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well, we are now about to have a real life test of the Samsung payola hypothesis. the new Galaxy S5 unveiled today is a blatantly derivative P.O.S., complete with an inferior Touch ID knock off fingerprint sensor and gold plastic case, along with a few spec bumps but no 64 bit chip.   if the Apple 5S had been this lame it would have been branded a "total fail" last year.   so let's see how the big tech websites review this Samsung bow-wow. i'll drop back into this...
sure, but the OHS agreement does not incorporate Google services per se.
 there is no real difference between this and EricTheHalfBee saying "Google shut them down pronto." anytime one party "tells" another "to choose" in order to "remain with in the terms" of a "contract," that is of course ipso facto an implicit "threat" of "legal action." that is routinely how contracts are enforced. the only alternative way is to suspend actual services or payments provided by the aggrieved party to the other under the contract, but those are N/A in this case.
all this word parsing is beside the real point. when you put these Google license terms together with how Google is evolving the overall Android OS itself (see the very important article http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/02/neither-microsoft-nokia-nor-anyone-else-should-fork-android-its-unforkable/ for the gory details), it is absolutely clear Google Android has become a master/slave relationship - with the OEM's as the slaves. even Samsung.   this...
 Amazon may well well grow rapidly in revenue. BUT it is in an inevitably low-margin business - mercilessly price competitive discount retail. so it can never generate profits at the same rate as Apple. at best it can hope to match Walmart's margins. that's not bad, but it's not great either. the scam part of this is that "the market" - Wall Street hypsters - has already pushed up Amazon's stock price to a level as if it actually has already achieved such a future...
this is classic Wall Street hype. "someday!" but Amazon is a discount retailer, all the other stuff is a sideline. maybe someday it will equal or surpass Walmart, which would make it #1 - wow, what a future! so let's check reality (all from Yahoo Finance): Walmart total year revenue: $475 billion with profit margin of 3.6% = net income to Common $17 billion, market cap of $240B, P/E 14.3. Amazon total year revenue: $70 billion with profit margin of 0.2%% = net income to...
 thanks. the depth of your reasoning is stunning.
good question. high-risk investors - they are in for several years, not a quick turnaround. speculators are looking for quick profits.
 you and they are not "investors" if you buy based on expectations of future growth beyond overall economic growth - you're all "speculators." "investors" buy instead based on reasonable expectations of rates of return on their equity. in the case of stocks, the P/E ratio that once upon a time was the main criteria but that now has been supplanted by, essentially, hype. all the Wall St. people looking for a quick buck like to fancy themselves as "investors" to the...
it's a really great ad, and these short versions just drive that home even more. basically, they inspire folks to do something special - different - with their tablets besides merely basic web/media consumption. could be any brand of tablet, but of course the clever intent is to brand the iPad with this uplifting message. and i bet it works. i can't imagine an uplifting message from Samsung. Google could try, but you know i think Google's real message-vibe out there...
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