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post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

In addition, Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget was charged with fraud and banned from the securities industry in 2003. So... (twiddles thumbs)

In reading the accusations and final settlement tho it kinda appears to me Blodget was Merrill-Lynch's sacrificial lamb.

From the settlement:
"The pressures put on the Merrill Lynch internet group to appease both investment bankers and clients led the group to ignore the bottom two categories of the five-point rating system (“reduce” and “sell”) and to use only the remaining ratings (“buy”, “accumulate” and “neutral”). The absence of clear guidance from Merrill Lynch management on how to resolve the conflicts created by these pressures led respondent Henry Blodget, the head of the internet group, in a moment of candor, to threaten to “start calling the stocks (stocks, not companies)... like we see them, no matter what the ancillary business consequences are.”
http://www.ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/press-releases/archived/testimony7.pdf
http://www.ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/press-releases/archived/MerrillL.pdf
Edited by Gatorguy - 5/19/14 at 11:49am
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post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post


In reading the accusations and final settlement tho it kinda appears to me Blodget was Merrill-Lynch's sacrificial lamb.

From the settlement:
"The pressures put on the Merrill Lynch internet group to appease both investment bankers and clients led the group to ignore the bottom two categories of the five-point rating system (“reduce” and “sell”) and to use only the remaining ratings (“buy”, “accumulate” and “neutral”). The absence of clear guidance from Merrill Lynch management on how to resolve the conflicts created by these pressures led respondent Henry Blodget, the head of the internet group, in a moment of candor, to threaten to “start calling the stocks (stocks, not companies)... like we see them, no matter what the ancillary business consequences are.”
http://www.ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/press-releases/archived/testimony7.pdf
http://www.ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/press-releases/archived/MerrillL.pdf

 

Which is why I made specific reference to the language in the Wikipedia entry.

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Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

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post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

Boy are you right on! This will all be portrayed as Apple caving in, Apple failing, Apple doomed, Apple defeated.
For your sakes I hope your being sarcastic.
post #44 of 49
Weird. Google I can understand. They'd stop with Android features ripping or iOS ones but samsung? They copy design, idea, add to vanilla android the most copied things and they also can't design they're own fridge or vacuum without copying and other company.
post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

True, but AppleInsider doesn't purport to be much more than a rumor site.

The guys/gals at BI, on the other hand, take themselves very seriously and think they're doing business journalism, which is laughable!

Rumor has it,
AI attracts some of the dumbass trolls in the universe.

I did not give it credence until I read this and what came before.

It's gotta be in the running, right?
post #46 of 49
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Originally Posted by joindup View Post

"Thermonuclear" as in "mutual destruction"? Maybe Apple just see all the legal time and expense could be put to better use.

Like what?

"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

John C. Dvorak, 2007
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"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

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post #47 of 49
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Only market illiterates care about Business Insider. It's a rag.

My rags are insulted by your remark.

"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

John C. Dvorak, 2007
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"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

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post #48 of 49
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 Talks are said to have reignited after Apple was found to have infringed on some Samsung patents in their most recent U.S. trial.

What a disingenuous and misleading statement.   Apple infringed on a patent that samsung bought six months before the trial from another company.  Lol.  The article acts like samsung designed this patent.  They didn't they bought it so they could countersue apple because they had nothing to go to trial with.  In fact the patent was only mentioned in the closing arguments for a brief few minutes which goes to show that samsung really didn't care about it other than to save face with having nothing.

post #49 of 49
Originally Posted by DarkLite View Post
It's a good idea because these lawsuits are an enormous waste of time and resources.

 

No. Wrong. It’s called protecting your intellectual property. No amount of money is enough to stop doing that.

 
Apple get terrible press (‘innovate, don’t litigate’)...

 

No. Wrong. People PAID BY SAMSUNG spew paper mache rhetoric on the Internet. Regular people don’t see Apple in anything but a favorable light, and real people online–not paid to whore themselves out to Samsung–don’t, either.

 
…and labelled a patent troll…

 

Anyone labeling Apple a patent troll is instantly outed as a complete idiot, knowing nothing whatsoever about patents or the use of that phrase. Their “opinion”–paid or otherwise–is therefore also invalidated.

 
…while Samsung gets free marketing…

 

I guess for a company that “leads by following” you could consider “publicly outed as a THIEF and LIAR” being “free marketing”…

 
…a tiny fine and possibly an injunction that means they can’t sell two-year-old phones any more. 

 

And precedent for future lawsuits against more modern products, which Apple has been using thus far.

 
What Apple says: "Samsung has copied our products".

What uninformed people hear: "Samsung products are the same as iPhones".

 

Those are the people who aren’t buying the devices in the first place. No, that’s not at all what uninformed people hear.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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