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Mon Mar 31

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zippero commented on an article. 7:44 PM

The Big Losers in the Cloud Pricing Wars

The biggest loser in the cloud price wars is Google, which spent $7.4 bil. on capex in 2013 (up from $3.3 bil. in 2012) to boost its cloud/data center offerings at the expense of its core advertising biz that never required such

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Sun Mar 30

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zippero commented on an article. 6:52 PM

Amazon Web Services Is No salesforce.com

Google's capex rose 124% last year to $7.4 billion from $3.3 billion due to its suicidal desire to compete on price with Amazon in cloud services. As a result, Google's free cash flow in 2013 fell for the first time in its history

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Wed Mar 12

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zippero commented on an article. 11:36 AM

How Samsung Could Threaten Google, Inc.'s Android With One Swift Move

It is easier for Samsung to go from hardware to software than for Google to go from software to hardware. Google tried with Motorola but, as Larry Page conceded, Google didn't have its heart in hardware and wasn't ready to go

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Tue Feb 18

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zippero commented on an article. 1:41 AM

T-Mobile US Inc. Has Totally Revolutionized the Smartphone Market

Mattera is the leader of the welfare recipients who want $80 so-called smartphones with 250MB a month data plans and no apps.

Sun Feb 16

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zippero commented on an article. 11:20 AM

The Biggest Threat to Apple Inc.’s Dominance Is This $80 Smartphone

$80 phone attracts welfare recipients, who are not really the target market for expensive data plans, app purchases, and everything else that makes a true smartphone a true smartphone. Mattera needs to open his eyes.

Sun Feb 9

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zippero commented on an article. 8:42 PM

The Best Smartphones to Buy Right Now

Looks like the Nexus 5 is a defective dud over at T-Mobile, according to all the unresolved complaints about it over at the Google product forums.

Sat Jan 18

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zippero commented on an article. 9:10 PM

Will Samsung’s Metal Galaxy S5 Hurt Apple?

Unfortunately, the Korean media laments that the Galaxy S4 is selling only 3 million a month now (vs. expectations of 7 million a month). A metal case on the Galaxy S5 will not save this sinking ship named Samsung nor the country

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zippero commented on an article. 4:13 PM

Apple's China Data Seems Suspicious

The same goes for tablets as well in China. There mere popularity of phablets and non-iPad tablets in China does not necessarily indicate that all these cheap phablets (costing about $220 on average according to IDC) have robust

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zippero commented on an article. 4:08 PM

Apple's China Data Seems Suspicious

Basically, a $150 Xiaomi Android phone without a data plan in China will use practically no data over a course of a month, while an $800 iPhone 5S in China will use several gigs a month. This is because the owner of the iPhone 5S is

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zippero commented on an article. 4:02 PM

Will Samsung’s Metal Galaxy S5 Hurt Apple?

Like all the other Android phones, Samsung's phones are all using older 32-bit technology vs. 64-bit for Apple. A metal case and 560 ppi screen will never change this fundamental technological inferiority on Samsung's part. Whatever

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zippero commented on an article. 3:51 PM

Apple's China Data Seems Suspicious

Sam is wrong again. Mobile browser activity needs at least 2.5G or faster service, and only 25% or so of China's total smartphone users even have such service. Of course, it's the richer Chinese who can afford the expensive data

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