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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Global Shares Rise On Upbeat Fed [View article]
    We get to import 50s Classic American cars. I can see plummeting Cuban cigar price and value of Antique Classic American cars.
    Dec 18, 2014. 07:37 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry to launch genome browser [View news story]
    How many doctors and researchers are out there involved in cancer genomic research? The Passport is fast becoming a must have tool for all doctors whether they are in the clinical research or not. "Doctors without Passport" will be treated as third rated.
    Dec 8, 2014. 10:01 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Canadian Oil Sands: Sorry, But We Told You To Stay Away [View article]
    Don't forget to include Venezuela on the altar of the ongoing geopolitical act. This country may go belly up before the oil price stabilizes.
    Nov 28, 2014. 11:04 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: If Morgan Stanley Rates It 'Underweight', Is It Worth Considering? [View article]
    "Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette downgraded the smartphone maker because he believes the market has become too optimistic about the company's ability to meet software sales targets" Anyone can make a simple elementary prediction like that. Look at his track record, mere 5.5% to 8.8% returns in five months and most of them are in neutral rating. He has recently joined Morgan from Pac Crest. I guess he had to show something since he is covering for MobileIron.
    Nov 19, 2014. 03:48 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can BlackBerry Reach Profitability In FY2016? [View article]
    Smooth Operator!! JC
    Nov 16, 2014. 08:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Difficulties With A BlackBerry Partnership In China [View article]
    Per your long and exhausting argument, Blackberry does not have the most secure encryption system and it is basically same level as Apple. Under this assumption, why do you think Blackberry can't partner with Chinese mobile producers? I think you are contradicting your own statement. Apple is successful at selling iphone 6 in China which has NIST FIPS 140-2 for government use, and as far as I know Blackberry phones have FIPS 140-2 and higher level. So isn’t it possible to sell FIPS-2 level phones or license technology to Chinese mobile phone producers? To counter your argument, Blackberry phones are not allowed to export to China because Blackberry phones have higher level clearance and are under the export restriction due to higher level of clearance. Which one is right?
    Nov 12, 2014. 07:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Printing: Revolutionary Industry, Terrible Investment [View article]
    Once in a while a new industry or a company appears out of blue moon shouting this is the wave of future and must ride with it. Now I can relate that as Black Swan Event. The prime example is Capstone turbine, it was the future of energy generation back then. Look what happened to it after ten years, it is barely able to make and still struggling to survive. The stock chart and story fit the Black Swan event.{%22range%22%3A%22max...

    Hardly doubt that 3D printing will be in consumer space selling billion units like computer and mobile phones. I think the growth of the industry is limited to product design and manufacturing. Companies may buy one or two for modeling and proof of concept prototype.
    Nov 8, 2014. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Apple Gets A Gift From Lawyers, Competitors Face Potential Lawsuit [View article]
    Even thou I do not like CVS and Rite Aid move declining Apple Pay, any merchant has right to refuse any other forms of payment other than CASH. This is another frivolous lawsuit in making initiated by the ambulance chasers. If indeed, if the lawsuit is filed Apple should talk them out of it since it looks and appears as Bullying Tactic by a big corporation.

    Let the market decide what is best for the merchants and consumers. In time merchants will choose whoever offers lowest in fees and inexpensive credit terminals without anyone forcing the issue.
    Nov 6, 2014. 11:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Debunk The Myths On China [View article]
    Thank you for the article.

    "One-party political system is not a bad thing" in this case. The entire project moves much faster if the government truly wants it DONE as seen in Three Gorges Dam project, China high speed rail and Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge(the world longest bridge). But under the current system, the individual rights can be completely ignored without any sympathy.
    Nov 6, 2014. 07:36 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Debunking The BlackBerry Security Myth [View article]
    KIA is hot on the Blackberry’s ECC trail and trying real hard to discredit it. Good job, but I have two things to say about it.

    Entrust does not have patents on "Methods pertaining to the validation of elliptic-curve public keys", Certicom does.

    Entrust is trying to sell "ECC SSL Certificates" as a future product and there is no pricing available since it is not available for sale yet. NIST bought the ECC Suite-B licenses and they are available to use within the DOD/NIST/Government community not outside use. The licenses are for ECDH and ECDSA for key exchange and digital signature. Under the term of agreement, “NSA has the right to grant a sublicense to vendors building certain types of products or components that can be used for protecting national security information”.

