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  • The end of China's economic miracle? [View news story]
    WSJ Pictures Presents

    CHINA - DOOM & GLOOM

    Filmed in Technicolor and Dolby Surround at Wall Street and on location

    Soon opening in a financial publication near you
    Nov 22 09:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Developing New Business Strategies [View article]
    Less than 400k, which means a lossy operation, as usual. Of course, I hope the figure to be even worse.
    Nov 21 05:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FT: EU parliament "poised to call" for Google's breakup [View news story]
    Google has achieved a near-Soviet style monopoly and must be stopped by any legal means. The sooner, the better. We want proper capitalist competition back on the agenda.
    Nov 21 05:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Developing New Business Strategies [View article]
    Good old StatCounter. Little do you know if you rely on that for intelligence in mobile.
    Nov 21 04:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia, Alcatel follow European markets higher [View news story]
    The future is in the future!
    Nov 21 03:44 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Developing New Business Strategies [View article]
    Just be careful, another pumping-ramp is under way http://bit.ly/V7oLZy - and BBRY fans will get schooled, as always, buying into the high and selling into the low, true kamikaze investor style.
    Nov 21 11:44 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Developing New Business Strategies [View article]
    No wishful thinking, only market research information.
    Nov 21 11:40 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD Finally Delivers Something Crucial [View article]
    If you're rendering 3D stills and films/animations, what you want is mo' CUDA cores and Xeons. That's what software is optimised for - graphics card usage and multithreading. You can never have enough of 'em. With AMD products, you're unfortunately still left high and dry. However, for 3D software on-screen display, with multiple monitors, we buy FirePro cards. Good price/performance ratio.

    NVDA was probably miffed that Adobe eventually also made their products useful with AMD graphics cards.

    Nevertheless, I'd avoid buying this stock. It seriously harms investors.
    Nov 21 10:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Developing New Business Strategies [View article]
    No surprise BlackBerry does not reveal Passport sell-through figures. It would be an embarrassment. Figures will transpire on earnings day, nevertheless, they can't be kept secret forever.
    Nov 21 09:45 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Developing New Business Strategies [View article]
    As is always the case with BlackBerry's devices, ever since the Z10 roll-out, you only have to observe Google Trends over the release time period to see how fast interest falls, which always was a top indicator for failing sales, too.
    Nov 21 05:52 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Developing New Business Strategies [View article]
    No, I never worked for RiM or BlackBerry. I don't hate the company. I just like profiting from its demise and call the former and present CEO's shenanigans what they are: shenanigans. I was right with Balsillie and Heins and I believe to be right with Chen also. If you disagree, that's fine - free speech rules.
    Nov 21 05:50 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Developing New Business Strategies [View article]
    Reads like written by one of those 60+ yesteryear IT managers that count down the days until retirement. BlackBerry's pendulum swings between

    Doom

    and

    Gloom

    until friction will halt it for good.
    Nov 20 02:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Developing New Business Strategies [View article]
    Since John "Heinz 2.0" Chen came aboard the sinking ship, the business strategies developed were:

    Collect tax benefits
    Sell assets
    Lay off employees
    Release non-selling devices
    ...
    Collect more tax benefits
    Nov 20 02:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Developing New Business Strategies [View article]
    More than all!
    Nov 20 01:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Down 5% On Morgan Stanley Downgrade - Gift Of A Dip? [View article]
    And Prem Watsa eventually wants his $1bn loan back. He will press for a break-up sale to secure his assets.
    Nov 20 01:09 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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