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Robert Butler
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WooHoo!!! I finally got my Ingress exclusive beta invite!

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Very interesting read.  I'm interested in hearing what people here think about why Apple's stock continues to fall since the release of the iPhone 5.

"Why Apple Stock is Falling

Sentiment on Apple has soured in recent weeks for a number of reasons:

Sell on the News: The stock ran up in anticipation of the introduction of the iPhone 5 on Sept. 12; the selloff started just a few days later.
Supply Issues: Shortages of the iPhone 5 sparked concern that Apple would miss sales targets for its critical December quarter, historically Apple’s biggest quarter.
Mapgate: Controversy over the elimination of Google Maps in iOS 6 (which runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) for Apple’s homegrown Maps app renewed concern that CEO Tim Cook isn’t capable of enforcing the same sort of high standards that prevailed under the late Steve Jobs.
President Obama Re-elected: The re-election of the president means capital gains taxes will probably rise in 2013 from 15% to 20%, with an extra 3.8% Obamacare surtax for individuals making more than $200,000. Both large and small investors with long positions in AAPL have a strong incentive to take profits now.
Management Shake-Up: At the end of October Apple fired two top executives, including iOS software chief and long-time employee Scott Forstall. The incident added more fuel to the worries over Cook’s abilities to manage his executive team.
Market Share Slippage: Sales of smartphones and tablets based on Google Inc.’s Android operating system have been rising faster than those of iPhones and iPads, cutting into Apple’s market share and threatening its dominance in the mobile space." -- David Zeiler

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The world's two leading smartphone makers are fighting over patents, both for smartphones and for tablets like Apple's iPad, in courts around the world.

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Does this remind anyone of the Beholder in D&D Online?

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Plussers!!! How are you today? I wanted to let you know that I'll be appearing tonight on a segment of The Colbert Report. It airs at 11:30pm on Comedy Central. My best, Bill


http://www.colbertnation.com





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Some amazing historic photographs.

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I need one of these!  Christmas is coming up :)

Has anyone else noticed that when you do a search in the "blogs" category on Google you get more news items than actual blogs?
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