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Most Silicon valley companies don't make much profit and even if they do it doesn't get passed on to shareholders. Until this year Apple was one of them. As a shareholder, other then dividends, your stock price is mostly based on growth and growth potential - thus Amazon's lofty price   If you don't have dividends there are two ways to spend your corporate $$$   1) put it in the bank and use it to grow via acquisition and buying out the competition --> more the...
To all those who dis Amazon's P/E - from the get go Bezos has always been about growing Amazon as fast as possible and plugging every available cent back into the business as any smart CEO does in a high growth phase of the a business. If Bezos listened to wall street, Amazon would still be only selling books. If Amazon wanted they could stop R&D and have a huge P/E at any point - but why? stop growing and give the money to shareholders instead of building your...
This is a poor example and I have to respond here as one who did it for very simple reasons: A new iPhone4s 64GB is $1200 without contract, after selling my iPhone4 32GB (after eBay fees) it cost me $70 to upgrade for double the memory (which will be worth much more if I sell it in the future). (If I had stayed with the 32GB I would have made $30!) If I am paying AT&T $37-45 bucks per month to buy my iPhone why would I stay on contract with an old iPhone that has been...
I have a medium octo-core end MacPro3,1 which I have beefed up to 4TB internal storage and 2 X25-M intel SSDs 1 for 10.6 bootup and 1 for win7 ultimate. 5 drives, one machine and I have 2 removable eSATA backup drives used to image copy my backup drives monthly - this setup would be a mess with external drives and a thousand power bricks. In addition - I need the flexibility, updatability and I need a paper weight that is secure and I can lock down. I also need 2-3 24"...
Amen - and how about buying that Intel / Micron flash (IM Flash) that goes in them - cutting edge process technology, made next to Salt Lake City in the good 'ol USA. I love Apple, but they obviously don't give a crap about buying from domestic suppliers - in fact it seems they go out of their way to favor Asian suppliers. When out unemployment rate is ever increasing and the average American spends hundreds on Apple's products - Apple should not bite the hand that feeds...
A big point missed by Intel and others is that when people buy a mac laptop - they have either an expensive macbook pro or the mac air (or the craptastic soon to be discontinued macbook). The mac air is cheaper and comparable so you are saving money to have a sexier laptop - only pros needing finalcut pro or the screen real-estate are going with the 15" mac pro these days. In contrast the PC market is mostly about price (a look at how poorly sony has done is case in...
Don't forget Apple is still pissed off at Intel for integrating their graphics and making the Nvida graphics chipset illegal after c2d. That's why the Macbook air still has an ancient processor - the pre Sandy bridge i-series had poor integrated intel graphics and Apple wanted better graphics performance not worse for the 2nd and 3rd gen macbook airs - Intel completely torpedoed Apple's plans and strategy and it cost them dearly until the new Sandy bridge Macbook airs are...
Intel is one of the few big US companies that keeps many of it's factories in the US and pumps Billions and Billions into the local US economies. Having Intel's leading processing technology and having the Billions Apple invests in these chips stay at home is a win win for Apple and the US and will help keep the competition at bay. I truly hope this comes to pass, and I wish Apple would do more to invest in other US suppliers and manufacturers - After all Americans...
I couldn't agree more. Look at Intel's press release today: Intel said it will spend between $6 billion and $8 billion to expand U.S. manufacturing, including the new Oregon factory. Overall, Intel said the projects will support at least 6,000 construction jobs and at least 800 new, long-term production jobs. The company said it will upgrade its two Hillsboro research factories, D1C and D1D, and add a third -- D1X. The newest factory will open in 2013. Two factories in...
I'm an apple fan forever, BUT I have to admit MSFT has a huge R&D department and invests in fundamental techs more than apple - example the huge effort and push to get F# out the door which for me is a huge step forward from C. Apple has been saving money modding open source stuff which is great for profits and compatibility but is not doing the dev world any favors. As a Software company that lives on how good 3rd party apps are apple should do everything in it's power to...
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