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Feb 2nd 2009 12:44AM Congratulations, Doug, you win the Apple hit-whore prize!
Oct 21st 2008 4:08PM DAM wrote: "The question is whether the financial strain of marketing the handset will hurt is sales longer term. If it becomes too much of a burden on AT&T and overseas carriers who market the new 3G version, some might make the decision to go to competing products which are more profitable."
Doug baby, haven't you been paying attention?!? AT&T does NOT market the iPhone. That's Apple's responsibility. Have you ever seen an AT&T ad that showed an iPhone on tv? Nope, nada, never.
Oct 13th 2008 4:09AM Wow, got to love when those nutty conspiracy lovers post a comment. If it isn't Oliver Stone movies, it's pseudo-documentary movies.
If someone wanted to pay off GM to buy their electric cars, it would have cost over $1M to do so. What "rights" did GM violate? How did they take anyone's property? The cars never belonged to the guinea pigs. They signed away any rights they had to participate in the trial. If you think they can sue for "emotional distress" for a product that they didn't own, and for one that they had to sign away any rights, then you must live in California, and worship windchimes.
The only thing being admitted is that the world is a far different place than when GM made the EV1, when gas was much, much cheaper. And, who cares if GM is penalized, it's almost out of business already, or haven't you noticed. Sheesh, that Railian comet cult is looking for new members, have you submitted your application yet?
Oct 1st 2008 12:47AM Here's a quick thought. If Apple drops to $60, then that would put their market cap at about $53B. Take away $20B in cash, leaves an operational value of $33B. Last 12 months, Apple made $3.5B, so that would value at about 9.5x trailing 12 months earnings. Wow, that's dirt cheap. Thanks Doug for figuring that out for us.
Sep 19th 2008 7:38PM Hi, I'm NOT a PC, but I'm a PC user. Those other people are dolts!
Sep 18th 2008 8:00PM Seems to me that it can't play podcasts in the background, which iTunes can do, which isn't as useful.
But, the reason I can see for not allowing this app, is that it could be a bandwidth hog over 3G. I get some huge video podcasts from the Washington Post, and TedTalks. If the 3G network is overtaxed now, imagine those people with NetShare or Podcaster using the same bandwidth.
And, can someone tell me is this a security breach? I mean couldn't malware be distributed by RSS? If there's no central access point like iTunes, wouldn't you be more vulnerable to a 3rd-party breach?
If that's the case, I can easily see why bandwidth and security would be cause for concern for Apple.
Sep 11th 2008 7:10PM The question isn't whether Apple is a monopoly or not, as natural monopolies are LEGAL!
Rather, the question is whether Apple is an abusive monopoly, as MS was and why MS was sued by the DOJ? In that case, I'd say NOT. Apple has done nothing like what MS did to bring down the wrath of the DOJ.
Sep 9th 2008 4:17PM Why do you assume an unsubstantiated report is fact? It seems nonsensical to turn off Wifi. How does it affect China Mobile? Until they announce something, I take the report as bad rumor.
Aug 29th 2008 1:51AM Bring an "antitrust suit" on what grounds?
The only "antitrust suit" that might be filed would be Apple against the Big 4 labels for cartel-like behavior in allowing DRM-free tracks in the also-ran stores, while forcing DRM tracks on Apple.
Just another anti-Apple story from the Doug McIntyre, who continues to show his ignorance with silly misplaced comments about "antitrust suit"s.
Aug 26th 2008 1:56PM SUVs are NOT "extremely popular" in China. You recall, the first successful automotive joint venture in China was Beijing Jeep, which made Cherokees. Well, that was the height of SUV popularity in China, and that was over a decade ago. Buick Lucernes are far more popular than SUVs.