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The Telecom Digest for January 20, 2013
Volume 32 : Issue 17 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Amazon Launches Music Store for Apple Devices (Monty Solomon)
Investors Grapple With Core Reality of Apple (Monty Solomon)
"Rachel" in the funny papers (Jim Haynes)
Better News for Verizon, AT&T (Bill Horne)

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Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 13:03:38 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Amazon Launches Music Store for Apple Devices Message-ID: <p06240869cd208cbc58e0@[]> Amazon Launches Music Store for Apple Devices By SAABIRA CHAUDHURI January 17, 2013 Amazon.com Inc. has launched a version of its MP3 store geared specifically toward Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPod Touch that allows users to buy their music from Amazon on their devices and then access it anywhere. ... http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323968304578247581221018150.html
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 13:03:38 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Investors Grapple With Core Reality of Apple Message-ID: <p0624086bcd208fc00dbe@[]> Investors Grapple With Core Reality of Apple By STEVEN RUSSOLILLO January 17, 2013 As shares of Apple Inc. tumbled below $500 this week, Daniel Genter and his colleagues at RNC Genter Capital Management started worrying they had made a mistake. The Los Angeles firm had bought Apple in mid-December in the low $500-range, its first foray into the stock. Analysts there figured that a decline in the shares had made it cheap enough for a value investor like RNC Genter. But this week's drop sparked "a change of thinking," Mr. Genter said. As the shares fell below $500, analysts met to discuss whether the firm should sell and cut its losses. In the end, RNC Genter elected to keep its position in Apple for now. "We haven't made any decisions yet, but we're assessing the situation," he said. RNC Genter's dilemma is widespread. Investors large and small are grappling with what could be a watershed moment for Apple. In many fund managers' eyes, the recent decline could mark Apple's transformation from a fleet-of-foot growth stock-one that is seen as risky but whose growth prospects could lead to big gains-to a more plodding value stock-one that trades at a low price relative to earnings and offers regular payments such as dividends. ... http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323783704578246173657545416.html Apple Cheerleaders Still Wave Pom Poms Despite Stock Swoon http://blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat/2013/01/17/apple-faithful-havent-been-shaken-by-stock-swoon/
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:27:38 -0600 From: Jim Haynes <jhaynes@cavern.uark.edu> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: "Rachel" in the funny papers Message-ID: <slrnkfmava.2bi.jhaynes@Frances.localdomain> Today's Beetle Bailey comic strip features "Rachel from Credit Card Assistance" . http://safr.kingfeatures.com/idn/etv/zone/xml/content.php?file=aHR0cDovL3NhZnIua2luZ2ZlYXR1cmVzLmNvbS9Nb3J0V2Fsa2Vyc0JlZXRsZUJhaWxleS8yMDEzLzAxL0JlZXRsZV9CYWlsZXkuMjAxMzAxMTlfOTAwLmdpZg== -or- http://goo.gl/UIrCz -- jhhaynes at earthlink dot net
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 19:35:30 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Better News for Verizon, AT&T Message-ID: <20130120003530.GA10868@telecom.csail.mit.edu> After a rocky 2012, everything is coming up roses for Verizon Communications and AT&T, and the bloom could last for much of the year. In the quarterly reports they will release this week, Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) will likely indicate their increasing dominance in the U.S. cellular market. http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424052748703596604578235523072009266.html?mod=BOL_twm_col#articleTabs_article%3D1 -or- http://goo.gl/IRcqu -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
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