Blog http://www.personal-view.com/talks/categories/blog/feed.rss Sat, 18 Nov 17 18:15:15 -0700 Blog en-CA Energy: Net Debt / EBITDA for oil companies http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18263/energy-net-debt-ebitda-for-oil-companies Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:16:48 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18263@/talks/discussions image

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Capitalism: FCC removes last restrictions on media companies consolidation http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18260/capitalism-fcc-removes-last-restrictions-on-media-companies-consolidation Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:29:11 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18260@/talks/discussions

Federal regulators rolled back decades-old rules on Thursday, making it far easier for media outlets to be bought and sold — potentially leading to more newspapers, radio stations and television broadcasters being owned by a handful of companies.

With the rise of blogs, websites and podcasts, traditional media outlets now face more competition than ever — and rules that once enforced a diversity of viewpoints are no longer needed.

Most large blogs and sites are owned by same companies or their friends, but it is accident :-)

“Few of the FCC's rules are staler than our broadcast ownership regulations this agency finally drags its broadcast ownership rules to the digital age.”

One long-standing rule repealed Thursday prevented one company in a given media market from owning both a daily newspaper and a TV station. Another rule blocked TV stations in the same market from merging with each other if the combination would leave fewer than eight independently owned stations. The agency also took aim at rules restricting the number of TV and radio stations that any media company could simultaneously own in a single market.

Mergers, monopolies... imperialism in his last days.

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Propaganda: Site blocking in EU will be simpler, no court required http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18259/propaganda-site-blocking-in-eu-will-be-simpler-no-court-required Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:20:22 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18259@/talks/discussions

European Parliament passed the Consumer Protection Cooperation regulation. Unfortunately, it contains an overreaching general website blocking provision.

According to the new rules, national consumer protection authorities can order any unspecified third party to block access to websites without requiring judicial authorisation.

This forces internet access providers to create a website blocking infrastructure, which risks being abused later on for any number of other purposes, including censorship. To give a recent example, independence-related websites were blocked in Catalunya just weeks ago. These actions could only be taken so quickly because website blocking infrastructure had previously been put in place for other purposes, such as barring access to sites involving copyright infringement.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/commissions/imco/inag/2017/07-11/IMCO_AG(2017)608048_EN.pdf

Capitalists improve their instruments, of course it'll be under terrorists and consumer protection brands.

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More Boston Dynamics Robots http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18257/more-boston-dynamics-robots Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:44:15 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18257@/talks/discussions

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Camera sales: Most extra money Canon got from price hikes went to owners http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18249/camera-sales-most-extra-money-canon-got-from-price-hikes-went-to-owners Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:21:48 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18249@/talks/discussions

Canon plans to lift its regular dividend for fiscal 2018 by 10 yen per share over current-year projections to 160 yen as core businesses bottom out and earnings rebound.

The regular dividend for the current year ending December is expected to be 150 yen. A 10-yen commemorative dividend in honor of the company’s 80th anniversary will be added on for a full-year total of 160 yen.

“We are incorporating the commemorative dividend into the regular dividend for the following year,” said Toshizo Tanaka, executive vice president and chief financial officer, keeping it at 160 yen going forward. Canon has not yet officially projected dividends for next year, however.

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Camera Sales: Japanese Year Results http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18239/camera-sales-japanese-year-results Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:28:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18239@/talks/discussions Run by BCN Co., Ltd. for the past 18 years, the BCN AWARD collects the sales data of major domestic electric appliance mass merchandisers, personal computer specialty shops and net shops in Japan. Based off these numbers, the awards recognize manufacturers with the highest total annual sales volume

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PV Lab: On MEMS Microphones http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18228/pv-lab-on-mems-microphones Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:02:48 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18228@/talks/discussions Interesting frequency response

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http://www.st.com/content/ccc/resource/technical/document/application_note/46/0b/3e/74/cf/fb/4b/13/DM00103199.pdf/files/DM00103199.pdf/jcr:content/translations/en.DM00103199.pdf

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Camera Sales: Olympus ripping you off, happy with big margins http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18218/camera-sales-olympus-ripping-you-off-happy-with-big-margins Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:30:22 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18218@/talks/discussions image

Substantial increase in profitability achieved through larger ratio of sales from high margin, high-end mirrorless cameras.

To use normal people language - margins on most Olympus cameras are now 2x-3x.

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