There was an article written about 3 questions, based on Microsoft's recent release to iOS
1. How Cortana stacks up to Siri and Google Now - Siri is rated the least competent - looks like Apple just measure up to the task. It goes without saying Android needs all the help it can get
2. Will Microsoft release Cortana for iOS and Android? - Based on the release of the Office suite to iOS, its probably a sure bet it will get released to run on iOS and of course Android
3. Will Cortana turn Bing into a Google-killer? - Google is turning out to be a dead man walking, it just doesn't realize it yet.
Nadella is the right CEO at the right time. Microsoft is certainly under valued and Apple is merely clever marketing for what appears more and more that Apple software appears to be lacking, exactly how did Apple get so big with software that continues to not measure up to Microsoft software as we move forward. Good software is in Microsoft's DNA, clever marketing is in Apple's DNA.
President Carter said it best "You cannot be the President of the United States and tell the truth"
It is going to be thru the roof Alice, Verizon will be trading at $9M/share approaching the ex-dividend date. Psst - don't share with anyone, only you will know its going to $9M/share, so keep that a secret!!!
And do you thanks the gods when you get a margin call and say thanks like "Thank you for providing me a reality check and I appreciate the opportunity to revisit humility " Well do you?
Dude, fork out the money to buy something well built that you like and maintain it properly. Just hit 100K on my 2008 GMC Acadia SLT2 and this thing runs like a top. Have a great GM dealer that does all of the maintenance on it, sometimes the maintenance is a little on the pricey side, but this is the first time that I have bought a vehicle that I feel I will be able to get 200K out of it. The trick is the mindset that someone has about their vehicle, you can look at your vehicle two ways. I could look at my vehicle as a vehicle having 100K miles on it, or I can choose to look at it as my $40K vehicle that has 100K miles on it, my perspective is the later and that is how I treat it.
Perhaps Nadella and the BOD will increase the dividend too
Why that would be like "Hey I'll give up the Bentley and get a Chevy Cruze cause Google can make that Chevy drive itself !!!"
the best way to put something like that is "an astute observation of the rather obvious", in more simplistic terms, I use this "thank you for telling me what it is and what it does, else I wouldn't know".
You have me at a disadvantage or perhaps I have an advantage - I don't listen to CNBC or any other news source since they all seem to have a bias for or against, pretty much rely on my own due diligence, collect as much information as I can, try to digest it and weed thru it in a way that I can understand it, then make the decision where to go park my dollars. I read something on the internet that by the year 2020, that the amount of data traveling on networks daily, each and every day, will be the equivalent of 15,000 years of High Definition media, each and every day. Says to me, be in to telecommunications, streaming media, and Big Data, also, those companies that are in data transmission that are developing faster means to transmit data faster. In the end, who controls Big Data globally will control the world.
Its pretty clear that Verizon is trying to break the $50/share resistance right now, just a matter of time before $50 becomes support.
Actually its .53/share on the dividend if you cared to get your facts straight, and while you are getting your facts straight, please do indicate your lack of understanding of exactly what 100% of revenue and profits from Verizon Wireless is actually going to have for Verizon now. Gee, exactly what is Verizon going to do now since they no longer have to pump billions out to Vodafone on dividends now, would seems those billions could now just either be used to pay debt off or perhaps increase dividends now. What do you think would happen to the Verizon stock if Verizon announced a 2 cent/share dividend increase, or a 5 cent/share dividend increase? I think Verizon would be heading up very very quickly. Thinking Buffet already knows the impact of the outcome of the completion Vodafone deal and that is why $500M of his money came to be parked in Verizon. Buffet doesn't park in losers and he stays in his positions for a long long time.
The historical weakness with Nokia's stock has to do with the number of splits that they did over a period of time. It was the last split that Nokia had that started the downward spiral. Nokia's management and BOD were too busy sucking money out of this company using it like an ATM machine until it got to the point of no return. Stock buybacks are nothing more than correcting the damage the company did to the stock price. If you don't bloat the market with shares, you don't damage the stock price through bloat. Take Apple for instance, Apple would have been in a better position had it done a 2:1 or a 3:1, instead it did a 7:1. Folks on the Apple board are not happy now because the Apple share price now moves like a normal stock. There can be no rampant speculation on Apple now when over 6B+ shares are in the float. Lets hope that Icahn doesn't decide to start a tweeting campaign on Nokia - just stay away Icahn, just stay away.
Global Warming is the biggest hoax money maker that they ever came up with. The earth moves around the sun which in turn moves around our galaxy. There are more than just a few cycles going on here and I attribute any warming or cooling to the cycles that occur in nature. There may be some very minimal impact from man kind over the years, more like a nuisance that mother earth will correct, but correct she will. Find it interesting that some of the scientists have been threatened with lawsuits to keep them from releasing information to the public. As long as the media is controlled to provide the message you are to be told, then it will be global warming du jour. Much like the Salem witch trials, advertise that there is an evil menace, make sure it is front and center for years, meanwhile pay no attention behind the scenes to the clergy and the affluent to confiscate land and property. Did you every hear of any land or property from the Salem witch trials that had a curse?
Yahoo has decided to drop the source of the article that it is posting. Now all the idiot articles for Motley Fool and Seeking Alpha have been given the same level as article that are written by Forbes, Bloomberg, and some of the more reputable firms. Yahoo may say this make it more efficient to transmit the information with less information being transmitted, I say it is to hides credibility because now you have to think about the headline posted versus the source it came from. I say Yahoo is in trouble, if another source comes out with financial message boards that are fairly easy to read and post to, Yahoo is going to be in trouble. Ask yourself, do you really use Yahoo for much of anything else?
When Apple trips and falls, Apple will hit the button on its iWatch "Help, I've fallen and I cant get up" and no one will care.
Hopefully Microsoft will provide the ability to run two external monitors at some point, I run dual 23" external monitors off my HP laptop, really like having the same geometry using dual monitors
Some one that writes in the tech community needs to write a headline "The Surface 3 - A Solid Home Run"