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Not really the right way to look at this. Unless MSFT had a strategic reason (they didn't) to continue to hold equity in AAPL then they were right to sell it. Sure, financially it would've paid off, but by selling the stake you can argue they freed up cash to return to their shareholders. Those MSFT shareholders could then make the decision whether they personally would invest in AAPL or not (many likely did).
Lots of interesting facts in the article. I know it is an editorial opinion piece but the whole tone of it seems to miss that Google/Samsung/Android OEMs/MSFT, just like Apple, is generally made up of some very smart people. I don't think many of us could march in there and start giving lessons about how they actually should run their businesses. Absolutely, they are executing different strategies, some of which will end in failure and some of which will be valuable.
I have a hard time believing this would end up being a major differentiation for the iPhone 5s unless it ended up being part of a mobile payment strategy.  But then again, if the pattern of iPhone 4 --> iPhone 4s is expected to roughly repeat, we shouldn't see much focus on hardware and most changes coming on the iOS side (e.g. Siri only available on the 4s)
  I agree with pretty much all of this (especially the lambasted part, so easy to get slammed on this forum if you don't toe the line) but at the same time Blackberry is the last company that is currently qualified to lecture others about timely innovation.  Certainly when it's yet to be seen how successful the uptake of BB10 will be. That said, I think there's neat UI tweaks in WP8 (live tiles, for example) and BB10 (Hub? can't remember what it's called but my friend...
Speaking only for myself, the northern Greater Toronto Area has been a real failure in my experiences with Apple Maps.  I absolutely have to use Google Maps for business info to get results (navigation is generally just fine with Apple Maps, though).  I would much much rather use Apple Maps if the data was decent, though.     I've also had a handful of issues in Florida and Washington DC but haven't used it there long enough to really draw a solid conclusion.  
Perhaps he/she means that the maps are blank not in terms of streets but business/POI data. That's largely been my experience. Apple Maps is decent for roads but for my purposes has been fairly useless in terms of finding businesses I look up. Others seem fine with it so clearly very dependent on user location and search habits.
How are users generally finding the reliability of iMessage? - as a simple SMS replacement, works fine. Does what a text message can do (plus read/delivered receipt, and shows when other user is typing) - for the more innovative features (group iMessage, syncing between iDevices) I find it can be very unreliable. Messages out of order on syncing, will receive on one device but not the other, and some recipients on group iMessages receive messages after a long delay, but...
Reminder:  Einhorn is suing to ultimately get the vote unbundled, not to get his preferred share idea done.  So much misinformation around this on prior threads.
I usually think that the best advertisements are the ones where you don't need to make reference to your competitors (hence why I think so many of the Apple ads are top notch). But this one is well done in my opinion. Comes off as an almost playful jibe at Apple.
Total agreement. Flyover is the kind of thing that I've looked at maybe 3 or 4 times on my iPad. It's impressive what they've accomplished, but I just find no practical use for it whatsoever. Perhaps other users find otherwise. But for me I'd have no problem if they eventually send Flyover the same direction they did for Ping...I find continued frustration with Apple Maps for local business data, and I've used it extensively. It feels like almost nothing that I search for...
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