Who did RIM **** off?
I've been reviewing all of the media I could possibly find over the past several months, and in retrospect It looks like there is a concerted effort to completely bury RIM.
Suits, sensational articles about exploding batteries (well, ONE exploding battery lol), stock upgrades/downgrades, US gov't departments dropping them as a goto device and moving to others...I could go on, but that pretty much covers the things that I've found.
I can't help but think this is an orchestrated effort to get rid of a very strong device in the marketplace. Any thoughts on this?
- 12-11-2012, 02:12 PM #5
You're just realizing this now? It's been "cool" to hate on RIM for months.. In fact, only now are the tides starting to turn and people are eating crow.
- 12-11-2012, 02:12 PM #7
Not saying there's a big conspiracy or that everyone does this, but you know it's going to happen to some extent. Fortunately the upward pressure at this point appears too much for that contingent, so their better tactic now would be just covering their positions and getting the heck out... the short squeeze hasn't happened yet, but it may be on the way. :-)
- 12-11-2012, 02:18 PM #9
- 12-11-2012, 02:24 PM #12
Where there is shorting there is ALWAYS a friend of a friend that works for such and such media that will gladly help out a friend of a friend to write negative media. It is a rare time any if them see jail time as "conspiracy" in regards to stock manipulation is a very very hard thing to prosecute.
All that aside, the tides they are a turning, in favour of BB10. The more publicity (neg/pos) from here on in the better, it forces ordinary folks to check into BB10 instead of being spoon fed by neg media.
- 12-11-2012, 02:25 PM #13
Months? Years, I figure. Granted, even with their mistakes, they got a whole lot more crud then they deserved.
Is it wrong that I don't want "those people" to eat crow as much as I want their opinions and credentials, in they are in the tech industry, to be invalidated and made irrelevant permanently?
Hmmm...maybe so... vindictive much.
- CrackBerry User
12-11-2012, 02:29 PM #15
- 58 Posts
New CEO, New direction, New positivity. Rim has fought through the tough times, and it is fighting hard to win the hearts and minds of even the harshest of critics. It can only get better.#Positivethinking :^)
- 12-11-2012, 02:47 PM #18
I do think that Apple has quietly used its influence where it could, sometimes with journalists, sometimes with customers. Some customer announcements seemed suspiciously timed.
In any event, Apple couldn't take RIM down if RIM hadn't put themselves in such a vulnerable position. Fortunately, they seem to "get" that. I think management direction has changed drastically (first off, they now actually seem to HAVE one).
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-11-2012, 02:49 PM #19
- 108 Posts
so long as there are bloggers, analysts, etc, there will be negativity. RIM is not immune, nor is anyone else. I read the tech news and blogs daily, and someone is always complaining about something, whether it be RIM, APPLE, GOOGLE, or MICROSOFT. Microsoft has been getting it pretty bad lately too...
Now, is GOOGLE doing their part to make sure the negative news stories on their competetors pop up frequently??? who knows
- 12-11-2012, 02:52 PM #20
- 12-11-2012, 02:55 PM #21
- 12-11-2012, 03:02 PM #22
The reality is that I don't think it's anything so exciting. It's cool to like Apple right now and it's cool to hate RIM. Then add to the mix the fact that american media has a habit of cheering for American companies vs. foreign competitors. Add to that the fact that while American media is cheering for their own, Canadian Media likes to sneer at theirs. On top of that, RIM has made some pretty high profile mistakes and also that RIM stories generate hits, particularly negative ones. On top of that, the days of journalistic integrity are mostly gone with a last of half-informed and biased bloggers being quoted by the press and you get what we have today.
- 12-11-2012, 03:34 PM #23
- CrackBerry User
12-11-2012, 03:35 PM #24
- 86 Posts
And it works both ways too. I guarantee that over half of the people that post on this forum are shareholders of RIMM, posting positive stuff to try and get the stock to go up.
They are easy to spot, normally the guys that copy/paste any story that has a hint of RIMM behind it are the longs wanting to stir up discussions. I am sure that if RIMM all of a sudden went private, CB would lose around 1/2 of their forum members.
- CrackBerry Genius
12-11-2012, 03:37 PM #25
- 4,258 Posts
I don't care what the media is saying. Only time will reveal the truth about the future of RIM, not some random analyst that has a vested interest in seeing RIM shares drop or rise.Blatant placeholder signature.
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