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  • BlackBerry CEO Chen's compensation figures [View news story]
    Antidot2,

    I start my day by climbing out of bed > walking to the end of it > turn and check the bed > If my body is not still laying there then my smile is set up for the rest of the day.

    Thanks for the kudos. I'll stick around as long as there are others who post misleadingly.
    May 26, 2015. 09:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry CEO Chen's compensation figures [View news story]
    Bob,

    The lay off news stems from various news reports but none quote an official announcement. They all seem to be quoting what other reports have said while nearly all are using the quote “We have made the decision to consolidate our device software, hardware and applications business, impacting a number of employees around the world.” which doesn't mention anything about laying off staff and despite searching Google and the BlackBerry press system I cannot find it. If true it could just mean they will realign their work staff into more necessary positions.

    You could be correct in what you surmise but BBRY is within the 30 day silence period I believe and unable to confirm or deny anything. In the meantime the shares seem to have stabilised within a 4 cent up/down range either side of the pre weekend closing price.

    I have just managed to find the full official quote in http://on.recode.net/1... and I will reiterate what I have said previously. The statement says they will also be hiring and making acquisitions which really does not sound like doom and gloom. Just a way forward.
    May 26, 2015. 08:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry briefly spikes on unconfirmed Microsoft rumor [View news story]
    Bob,

    Is that the value as you see it or the one from Morgan Stanley who still think MOBL is a buy and whose clients lost 30% of their investment if they did accept the advice before the 23rd of April.
    May 26, 2015. 08:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry briefly spikes on unconfirmed Microsoft rumor [View news story]
    bwsf,

    From what you have said I'm guessing you will make a lot of money. If it goes the other way how much do you stand to lose?
    May 24, 2015. 02:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Security And Services Are Not Enough [View article]
    Eric,

    AAPL's buyback isn't being done with profits.

    My opinion: They are borrowing the money, possibly in preparation for taxation problems if they are forced to pay the real taxes, so they can claim the tax back on the interest they will pay.
    May 24, 2015. 01:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry CEO Chen's compensation figures [View news story]
    Bob,

    I love debating but that relies on both sides being willing to accept a smidgeon of the other side's thoughts. I don't see where you are debating. You repeat the same thing time and time again. You used the GS analysis repeatedly until they became totally unbelievable with their MOBL analysis and then ............ Well everybody knows the rest. The $7 forecast went with the birds.
    May 23, 2015. 10:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Is Secu Tablet A Precursor To A Larger Deal With Samsung? [View article]
    Why do some need three, four or five separate comments to put their point over?
    May 23, 2015. 09:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry CEO Chen's compensation figures [View news story]
    Zack,

    I've been searching the same thing without luck. Since there will probably be nobody available to make a statement until Tuesday due to Memorial Day and that takes BBRY into the 30 day pre quarterly announcement ban I keep wondering about it.
    May 23, 2015. 05:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry launches 12M-share buyback; shares +2.2% [View news story]
    Bob,

    Thank you so much for following up my query. What puzzles me is the lack of an official statement that actually says anything about the layoffs. There was some talk of them closing the office in Sweden but apart from that the only statement I can find quotes “Our intention is to reallocate resources in ways that will best enable us to capitalize on growth opportunities while driving toward sustainable profitability across all facets of our business.” and that leads to other articles but none have any quotes mentioning layoffs.
    May 23, 2015. 05:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry launches 12M-share buyback; shares +2.2% [View news story]
    Sorry seekingthetrooth but that page is inaccessible without subscription. Difficult from the UK so I'll have to rely on others to find the actual report in the Hamilton Spectator.
    May 23, 2015. 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry launches 12M-share buyback; shares +2.2% [View news story]
    KIA,

    Would you mind doing some research please? According to the reports I've seen they are all quoting the Hamilton Spectator or articles quoting the Hamilton Spectator but checking that newspaper's search system I cannot find the report.

    The first day that America goes back to work would be Tuesday but, if I understand the rules correctly, that would come within the 30 day silence rule when BBRY cannot make any announcements to admit or deny the veracity of this report.

    Do you fancy checking and reporting whether I am correct please?
    May 23, 2015. 12:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry launches 12M-share buyback; shares +2.2% [View news story]
    Bob,

    Each time the market went in the opposite direction to the way you bought. I may have been two or three cents out but I thought you had gone long on the first purchase and then said you had covered a while later?

    If I'm right you should have been good on the second a couple days later and now you should be good on the first.
    May 22, 2015. 09:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry launches 12M-share buyback; shares +2.2% [View news story]
    Professor,

    Didn't I see that Bob went long at $10.40 and then went short at $10.17 to cover? The amazing thing is that each time he went in the wrong direction. If he ever says what he is doing again do the opposite. You can't lose.
    May 22, 2015. 06:23 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry launches 12M-share buyback; shares +2.2% [View news story]
    KIA,

    Would it be fair to say the shorts try to spin it as a demonstration of a failing company without any proof whatsoever?
    May 22, 2015. 06:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry CEO Chen's compensation figures [View news story]
    Denis,

    I can't help wondering "Why help these delusional's" when you have no interest in BlackBerry unless you are so short that every cent BBRY gains makes it harder to get out or somebody is sponsoring you to keep doing it. Perhaps it's an illusion by some they have a fix that would take BlackBerry back to the top but, as their fix isn't accepted, they would rather drive it down.

    Would you have any ideas on this score?
    May 22, 2015. 06:09 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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