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  • Sphere 3D: A Short So Fat, When I Yell 'Hey Kool-Aid!' It Comes Crashing Through The Wall [View article]
    Keubiko, since when are you short Sphere 3D’s stock? I suggest the readers to have a look to the numerous hit pieces since 14 April 2014 produced by the shorts and get an understanding with whom the author of this new hit-piece is associated.

    Every hit piece deployed the same style of deceit, misinterpretation, disingenuousness and whenever possible dragging mgmt through mud. If you ask me these authors and their masters are demonstrating a moral standard that reminds me about white collar criminals.

    The fact that this hit-piece appeared yesterday is no coincidence, naked shorts are in trouble because of the stock’s CUSIP being changed and shorts are trying to batter the stock before the Q results will be released next Monday accompanied by a CC.

    Keubiko’s intentions are pretty transparent and the choice of title of this article says enough.

    No Keubiko, I have no intention to entertain you answering all your raised arguments but let me pick the way how you address the role of S3D and Glassware 2.0 for Chromebooks at CCPS and New Caney school districts as well as your disingenuous argument about TestNav. When I read that stuff you wrote I nearly had to throw up:

    First you attack S3D on a deal that they never announced by PR and you criticize an article by Simon Bramfitt because he was pointing out that CCPS partnered with S3D because they were capable of offering a solution with Glassware 2.0 for the numerous problems they encountered with their deployment of Chromebooks.
    Clearly, you were shoot happy and didn’t have the decency contacting Simon Bramfitt to obtain more information before questioning his article publicly. You probably preferred to avoid that path as you know your questions would have been resolved and of no more value to your short thesis.
    Of course it never came to your mind that Dell was able to obtain the deal supplying 32000 Chromebooks to CCPS partly thanks to the Glassware 2.0 solution offered through Dell and consequently you weren’t able to find direct payments of CCPS to Sphere 3D.
    Given the fact that S3D offered its services through Dell, it is very understandable that when you asked more info about the direct relationship between S3D and CCPS an answer came that said “Sphere is something that we are exploring, its potential role in the district however, nothing is finalized”...
    When you were answered “Sphere’s role in our district is still highly in flux” than you purposely interpreted it in a negative manner while well informed longs in this stock who did their DD know that Adam from CCPS is still talking about the Glassware 2.0 solution in his presentations and has figured out that using Glassware 2.0 there are many more benefits for the school district but that this goes beyond what was offered in the deal with Dell.

    Next with regards to New Caney and TestNav 7.5 you wrote
    “New Caney IT Director Dustin Hardin's blog correctly points out that Microsoft Office Online runs on Chromebooks (it is a web app). iStation may have been an issue, but just released a Chromebook app. That would leave TestNav 7.5, an online testing system that is not compatible with Chrome OS.”
    “It should be noted that while TestNav 7.5 is not compatible with Chromebooks without a virtualization solution, TestNav 8 is, as shown here. Thus, it seems to me that New Caney is (or is planning on) using Glassware to allow the older version of TestNav to run on its own new (Chromebook) hardware, perhaps until it upgrades.”

    First, you are making a huge mistake because using Glassware 2.0 TestNav 7.5 is compatible with Chromebooks without the use of a hypervisor.
    Secondly, the Glassware 2.0 solution requires only 20 KB/s per user session which is extremely low as compared to all other competitors, resulting in a much higher number of end-user Chromebooks per server and consequently a lower CAPEX and operating cost for the school districts using Glassware 2.0
    And as compared to the Istation solution which is browser based, the Glassware 2.0 solution offers a much higher level of security!

    Furthermore, certification of Glassware 2.0 for TestNav 8.0 may well be in process...

