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  • BlackBerry: No Reason To Buy The Stock Yet [View article]
    Interesting, M. K, but they don't explain just how they are going to make these devices bug free; it's easier said than done! Yes, we've got antibacterial coatings on kitchen knives, but they don't stand up very well to handling, which a phone or tablet will get lot more of!
    Jun 30, 2015. 09:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: No Reason To Buy The Stock Yet [View article]
    AH, the correct spelling is "odor"!
    Jun 30, 2015. 09:40 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NOK/ALU sell off as Greece nears default; activist builds ALU stake [View news story]
    I like the "criminal" cat, except, it doesn't really apply to most of those who "start a corporation"; the real criminals usually take over at a later date, having back-stabbed their way up through the ranks. No other skill required, once the corporation is in place...
    Jun 30, 2015. 09:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NOK/ALU sell off as Greece nears default; activist builds ALU stake [View news story]
    I must admit, S, that I don't feel particularly "outraged" (well, not at all, really) but then, I don't have anything invested in Greece, which I suppose might make a difference...
    Jun 30, 2015. 09:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NOK/ALU sell off as Greece nears default; activist builds ALU stake [View news story]
    It isn't, L1, but until recently, they did peg their currency to the €. They got out at the right time!

    cat, "managing the economy", i.e. by devaluation, to "improve" exports, is a big con, for what it does is send real value out of the country, in return for less paper money. Yes, some of the poorer people benefit from keeping their jobs, but the wage they get in return, most of which they have to spend on essentials, becomes less valuable in the process. The real benefit goes to those with spare cash which they can move into other currencies (or proxy) and then move it back again, when the real problem has moved abroad (which is all that really happens, just as with QE; the can gets kicked down the road, forcing other countries to take similar actions, until it all comes back around, again! How is that a solution?). The overall result is that the rich have become richer, fueled by the effective reduction in the incomes of the poor (most of whom probably don't realise this is happening). A better solution would be a single global currency (The Mondo?) which would force governments to stop these financial finagling, and look for some real solutions (like mandating that CEO salaries be tied to shop floor salaries, for instance; you can guess how well that would go down with the people who really "govern"!) but I wouldn't hold your breath, if I were you. The Euro zone was a worthwhile experiment, if only because we've learned how not to do it, and besides, it's not over yet...
    Jun 30, 2015. 09:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NOK/ALU sell off as Greece nears default; activist builds ALU stake [View news story]
    Those moths are gong to be a problem, DI! Especially for those Greeks who have cottoned on to the fact that they should be growing their own tomatoes (etc) in their hot sunny country, and not import them from The Netherlands (as most are at present) where they have to heat their greenhouses, and provide artificial light...
    Jun 30, 2015. 09:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • NOK/ALU sell off as Greece nears default; activist builds ALU stake [View news story]
    To which I would remind dd that it's a stock transaction, so liquidity is not an issue.
    Jun 30, 2015. 09:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NOK/ALU sell off as Greece nears default; activist builds ALU stake [View news story]
    Excuse my curiosity, joe, but how exactly does one short hospital patients (and why only the polluting kind; is there any other)?

    But seriously, I too wonder why people read so much in this into a potential (and increasingly likely) default. It reminds me of when the markets dropped because of a rumoured event in Russia; it was soon revealed to be mistaken, so the markets dropped some more! This is weird.
    Jun 30, 2015. 08:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry, T-Mobile Reunion Will Be A Catalyst For Both Companies [View article]
    I've agreed already that the sharp corners are a mistake, but if there's another fault, I'd state that they've got the screen and keyboard at 90° to how it should be. For text, a wide short screen would be much better, and there'd be wider spaced keys, which would be a boon to people with spatulate fingers, as mine are.
    Jun 30, 2015. 08:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Going Sideways For Another Year? [View article]
    Thank you d (I think) but what do you mean by "no"? Secusmart is part of BBRY!
    Jun 29, 2015. 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Had A Decent Quarter: Turnaround An Extremely High Probability [View article]
    What does "imitating a price target" mean?
    Jun 27, 2015. 11:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Going Sideways For Another Year? [View article]
    Re: "...BlackBerry cannot secure the Android OS without BES12." Didn't they do exactly that with the secusmart tablet? This the one thing that gives credence to the Android rumour; the hard work has already been done (or at least the bulk of it; how different is a tablet OS from that of a smart phone?). Would they go to all that trouble for just one product?
    Jun 27, 2015. 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's (BBRY) CEO John Chen on Q1 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Marketing not their problem, d? That's not how it looked over here (mid France) when a single Z10 turned up unannounced, at a local supermarket, without a word of supportive blurb. As a result it just sat there, amidst far more interesting looking phones from Samsung, Nokia and others. No wonder those few who glanced at it, just checked out the price and moved on; that is no way to sell a product in a competitive market. In terms of marketing, it was an absolute disaster!
    Jun 27, 2015. 09:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook takes out March highs amid Instagram/mobile ad news [View news story]
    Even if I didn't already know about this "interesting" company or product, it only works once, st!
    Jun 27, 2015. 09:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Has It Where It Counts [View article]
    Well, t, given their abysmal advertising efforts (or lack of) they'd have to be, wouldn't they?
    Jun 27, 2015. 08:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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