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Didn’t get Maxis IPO Shares? Stop Sulking, Be Happy

Much has been written about how unfair it was in the Maxis relisting IPO shares allocation. To recap the horror story, existing Maxis shareholders (that’s Ananda Krishnan and his geng) agreed to give up 30% of their share for the purpose of the IPO of which a whopping 27.67% was to be allocated to institutional […]

... written on Nov 12 2009

Maxis Relisting – The Race for the Pathetic Limited Shares

Excitement returns once again, at least to the employees of Maxis Communications Berhad who enjoyed their fortunes via ESOS not many moons ago. Will their big boss Ananda Krishnan be generous enough to distribute some pink forms to them, again? It may or may not happen because the situation is quite unique now. The whole […]

... written on Sep 29 2009

Maxis is Coming (back) to Town but are Investors Excited?

More than two years ago Ananda Krishnan, a self-made billionaire who controls Maxis Communications, Tanjong Plc, Measat and Astro dropped the bombshell to take Maxis private and almost instantly raised eyebrows of millions of investors. Many Maxis investors back then was furious with the privatization plan simply because it disrupted their long-term investment plan – […]

... written on Jul 26 2009

Apple Steve Jobs’s latest gadget – a Liver Transplant

Why did Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL, stock) captain, Steve Jobs, went on long leave since Jan 2009? If you run a poll, majority of the respondents will tell you that Steve was away fighing cancer while many would not think twice that Steve was actually dying from disease. Jobs, 54, disclosed in August 2004 that […]

... written on Jun 20 2009

iPhone slashed to $99, Faster 3G S Model

Apple Inc. slashed the entry price for an iPhone in half and lowered some laptops by $300 Monday, the company’s first dramatic price cuts since the recession began a year and a half ago. Steve Jobs was not there but that was expected as you can’t rely heavily on one person if the company were […]

... written on Jun 08 2009

Apple’s new iPhone and Palm’s new Pre – Watsup?

Remember Jim Cramer and his Mad Money show that literally attracts a pool of loyal crazy followers? Well, he said now is the time to buy a house (in United States of course) and for that you should also buy Bank of America stock but I’m reluctant to listen to him because I think the […]

... written on Jun 04 2009

Oracle offered $7.4 billion for Sun after IBM walked away

After IBM walked away from the initial deal to acquire Sun Microsystems, it’s Oracle turn to offer the company for $9.50 a share or about $7.4 billion. Earlier Sun Microsystems was kinda outraged that IBM lowered the offer price from $10 to $9.40 a share. Interestingly both Oracle and Sun Microsystems were the leaders during […]

... written on Apr 20 2009

It’s 3G iPhone with GPS and $200 cheaper but old model

Steve Jobs unveils the new iPhone – $200 cheaper with 3G and GPS minus the videoconferencing. The rumors of a newer iPhone model also failed to materialize. The 16GB and 8GB model now will only cost you $299 and $199 respectively which will go on sale July 11 2008. This is enough to thrill smartphone […]

... written on Jun 10 2008

Al Capone of Broadcom, he did it in the wrong country

There was a saying that two Malaysian could not outsmart one Singaporean; four Singaporean could not outsmart one Hongkies (Hong Kong) and four Hongkies could not outsmart one Chinese (China). I’m not sure about Chinese against American or Jewish though and please, there’s no racial element in the statement. Take it as a joke if […]

... written on Jun 06 2008

Beyond $600 again? GOOG stock might needs Android

Developers were particularly happy with Google’s Android program though they hope Apple could grant them the same priviledges on iPhone. If there would be one day the Google’s phone could overtake iPhone as the most popular smart phone, the credits would definitely go to the developers, thanks to the Android SDK (software developer’s kit). Just […]

... written on Jun 02 2008









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