    Consequently, I see no more need to answer all your other arguments, it would simply not be justified to spend the time and effort to do that.
    The team of S3D deserves my attention, not you or any other short that tries to mislead people!
    Mar 27, 2015. 08:58 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Upside Potential For Microsoft And Its Surface Pro Tablets [View article]
    Great article! Have you seen this news:

    I bet you that the latest move of MS to use Sphere 3D Glassware Techn will boost their sales of Surface Pro 3 & 4 in the education sector and beyond.
    Mar 9, 2015. 08:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cloud Computing Wars 2015 - Google, Microsoft, Docker, Sphere 3D And VMware [View article]
    Tech Alpha, this is a superbly written article!
    As an investor in Sphere 3D, I will remain hooked to see what flourishes out of this “pentagon love affair” and who will step up with a wedding proposal to S3D.
    Microsoft has already made a big step engaging Docker to integrate their containerization technology, it ultimately engaged in “open source” and Linux and by doing so it’s hard to differentiate itself or gain from its competitors.
    Without going into much detail I place my bet that for Microsoft, Sphere 3D’s proprietary Glassware Microvisor Technology could be a golden tool to improve functionality of MS Azure, Windows 10 and to overcome the EOL problems for Windows servers....the sum of this could be easily worth many $ billions.
    In the context of Windows 10, have a read of this new article:
    Mar 3, 2015. 06:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D Has A Large Upside [View article]
    DS, how can you have the audacity to to challenge Simon Bramfitt to respond your questions full of ambiguity and misleading statements while you hide behind that alias?
    If you want to publicly challenge him you at least should use your real name.
    Feb 20, 2015. 10:57 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kandi Technologies: 'Boots On The Ground' At Kandi [View article]
    Impressive article Harris! It beams Mr. Hu's confidence far beyond the walls of that meeting room...
    Nov 19, 2014. 10:51 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Qualstar Earnings [View article]
    Matthew, please check your SA inbox
    Oct 23, 2014. 11:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kandi Technologies Continues To Dominate China Electric Car Market [View article]
    Super article Michael!
    Oct 15, 2014. 09:59 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kandi Technologies: A Losing Battle For Trapped Short Sellers- A Rebuttal Of Karl Richter's Visit To Fantasyland..  [View instapost]
    Thank you Art, great work!
    Oct 13, 2014. 12:42 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The REAL Fraud [View instapost]
    Thanks Gerald! You're a man on a mission to let the truth prevail! We need more people like you...
    Oct 11, 2014. 11:41 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coffee Holding, Ready For A Parabolic Move? [View article]
    Thanks for this valuable info!
    Sep 5, 2014. 04:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Kandi Simply Explained, And Its Valuation [View instapost]
    CSIHawaii, thanks for this great overview!
    I don't have great expectations for a squeeze though, the interests of the shorts seem to be a bit intertwined with those of the main actors here. But considering the recent EV related news out of China I am convinced KNDI is in the right spot to be one of the main beneficiaries.
    Sep 2, 2014. 09:54 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Citrix Killer: Sphere 3D's Debut On Nasdaq, Merger With Overland, Purchase Of V3 Systems [View article]
    Point by point answer:

    1/ The lawsuit at V3's level is a shareholder dispute among the original founders of V3. It's outcome with NO economic effect on the acquirer. Sphere 3D isn’t a party to this dispute and is protected through contractual clauses…
    Your point does seem to, however, acknowledge that there is an IP also at V3's level.... A positive start.

    2/ Are you joking? It’s pretty easy for readers to find a number of V3 customer appraisals on youtube..
    And who are you, what are your IT credentials to tell us Sphere 3D will not be able to compete with Nutanix? As a matter of fact, once the merger with Overland is completed I expect will offer converged virtualization solutions and infrastructure that will be an attractive alternative for what Nutanix offers.

    3/ Again, what are your IT credentials and how about the opinion of Dell, Ericsson, Novarad, Chesterfield County Public Schools, etc…experts who scrutinized the Glassware 2.0 solution before contracting Sphere 3D?
    I rather suggest readers to check the opinion of a highly praised independent industry analyst, such as Simon Bramfitt of “The Virtualization Practice”!
    Besides, a picture speaks a thousand words:

    4/ Yes, I suggest you get over it, Glassware 2.0 wasn’t developed overnight and I have already answered such deceiving statements as “two programmers and $200,000 in R&D over four years” and more in my previous instablog:
    Size does not matter when it comes to innovation. Apple's initial promise was started by two people, Google was innovated by two people. Sphere's history is actually equally exciting.
    Technological giant incumbents purchase innovative small companies literally all the time precisely because they are founded on new innovations.

