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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...
you know guys - including you who is trying to set a record for posts on a single thread (not really good manners to always want the last word every single time) - the appeals court will decide this issue, one way or the other, not us. i'll wait for that definitive analysis.   the real world problem is Amazon's very real undeinable monopoly power in the book world. they have been engaged in a classic "dumping" strategy, forcing prices down with their market control to...
i'm sure many commenters above have said this already, but really, this is total f'ing vapor-ware from SS. CES is THE annual orgy of vapor-ware announcements.   ALL the responses by other OEM's so far to Apple's TouchID to date have been vapor-ware - or defective products that just don't work right.   call me up when anyone of them actually has a product for sale that works.
um ... this doc is 5 years old! i think maybe that is just too out of date to matter now.   whatever the NSA is doing/trying to do has no doubt become a lot more sophisticated since then. and iOS security has also advanced greatly. none of use really has any idea what is happening now.   where are those hacker geniuses when you need them to figure stuff like this out?
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