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  • BlackBerry Is Focusing On 'Stronghold' Markets As A Foundation For Its Turnaround Plan [View article]
    Well longs, it looks like we have ourselves a new Trio of "grave diggers" since Marcap and others retired. Or just got tired of being wrong. They were always saying "in a couple of years"...

    No bankruptcy here, but we'll entertain you guys.

    I read we will get a not-quite 10% jump the week following ER. Thank you shorts.
    Sep 21 01:17 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Home Depot discloses details on data breach [View news story]
    When will companies become liable? My God, this is the 21st century. Home Depot/Target customers are sitting ducks. Who's next? I spend a lot more cash of late, large companies don't inspire confidence. Buyer beware!
    Sep 18 09:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks in the green as FOMC sets end of QE; talks rate hikes [View news story]

    I guess it depends where you live! We don't have enough "educated" folks to fill the needs here (Texas) in all fields of Engineering and Construction. There's plenty of jobs, most require more skills other than ringing someone up for a purchase.

    Last number I remember was something like 3.5 million jobs looking for workers.
    Sep 17 02:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay: Another Blow To BlackBerry [View article]
    Thank you for a well written article.

    Let's see, how much will Blackberry rise today? Humm....?

    Oh yeah, I forgot to say that women will not find the iPhone 6/6+ the right size. It seems they may just fall out of their jeans and not fit their hands. Well, that's what I've read. So, good luck with iPhone 6 Kofi.
    Sep 17 10:55 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Perfect (Dollar) Storm - When Currencies Collide Part 2 [View article]
    Is not a stronger dollar good over all?

    Drives down commodities so we can buy more stuff. We have an abundance of energy so investment in manufacturing comes here. We buy less oil from "over there" and see those dollars spent here; collecting those tax dollars.
    Sep 16 06:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How BlackBerry Flipped The Script On Apple And IBM [View article]

    The woman, of course!
    Sep 16 06:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 6 Release Delayed In China: Will The Launch Be A Bust? [View article]

    Thanks, I just cast my vote.
    Sep 15 05:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How BlackBerry Flipped The Script On Apple And IBM [View article]
    So if a young couple can't afford two phones, they should buy a Z3 with a dual line. Different ring tones for each line.
    Sep 15 03:53 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Passport Beating iPhone 6 In A Recent Poll [View article]
    I wonder if the Verge poll had shown that iPhone 6 the favorite if some of you guys would say the poll is legit? But because it's the Passport that gathered the votes, well.......

    BlackBerry Passport wins? Bad poll. Don't trust it. Statistics are misleading. Too small of a sample.

    Tell me, who's biased here?
    Sep 15 08:28 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay - Nice But Not A Big Deal [View article]
    @ Michael,

    I have become an Apple long (still a BlackBerry long) due to the sheer force of the SP rise. I will not own/use the product. I have many reasons. The biggest is I don't need them. The vast majority of iPhone users need them. I'm up about 10% since the purchase.

    I believe Apple will make NFC payment more acceptable. Well, here in the US.

    For those of you who think the vast majority of iPhone users are well to do, just think about what you are saying given the data at our disposal. The vast majority of iPhone users don't make up the top ten percent of earnings here in America. Get over yourself. The top ten percent is where the money is being made.

    I employ kids at my restaurant. 20% own iPhones. The others are Androids and the other 20% Blackberry's. Both iPhones had issues and were replaced with another iPhone. These kids make $400 a month. Not your top 10%! These kids represent the vast majority of iPhone users. What's the chance they will use the NFC if and when they finally buy an iPhone 6? It could take years.

    Don't count on NFC to move the needle, count on hardware sells.
    Sep 14 08:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Passport: Biggest Tech Flop Of 2014? [View article]

    I believe it's 10x that amount of phones being sold. If you follow along on a regular basis, you would know that. Chen will / is going to hit his 10 million phones per year.
    Sep 12 09:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Value Can Apple Watch Create? [View article]
    No one is talking about how long you will actually where the iWatch.

    Let's all do an experiment. Go get a watch from someone/where and put it on. How does it feel? You wear a watch?...good, it don't feel weird. If you don't wear a watch, it will feel weird.

    Next, bend your elbow and twist your wrist. How does that feel? No big deal. Hold it for a while...I don't know, maybe one minute while you access_____. How does that feel? Not too good.

    Is everyone that buys an iWatch going to lose feeling in their shoulder from doing this for the next 10 years. How long are you going to wear the watch?

    Long Apple
    Sep 12 03:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Value Can Apple Watch Create? [View article]

    'As Apple is the master of engineering the interface between humans and emerging technology...and not a cell phone company...look to Apple to provide the opportunity to application developers to show us how wearables can be used."

    The iPhone is Apple. Apple is a cell phone company. No? Take away the iPhone and what kinds of numbers do you have?

    Long Apple
    Sep 12 03:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Passport: Biggest Tech Flop Of 2014? [View article]

    "....another homerun :)"

    I wish we could bottle his sweat (he's probably soaking wet by now).

    Kofi, Kofi, Kofi, long live Kofi.
    Sep 11 06:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why BlackBerry's Full-Page Passport Ad Is Incredibly Bullish [View article]
    @Eric Dee,

    The market disagrees with you. And so do I.

    Now, if Apple would have acquired this same company, O'lordy what a shout we would have heard. No, Apple is playing caught up. BlackBerry now has Secusmart and Movirtu...and QNX...and BBM. Good luck with your side of the fence. From what I'm seeing, the grass don't look greener over there.
    Sep 11 05:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment