Category Archives: Business Strategy

Wal-Mart and Costco: The Latest Idiotic Argument About Employee Wages

Wal-Mart and Costco employee pay saga drones on following State of the Union address.     After the hair dryer-like drone of last night’s state of the union address featuring the prez praising Costco, a Facebook friend reposted one of … Continue reading

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SunGard to Spinoff “Availability Services” Business – Disruption From The Cloud

SunGard announced plans to spinoff its Availability Services division, much like the missing “u” in its name, as the Cloud disrupts its business. SunGard to Spinoff Availability Services Business   SunGard Data Systems Inc. is of the world’s leading software … Continue reading

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Emulex Workforce Reduction to Ax 10% In Restructuring Plan

There’s a lot of end-of-year activity at Emulex as it announces plans to ax 10% of its employees in a workforce reduction and tries to find its way back to financial and shareholder relations health. Earlier this week, Emulex announced … Continue reading

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Electronic Arts Online and Mobile Strategies Show How They Both Destabilize And Provide Opportunities For Game Makers

Latest SEC filing shows growth in some areas and an impact on income.   Electronic Arts’ online and mobile sectors are proving challenging to integrate into a physical game world, with impacts on business strategy and financial planning. For regular readers, … Continue reading

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Clinton Group Increases Overland Storage Stake Ahead of Merger

Clinton Group ups the ante, helping out Overland Storage where they can. Underdisclosed.com favorite Clinton Group, Inc.was a major shareholder in Overland Storage, a maker of data storage products. As of September 2013, Clinton held about 2.9 million shares and … Continue reading

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Mavenir Systems – Today’s Other IPO

Mavenir Systems (MVNR) chose to go public on the same day as Twitter (TWTR). Let’s give them some attention too. Today’s other IPO did not quite raise the ruckus like that certain other company. In stark contrast to the Twitter … Continue reading

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Apple Offshore Cash Horde And U.S. Taxes

Apple’s Offshore Cash targeted by recent SEC comments, showing a renewed focus by U.S. government to target offshore tax shelter strategies. Apple CEO Tim Cook testified before the Senate regarding tax avoidance strategies.  In particular, Apple uses Irish subsidiaries to … Continue reading

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Apple Rises and Falls After Earnings – A Quick Behind the Numbers

Apple rises a little bit after earnings release. A preliminary behind the numbers. As of this writing, Apple closed up 0.74%, but lost 0.84% in after hours trading, following the release of Q4 earnings. Whether this release was good or … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Mobile Push With Acquisition of Onavo

As we have stated many times, the future is mobile. Facebook is showing its commitment to shoring up what had been a huge weakness.     On their blog, Onavo announced that Facebook has agreed to acquire it. Onavo “helps … Continue reading

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Twitter IPO Filing Highlights A Point We’ve Been Making For A While – The Future Is Mobile

Twitter’s disclosures emphasize the fundamental shift in how users consume online media, moving from the desktop to mobile. We have been hammering this theme for a long time. We predicted it before Twitter made its first public IPO filing.Like other … Continue reading

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