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(Fox Business)   It's time for the yearly list of brands that will disappear next year that never really disappear   (foxbusiness.com) divider line 16
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2012-07-16 11:20:46 AM  
Repeat
 
2012-07-16 11:25:05 AM  
Pete
 
2012-07-16 11:32:14 AM  
My company does Installation and Integration through Ericsson for MetroPCS. Somebody would just buy them, like most of the companies that are on these lists.
 
2012-07-16 11:50:38 AM  
Pete and Repeat were in a boat...
 
2012-07-16 11:51:05 AM  
I am hoping Fox News is on this list...

\DNRTFA
 
2012-07-16 11:52:01 AM  
10) Avon - Sure, why not
9) MetroPCS - Who?
8) The Oakland Raiders - No
7) Salon.com - Probably
6) Suzuki - No
5) Pacific Sunwear - Who?
4) RIM - No
3) CurrentTV - Maybe
2) Talbots - Who?
1) American Airlines - No
 
2012-07-16 12:09:17 PM  
American Airlines is too big to fail. Merging with another large airline will result in damage to competition in the market.

RIM should stop making their own hardware and become services focused.

Avon might go away because it's become grandma's makeup.

MetroPCS might be a bargain stock right now because they mine the lowest income brackets.

I have no idea what a Talbot is, but the private equity firm looking to buy it was founded in 2011 and has no track record.
 
2012-07-16 12:21:07 PM  
The last time I was in a Metro PCS store I tried to get a new phone. It was an hour wait. Um, no.

They seem to do well with the great unwashed, who I don't think the big cell phone companies want to deal with.
 
2012-07-16 12:29:45 PM  

wildcardjack: American Airlines is too big to fail. Merging with another large airline will result in damage to competition in the market.

RIM should stop making their own hardware and become services focused.

Avon might go away because it's become grandma's makeup.

MetroPCS might be a bargain stock right now because they mine the lowest income brackets.

I have no idea what a Talbot is, but the private equity firm looking to buy it was founded in 2011 and has no track record.


Talbot's is clothes for upper-middle class women over 40.
 
2012-07-16 12:53:48 PM  

Lost Thought 00: 10) Avon - Sure, why not

7) Salon.com - Probably


Salon.com has been celebrating every anniversary on its deathbed. Not sure if that can continue, but it's been working for them so far.
 
2012-07-16 01:39:11 PM  
FTFA: "Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict are going to disappear within a year."

Later he mentions Nokia, Ericsson and Saab, all from Scandinavia. And Suzuki is in the current list. The author needs a geography lesson.
 
2012-07-16 01:59:42 PM  
Aww, no Best Buy...
 
2012-07-16 02:00:39 PM  
Just to help make subby's point, here is the list for brands that were to have disappeared in 2011:

1) Reader's Digest
2) Blockbuster
3) Dollar Thrifty
4) T-Mobile
5) Moody's
6) BP
7) Radio Shack
8) Zales Jewelers
9) Merrill Lynch
10) Kia

I think it's worth noting that we're now well past 2011, and every last one of these brands is still around.
 
2012-07-16 02:10:54 PM  
Link (which I'm pretty sure is a repeat, as the first two posters allege, but I'm too lazy to check) goes to a Fox article copy-pasted from 24/7 Wall Street. At the bottom of the first page, a message: "Read the rest of the story on 24/7 Wall St." That link leads to the FIRST page of the 24/7 Wall St. article, which I've already read on Fox Business (raising the question why didn't subby just link to 24/7 in the first place?). This version of the article is complete, but unnecessarily chopped up into four short pages, presumably for the sake of advertisers . By this time I'd lost interest anyway.

FARK: despite all that, the article got greenlit anyway.

As a human being, I feel more out of place on the Internet every day. Maybe we should just let the bots talk to each other while we go outside and play softball or something.
 
2012-07-16 03:45:01 PM  

MonkeyAngst: Just to help make subby's point, here is the list for brands that were to have disappeared in 2011:

1) Reader's Digest
2) Blockbuster
3) Dollar Thrifty
4) T-Mobile
5) Moody's
6) BP
7) Radio Shack
8) Zales Jewelers
9) Merrill Lynch
10) Kia

I think it's worth noting that we're now well past 2011, and every last one of these brands is still around.


What the fark was this guy thinking choosing BP and Moody's?
 
2012-07-16 05:26:00 PM  

Scythed: What the fark was this guy thinking choosing BP and Moody's?


The spill in the Gulf was supposed to be the death spiral for BP and Moody's was supposed to be in hot water lowering this country's credit rating. Not to mention they thought something along the lines of "who needs three credit rating services anymore?"
 
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