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Yes. As the parent of a 7 year old girl, I am painfully aware of Disney's grip on the youth market. (My wife is also a Disney-cultist.) Kids that age don't care much about all the complex things adults and hardcore gamers do. They just want to play with the characters in their world. We've played the Disney Princess and Tangled games over and over and over. Disney should be able to churn out Princess games with simple but immersive gameplay and make a killing. They already...
HP spinning off Agilent was utter madness. Everything since then has been the consequences of that terrible mistake playing out.Here's Agilent's CEO's bio:"Sullivan, who was senior vice president and general manager of Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group (SPG) before being named COO, joined Hewlett-Packard Company in 1976 and during the course of his career, developed considerable expertise in telecommunications, data communications and computers. In 1995, he was...
Maybe HP will fall far enough that Agilent can buy them and reclaim the HP name. I worked for HP briefly during the Fiorina regime. So sad to see such a great company mismanaged into oblivion. - Jasen.
The Slashdot story: http://games.slashdot.org/story/11/0...Android-Tablet Personally, I think this could work. GameStop is going to have a controller for their tablet. If they have a decent online store or XBox Live-type experience, and sell games designed to work with their controller, I think they could distinguish their brand and provide a reason for people to identify GameStop with gaming on Android. Maybe they could make their XBox Live-clone free for a year if...
Yes, I'm confused on what the issue really is. It sounds like Lion is cacheing the credentials of the first good log in, and using those credentials over and over again rather than submitting new credentials. That's the only way it makes sense to me. - Jasen.
I read somewhere in one of the articles about Steve stepping down as CEO that Apple tends to have a vision and skunkworks projects that they then wait for technology to catch up to before releasing a product. The Newton was given as an example - screens, processing power & battery life were not at the point for a consumer-level product. Apple invested in making those core technologies cheaper and better and THEN released a product. Thunderbolt could be the connection...
LOL. Exactly. At some point you have to graduate from being a "wage slave" and do what you do for the love of it. The scenario Dick describes sounds like a bunch of frat-boy wanna-bes stroking each others' egos. But I also hear/read the type of people who become that wealthy are highly driven, borderline (or over the border) sociopaths - so I wouldn't be surprised that they do things I don't understand. Which has more bragging rights? "I bought a new villa in Greece" or "I...
It'd be great if Apple could keep the tradition of $1 salary for the CEO. And no golden parachute. Apple does well and the CEO gets compensated well. Apple does poorly and CEO gets less. - Jasen.
I hope post-Steve Apple can continue to raise up competent CEOs and other leadership from within. It seems that bringing in outside talent often leads to loss of corporate identity and the chasing of short-term profits & efficiencies. See HP.May Steve spend more time with his family and enjoy a slower pace of life for a long time.- Jasen.
HP seems to be a classic example of what happens when the founders leave and the company moves into the stage of revolving door CEOs. Chasing short-term profits, wrangling of deals, mergers, and acquisitions, shuffling the org charts, and finally the CEO pulls their golden parachute and heads off to the next company. It takes a lot of dedication to keep a corporation focused on producing good products for a good price, and keep the R&D pipe filled with future profitable...
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