Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole

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  1. RazorSharp

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  2. The_Chief

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    Good Morning Gnexers! :D

    While I am generally opposed to buying single stocks as opposed to mutual funds, is anyone else here tempted to pluck down some cash on Facebook stock? :thinking:

    One part of me thinks it could be the next big thing... another part thinks it's about as big as it's gonna get already.

    I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on the IPO...
     
  3. BabyBlues

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    I don't follow stocks/mutual funds/bonds or any of it BUT it does seem like something that has potential. On the other hand, the bigger Facebook gets, and the more changes they force upon us, the more it makes me want to stop using it.
     
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    I personally am leaning on option 2, that it is not going to get much bigger. Phandroid's Android Overload tells why:

    "Facebook cites Android and iOS as "big risks". Can't make money off of mobile."

    You have to be out of your mind to say something like that. If facebook isn't going to support mobile as a way to expand their business, then they aren't going anywhere IMO.
     
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    I go with number two. It is grossly overvalued and not likely to hold its price after the first day offering. In other words, if it follows the other recent tech stocks (linkden, groupon, pandora, zynga) it will sell high and then drop immediately. Google was three times less expensive as an IPO and facebook is 40 times more expensive that the average IPO of the last 40 years. With this kind of price you have to ask yourself if you believe that Facebook can grow enough to have enough revenue and profit in the first few years to offset its cost. Facebook is already traded on secondary markets like Share Post and pre-IPO investors are already able to buy and sell shares from employees and current shareholders; simply meaning a lot of money has already been made here.
     
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    Looks like the Nays have it!

    Thanks folks, you've saved me some money! Now I can keep it stashed away for the Nexus Plus...

    IF it ever comes to Verizon :rolleyes:
     
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    Hi everyone -- hope all is well.

    Super busy at work this week. Miss you all -- anything exciting in the world of Nexus?
     
  10. IHateMyTreo

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    So I have not picked up my Nexus yet because (i) I'm still north of the border and have been since launch day; and (ii) my business absolutely depends on reliable cell service as a phone (yes, I know, a phone ;) ); so I've been really concerned about the radio issues and 1-way audio problems that people have reported. Hoping to see updates that solve that.

    NOW, I read on BGR:

    "Samsung may launch the successor to its wildly popular Galaxy S II smartphone this coming April according to a new claim. Following the leak of an image depicting what will likely be the first Galaxy-branded smartphone to carry Samsung
     
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    I can't remember the last time that Eldar Murtazin was right about anything, but BGR and a few others insist his track record is great. I didn't even bother to post when he said (within the last few weeks) that the SGS3 would be at MWC. Now that it's not, well, you know.

    I've heard nothing but shadowy rumors on its hardware, no telling anything at this point.

    Famous VZW release date parties: Thunderbolt, Bionic, and GNex to name a few. ;) :)
     
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    You forgot the Incredible. :D
     
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    Well, at least we could have another massively fun speculation thread, modded by Early (who would get the free phone this time) and populated by Han's coming and going :D
     
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    I was one of those people that had the 1 way audio problem. The final straw was when I was on the phone with VZW tech support, because I couldn't access my voicemail (my phone simply wouldn't access it...odd.) Anyway, the 1 way problem happened then. By that evening, I had another phone on its way to me, and I've been using it for nearly a week...love it! So far (knock on wood) I've not had that problem at all with this phone. It also is getting much better battery life, too, even though I was actually pleased with the last phone's battery life. Regardless, this one seems less buggy all the way around. I think it was some type of hardware problem...maybe from a certain batch of phones, I don't know. It just did some odd (and minor, except for the 1 way audio issue) things, but so far this phone has been 100% perfect - no reboots, no 1 way audio, the NFC reader even seems to be better...loving, absolutely LOVING this phone!
     
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    Good morning Nexicans! I am sitting in a rocking chair watching my boy use his imagination. Great way to start the day!

    How is everyone today?
     
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    That sounds awesome. My youngest has just started walking, but I find myself watching all three of them all the time, wondering what is going through their little heads while they play.
     
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    Doing fab, jmar, doing fab. :)

    How 'bout getting me a straightjacket instead and we'll call it squarsies? :D

    But yep - I guess I won't resist the next big thread. :eek: ;)

    "What are we going to do today, Brain?"

    "Same thing we do everyday, Pinky. Plan to take over the world!"
     
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    Such a fun time. My only is 15 months now and is such a joy to watch. Plus he talks like a crazy man and says all sorts of fun things! Oh, and did I mention that he walks around the house like he owns it???

    We are very fortunate :)
     
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    Haha, now I am going to have to go home and figure out who is who next time I watch them ;)
     
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  23. IHateMyTreo

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    Those were the best years. When our son was that age, he pushed a tractor around all day and would NOT remove his little yellow hard hat. He kept saying something 24/7 that we could never decipher, sounded like "trucksinsideman." Two years later we watched one of his videos with our next kid, and saw Elmo say "I'm a construction site man." Mystery solved. :D

    Enjoy your time. It goes faster than you expect.
     
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    I had to share this with someone. Facepalm...
     
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    :) <--- Sums it all up!
     
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