    As I have said before, someone will pay for the patent infringement right after the product distribution.
    Nov 5, 2014. 09:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: No Place To Go But Down? [View article]
    In reality the Google search usage is much broader and it is used as a primary search which may or may not have any commercial advantages unless someone pays for the advertising. From a paid advertiser's point of view - I pay dearly for the use of Google AdWords, the Google’s Adwords is only cost effective if the user types correct words to search since it is based on hit or miss algorithm with number of impressions and keywords settings. The search result shows as a form of paid advertising in highest paid ranking and it does not automatically add to any additional revenue stream for Google while the Amazon search is quite opposite. Amazon is traditionally strong in e-commerce searches where Google is having problems due to lack of market power in e-commerce.

    According to a study, the search engines will keep evolve along with users social behavior and shopping habits since they will check into usual places first where users go for answers. Facebook is one prime example giving a huge headaches in mobile search along with other minors, such as Yahoo, Bing and upcoming Apple. It’s a tough call when Google holds over 67 percent of the U.S. search engine market share. They all have their strengths and it will be a while before anyone can call they won.
    Nov 4, 2014. 09:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: No Place To Go But Down? [View article]
    Finally, the real war is on. One of Amazon's pride and joy and its last stronghold is about to be destroyed by Google's open war against Cloud vendors. The razor thin penny profits are evaporating quickly into the vapor space with more price cuts in addition to unlimited free space that requires more capital.

    What else will be the next one for free, something tempting more than the unlimited free space, could that be a free Google’s Android/Lenovo phone, a free Microsoft’s Surface Pro or IBM’s free dividend or an iPad to use their free space? The Space War is here and it will go on until many of them will go kaput and fold.
    Nov 4, 2014. 07:00 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Internet Of Things Pipe Dream [View article]
    Well it looks like someone is getting around the ECC patents. "Certicom has already proved that getting around its patents isn’t easy, forcing Sony to settle out of court when the company used elliptic curve encryption on Blue-ray DVDs without paying a license fee". We shall see who has to pay penalties for patent infringement in the future unless patents were already licensed by Entrust.

    BTW, the products will be (it says tomorrow and future) offered by Entrust is not NIST Suite-B compliant - It is more likely good for confidential level and wants to be compatible with ECC but not yet.
    Nov 3, 2014. 09:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: BlackBerry Will Monetize BBM [View article]
    @SMDB The shorts have been losing on this stock for at least two years. Tide has turned and Blackberry was a good buy in Nov 2013.

    "Stay long, my friends."

    Nov 4, 2013 $6.50
    Nov 2, 2014 $10.50
    Gain =$4.00/$5.75=61.5%
    Nov 2, 2014. 02:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Internet Of Things Pipe Dream [View article]
    Author’s limited knowledge with no real industrial product design and development experiences, his vision about the IoT is so shallow and narrowly focused he can’t seems to comprehend what the IoT is about; it is not for washing machines, kitchen sinks and toasters it is rather a grand scheme of things covering internet connectivity for Automotive, Factory/industrial automation, Medical devices, Appliances, Networking, Communications and Security devices including future devices yet to be discovered numbering 500 billions of them. Just for a reminder, Blackberry owns QNX which is the perfect operating system solution to interconnect and transfer real time data in distributed network environment. Apple iOS and Windows OpSys are way too big bulky and slow which is unsuitable to run in automobile, appliances, medical devices, network routers, etc in real time. QNX is already well entrenched in the major industries and it is in the very center of connectivity revolution with 70% market share running on various platforms including ARM and x86 processors.

    “Among QNX’s most notable customers are General Motors, which uses the software in its OnStar automobile communication systems, and Apple, which uses the software for its CarPlay utility that connects iPhones to infotainment systems.” According to an article by Zdnet, “QNX is the Switzerland that the auto industry needs to preserve margins, deliver value added services, customize the experience and keep smartphone players from dominating”,

    Excellent timing to write an article with SHORT THESIS about Blackberry when SP is to move north of 15. Keep producing nonsense articles beating up Blackberry so that I can keep selling my puts.

    Here is an article about A Simple Explanation Of 'The Internet Of Things',
    Oct 31, 2014. 08:12 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment