The Macalope: Just do something, anything!

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In addition to being a mythical beast, the Macalope is not an employee of Macworld. As a result, the Macalope is always free to criticize any media organization. Even ours.
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Maybe it’s sour grapes, but the Macalope is continually astounded at how BlackBerry and Microsoft get rewarded for the tiniest little things.

“BlackBerry soars after hiring Foxconn to produce smartphones”

BlackBerry did something! Hurray! Have a higher valuation for doing something!

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The Macalope Weekly: Holiday arguments

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In addition to being a mythical beast, the Macalope is not an employee of Macworld. As a result, the Macalope is always free to criticize any media organization. Even ours.
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Why do we always have to fight during the holidays? CAN’T WE JUST HAVE PEACE IN THIS FAMILY? But, no, we have to argue about Apple’s advertising and market share! And it’s not even Android market share! It’s Windows Phone! It’s like arguing over nothing!

‘Misunderstood,’ indeed

No one is obligated to like Apple’s new holiday-themed ad. Hey, the Macalope doesn’t like It’s A Wonderful Life. Sorry, he knows it’s a Christmas classic and he does love the sentiment, but when Uncle Billy accidentally hands Potter what would be $100,000 in today’s dollars, it’s the Macalope’s suspension of disbelief that gets its wings. And flies out the window, never to be seen again.

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The Macalope: Misfit toys

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In addition to being a mythical beast, the Macalope is not an employee of Macworld. As a result, the Macalope is always free to criticize any media organization. Even ours.
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Writing for The Motley Fool, Sam Mattera warns “Apple and Samsung Could Be Dethroned by Asus’ Radical New Device” (tip o’ the antlers to Paul Baptist).

“Warns” is maybe the wrong word. This is more like some sort of interpretive dance that no one really understands.

When it comes to the U.S. smartphone market, it’s mostly a two-horse race. Cumulatively, Apple and Samsung sell two out of every three smartphones …

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The Macalope Weekly: Axe-grinding

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The New York Times and Bloomberg are still hot on the “Isn’t Apple like the worst thing evah?” beat. Meanwhile, though we all know that Apple’s products are too expensive, did you know that they are also too cheap?

Still at it

The New York Times’s war on Apple rages on! Keep fighting the good fight, Gray Lady! The inexplicable good fight against a successful and beloved American brand which … uh … must be fought because … er … [mumble mumble] … kittens …

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The Macalope: Free advice

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In addition to being a mythical beast, the Macalope is not an employee of Macworld. As a result, the Macalope is always free to criticize any media organization. Even ours.
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The Macalope always warns that he’s not qualified to give investment advice, but having read the rationales used by those who have no such compunctions he’s beginning to wonder if he isn’t being too hard on himself.

Writing for Investor Place, Seeking Alpha contributor Lawrence Meyers warns against investing in Apple.

“Ignore the AAPL Hype – 3 Reasons Apple Stock Is Still a Sell” (tip o’ the antlers to @nolaDB9).

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The Macalope: Scandalous

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Get the “-gate” suffix ready, because the New York Times’s David Segal is on the case of another despicable Apple act.

“I Switched Phones. Where Did Those Text Messages Go?” (tip o’ the antlers to Kontra).

Oh, sorry, that’s Pulitzer Prize winner David Segal. He, of course, being part of the team that discovered Apple does business in China, where many workers are mistreated. (Small footnote: Some other companies maybe do business there, too? Not really sure.)

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The Macalope Weekly: Truisms

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There are certain truisms in life. One is that Apple acquisition fantasies always involve the company dumping billions on a big name. Another is that Microsoft always wins. No matter how you have to arrange things in your imagination to have it work out.

Crazy talk

Sometimes it takes a craaaazy idea to shake things up!

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