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Android’s Impact on Google’s future

By Faisal Laljee

In a short period of time, Google‘s mobile operating platform, Android, which competes with Windows Mobile, Apple‘s iPhone OS, Symbian and Palm OS has garnered plenty of attention and accolades. As was the case when Apple’s App Store was launched some 15 months ago now, Android’s Market, which is Google’s version of Apple’s App... »

Redefining Search and Search Engines

By Faisal Laljee

As internet consumers, we are used to the terms “Google it”, “I will Facebook you” or “Tweet”. But when it comes to Search, one immediately thinks of Yahoo, Microsoft, Google and in some rare cases, Ask.com. Indeed when reports of search market share are released each month, Google seems to be gaining the ground... »

Top 5 Life Changing Events in 2008 – The Year That Was

By Faisal Laljee

We still have one month left in the year, and while there could be a melt-down or two yet, 2008 will certainly go down in the annals of history as one of the most brutal, most controversial and certainly the most interesting year that we will ever have seen in our life times. If... »

Netflix and Microsoft Partnership Defines Future of Movie Distribution

By Faisal Laljee

I have been watching E3 2008 for a couple of reasons this year. The first is because I am a casual gamer and E3 is the grand-daddy of all video gaming conventions and let’s face it, there is nothing great on TV these days anyway. The second reason is to get a glance at... »

Buy Microsoft and Apple Ahead of Earnings

By Faisal Laljee

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on Thursday and here is why it is a buy. First, as mentioned in my post a few weeks back, Microsoft lost more in market cap than was justified by the Yahoo offer. The stock has since, recovered more than 10%. IBM, Intel and HPQ, all reported good quarters, indicating... »

Bargain Shop with Microsoft

By Faisal Laljee

The market is definitely in need of a really bad day. A day that will have many an individual investor throw in the towel. A day that traders call CAPITULATION. This is when the market opens down huge or gets clobbered early on only to make a late day recovery. Typically, this signals a... »

Yahoo is just Bad Luck

By Faisal Laljee

I have been holding Yahoo (YHOO) shares for just about a year now, with a cost-basis of $23. After yet another disappointing quarter, I finally sold the stock at $19 yesterday morning. With the Microsoft bid today, I am left wondering if this is just a cruel joke. I just lost an opportunity of... »

Google Marches On

By Faisal Laljee

I have been a long standing bull on Google ever since I fell in love with their search engine, GMail and Google Toolbar. In fact, it was one of my first 5 picks on this blog. I had initally set a price target of $800 for GOOG to be reached by end of 2009.... »

Microsoft Download for Office Allows Viewing 2007 Files

By Faisal Laljee

For those who are interested, Microsoft has had a ompatibility download on their site for users of Office 2003 and Office XP software who wish to view Office 2007 files or save to the Office 207 format. The Microsoft File Format Converter can be downloaded here. – Faisal Laljee »

Media Wars Part 1 of 2: Walmart’s Impact to Blockbuster, Netflix, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Tivo.

By Faisal Laljee

By now, you must have heard of Walmart’s (WMT) intention to enable movie downloads via the Internet. Needless to say, this has generated a lot of buzz and publicity for Walmart. Without further ado, I want to make my opinions clear on this move by Walmart. Like their DVD rental service two years ago... »

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