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Positve Sign for Netflix from Europe

February 03, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NFLX

First off, let me say that I don't own Netflix stock and I'm still not ready to buy because I think it's a bit pricey. But I can say that I am an expatriate USA citizen living in Europe and I was able to open a Netflix account a few months ago. They undercut the price of Amazon-owned LoveFilm so I made the switch. The first few months were fine, but nothing more than I expected from Netflix. That all changed when Netflix's original series House of Cards debuted and I was able to watch it from my account at the same time as people in America.  [more]



Shocker: GE doesn't think Immelt is overpaid

April 18, 2011 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: GE

As a GE stockholder, I recently received an 'important' communication from General Electric company. ISS reviewed GE's CEO comensation and found that Mr. Immelt's pay was out-of-line with stock performance. GE felt it necessary to write me a special letter to tell me how much they disagree with the conclusion. They go on to outline why they disagree, saying things like:  [more]



Should I cash out of Windstream

March 28, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: WIN

I love a good dividend as much as anyone, but the more I look at Windstream's (WIN) situation the more I feel like I should sell. Here are a few items that make me worried.  [more]



Apple Has Done It Again

November 17, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL

Thanks to the unequaled vision and innovation of Steve Jobs and the wonderous people at Apple, human beings are finally able to own and listen to the music of the Beatles.... wait a second, people have been buying the Beatles' music for 48 years. Why is it news that Apple is finally offering their music on iTunes? I have had most of their albums on my mp3 player for years.   [more]



A Gripe about Video Downloads

September 24, 2010 – Comments (0)

Living outside the US, I can’t watch certain TV shows at the same time as back home. But I can buy the episodes after they are offered on iTunes or Amazon…. well, actually not. Amazon blocks people from outside America from buying and downloading episodes. I can’t blame Amazon because I’m guessing the problem lies with the producers and copyright agreements, but still it is a stupid policy. My guess is that they producers have some grand plan of selling the shows to European broadcasters and making a fortune because people like me are still waiting to see them. What they forget is that we aren’t all living in caves, with our only contact to the outside world being cable television. Blocking people like me from purchasing television episodes only encourages us to download them from one of the many sites that provide the chance. In the end, they must be losing revenue from people who are willing but unable to buy the episodes online. I wish someone could stop being greedy and start being reasonable and just let me buy these episodes and make some money in the process. They have to realize that there are many ways to get that content nowadays, so why don’t they just let me pay for them.  [more]

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