Mike Restivo
16/6/2016 · 21 min read · +100
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Microsoft Aquisition of LinkedIn Part 1

Microsoft Aquisition of LinkedIn Part 1

Just some considered thoughts on the Microsoft acquisitionof LinkedIn: The comparatively high buyprice is about the share price LinkedIn was once at. Generally, to ensure abuyout, the offer is made rich at the previous high to ensure a sale...

Gerald Hecht

Gerald Hecht

Mike Restivo Integration into their (Microsoft's) "Operating Systems"...can you imagine the horror?

17/6/2016
Mike Restivo

Mike Restivo

Good observation. As to the real, effective, applied value of the database, that bay no means is evaluated: demonstrated minimal engagement as demonstrated by few comments relative to the "claimed" user base, including many fake and inactive accounts,, not likes alone, show that user response to any commercial or service application will be similarly unfruitful. Microsoft has not thought this venture out at all like previous ones including Nokia. They may be cash rich now, like Apple, but without so-called "killer apps"/innovation, so-called disruptor/innovating companies will snatch the future from these 2 mature companies whose best performances are long past them. Microsoft already has their own multi-million number database of windows users to which they maintain via updates. No need for any other database. It is a worthless investment , an unproven database that is, by a company that must know better. As to the purported value of Lynda.: It is strictly a self-educational hobby app, with no educational accreditation or certificates, which are useless for inclusion on any resume to be seriously considered by any employer. "I read a lot of books on the subject is by no means equivalent to experience as a licenced trades person or degreed engineer/business person. Let common sense prevail and let roll up stock market speculations sort themselves out accordingly. The promise if any o be found of personal added value to any career is dubious no matter the machinations of market valuations' estimates of equity worth. value is what users attribute to Microsoft, and that may be much less optimistic than marketing sales pitches alone and/or direct engagement to a captive audience of Microsoft users. That strategy is by no means assured.

16/6/2016
Mike Restivo
17/4/2016 · 27 min read · ~100
Metrolinx Backgrounder 2 by Mike Restivo

Metrolinx Backgrounder 2 by Mike Restivo

                                    Originally posted: Monday, 6/29/2015 The given backgrounders from 1985 and 2011 are all the fundamental Provincial plans for regional public transit in Ontario....

Mike Restivo
17/4/2016 · 34 min read · +200
Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 2 by Mike Restivo

Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 2 by Mike Restivo

                                    Originally posted: Monday, 6/29/2015 A serious Toronto Council debate (with input from the TTC and Metrolinx) should be engaged in as soon as possible, due to...

Mike Restivo
17/4/2016 · 34 min read · +100
Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 3 by Mike Restivo

Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 3 by Mike Restivo

                                    Originally posted: Monday, 6/29/2015 Why does Metrolinx maintain an amiable opinion concerning SmartTrack and not pro-actively explain that it cannot work as...

Mike Restivo
17/4/2016 · 20 min read · 3K
Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 4 by Mike Restivo

Metrolinx SmartTrack and the Yonge Relief Line 4 by Mike Restivo

                                    Originally posted: Monday, 6/29/2015 Exactly what would be the costs facing any Toronto Council with respect to the construction of SmartTrack?The sum of 2.8...

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