View Poll Results: Did you buy shares ?

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  • Yes, I'm acting now !

    693 62.66%
  • No

    413 37.34%
  1. plasmid_boy's Avatar
    Tax-loss harvesting is a real issue, here. If you have any kind of portfolio then you have a lot of capital gains this year if you are going to rebalance your portfolio since the market did so well. That means writing a check to Uncle Sam for gains that you realized but didn't get any cash for. The first thing you look to sell is to sell a dog of stock in your portfolio that that isn't coming back anytime soon and use the losses to offset your gains and write a much smaller check. If you really love BBRY that much, you can always buy it back in a month. BBRY is the perfect stock do do this with because it lost a lot and isn't going up anytime soon.
    Good point.
    It's an unusual year for me. I'm down about 30% in BBRY, but portfolio up about 500%. Has nothing to do with my ability to pick stocks, just pure luck.
    12-05-13 01:10 PM
  2. W Hoa's Avatar
    Not that we are unaware of the popularity of BBM, but more evidence nonetheless.

    BlackBerry Messenger Directory Search App Lands On Android & Charts Uptick In BBM Interest | TechCrunch
    bungaboy, Corbu, snejpa and 2 others like this.
    12-05-13 01:18 PM
  3. jake simmons3's Avatar
    Tax sell off? or shorts at work?
    12-05-13 01:22 PM
  4. bungaboy's Avatar
    Speaking on "sneaky peaks" why is it that those who Can't Grasp Knowledge continue to come to a BB fan site to simply make cheap pot shots?

    If they had a clue and Could Grasp Knowledge . . . . . it's "peeks".
    12-05-13 01:25 PM
  5. bungaboy's Avatar
    Now. Here is some serious diaper wetting happening . . . . at Cult of Mac no less.

    Obama Is Stuck On BlackBerry, Not Allowed To Have An iPhone
    http://crackberry.com/us-president-b...ns-have-iphone
    Last edited by HelloNNNewman; 12-05-13 at 03:36 PM. Reason: relinked to front page article instead of outside site
    lcjr and plasmid_boy like this.
    12-05-13 01:29 PM
  6. bungaboy's Avatar
    Neat!

    BlackBerry Messenger Directory Search App Lands On Android & Charts Uptick In BBM Interest
    BlackBerry Messenger Directory Search App Lands On Android & Charts Uptick In BBM Interest | TechCrunch

    BlackBerry hardware may be languishing unloved on warehouse shelves but the company formerly known as RIM’s long-in-the-tooth mobile messaging client, BBM, ain’t dead yet. Indeed, it’s enjoying a bit of revival — firstly because the company (finally) released it on rivals’ platforms (Android and iOS) where many a former BlackBerry user ended up.

    And secondly because, well, mobile messaging as a space is on fire — tipped by analysts for mass adoption next year and a doubling of its global user-base from 1BN to 2BN by year’s end.

    That fire is clearly consuming a portion of the attention that used to be funnelled into traditional social networks — redirecting those eyeballs into messaging apps, as kids who previously Facebooked their buddies incessantly now spend their energy sending Snaps or WhatsApps instead (in October Facebook ‘fessed up to some declining usage among teens).

    All of which is good news if you’re the app maker of a directory style app for BBM. Search4BBM is just that. When we last wrote about the app, just over a year ago, we described it as “a 411 / Yellow Pages” style system for BBM private users and BBM businesses.

    It basically lets people locate others on the BBM network, which uses a pincode system to link chatters to each other (ergo, you need a BBM user’s Pin to send a connection request so you also need a Pincode directory to unlock potential new BBM buddies). Users of the service, which gets its Pin data solely from user submissions, can set their preferred “security level” so their Pin can be found by everyone, only social friends, or only people they personally approve. BBM Pin Finder app

    Search4BBM has more than 3M BBM pincodes listed in its directory, and allows users to find friends’ BBM Pins by connecting it with their Facebook account, or find others’ Pins by searching by various other criteria — including gender, country, profession, location, GPS, age, city, state and BBM business pages.

    At the time we last covered the app (November 2012) it had some 1M active global users who were apparently performing 6M searches per month. (It defines active users as people who have used the app at least once a month — while logged in users makes an average of 11 to 15 searches per log in, which may sound a lot but users in some countries use its service as a potential date directory too). Search4BBM launched its service in June 2011 and crossed the 1M active user mark by mid 2012.

    After that point its fortunes dipped, as you’d expect — in step with declining usage of BlackBerry’s own platform. Founder Barak Hirchson tells TechCrunch it was getting about 50% less traffic in 2013 than it did in 2012. In 2011 and 2012 it had between 11M to 14M searches per month, but in 2013 this dropped down to a low of between 2M to 4.5M monthly searches.

    However, Hirchson says things have picked up in the past two months — i.e. since BlackBerry liberated BBM from its own walled garden, and allowed it to roam across Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. It’s now seeing 5.5M to 7M searches per month, according to Search4BBM.

    “After the BBM launch for iOS and Android we instantly saw the users coming back to use BBM,” he adds.

    Search4BBM launched an Android version of its app about a week ago — giving this the practical name of BBM Pin Finder — and says it’s managed to pass 3,000 users (without any marketing/advertising) for this version of the app. It’s expecting to hit 2M new users on Android in the next three months.

    iOS and BB10 versions of its apps are also due soon — within “weeks”, adds Hirchson.

    If you’re wondering where in the world BBM remains most popular, as measured via searches of this single BBM directory service, the top 10 countries performing searches are as follows:


    India – 11%
    South Africa – 11%
    Nigeria – 9%
    Egypt – 8%
    United Kingdom – 8%
    Indonesia – 8%
    United Arab Emirates – 5%
    Malaysia – 5%
    United States – 5%
    Canada – 4%

    “In India and Indonesia the users use us as ‘Tinder‘ for BBM,” adds Hirchson. “Most of the users search for friends and for new dating with strangers. They search by ‘location near to me’ sort the users by the gender and age and start meeting new users by BBM.”

