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You Won’t Believe What The IPO For Candy Crush Is

Posted on February 18, 2014

King, the maker of the popular mobile game Candy Crush, just filed to raise $500 million in an IPO. Here’s the F-1 filing. Their growth numbers are insane. Here are the key numbers. Note the revenue chart. In Q4 2012, total revenue was $71 million. A year later, that jumped to $632 million. And the […]

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Is Amazon Raising Prime Price?

Posted on February 15, 2014

Amazon’s recent statement that it’s contemplating raising the price of its free-two-day-shipping membership program by $20 to $40 from its current $79 annual rate has ignited a firestorm of sorts and led to a UBS stock downgrade on Wednesday that cited concern that a significant percentage of existing Prime members won’t renew at a higher […]

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Samsung Hammers Apple, as I Predicted in 2011.

Written by Gary North on May 23, 2013

Samsung is the dominant producer in the smartphone market today. Apple is falling behind. In second place in China is Lenovo, not Apple. Which market is the market of the future? The USA or Asia? I knew this would happen. I said so in 2011. Samsung uses the Android operating system. Android is the future, […]

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A Bite Out of Apple: Company Dropped from Preferred List

Written by Gary North on April 3, 2013

Goldman Sachs has dropped Apple off its list of must-own companies. Goldman-Saschs is not alone. Why? Because the company has ceased to offer hot new products. When Steve Jobs died, I said this would happen on October 11, 2011. You can read my article here. Here is what I wrote: What goes up eventually falls […]

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Video: The Secret of Success — Really

Written by Gary North on March 6, 2013

Byron Reese had a goal: to speak at a TED conference. He achieved it. He is an entrepreneur. He has started several companies. One of them, “Expert Village,” he sold to eHow. He had two ideas (pre-YouTube). “First, bandwidth will get cheaper. Second, Americans don’t like to read.” The result: Expert Village. It is a […]

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Bad Bet: Atlantic City as a Resort Town Funded by Gamblers

Written by Gary North on February 21, 2013

A major casino just filed for bankruptcy. It was going to be a resort casino. No smoking. Ten swimming pools. “Ain’t we got stuff?” No, you ain’t. The investors of $2.4 billion just lost all their chips. “Round and round it goes. Where it stops, nobody knows.” Atlantic City will remain what it has been […]

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Written by Gary North on January 30, 2013

The Philips Company, a Netherlands giant, is best known in the USA for the Norelco electric razor. It has sold off its consumer electronics line. Fifty years ago, Philips introduced the audio cassette. It could no longer compete with Japan in the consumer electronics market. The head of the company said that the DVD, even […]

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Why Is Apple’s Stock in Free Fall? Simple: RTTM.

Written by Gary North on January 25, 2013

The chart tells all. From over $700 to $450: this is a disaster.  Simple: regression to the mean (RTTM). The poor saps on Wall Street never saw it coming. The funds loaded up. Here was a sure thing. It could not lose. Here is a recent article on what happened: How Apple Ate Wall Street. […]

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