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Archive for December, 2008

The resurrection of the big three automakers [is it for real ?].

The US’s car companies – GM, Ford and Chrysler have been in trouble before. Notably Chrysler – back in the early 1980′s when they got a whopping $1.5 Billion dollar loan [Chrysler got the loan approved in 1979, and financed in early 1980] – and appointed Lee Iacocca as the Chairman/spokesman. Chrysler paid off the ...

Apple/WalMart deal – aimed at the G1-Phone/Android!

Recently, Apple did not announce that they would be selling their iPhone at WalMart. In fact, the San Jose Mercury news said that a $99 4-GB version would be sold at the #1 retailer – before Christmas; and the leading rumor site for all things Apple countered with “only the $198 8-GB version will be available at ...

Atmel’s most valuable business unit.

I worked in Atmel from 1994 to 1998 – in their [now merged into ASIC] Programmable Logic Group.  George Perlegos was the CEO and most of the people at Atmel loved him – since he had founded the company in 1984 – with no venture funding in the early days [he/Atmel did get venture funding ...

Some Financial Humor.

12.04.2008 · Posted in Financial Humor, Funny, GM, Humor, Jokes, Uncategorized, Yahoo, YHOO

With the meltdown on Dalal Street [the Mumbai Stock Exchange], it’s important for even ordinary citizens to understand the terminology bankers and brokers use. Here’s a start. CEO — Chief Embezzlement Officer CFO — Corporate Fraud Officer BULL MARKET — A random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius. BEAR ...