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Comment Re:Bitcoin is a Fad for Libertarians who are Ignor (Score 1) 858

I don't think you should view BitCoins as a replacement for "real" currencies just yet as the article implies. You should see it as investing in gold (but safer since we know exactly how many bitcoins there are). Being able to send money anonymously is it's core value.

Comment Re:I think it is just more attenion whoring (Score 1) 858

Deflation means that the price level of goods and services is going down. There is nothing built into BitCoin that forces you to lower the price of a service you are offering. The argument of "my money is worth more" is flawed. Let's say that the value of a single bitcoin increases from $10 to $20 over a year. That doesn't mean the BitCoin economy deflated - it just means anyone who bought a BitCoin a year ago made a good investment. The cost of a service can still go up.

Comment Re:Stock is not a big problem. (Score 5, Informative) 479

"the majority of those who trade stocks are still very emotional"

Not true. The major owners in Apple, as any major company on the stock market, are mutual funds and institutional holders with 72% of the stocks. Maybe the majority of the small time investors are emotional, I don't know, but that is a completely different thing since they can only affect the stock price so much.

Iphone

Submission + - Should Apple buy a mobile operator?->

nicke999 writes: Should Apple buy a mobile operator?
Apple controls all part of the iPhone except the mobile data connectivity. Connectivity is expensive and everytime Apple wants to include mobile connectivity they must start negotiating with the mobile operators. In the end, how well AT&T are doing at managing their network affects what price tag Apple can put on the iPhone or iPad. With $40 bn in cash, would it make sense for Apple to buy a mobile operator?

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