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I usually like your articles but this article shows you know little to nothing about the state of apparel retail. Ron Johnson has destroyed jcp which had always picked weak real estate locations and has catered to a rather unattractive customer. Return rates of 40-60% at online outlets will always make ecommerce incredibly hard to earn a profit in what has always been a low margin business to begin with. Where the action is at are off price brick and mortar stores like TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack who have been killing it for years and whose customers love spending hours in their changing rooms.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Retail brick and mortar may not die completely, but it’s dying as we know it
We don't need to give them a cent. Who gives a damn about software updates? My android apps are updated ever day almost always to fix a bug. That old Mercedes doesn't need that because it has no bugs. Plus the last Tesla update I heard about actually shortened the already short range. Let's let the smartest company win without more taxpayer bailouts, and if that means Mercedes in 10 years with some battery technology we've never imagined, so be it.
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What does biotech have to do with Silicon Valley? I thought you guys are all about social networks and cell phones.
What this less than objective author fails to recognize is that the Obama administration, with 100% support of the American Bar Association, would never fight for tort reform or anything to correct the patent abuses that multinationals like Apple and thousands of lawyers in this grossly exploit.
Also, Obamacare is an endless moneypit that will scare bright minds to leave America and go to countries where they will receive world class healthcare, not lowest common denominator service.
And if Romney is able to actually work with the party across the aisle, something Obama promised us 4 years ago without any success whatsoever, perhaps the cost of living in this country will actually go down, something surely to attract foreign entrepreneurs and keep the domestic ones.
Finally, I think if Romney is able to minimize the billions in tax credits the government doles out not just to tech firms but to non-tech firms too, we should see a brighter future for any tech firm now and in the future.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on If you care about the tech industry, vote for Obama
So in other words, Google are Foxes, using statistical analyses to drive all their decisions, whereas Apple are Hedgehogs, who make gut decisions.
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Wow, we finally agree!
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With all the government involvement in solar energy in particular, not just in this country but also in China and Germany, it is difficult to build a sound business plan on that technology. Germany used to heavily subsidize the purchase of solar panels, China used to heavily subsidize the production of those panels. Some are even crying foul that US manufacturers are being subsidized by below cost electricity coming not from alternative energies, but from hydroelectric dams. Frankly, I don't see the big difference between that and Haliburton.
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The way the stock has performed I doubt those employees missed out.
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