    5/ Dragging Sphere 3D’s executives through the mud seems to be a preferred method for the shorts trying to discredit the company. Readers are already tired of this, investors have been exposed to many more desperate attempts to discredit the company or its executives. Seasoned investors know better…
    In the technology startup scene, failure is not only invoked but celebrated! In Silicon Valley, entrepeneurs give speeches detailing their misfires. Academics laud the virtue of making mistakes. FailCon, a conference about “embracing failure”, launched in San Francisco in 2009 is now an annual event, with technology hubs in Barcelona, Tokyo, Porto Alegre and elsewhere hosting their own versions.
    While the rest of the world recoils at failure, technology's innovators correctly understand it as a rite of passage en route to success!

    6a/ Again you’re taking a little run with the truth: “a massive option grant for $0.63 per share when the stock was trading at $5-$10”!
    Reader, don’t get conned, check the facts! Eric Kelly got that option grant when the stock was trading at $0.63 per share:

    6b/ Research just as deep as just going on Sphere 3D's website reveals a couple of technology demonstrations:

    7/ Silly??? You clearly seem to target Peter Tassiopoulos in your blatant attack…
    Since when does a CEO of a company need to be an inventor, patent holder and top technical IT expert?
    The comparisons to VMWare are NOT based on current sizes or corporate history, but relate to comparisons of the technological solutions that both companies have to offer. It is all about the potential of the capabilities of their technological solutions. Agreed, right now they are very different companies operating in the same exciting and growing space, that's exactly where the potential lies.

    8/ Another misleading statement “$40 million in revenue”…check your facts, the combined revenue of Overland and Tandberg is about $100 million!
    Overland actually has a very extensive corporate history, having served thousands of clients among them various branches of the US government. The fact that they were undergoing a strategic turnaround at the time of acquisition is precisely the fact why Sphere 3D had the opportunity to acquire them. The rationale for the acquisition and the synergies of both companies has been very clearly outlined in the accompanying PR and various interviews by management.

    9/ In what universe does an author who proves to know very little about Sphere 3D’s technology have an opinion that matters? How many companies has he built?
    Does he even know Overland is the oldest data storage company in the United States?
    Is Peter Bookman (Fusion IO, Fobos) not part of Sphere 3D? How about Eric Kelly (Maxstore, Conner Peripherals, Dell, Adaptec etc)? Did you ever look at Sphere 3D’s and Overland’s BOD members and their experience?
    Further, how come that Sphere 3D is capable of attracting highly capable and experienced individuals such as Stoney Hall and Michael Keen?
    Jul 22, 2014. 03:31 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Citrix Killer: Sphere 3D's Debut On Nasdaq, Merger With Overland, Purchase Of V3 Systems [View article]
    Great article Point of Return! Nice overview of where this merger is leading to and how attractive Sphere 3D is to investors.
    Personally I do believe that within 6 months from now we will be part of this select club:

    I do have a bit mixed feelings about the article's title especially Sphere 3D being called out as "Citrix Killer" whereas a relationship with Citrix could develop in something totally different. Did SA choose that title?
    Further, what would you think about editing the bullet point "Between now and August 1st, the Overland-Sphere merger should close."? Further in the article you mentioned "however, when the acquisition of Overland Storage is complete, expected to occur by the end of August 2014" which seems to be more realistic to me.
    Jul 21, 2014. 08:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D: Rewarded For A Shotgun Wedding That's Doomed To Backfire? [View article]
    Talking about a joke
    Just another act of desperation from shorts that are in dire straits...
    Weird, you forgot to mention the recent business deals of the latest months and you keep spinning deceit and tortured truth.
    For anyone interested to look beyond this authors crime novel and yellow journalism, please have a look:
    Jul 10, 2014. 06:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sphere 3D Taking On The Software Virtualization World? [View article]
    Keep it easy for yourself if you still are in disbelief and contact for example Novarad.
    You doubt for yourself...that's fine but this kind of comment just reinforces that impression that you would love to see other people doubt.
    Anyway, I haven't any reason to doubt after what I have seen.
    May 21, 2014. 09:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment