CEO of Microsoft. Any abstute investor in Microsoft will now have lingering questions in their minds as to whether Elop would bring anything to the table at all for Microsoft. Certainly having someone as the CEO who has demonstrated that they are more concerned with their own personal compensation than creating shareholder value, there will always be lingering questions about a hidden agenda on Elop's part for sheer personal gain and screw the shareholders at any cost.
Just got two different reads on Verizon's price from Yahoo, and doing a refresh it reverted back to what it was trading. Seeing this more and more, and not sure where these prices are coming from.
51.39 Down 0.50(0.96%) 4:00PM EDT|After Hours : 51.39 Down 0.01 (0.02%) 4:07PM EDT - Nasdaq Real Time Price
But doing a refresh this is what shows up now:
47.27 Down 0.71(1.48%) 4:00PM EDT|After Hours : 47.27 Down 0.01 (0.02%) 4:07PM EDT - Nasdaq Real Time Price
Because Al Gore hasn't figured out how to make money off of global cooling. Interesting that once Gore's bank account rapidly warmed up, he just sort of dropped out of site as the world's biggest cheerleader on global warming. His divorce from Tipper when his financial information became public gives you an idea of just how much money there was to be on the global warming bandwagon.
You should check with your 401K plan if you have the ability to roll some of the money out of your Verizon 401K into a brokerage IRA. Not sure what company that your 401K is set up with, but the better 401Ks will allow you to do this. There are no taxes that you will pay for rolling the money into a brokerage IRA. You can then self direct the money transferred in the brokerage IRA so that you are better leveraged. There are also some not so well known features of 401Ks that most likely are not clear in the language of the 401K documentation, for example, if you hit the limit of the 401K pretax dollars that you can contribute and decide to continue to contribute with after tax dollars, on a rollover from the 401K, any contributions that you roll over that have been put into the 401K with after tax dollars, those can be taken and you will not have to pay tax on the distribution because you have already paid taxes on that money. There are some age restrictions for rollover, and again, I am not sure what company handles your 401K, but some very abstute question, you might be surprised at some of the benefits you have that few know or understand about their 401Ks. Some folks choose to take a distribution from their 401Ks and suffer tax consequence, but in prudent decisions, when it make sense to borrow money, check into the loan provisions, that can become real handy when used for the right reasons. Again, ask questions, a good 401K plan can be very advantageous if used properly.
You better go back and study up on America, back in Franklin Roosevelt's day, had he lived, universal health care would have already been in place. This has been delayed since the 1940's.
If the US manages to default, as I understand it on October 17, this will provide the Chinese with all they need to push the US Dollar out of the way and establish the Chinese Yuan as the World's Reserve Currency. Have people not been paying attention to how many thousands of tons of gold the Chinese have imported? The Chinese probably have about 15,000 tons of gold imported about right now and will be able to back up their currency with something of real value. If it doesnt happen this go around, will probably happen sometime between 2015 to 2025 at this point. He who controls the gold makes the rules and our economy and way of life will be allowed to exist at the leisure of another country.
Hit face down on screen, not a scratch, no problems, this is one tough bulldog of a phone. She would have been out of luck with an iPhone or Samsung. Good build Nokia, way to go!
The only failure of the Nokia phones is due to the success of Elop not pushing the phones. Elop sold out Nokia for 20 pieces of silver. Had Elop gotten behind Nokia and gave as much effort pushing the Nokia phones, the story would be different today, instead he got in front and held Nokia back. The Windows phone will now move forward. Story would have been the same for Apple or Samsung had their CEOs got in front and slowed down the forward momentum. There were a few on this board that got it, me it just baffles my mind how Elop threw away the opportunity to crown himself as one of the great CEOs of current times on a global turn around story. I guess 20 pieces of silver makes folks do strange things.
He has not finished his radical boogerotomy that he is currently performing with the index finger of his right hand.
then this Tea Party crowd should not be screaming about a Do Over. More like they are standing up and saying "I WAS STUPID AS YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE AND I WAS TOO LAZY, STUPID, OR JUST PLAIN CHASING AFTER MONEY FROM PACS TO EVEN BOTHER READING WHAT I HELPED PASS".
That is about the size of it, they are now going on record by shutting down the government because they were lax in claiming stupidity.
Windows 7 is stable and will remain that way until Windows 8 is proclaimed stable,then the migration will begin.