SAMSUNG BEATS APPLE TO THE PUNCH WITH JAMES BOND-LIKE WATCH-PHONE AS TIZEN RISES: NOT NEGATIVE FOR APPLE $AAPL $GOOG $MSFT $INTC $S $T

It was not long ago that Samsung introduced the wearable watch that communicates with Samsung phones under the brand name Galaxy Gear. Galaxy Gear sales have been nothing to write home about, but poor sales ...
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AT&T PHONE FINANCING TRENDS POINT TO SHIFT FROM SUBSIDY MODEL $T $AAPL $VZ $S

It is difficult to watch TV on a major network without seeing an AT&T advertisement for its Mobile Share Value Plans, many of which do not require a two-year contract, but require full payment for ...
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NEW PLAN FROM AT&T LIKELY TO DRAG ON IPHONE SALES $T $VZ $AAPL $TMUS $S $GOOG

T-Mobile (TMUS) got the ball rolling with no contract plans and much cheaper plans than AT&T, something it publicized in the Tim Tebow Super Bowl commercial Sunday evening.  Today AT&T fired a big bazooka, not ...
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INCREDIBLE MULTI-YEAR IPHONE RUN ENDS $AAPL $CHL $T $TMUS #APPLE EARNINGS

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings after the market close.  The Apple stock ended the regular session at $550.50.  In the after-hours it has touched $501, down about 8%. As I listened to the conference call, just like I ...
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VERIZON TRUMPS APPLE, BUT THERE ARE BETTER BUYS $VZ $AAPL $T $VOD $TMUS

Verizon just trumped Apple by orchestrating the world’s largest corporate-debt sale to date by selling $49 billion of bonds. In contrast, the previous largest corporate bond sale in the U. S. was Apple's big bond ...
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AT&T’S NEXT BUYOUT CANDIDATE $T $LEAP $AAPL $TDS $USM $VZ $S $TMUS $DISH $DTV

Please click here for the chart. After the market close on Friday, AT&T kicked off the next wave of consolidation in wireless by offering to buy Leap Wireless for $1.19 billion. But will they stop there? ...
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TEN REASONS WHY SAMSUNG’S 5G IS MOSTLY HYPE $AAPL $BBRY $NOK $GOOG $T $QCOM

On Monday, Samsung made a 5G announcement promising download of 3D movies in seconds.  Samsung did the most masterful job of spinning a test for the maximum public relations impact that I have seen in ...
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GALAXY S4 IS A GREAT DEVICE, SAVE THE SOFTWARE AND GIMMICKS $AAPL $T $GOOG

This is a hands-on review of Samsung’s Galaxy S4, specifically for the power user written with the intent of helping those who may be looking at buying this new device.  I am defining power users ...
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DISH-SOFTBANK PURSUIT OF SPRINT HAS POSITIVE IMPLICATIONS FOR APPLE $DISH $S $VZ $AAPL $CLWR

This morning, Dish Network started a takeover battle for Sprint.  Dish is offering $7 per share which includes $4.76 in cash and the rest in Dish stock. Sprint has an existing deal to be acquired ...
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SAMSUNG BEST BUY EXPERIENCE WON’T BRUISE APPLE $AAPL $BBY $T $S $VZ

Samsung’s new venture with Best Buy will not hurt Apple. Samsung is teaming up with Best Buy to open Samsung ‘Experience’ boutiques within the big box electronics retailer’s stores. Samsung’s Experience boutiques will be about 460 square feet in Best Buy’s ...
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