APPLE MAKES PLAY FOR INDIA WITH 29-CENT ITUNES SONGS $AAPL $RIMM $MSFT $GOOG $NOK

Apple is waking up to the harsh realities of the world.  Perhaps the fall in stock price has helped.  There is simply more competition and Apple has to adjust to it. In a major move, Apple is ...
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MONEY FLYING OUT OF APPLE STOCK. FLOCKING TO FACEBOOK, RIM, NOKIA $AAPL $NOK $RIMM $MSFT $FB

As some investors face jitters about how low Apple (AAPL) stock can go, astute investors have been enjoying handsome profits in Apple competitors Nokia (NOK) and Research In Motion (RIMM).  Since August, Nokia stock has beaten Apple stock by 182%; Research ...
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WAL-MART SENDS IPHONE 5 DOWNMARKET WITH $45 PLAN $WMT $AAPL $RIMM $GOOG $MSFT $NOK

The brilliance of Steve Jobs at Apple (AAPL) has been embodied in a carefully cultivated image for Apple products. Jobs created elegant products that appear to be meant for the elite but were sold to the masses. When the ...
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CONSUMER REPORTS NO KNEE-JERK APPLE HATER, LOVED IPHONE 5 WHEN IT CAME OUT $AAPL $MSFT $GOOG $RIMM $NOK

In response to my column yesterday,Consumer Reports Is No Fan Of iPhone 5, I received a large number of comments.  Two contentions in these communications are worth addressing. A large number of readers contend that Consumer Reports is ...
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TIZEN CUED UP FOR ASSAULT ON iOS, ANDROID $MSFT $AAPL $GOOG $RIMM

The piece I recently wrote, Tizen Rising, Ready To Challenge Apple And Google In 2013, outlined the threat posed by a new giant ready to attack Apple’s and Google Android’s dominance of the smart phone market.  Now the news ...
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TIZEN RISING, READY TO CHALLENGE APPLE AND GOOGLE IN 2013 $AAPL $GOOG $RIMM $INTC $S $VZ

In 2013, a new giant may rise to challenge Apple‘s iOs and Google‘s Android. Tizen is the new giant. This company that you may have never heard of  has a long history behind it.  Samsung’s collaboration with the ...
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RIM STANDS A CHANCE AT COMEBACK IF IT TARGETS MICROSOFT, NOT APPLE

On Monday Thorsten Heins, CEO of Research In Motion, rallied support at a conference for the upcoming BlackBerry 10.  After cutting past the bravado that Heins put up perhaps for a show, it is clear that ...
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GOOGLE GIVES IPHONE USERS BROWSER CHOICE FOR PHONE’S FIFTH BIRTHDAY

Apple‘s iPhone, the iconic device from that revolutionized smart phones, turned five on Friday, June 29. There has been no other device like iPhone in history.  Thousands of developers have written thousands of apps to organize ...
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SELL APPLE TO BUY FACEBOOK? SMART IDEA

The initial public offering of Facebook  is one of the most eagerly awaited events that I have witnessed in my 30 years in the market.  In the same 30-year period, I have seen very few ...
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IT’S DEATH BY APPLE FOR BEST BUY

“Best Buy has simply become a show room for Amazon,” I wrote about two years ago. At that time, Best Buy stock was trading at $45. As of this writing, the stock is just above $24. After ...
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