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Will Cloudonimics (Cluod Economics) be the next “big thing”? April 27, 2009

Posted by deminvest in AAPL, Apple, ebay, goog, Google, growth stock, Hewlet Pacward, HP, Intel, Internet stocks, investment, investment strategies, low cost, MSFT Microsoft stock, nasdaq, Nasdaq stock, opensource, risky investments, Single stocks, Yahoo, YHOO.
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Cloud computing. One more battlegroung for Google and Microsoft

Cloud computing. One more battlegroung for Google and Microsoft

Google, Amazon, IBM and Ebay will probably have advantages in a “Cloud Economics” scenario.

Microsoft and maybe Apple could be damaged.

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Solution to “no sound problem”
Open
sudo vi /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
Add the following line to the end of the file

options options snd-hda-intel model=laptop enable_msi=1

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshooting

My boring March investment: I loaded 80 more Ebay shares for $994.4 March 30, 2009

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I wrote so much about Ebay, that I don’t have more to say. What may be interesting is today’s P/E around 8 and the fact that, from Thursday on, Skype will work on Iphones, Blackberries and Android.

Paypal and Skype are reinforcing their leadership in the fields of online payments and VOIP.

That why today I spent $994.4 to buy 80 more Ebay shares at a price of $ 12.43 each

I can’t wait to see people using their Iphones to hookup on a wifi network and fool those mobile phone companies to call for free on skype!

I may even want to buy an Iphone to call for free on skype and, after each call, use the money I save to drink a good beer paid by hated Telcoms!

Google Finance or Yahoo finance. Which is better? April 20, 2008

Posted by deminvest in goog, Google, investment, investment strategies, low cost, Social investing, stock faq, stocks, Yahoo, YHOO.
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The best free online financial information service used to be Yahoo finance, but… Google continues to improve everything it does.

Now Google finance is the best for several reasons:

1) It charts are easy to use, fast, can be easily stretched over time and have wonderful small letters that connects charts to news. That way we can see why stocks had sudden hikes or falls.

2) Google Finance has more accurate data (more…)

I was right! Skype’s writedown by EBay was fake… We should start a class action! April 2, 2008

Posted by deminvest in ebay, goog, Google, growth stock, Internet stocks, investment, low cost, nasdaq, Nasdaq stock, Single stocks, stock I own, stocks.
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Horrible things happen all the time to us small investors. This one makes me totally angry, because I have seen it come:

  1. On October 17 2007 Ebay posts a loss of $936 million for the third quarter loss because of Skype’s $1.39 billion write-down: someone at EBay said that $4.1 Billion paid for Skype was too much.
  2. My EBay shares tumbled 17% in a month because of that write-down
  3. On November 16, 2007 I posted on this Blog: “EBay, you don’t fool me! Everybody is selling because EBay posted losses for the first time since 1999… There is just a little detail: those losses don’t exist! Those losses were written by someone on some piece of paper to fool someone else.”
  4. In March 2008 Ebay reached -33%, losing a third of their value since October
  5. Today we read that Google wants to buy Skype at a price between $5 Billion and $6 Billion. Much more than the $4.1 initially paid by Ebay for Skype. I was right! The write-down was totally fake. Skype had increased its value as I demonstrated in November. The fake write-down cost Ebay shareholders billions of dollars. It was fake. I wrote it. Whoever is responsible for the idiot writedown should pay.

Good news for zecco: $25 Million raised. What about us users? November 28, 2007

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Free Trade at zecco

Zecco just raised $25 Million in fresh venture capital funds. Those funds add to previous $10 Million which allowed the company to arrive to where it is now.

Will we get better service? I definitely think so.

Now that Zecco has the money, let’s hope they’ll use them well. Our wish list?

1) Brand new website. Please flush current zecco.com site down the toilet. (more…)

Ebay is a great stock, trading at bargain price. Even in the unlikely event of an economy harsh landing, EBAY could be a safe haven November 16, 2007

Posted by deminvest in Defensive Stock, ebay, growth stock, Internet stocks, investment, low cost, risky investments, Single stocks, stock I own.
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EBay, you don’t fool me!

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You can fool big finance gurus, you can fool the two newly made billionaires Zennstrom and Friis who sold Skype to you, but not me, because I am a simpleton and I do think simple.

EBay shares are in free-fall: -17% in a month. Everybody is selling because EBay posted losses for the first time since 1999… Tere is just a little detail: those losses don’t exist! Those losses were written by someone on some piece of paper to fool someone else. Reality is that Ebay (more…)

Zecco downsizes its free services. No more 40 free trades per month. October 1, 2007

Posted by deminvest in Internet stocks, investment, investment strategies, low cost, stocks, zecco.
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This morning I got from Zecco a E-mail in “marketing correct” language. In Proletarian language I translated it so:

1) zecco’s Website sucks. That is something you know. We at zecco know it too

2) We will reduce your monthly free trades from 40 to 10. We do it because doing so we should be able to find the money to make a usable website.

3) If you aren’t rich and have less than $2.500 balance you GET NO FREE TRADES!

Here is the letter in “marketing correct” language: (more…)

Yesterday I sold 40 Nokia (ticker NOK) June 21, 2007

Posted by deminvest in investment, low cost, my free stock, NOK, nokia, Single stocks, stock I own, stocks, stocks that pay high dividends.
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I sold them because BIDU went up 40% in four months, which my target.

According to my “New free stock strategy” and to my “Sell earn and cry strategy”, this is what I did:

  1. On March, 27 2006 I bough 50 Nokia shares. I paid $20.79 per share. I spent a total of $1039.5
  2. Yesterday I sold 40 NOK shares at $ 28.70 per share. I made a total sum of $1148. (more…)

My first zero cost transaction at zecco.com: BUY 25 NVDA shares June 16, 2007

Posted by deminvest in Internet stocks, investment, investment strategies, low cost, NVDA Nvidia, stocks, zecco.
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I did it today! It felt really really good to trade without commissions for the first time in my life: WOW!

Free Trade at zecco

my first impressions:

  1. Zecco’s website is clumsy and slow. Takes too long to get where it counts: the Trading Center
  2. There are trading options that I don’t understand. Transactions can be “Buy”, “Sell”, “Short” or “Cover”. I know how to use the first two, but I do wonder what would happen if I simply shorted a stock.
  3. Order Type can be: “Market”, “Limit”, “Stop”, “Stop limit” or “VTSO”. Again I do undersstand the first two: I can buy at market price or I can set a limit to how much I want to pay. I also understand “Stop limit” because underneeth you can decide the STOP (meening that, if a share reaches a certain price the transaction will trigger) and the limit is how much I accept to pay. I don’t understand what happens if I set a Stop without a limit and I don’t have a clue about “VTSO” order type.
  4. Duration can be: “day” or GTC=”good till canceled”. I understand both. (more…)
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