24/7 WALL ST has created a list of brands that they believe will disappear and they have rolled Sony Ericsson and Nokia into the mix. Others in the dead pool are Sears (the store we used to furnish much of the family home decades ago), Sony Pictures, American Apparel, Saab, A&W, Soap Opera Digest, MySpace and Kellogg's Corn Pops. The 24/7 analysts haven't been right on last year's forecasts because Kia, Moody's, BP and Zale are still ticking over even though they were placed into the 2011 dead pool.
24/7 Wall St is withering in its hatchet job of Nokia, saying "Shareholders are just waiting for an undertaker" based on Nokia's current market cap of $22 bn. Microsoft has that kind of cash pile. I'm watching with interest because I think Nokia knows how to build quality handsets. Nokia would get another year of breathing room if it can launch a Windows Phone handset launching before the middle of 2012. The alpha version is already making its rounds on YouTube videos.
Douglas McIntyre -- "Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2012" on Yahoo! Finance, June 22, 2011. It is an article that was recommended on Facebook more than 10,000 times, tweeted more than 1000 times and it has attracted more than 4300 comments, most about Sears and Corn Pops.
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