    12-05-13 01:35 PM
  7. jhowe204's Avatar
    Why is the stock down almost 5% today???

    Go Jets go!
    12-05-13 02:05 PM
  8. plasmid_boy's Avatar
    Why is the stock down almost 5% today???

    Go Jets go!
    I am wondering the same thing.
    But everything on my list is down today ;(
    12-05-13 02:28 PM
  9. lcjr's Avatar
    My AMD is up 1.15%, but SIRI is down 1.08%.
    plasmid_boy likes this.
    12-05-13 02:33 PM
  10. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    12-05-13 02:36 PM
  11. njblackberry's Avatar
    Go a few posts up. It is either because of a leaked earnings report or the shorts. No one knows.
    12-05-13 02:40 PM
  12. greggebhardt's Avatar
    I thought there was to be a "pop" at the $6 point? Is there more bad news?"
    12-05-13 02:48 PM
  13. greggebhardt's Avatar
    Now. Here is some serious diaper wetting happening . . . . at Cult of Mac no less.



    President Obama: Stuck On Blackberry, Not Allowed To Have An iPhone | Cult of Mac
    Struck on his health care, too! No matter what!
    12-05-13 02:49 PM
  14. lcjr's Avatar
    hey greg, how's it going? Long time no hear!
    12-05-13 02:54 PM
  15. bungaboy's Avatar
    And in other security related news . . . .

    2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack
    2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack - Dec. 4, 2013
    rarsen, plasmid_boy and jxnb like this.
    12-05-13 02:58 PM
  16. Corbu's Avatar
    Much more volume than over the last two weeks... I don't know enough but it doesn't really smell good to me. The "positive news" seem to have no traction whatsoever.

    I guess we have to be in this over the long haul, as Prem Watsa says. We'll need plenty of patience and a strong will. But this sure is a test of resilience...
    lcjr, plasmid_boy, rarsen and 1 others like this.
    12-05-13 03:13 PM
  17. lcjr's Avatar
    I'm still waiting for the right time to jump back in. Looks like I can wait a little bit longer, even if it's just pennies. I'm going to be laughing so hard this time next year when this thing is over $17 again and I got in under $6 this time around.
    12-05-13 03:19 PM
  18. GTiLeo's Avatar
    Go a few posts up. It is either because of a leaked earnings report or the shorts. No one knows.
    how can it really be even worse of an earnings call then the last one? the market totally has a bug up its *** about BBRY thats for sure
    Randeman likes this.
    12-05-13 03:27 PM
  19. lcjr's Avatar
    You ever play brutal “King of the Hill” when you were young? When the King finally falls, everyone waiting their turn jumps on him kicking, punching, and holding him down to ensure he doesn’t get back up there again. The further he falls, the more jump on giving their shots.

    Blackberry marketing needs to screw their heads on straight and acknowledge the BB brand isn’t going to compete with the hipsters and the Apple products they use. They need to focus on powerful people using their products to run the world the hipsters live in.

    When Blackberry does that, then they’ll get the respect from the hipster analysts writing all the negative articles.

    The End. lol
    bungaboy, gg22, rarsen and 1 others like this.
    12-05-13 03:40 PM
  20. Corbu's Avatar
    Blackberry marketing needs to screw their heads on straight and acknowledge the BB brand isn’t going to compete with the hipsters and the Apple products they use. They need to focus on powerful people using their products to run the world the hipsters live in.

    When Blackberry does that, then they’ll get the respect from the hipster analysts writing all the negative articles.
    12-05-13 03:43 PM
  21. W Hoa's Avatar
    Go a few posts up. It is either because of a leaked earnings report or the shorts. No one knows.
    Options are a big part of it. Huge volumes last few weeks for the $6 puts. Was mentioned in a post back then.

    Otherwise - after hours looks promising.

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-ah3.jpg
    Last edited by W Hoa; 12-05-13 at 04:00 PM.
    jxnb, Randeman and Corbu like this.
    12-05-13 03:47 PM
  22. jake simmons3's Avatar
    After Hours: 6.07 +0.17 (2.81%)
    12-05-13 03:48 PM
  23. W Hoa's Avatar
    From ComScore:

    For the three months ending in October, Apple Inc. (AAPL) grew its share of the U.S. smartphone market by 0.2% compared with the three month period ending in July, from 40.4% to 40.6%. At the same time, Samsung Electronics grew its share of the smartphone market by 1.3%, from 24.1% to 25.4%. Fully two-thirds of all smartphone sales in the U.S. are made by these two companies.

    The data comes from the latest report on the U.S. smartphone market from comScore Inc. (SCOR).

    On the operating system front, the Android platform from Google Inc. (GOOG) extended its share in the period, growing by 0.4% from 51.8% to 52.2%. Apples iOS gained 0.2%, in the same proportion as its hardware growth. The Windows platform from Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) gained 0.2% as well, growing from 3% to 3.2%. Blackberry Ltd. (BBRY) lost 0.7% falling from 4.3% to 3.6%.
    Samsung Market Share Growth Outpacing Apple: comScore - Yahoo Finance
    12-05-13 04:28 PM
  24. michaelshawn's Avatar
    Did it drop again after hours?

    Posted via CB10
    12-05-13 04:58 PM
  25. chr1sny's Avatar
    After Hours: 6.07 +0.17 (2.81%)
    Really? I see "After Hours: 5.93+0.03 (0.51%)"
    lcjr likes this.
    12-05-13 04:59 PM
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