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  • BlackBerry: The Ineptness Continues [View article]
    Maybe there's a conspiracy against Canadian business.

    First Nortel, now Blackberry, and even Bombardier. And oil prices just killed their tar sands. What a lousy time to be a Canadian engineer, the prospect of attaining financial success has diminished greatly.
    May 29, 2015. 08:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Ineptness Continues [View article]
    "pay his employees and make them happy with cheap shares"

    Their happiness depends on the vesting period.

    If it's too long, employees probably would rather have taken cash bonuses instead of shares. I don't think any employee believes the company will be in business in a couple years given the current trajectory.

    Actually, if I were an employee at Blackberry, nothing could make me happy.
    May 29, 2015. 08:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Stuck In Restructuring? [View article]
    Even the longs are getting in on the Blackberry bashing. There has been quite a lot of bashing lately.

    But their healthy cash balance and attempts at cash preservation likely means they will be around for a while longer as everyone's favorite punching bag.
    May 29, 2015. 08:03 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: I Hope Analysts Are Wrong [View article]
    On the upside, the employees will find a better purpose in life. Right now making Blackberrys is about one of the most stupid things to be doing.
    May 28, 2015. 07:04 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google unveils Android Pay, Android M, IoT OS, unlimited photo/video storage [View news story]
    More of the same.

    First they enter their competitors spaces (Apple Microsoft Dropbox Flickr Yahoo Yelp Amazon Facebook Netflix Hulu etc.).

    Then they extend. Then they extinguish.

    Look at what happened with Android
    http://bit.ly/1KBA0Ur

    They abandoned developing all the core open source apps and APIs and duplicated them as closed source with proprietary APIs. Maps, push, location and search services are closed source and lock apps into using proprietary APIs.

    Device manufacturers that are part of Google's "Open" Handset Alliance are contractually prohibited from building non-Google approved devices. So for example, no OEM is allowed to produce the Kindle Fire for Amazon if they want to use Google services in ANY of their other products.

    Enter. Extend. Extinguish.

    Google's PR face of 'open source' is, essentially, a lie. Having 90+% of the world's OS market share and 90+% of the world's internet search and ad market share, they are the world's biggest hypocrite.

    But Google is very shrewd, they put millions into lobbying and have bought the white house. This has allowed them to avoid antitrust regulations and ensures they can continue their strategy.

    In short, their stock is a BUY.
    May 28, 2015. 06:37 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Chromebook Sales Should Be Important To Google Shareholders [View article]
    Microsoft and Apple are both great companies.

    Patent troll? Troll, really? Let's have some respect for patents, those who uphold them, and the friggin rule of law.
    May 28, 2015. 06:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Rogers, Shaw aim at Netflix in Canada by opening streaming service [View news story]
    DOA

    If it's anything like Comcast streaming, it's going to be garbage.
    May 28, 2015. 06:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Continues To Exploit Android's Dominance In Mobile [View article]
    Office on Android is very fast. If you had an outlook.com email you'd know that. But pretty soon everybody will be running Win 10 and will figure out how fast all Microsoft's cloud apps run.
    May 28, 2015. 06:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Continues To Exploit Android's Dominance In Mobile [View article]
    Android is open, or is it? If Google forces their search engine then it's them abusing their monopoly.
    May 28, 2015. 06:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Chromebook Sales Should Be Important To Google Shareholders [View article]
    I would really like Chromebooks to come preinstalled with Adblock, it would save a lot of bandwidth and bring ISP costs down.
    May 26, 2015. 08:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Chromebook Sales Should Be Important To Google Shareholders [View article]
    Microsoft makes licensing fees from every Android device sold. LOL.
    May 26, 2015. 08:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Search Opportunity [View article]
    But the iPhone is faster, more stable, and more secure than Android. Most importantly, its user satisfaction and loyalty is second to none.

    It seems that Google engineers are dumb compared to their counterparts at Apple.

    If one needs proof, here's Google's pinnacle of engineering when Apple wasn't there to show them the way, the Android G1
    http://binged.it/1PJREJ6
    May 26, 2015. 05:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Security And Services Are Not Enough [View article]
    How do you spell Devvv? Or rather, what is it?
    May 26, 2015. 04:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Security And Services Are Not Enough [View article]
    "How the iPhone cold-cocked BlackBerry"
    http://bit.ly/1dsWCJe

    These days Blackberry is undergoing shrinkage.
    May 25, 2015. 10:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Fiber: A Crazy, But Very Possible Prediction [View article]
    It's not illegal. Sandvine sells their deep packet inspection hardware to broadband providers in the United States of America. And they use it.

    What's there to disagree about. Of course Google sees big up side in broadband, you are paying them a lot of money for it as their customer.

    Google DNS tracks browsing habits, SSL or not, then the crawler scrapes that site thus forming a very rich contextual understanding of your browsing history and patterns.

    Tin foil hat? Why would I wear that?

    Don't be naive (or lie about it like Moxi does), your ISP (Google), can know what you are doing - there is no anonymity. Unlike the typical ISP like Comcast, Google is the best equipped corporation to profit from this user data since they own a monopoly in the internet ad business.

    But that's not illegal.
    May 25, 2015. 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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