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If you compare the transitions from iconic corporate leaders/founders to that of their successors, the Tim Cook is being given short shrift.Yes, Tim Cook has done a remarkable job of growing Apple while doing no harm. Despite what naysayers would have you believe, Tim Cook has done a good job.If that were not the case, the NYT and others would be pointing out examples of other companies that have improved in transition from an iconic leader.In fact, given the vitriol that...
I guess you've never tried to prove a negative.
It's Google. Isn't that sufficient explanation?If not, they are an information aggregator. If I process all my online purchase payments through them, they will have a more complete picture of my purchasing activities than I am willing to provide. It's bad enough as it is with my bank, credit card company having much of that but at least they don't use that info "for my benefit."Further why do they need that information? I am also providing the same information to the...
Absolutely agree. Google would be the last place I would want credi card info.
Time's take on Amazon: http://t.co/qjWovuivcv
Amazon has the best interest of the consumer at heart. But they act the role of the monopolist. Not too different from what Walmart does when they demand the lowest price in order to carry a product. There are two differences however. Walmart has effective competitors. Walmart doesn't give the impression that they want to be the only supplier.
It isn't the ads. It's the fact that I can navigate to a page in Safari or another app, start reading the content, only to be magically transported to the App Store and a particular app's page. It's particularly disconcerting if the App Store asks for my password for some reason.
Frankly, I'm tired of apps and sites on safari that automatically switch over to the App Store to display an app ad. That ability seems, to me, be a potential source for mischief. I want control over where my phone navigates. I don't want a third party site switching me anywhere without my prior agreement. I will applaud when Apple fixes this.
Reality has little meaning when trumped by perception.
Lack of institutional investors is a good thing and a bad thing. On the good side, it removes most of the big-drop volatility that institutional transactions can bring. On the bad side, it means that there is also less up-side pressure on the stock. For the record: it's a very lucky individual that can out-guess institutional movement.
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