14 big brands falling from grace

These names used to be among the leaders in their field. But it's easy to slide far and fast when things don't go right.

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Oct 30, 2013 12:55PM
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MTV needs to get back to the M part of the TV. 
Nov 4, 2013 4:16PM
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MTV has sucked azz for the last two decades. The day they stopped playing music videos was the beginning of the end.
Oct 30, 2013 4:34PM
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Dell went wrong by moving their customer service overseas.  Last time I got a Dell I could barely understand what they were saying and they were clearly reading out of the users manual; which I can read for myself.  Useless.  Bought from someone local after that.
Nov 4, 2013 4:50PM
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Maybe MTV should stop with the trash reality shows that are mind numbingly stupid.

Shows about wealthy for nothing stupid people, brainless 20 year olds, and contests to see who can be the smuttiest should not interest anyone......blaming the fall in value on the cancelled Jersey shore is insane, the drop is from pure lack of interesting programming.

 

Nov 4, 2013 4:43PM
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MTV has sucked for the past 10 years or so in  my book. Personaly i am sick and tired of the rap crap that has taken over. Actually i don't watch for that reason. Give me back the good stuff.
Nov 4, 2013 5:48PM
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  Heinz dropped by 1% and is still worth billions?  How is that a fall from grace?  When the bank forcloses on the mortgages of the board members and throws them out in the street with nothing but the clothes thier wearing can it be considered a fall from grace.
Nov 4, 2013 4:30PM
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The post-PC world? Isn't a tablet just another kind of PC?

Oct 30, 2013 4:03PM
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I question the validity of this article. Some companies here are still extremely profitable. Just because a stock number or ticker number drops does not mean a companies returns drop. It would take too long to explain here. Intel is what made me question the writer. Intel is in heavy use in Gaming consoles and Computers (Apple and Mac). Intel has never been high on the ticker, but they pay a good dividend.  I wonder if the writer of this article understands that? The concept of dividends on low stocks.  Coke is not an exciting stock, but it pays a good dividend. Same with other companies mentioned.  Anyway.. MTV, yes that station went down in the late 90s when they stopped with the music and moved on to their pseudo reality shows filled with actresses and models. Notice how they ruin every channel they own? MTV, VH1, CMT, Nickelodeon, etc.  
Nov 4, 2013 4:34PM
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I still prefer my PC over the laptop or phone....Too bad about HP. I've always owned one since 1992
Oct 30, 2013 12:13PM
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Says Heinz went "stagnant" but declined to say why. It's ketchup!
Nov 4, 2013 5:01PM
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Why does everyone say that Miley is responsible for the ratings surge at the VMAs? Nobody tuned in to see her performance. Everyone tuned in to see the N'SYNC reunion and had to sit through that terrible "performance" Miley put on. It was because of Justin Timberlake and the rest of the guys from N'SYNC that anyone saw that "performance" to begin with.
Nov 4, 2013 5:15PM
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I really wouldn't worry about Sony.  And MTV can fix itself easily by remembering its name is MUSIC Television.
Oct 30, 2013 1:10PM
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The new CEO of McDonalds is the former CEO of Burger King, BK is in bed with Hunts,

so that's where that went, not brain surgery to figure out what happened.

Nov 4, 2013 5:01PM
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Please don't get rid of Heinz ketchup, I hate Hunts ick!!  As for Dell & HP well their products are lousy, quality is poor, and way to expense to have to replace every 2 or 3 years.

 

Nov 4, 2013 10:30PM
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Pc stands for personal computer be it a phone, laptop, or desktop. If it's computing and it's yours its a pc.
Nov 20, 2013 9:02PM
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Intel is going NOWHERE. The editor MUST assume the entire internet is run by smartphones. Intel OWNS the chip market handily over AMD, the internet would literally STOP without INTEL chips.



Nov 13, 2013 10:17AM
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HP makes crappy printers. That is the reason the stock is in the tubes. Their quality has taken a nose dive and there is zero product support.
Nov 4, 2013 4:46PM
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as far as taking pictures i still like my canon cameras my first was the AE1 then went my late father used it he loved it so for Christmas 1981 i bought him an AE1 program he put his good old Rollie away . cell phone cameras are so so . what ever you prefer use.
Nov 20, 2013 11:34PM
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When I saw this hack writer referring to Miley Cyrus' antics at the VMAs as "reason for hope" for MTV, I threw up a little in my mouth. The reason MTV's rating have gone down overall is because they serve up nothing but skank-centered trash. Sure, shows like Jersey Shore and Miley Cyrus' extra-pathetic cry for attention will get people to look for a second, much as a bloody sheet covering a dead body on the highway will. But it DOESN'T translate into long-term viewership from the proper demographics. The sad people that cannot tear themselves from these types of shows are also not a good demographic anymore, as advertisers are coming to realize. Ratings on MTV are not translating into product sales for advertisers, so advertisers are looking elsewhere to find bigger bang for their advertising bucks. "Millenials" and younger don't have money to spend anymore in this economy. Few of the rest of us do, either.
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