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  • Report: Uber bids up to $3B for Nokia's HERE unit [View news story]
    It should happen pretty soon, AH, as there are a lot of unhappy taxi people out there, watching their livelihoods going down the pan, and there's also the loss of licensing revenue, which governments aren't going to welcome...
    May 12, 2015. 09:57 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Uber bids up to $3B for Nokia's HERE unit [View news story]
    As you state, HK, so what exactly is the basis for Uber's current valuation of 40B$ (and asking for 10B$ more!)?
    May 12, 2015. 09:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Uber bids up to $3B for Nokia's HERE unit [View news story]
    Ta NB! A 50B$ valuation, for a company that doesn't actually produce or own anything other than their headquarters? Do their backers expect the World's taxi companies and their drivers to just sell up their offices and vehicles, and give up the notion of working for a living, without a fight? Anyone who puts more money into this company is taking optimism to new heights! It doesn't mean it wont happen though; FaceBook is still going strong...

    What has happened to the 40B$ they already have; can anyone explain it to me?
    May 12, 2015. 09:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Uber bids up to $3B for Nokia's HERE unit [View news story]
    Oops! Thanks AH, but you know what I mean; they have been irritating a lot of authorities, and the tightening up of legislation that is a likely outcome, does not bode well for Uber's future (and most taxi drivers will welcome that)!
    May 12, 2015. 09:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Owner support for certain BofA board members slides [View news story]
    98% approval? Blimey, even Mugabi doesn't get that much!
    May 9, 2015. 09:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Uber bids up to $3B for Nokia's HERE unit [View news story]
    Well, if there is genuine competitive bidding (as seems likely) then there's a way to go before we discover the winner. Much depends on how keen the automotive consortium is, and it's interesting that they are bidding not so much to make profit, but to cut costs, which is a different calculation to Uber's. The danger is that Uber's shareprice will suffer as a result of the legislative reactions in so many of their markets, but if it stays up, this could become very interesting!
    May 9, 2015. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sandstorm Gold's (SAND) CEO Nolan Watson on Q1 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    Do we really need "Good morning. My name is Tracy..."?
    May 7, 2015. 11:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No surprises from BofA's annual meeting [View news story]
    I wonder how many brokers "forget" to sent out proxies?
    May 7, 2015. 11:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • No surprises from BofA's annual meeting [View news story]
    I missed that one; I must be getting slow in my dotage!
    May 7, 2015. 11:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No surprises from BofA's annual meeting [View news story]
    Most independent shareholders don't even vote, which gives an even greater advantage to the executives of pension, insurance, and investment funds, who vote without consulting their own "owners", and who, of course, have their own vested interest in maintaining such high "compensations". The system is rigged in their favour.
    May 7, 2015. 11:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • EU to widen probe against U.S. tech companies [View news story]
    That's true, Moxi, and I've heard good things about both PowerMacs (expensive) and ChromeOS (doesn't do everything I need) but it remains the case that, for those just wanting a basic PC from the supermarket, it comes preloaded with Win OS, which means it's costing more than it should! Add to that that it's no longer cost effective to build your own, then it isn't a "free" market.
    May 7, 2015. 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Not Your Mother's Device Company Any Longer [View article]
    OK Mr. K, but you agree then that there's more to it than just RIFD? As C pointed out, it's already up and running, and pretty ubiquitous over here; La Poste has vans painted with (trans) "if your parcel is in this van, your phone app can tell you!"
    May 7, 2015. 08:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EU to widen probe against U.S. tech companies [View news story]
    I wouldn't know, M, having used neither. I'm struggling to equate your "free market", with what's happening, when most Europeans buying a new computer, have to pay Microsoft, whether they want their OS or not...
    May 6, 2015. 09:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Want To Own Facebook Rather Than Google [View article]
    No need to quote fiction JR; this is the behaviour that precipitated very nearly every dark age that's ever been! The only good news is that, contrary to what most historians (generally from the middle and upper classes) would have us believe, dark ages are mostly pretty cushy for those peasants who can grow their own food and hunt their meat. This is why I'm on the lookout for property with a big garden...
    May 6, 2015. 09:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Not Your Mother's Device Company Any Longer [View article]
    Actually, Mr. K, if you are referring to RFID by "tracking machinery", that, being near field, can only tell you that the product has passed point A, B, and C, and not where it is between points. The delivery vehicle, on the other hand, will have GPS, though, which will tell people waiting where it is (a useful thing) but which is too expensive to provide for each product.

    What's needed is communication between the (dirt cheap) RFID and the vehicle's system, which is where QNX (or similar) comes in, as people will primarily want to know if their parcel is still on board (the position of the truck or whatever not being of direct interest).

    BBRY could do this, but whether they will succeed is another question...
    May 6, 2015. 08:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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