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  • Shell CEO backs climate change warnings as well as need to keep drilling [View news story]
    @JackBarton,

    You can live without it? Do it now! Do not fill up your car anymore. Do not ride a plane train or bus. Turn off the HVAC. N fact, all Climatist should do this. Stop using. Don't be a user anymore. Do you know what will happen? Nothing!! There are not enough of you who take your own religion serious.

    Lead by example or close the pie hole.
    May 25, 2015. 06:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • El Niño Blowing Through Ag Commodities [View article]
    One of our SA Contributors stuck his neck out there last year and said he was 100% certain El Nino was going to happen and it would be strong. Not only was it not strong, it didn't happen.

    Folks relied on him to invest. I have not seen an article by him since. In fact, our own NASA got it wrong, terribly.

    Cliff
    May 24, 2015. 10:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry launches 12M-share buyback; shares +2.2% [View news story]
    @JMajoris and KIA,

    Do use all a favor next time and post a link.

    BlackBerry is re-allocating staffing. They are laying off and hiring...

    http://bit.ly/1LA0Mu7
    May 24, 2015. 07:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry launches 12M-share buyback; shares +2.2% [View news story]
    On May 14th, BlackBerry sales from Canada stated that two more phones were coming this year and two more next year.

    Are you saying that BlackBerry should not get rid of folks they don't need?

    I used to work in a chemical plant that required far more operators than it does today. They were let go once automation took their place. The unit produces twice the product with 30% of the former staffing.

    Are you reading the press release as if BlackBerry is shutting down software and device creation?
    May 24, 2015. 07:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry CEO Chen's compensation figures [View news story]
    Seekingthetruth,

    I don't understand the emotional debate. Do you in fact hold shares short? I have always found your arguments equitable.

    Time is truth.
    May 22, 2015. 08:21 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry launches 12M-share buyback; shares +2.2% [View news story]
    I wonder how many employees want to purchase shares? Could high earning employees want a bunch of cheap shares before they get out of hand? Surely no employee want BlackBerry shares. Apple maybe /sarc?

    I agree, it shows a lot of confidence.

    Cliff
    May 21, 2015. 06:10 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: It's Time [View article]
    @ Chris,

    You are correct about being patent. BlackBerry is having to "sell" BES12 to some folks. The room I was in represented 15,000 plus Blackberry's that were looking to be traded in on Classic and other selections. There were an additional 2000 plus Android and iOS phones in their BOYD program.

    What I'm saying is we will not see a dramatic uptake as the system is still being explained and migrated into companies. And no one wanted to "bolt-on" MobileIron or other since BES has all things integrated.

    ATT is a reseller of BES12'S as well as others.
    May 18, 2015. 04:29 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry, T-Mobile Reunion Will Be A Catalyst For Both Companies [View article]
    @vigma,

    I attended the conference. The conference is being held various places with the same format. I am at my restaurant and can get you the presenters when I get back to the house.

    A young lady from the BlackBerry corporate office was the first to speak and give the overview. It wasn't Connie...;).

    The attendees were mainly IT management with big numbers of mobile devices. Mostly 9900's. Their trading up to Classic and BES12. IT management had Passports.

    Yes, the excitement is around IoT and QNX.

    I will gladly forward Wes's (BlackBerry) email. Send me yours and I'll send his. He's a tech guy that helps the local bunch here in this part of the world with BlackBerry.

    Crackberry has the locations of the next conferences. Just search BlackBerry and ATT Mobility conference.

    I'm glad I went. Especially as an investor.

    Cliff
    May 17, 2015. 04:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry, T-Mobile Reunion Will Be A Catalyst For Both Companies [View article]
    @Professor,

    At the conference today, one local hospital is managing 6000 Blackberry's (9900) and 2000 Android and iOS (BOYD). Another company had 2000 Blackberrys. Now, they are trading in those 9900's for Classics and adding the BES12. One is shutting down the BES5 once the transfer is done. One other company had around 10,000 Blackberry's. These are all 9900's.

    So the conference was a sort of show and tell of what's coming and they were there to assist in some of the questions the IT guys had. IT folks were sporting the Passports.

    I did see two iPhones (5s) and one Samsung.
    May 14, 2015. 10:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry, T-Mobile Reunion Will Be A Catalyst For Both Companies [View article]
    @Professor Dumbassio,

    I have to correct you just a bit. Blackberry has 45,000 patents, not 44,000. I was quoted this today at the Blackberry/ATT Mobility Conference held here in Houston.

    Some key take-a-ways from the conference today was:
    Will continue to launch new products this year and next (some very exciting)
    QNX expected to explode (their words) in 1 to 5 years
    Senior leadership has former Apple, Google, and others (didn't write fast enough). "Is the best leadership team Blackberry has had".
    Expect more acquisitions
    $3.2 billion in the bank and counting
    They continue to go "cross-platform"

    I walked out with a new (free) ATT Blackberry Passport. I'm getting use to it...

    Passport connects to the internet so fast!

    Cliff
    May 14, 2015. 05:56 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why BlackBerry Holds Long-Term Value For Investors [View article]
    @KIA,

    Richie does well to question you and EFF. Neither of you guys are qualified to measure Apple against BlackBerry and it's security. There are holes in that Apple.

    http://bit.ly/1e26yJY

    Other apps with encryption tend to enter insecure modes at unpredictable times — unpredictable for many users, at least. Apple’s iMessage, for example, employs strong encryption, but only when communicating between two Apple devices and only when there is a proper data connection. Otherwise, iMessage falls back on insecure SMS messaging. iMessage also lacks forward secrecy and inspectable source code.

    Signal also offers the ability for power users to verify the identity of the people they’re talking to, confirming that the encryption isn’t under attack. With iMessage, you just have to take Apple’s word for it.
    May 13, 2015. 04:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Not Your Mother's Device Company Any Longer [View article]
    @KIA,

    QNX is not free anymore, you should know that. It was last revised a year ago.

    Cliff
    May 13, 2015. 04:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Electrification Of The Transportation Industry And Its Implications [View article]
    @Zirdu,

    ICE (internal combustion engine)
    May 13, 2015. 10:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Not Your Mother's Device Company Any Longer [View article]
    @KIA,

    Here's 30 ways: http://bit.ly/1EA4Eq4
    May 12, 2015. 11:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why BlackBerry Holds Long-Term Value For Investors [View article]
    @cereal,

    I finally agreed with something you said. I am on Verizon and have not seen the new upgrade. I don't like it. What's up?

    Cliff
    May 12, 2015. 10:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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