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afwriter
afwriter
8/11/2016 5:18:24 PM
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That is an awful lot of money, but it seems like they know what they are doing.  It will be interesting to see if Telstra becomes an example or a cautionary tale. 

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batye
batye
8/11/2016 5:31:51 PM
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Re: $$$
@afwriter I would say they taking smart calculated risk...

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clrmoney
clrmoney
8/12/2016 11:13:45 AM
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Telstra Investment
This is great for Telstra if they want and investment for the digital world because everyhing is going dital so lets see what happens.

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Ariella
Ariella
8/12/2016 11:42:50 AM
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Re: $$$
@afwriter it does sound like a lot, though for companies like Apple, it represents only 1% of its cash reserves. For those that are not quite as cash rich, it does require some careful review to be certain of ROI.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
8/15/2016 5:01:44 AM
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Re: $$$
..the pay off on automation is profound--I was dealing with AT&T Today and the VOIP automated system blew me away on how smart it was and I was able to finalize the business.  What I suggesting, in effect, is that the fear has to be less and less.

What am I missing here?



 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
8/15/2016 5:02:30 AM
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I would argue @batye that it has to make business sense--but the payoff is there if the risk is to be taken.    Do you agree?   

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batye
batye
8/15/2016 10:44:10 AM
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Re: $$$
@mpouraryan thank you :) but in my books risk must be always calculated risk :) not a gamble of choice...

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Ariella
Ariella
8/15/2016 11:01:33 AM
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Re: $$$
@batye and that's where data comes into play, making one aware of the calculations and the odds.

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batye
batye
8/15/2016 11:29:02 AM
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Re: $$$
@Ariella I try to calculate everythings :) but it just me the way I live :) 

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vnewman
vnewman
8/15/2016 11:29:05 AM
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Well, but it looks like it is playing with the house's money with the profits from it's sale of its stake in the Chinese "Autohome."  So in that light, it makes much more sense.

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