“We don’t believe in coming to market like Apple – high margin, high quality, high price. We believe in high volume and low price,” Ballmer told the Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting. “Investors are pushing us to spend more money on this marketing.”
Investors, hm? Well, let’s see how well you did for these investors, compared to Apple. Let’s take 5 years of stock info:
Perhaps these investors don’t know shit about your business, and instead of listening to them all that much you should instead do what you’re good at.
eBay has told European lawmakers that more than three quarters of a million people have signed an online petition demanding changes to regulations that let luxury brand makers limit who can sell their products online.
The internet tat house is embroiled in a longstanding feud with luxury good firms like Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and Rolex, who say their brands are devalued by sales on ignoble auction websites like eBay.
Which is a load of bollocks, as these brands also forbid their proper retail chains to sell products to customers outside their designated market area’s. It’s a simply a price-control issue, which would be fine if they didn’t fucking lie about it like this. For that reason alone the EU should tell these brands to fuck off.
It has x-height of 3 pixels, it is italic, inspired by old masters and most important – made by hand. You must not look too closely, because colors get visible.
Here’s what it looks like if you zoom to 1600%
10 July 1944 – Residents looking after a Canadian bulldozer clearing rubble in the streets.
(Photo : Archives Canada)
Only one in four Oklahoma public high school students can name the first President of the United States, according to a survey released today.
One thousand students were given 10 questions drawn from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services item bank. Candidates for U.S. citizenship must answer six questions correctly in order to become citizens.
About 92 percent of the people who take the citizenship test pass on their first try, according to immigration service data. However, Oklahoma students did not fare as well. Only about 3 percent of the students surveyed would have passed the citizenship test.
It was a promise neither man would have wanted to keep. Yesterday the funeral of a Black Watch soldier killed in Afghanistan took a bizarre turn when his best friend arrived in a bright green dress and pink leg warmers to honour a pact that the two of them had made.
Private Kevin Elliott and his friend, Barry Delaney, had agreed that whoever survived the other should wear a dress to the dead man’s funeral. Mr Delaney duly fulfilled the pledge as a tribute to Private Elliott, who was killed aged 24 while on foot patrol in the southern province of Helmand on August 31.
The crying? That’s because he lost his best friend and he hurts. And, he’s strong enough to not care that people see how broken up he is.
The dress? Okay — the bet they made with each other was probably the kind of weird, drunken, giggling half-serious thing you do when you’re trying to get smashed because you’re both going into battle and you’re scared, and you make a stupid joke to distract each other and it just cracks you both up so you swear to it becuase you never DREAM that any of you would collect on it. But then, one of you does die.
Most people, in that situation, would try to back out because “oh, no, that was just us when we were drunk, we didn’t really mean it.” But not this guy — he thought “okay, even if he was joking, we swore to each other, and I honor my promises, so — lemme get the dress, because I made a pact.”
So he’s a guy who a) cares enough for other people that he is affected by their harm, b) is strong enough to not give a shit what people think of him, and c) honors his promises — even the ones that would be inconvenient.