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  • BlackBerry forms business unit covering QNX, Ion, patents [View news story]
    Mr Knowitall,

    The Playbook's version of QNX was not the desktop class product to which I am alluding to; and Blackberry 10's version of QNX is not quite the same as the Playbook's version (the obvious part being the many UI elements which are different).

    Perhaps I should have phrased myself differently: I would love to see the old-style desktop QNX, updated with the feature set of today's QNX, on today's hardware.
    Aug 20, 2014. 04:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry forms business unit covering QNX, Ion, patents [View news story]
    That QNX has consistently been a 'entity apart' in the earlier strategy is without question: after all, it is an integral part of hardware across some pretty different technologies. But this is the first time that both QNX itself, as well as the business in whole, is being segmented in 'divisions' in such a cohesive way.
    Aug 19, 2014. 11:34 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry forms business unit covering QNX, Ion, patents [View news story]
    What also immediately happened after RIM bought QNX is they ceased distribution of the free desktop OS product. I kinda miss that, would love to see the modern QNX in a tablet sized device...
    Aug 19, 2014. 08:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil resumes decline as "speculative steam" exits via banks [View news story]
    Been hearing ^^^^^ for years now. The problem with theories that take a decade or more to pan out, like this one, is that the dynamics of the world change far too rapidly.

    In 2008 it was 'the end of oil is here!'... in 2014... "fracking is bogus" what will it be in 2020?
    Aug 19, 2014. 08:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry forms business unit covering QNX, Ion, patents [View news story]
    Sounds like Chen is splitting up the business into its component parts to make it both perform more efficiently and simplifying the process of divesting loss producing components.
    Aug 18, 2014. 12:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EU to hold talks with Latin America over Russian sanctions [View news story]
    Europe will break under the lost trade before Russia which is simply switching trading partners and will continue busiess as usual.
    Aug 12, 2014. 10:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Get Rich With Greece [View article]
    Timely article; looking a bit like GREK is bottoming today on a dip caused by Russia and declines in the EURO. It should bounce when the Ukraine crisis is resolved, which will likely be soon since Europe/Germany needs Russia as much as Russia needs them, or along with the Euro (which is also likely waiting on a Ukraine resolution).

    (note also: Agricultural goods etc exported by Greece to Russia have been returning to Greece due to the tit for tat Russia sanctions on European nations, and Greece is a favored tourism locale for Russians)
    Aug 11, 2014. 07:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Argentina defaults [View news story]
    Argentina never really reentered markets so most of the 'default' implications were already in effect anyway.
    Jul 31, 2014. 04:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM-licensed servers take aim at Intel's server CPU dominance [View news story]
    Apologies chrisgar, the news I was thinking of was this item:
    Jul 29, 2014. 02:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Briefly On Intel: Why I Sold My Shares [View article]
    Bought at a 4% yield, see no reason to sell.
    Jul 29, 2014. 02:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM-licensed servers take aim at Intel's server CPU dominance [View news story]
    This news released after IBM was unable to sell its server ops. Most likely trying to create buzz to get a better price/momentum, but doubtful this will impact anything anyone anywhere.
    Jul 29, 2014. 02:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chen: No BlackBerry buyout offers on table [View news story]
    The more I watch what he does the more I believe he's got this locked down. This guy is finally putting the emphasis where it needs to be, its been years since even Lazaridis and Balsillie admitted and accepted Blackberry need to focus on enterprise but didn't. Dating from the Pearl if you ask me.

    All the server/ infrastructure/ backend deals being done are great, a lot of pressure is coming off the handset business, and he seems to be segmenting the business - the handsets from the software from BES from the infrastructure stuff - in a way no one did prior to him. Very astute.
    Jul 28, 2014. 02:47 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Single-family rental business model in question [View news story]
    The model didn't make sense from the start. And most of the early investors who built up the product have already securitized the 'revenue stream' and otherwise exited already, leaving the small fish to fry.
    Jul 10, 2014. 04:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. urges Argentina to negotiate [View news story]
    From linked article: "Roberta Jacobson, U.S. assistant secretary of State for Western Hemisphere affairs, said it was in Argentina's interest to normalize relations with all creditors"

    This is horrible.

    It's bad enough that US based private interests are using the judicial system in the US to rewrite the way sovereign defaults function globally and impose restrictions on sovereign nations that are outside its jurisdiction, but now it appears to be that the actual US government is supporting the moves of said private creditors and judicial overreach!
    Jul 4, 2014. 08:32 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama, Merkel threaten Russian sanctions [View news story]
    Putin has already taken the US seriously: Russia is moving making significant moves to isolate its infrastructure from the impact of sanctions now and in the future. Moves it would not have made w/o the current sanctions in effect.
    Jul 4, 2014. 08:27 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment