View Poll Results: Did you buy shares ?

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  1. bspence87's Avatar
    https://gigaom.com/2015/02/13/first-...and-promising/

    Hope it turns out well for them. A lot of excitement around it. Someone else to help take down the rotten fruit company.

    Can't help but feel like the UI looks very familiar, particularly the settings page and slide-out menus.

    Posted via CB10
    02-14-15 08:41 AM
  2. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    https://gigaom.com/2015/02/13/first-...and-promising/

    Can't help but feel like the UI looks very familiar, particularly the settings page and slide-out menus.

    Posted via CB10
    My thoughts exactly. Nothing but numerous examples of UI copying from BB 10.3.1.

    Posted with X10 via CB10
    02-14-15 10:22 AM
  3. Munx's Avatar
    Would thread participants be supportive of a deal with AAPL that brought BBRY's hardware keyboard to the iPhone in a fully integrated configuration versus the Typo add-on approach? By fully integrated I mean a new skew for the iPhone.

    Posted via CB10
    02-14-15 10:32 AM
  4. jake simmons3's Avatar
    Would thread participants be supportive of a deal with AAPL that brought BBRY's hardware keyboard to the iPhone in a fully integrated configuration versus the Typo add-on approach? By fully integrated I mean a new skew for the iPhone.

    Posted via CB10
    Doesn't make sense for BlackBerry nor apple. Keyboard niche is to small for Apple to worry about and BlackBerry would not want to license there one last niche leading ip. I would much rather see and expect BlackBerry to license there virtual keyboard to apple. I personally think BlackBerry virtual keyboard is the best out there. As BlackBerry is not even worrying about full touch devices any more they would lose little hand set sales if they licensed there virtual keyboard to apple. That being said I don't think we will see any deals with apple and would be much likely to see a deal with Samsung

    Posted via CB10
    02-14-15 11:11 AM
  5. bbjdog's Avatar
    Doesn't make sense for BlackBerry nor apple. Keyboard niche is to small for Apple to worry about and BlackBerry would not want to license there one last niche leading ip. I would much rather see and expect BlackBerry to license there virtual keyboard to apple. I personally think BlackBerry virtual keyboard is the best out there. As BlackBerry is not even worrying about full touch devices any more they would lose little hand set sales if they licensed there virtual keyboard to apple. That being said I don't think we will see any deals with apple and would be much likely to see a deal with Samsung

    Posted via CB10
    I don't believe that BlackBerry has given up on full touch yet. Just like you pointed out, they do have the best virtual keyboard. Until they say otherwise, I would be more inclined to think that BlackBerry is still in the game. We have to keep in mind that BB10 is just entering the teenage years.

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    Last edited by bbjdog; 02-14-15 at 06:52 PM.
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    02-14-15 11:35 AM
  6. bbjdog's Avatar
    Would thread participants be supportive of a deal with AAPL that brought BBRY's hardware keyboard to the iPhone in a fully integrated configuration versus the Typo add-on approach? By fully integrated I mean a new skew for the iPhone.

    Posted via CB10
    Intellectual property is there to be licensed for the right price.

    Posted via CB10
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    02-14-15 12:41 PM
  7. bbjdog's Avatar
    Thanks for this, but let's not forget the champs and 1st runner up:
    Nigeria and S. Africa.


    Uh, go Africa!
    They are all important, when it comes to Blackberry.
    02-14-15 12:47 PM
  8. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    Did you take this one with the classic?? :O
    Stunning!

    Posted via CB10
    Hi...no, not that one, but I did take these with a BlackBerry

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_20140830_144645.jpg
    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_20140830_191908.jpg

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    02-14-15 01:43 PM
  9. bbjdog's Avatar
    OT: or not.

    Interesting read for the long weekend.

    Never happened to us folks!

    By DAVID E. SANGER and NICOLE PERLROTH
    Last Updated: February 14, 2015
    PALO ALTO, Calif. In late 2013, an A.T.M. in Kiev started dispensing cash at seemingly random times of day. No one had put in a card or touched a button. Cameras showed that the piles of money had been swept up by customers who appeared lucky to be there at the right moment.

    But when a Russian cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Lab, was called to Ukraine to investigate, it discovered that the errant machine was the least of the banks problems.

    The banks internal computers, used by employees who process daily transfers and conduct bookkeeping, had been penetrated by malware that allowed cybercriminals to record their every move. The malicious software lurked for months, sending back video feeds and images that told a criminal group including Russians, Chinese and Europeans how the bank conducted its daily routines, according to the investigators.

    Then the group impersonated bank officers, not only turning on various cash machines, but also transferring millions of dollars from banks in Russia, Japan, Switzerland, the United States and the Netherlands into dummy accounts set up in other countries.

    In a report to be published on Monday, and provided in advance to The New York Times, Kaspersky Lab says that the scope of this attack on more than 100 banks and other financial institutions in 30 nations could make it one of the largest bank thefts ever and one conducted without the usual signs of robbery.

    The Moscow-based firm says that because of nondisclosure agreements with the banks that were hit, it cannot name them. Officials at the White House and the F.B.I. have been briefed on the findings, but say that it will take time to confirm them and assess the losses.

    Kaspersky Lab says it has seen evidence of $300 million in theft from clients, and believes the total could be triple that. But that projection is impossible to verify because the thefts were limited to $10 million a transaction, though some banks were hit several times. In many cases the hauls were more modest, presumably to avoid setting off alarms.

    The majority of the targets were in Russia, but many were in Japan, the United States and Europe.

    No bank has come forward acknowledging the theft, a common problem that President Obama alluded to on Friday when he attended the first White House summit meeting on cybersecurity and consumer protection at Stanford University. He urged passage of a law that would require public disclosure of any breach that compromised personal or financial information.

    But the industry consortium that alerts banks to malicious activity, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, said in a statement that our members are aware of this activity. We have disseminated intelligence on this attack to the members, and that some briefings were also provided by law enforcement entities.

    The American Bankers Association declined to comment, and an executive there, Douglas Johnson, said the group would let the financial services centers statement serve as the only comment. Investigators at Interpol said their digital crimes specialists in Singapore were coordinating an investigation with law enforcement in affected countries. In the Netherlands, the Dutch High Tech Crime Unit, a division of the Dutch National Police that investigates some of the worlds most advanced financial cybercrime, has also been briefed.

    The silence around the investigation appears motivated in part by the reluctance of banks to concede that their systems were so easily penetrated, and in part by the fact that the attacks appear to be continuing.

    The managing director of the Kaspersky North America office in Boston, Chris Doggett, argued that the Carbanak cybergang, named for the malware it deployed, represents an increase in the sophistication of cyberattacks on financial firms.

    This is likely the most sophisticated attack the world has seen to date in terms of the tactics and methods that cybercriminals have used to remain covert, Mr. Doggett said.

    As in the recent attack on Sony Pictures, which Mr. Obama said again on Friday had been conducted by North Korea, the intruders in the bank thefts were enormously patient, placing surveillance software in the computers of system administrators and watching their moves for months. The evidence suggests this was not a nation state, but a specialized group of cybercriminals.

    But the question remains how a fraud of this scale could have proceeded for nearly two years without banks, regulators or law enforcement catching on. Investigators say the answers may lie in the hackers technique.

    In many ways, this hack began like any other. The cybercriminals sent their victims infected emails a news clip or message that appeared to come from a colleague as bait. When the bank employees clicked on the email, they inadvertently downloaded malicious code. That allowed the hackers to crawl across a banks network until they found employees who administered the cash transfer systems or remotely connected A.T.M.s.

    Then, Kasperskys investigators said, the thieves installed a RAT remote access tool that could capture video and screenshots of the employees computers.

    The goal was to mimic their activities, said Sergey Golovanov, who conducted the inquiry for Kaspersky Lab. That way, everything would look like a normal, everyday transaction, he said in a telephone interview from Russia.

    The attackers took great pains to learn each banks particular system, while they set up fake accounts at banks in the United States and China that could serve as the destination for transfers. Two people briefed on the investigation said that the accounts were set up at J.P. Morgan Chase and the Agricultural Bank of China. Neither bank returned requests for comment.

    Kaspersky Lab was founded in 1997 and has become one of Russias most recognized high-tech exports, but its market share in the United States has been hampered by its origins. Its founder, Eugene Kaspersky, studied cryptography at a high school that was co-sponsored by the K.G.B. and Russias Defense Ministry, and he worked for the Russian military before starting his firm.

    When the time came to cash in on their activities a period investigators say ranged from two to four months the criminals pursued multiple routes. In some cases, they used online banking systems to transfer money to their accounts. In other cases, they ordered the banks A.T.M.s to dispense cash to terminals where one of their associates would be waiting.

    But the largest sums were stolen by hacking into a banks accounting systems and briefly manipulating account balances. Using the access gained by impersonating the banking officers, the criminals first would inflate a balance for example, an account with $1,000 would be altered to show $10,000. Then $9,000 would be transferred outside the bank. The actual account holder would not suspect a problem, and it would take the bank some time to figure out what had happened.

    We found that many banks only check the accounts every 10 hours or so, Mr. Golovanov of Kaspersky Lab said. So in the interim, you could change the numbers and transfer the money.

    The hackers success rate was impressive. One Kaspersky client lost $7.3 million through A.T.M. withdrawals alone, the firm says in its report. Another lost $10 million from the exploitation of its accounting system. In some cases, transfers were run through the system operated by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or Swift, which banks use to transfer funds across borders. It has long been a target for hackers and long been monitored by intelligence agencies.

    Mr. Doggett likened most cyberthefts to Bonnie and Clyde operations, in which attackers break in, take whatever they can grab, and run. In this case, Mr. Doggett said, the heist was much more Oceans Eleven.

    Posted via CB10
    02-14-15 04:30 PM
  10. Bacon Munchers's Avatar
    For any newcommer here, a nice post from Zacks that I compressed for the thread to highlight and sum where we are at. Exciting!

    ______________
    BlackBerry...
    A healthy balance sheet, an extensive patent portfolio, launch of the BES12 platform, presence in over 147 countries, the partnership with Foxconn and NantHealth, acquisition of Secusmart and Movirtu coupled with the launch of the BBM messenger on Android smartwatches are likely to propel growth going forward.

    In order to target the automotive and asset tracking industries and to add a revenue stream, BlackBerry launched the Internet of Things (IoT) platform.* Meanwhile, the companys large screen smartphone, Passport, has hit AT&T stores and is available at a minimum down payment scheme.

    _______________
    This snippet also included some of the typical struggles that we are too aware of (dip in handset sales,etc.) but still a decent read.


    BlackBerry currently given a Zacks #2 rating.
    02-14-15 05:59 PM
  11. rarsen's Avatar
    OT general information from the Related Technologies and Security files, for those BB Investors following IoT and considering electric options with some numbers:

    Elon Musk: Tesla home battery could be in production in 6 months | Utility Dive
    SolarCity To Partner With Tesla | Techaeris
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    02-14-15 06:37 PM
  12. bungaboy's Avatar
    Hi...no, not that one, but I did take these with a BlackBerry

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    And I took these with a crappy BlackBerry Z10!

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_00001079.jpg

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_00001143.jpg
    02-14-15 07:22 PM
  13. Steve Pohorly's Avatar
    Sorry, forgot to mention, this is OT...

    Is it true that Apple is going to make cars?

    If so, here is an interesting quote I came across on seeking alpha:

    'I can just imagine, to turn left, you have to hit the home button, go to the navigation app, hit the left turn arrow, then hope you don't want to change the radio station or heat adjustment, as you will have to exit out of the navigation app, via the home button, then find the hvac app, then adjust the temps....
    Funny how it sounds so tedious for a car to work that way, but millions of isheep do it constantly on their itoys!'

    Lol!

    Posted via CB10
    02-14-15 08:31 PM
  14. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    02-14-15 09:28 PM
  15. Radagast2012's Avatar
    So there's a thread in the Passport forums where a BlackBerry employee is giving out coupon codes for shop.blackberry.com. So if it's still going, you can an extra $100USD/$125CAD off a Passport. This deal stacks with the sale too.

    Posted via CB10
    02-15-15 01:46 AM
  16. _dimi_'s Avatar
    Prem Watsa bets big on deflation, 'concerned' about financial markets - BNN News


    Can someone please replace this guy at BNN..by me?? I'd love to do a drinking game with Amber

    Grexit... Grexit.. Grexit... oops
    02-15-15 03:02 AM
  17. bungaboy's Avatar
    Test
    Fail! lol
    02-15-15 05:56 AM
  18. notfanboy's Avatar
    Sorry, forgot to mention, this is OT...

    Is it true that Apple is going to make cars?

    If so, here is an interesting quote I came across on seeking alpha:

    'I can just imagine, to turn left, you have to hit the home button, go to the navigation app, hit the left turn arrow, then hope you don't want to change the radio station or heat adjustment, as you will have to exit out of the navigation app, via the home button, then find the hvac app, then adjust the temps....
    Funny how it sounds so tedious for a car to work that way, but millions of isheep do it constantly on their itoys!'

    Lol!

    Posted via CB10
    You picked out this comment from Seeking Alpha? It's completely ridiculous. Read the comment, and replace the "home button" with the "swipe up gesture". If the criticism has any merit at all, the it applies just as well to BB10.
    02-15-15 06:39 AM
  19. notfanboy's Avatar
    Hi...no, not that one, but I did take these with a BlackBerry

    .
    OT: I'm using that one with the river as my wallpaper. Where in Canada's Northwest is it?
    02-15-15 06:42 AM
  20. cjcampbell's Avatar
    And I took these with a crappy BlackBerry Z10!

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    I got this one with my Z10 too. What makes it more "enviable" is that it's taken in Victoria in mid January.
    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_20150119_101254_hdr.jpg

    Posted via CB10
    02-15-15 08:07 AM
  21. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    OT: I'm using that one with the river as my wallpaper. Where in Canada's Northwest is it?
    Atlin BC area.

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    02-15-15 08:55 AM
  22. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    OT: I'm using that one with the river as my wallpaper. Where in Canada's Northwest is it?
    This one's interesting too:

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-_com_android_email_attachmentprovider_1_3681_raw-sec.jpeg

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    02-15-15 09:08 AM
  23. 3MIKE's Avatar
    this one's interesting too:

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    this is scandalous !!! Xd
    02-15-15 09:13 AM
  24. bungaboy's Avatar
    This one's interesting too:

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    Fits it to a "T"!
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    02-15-15 09:25 AM
  25. spike12's Avatar
    OT: taken with my super crappy passport camera thats good for nothing.

    http://instagram.com/p/v_e3SgJH0c/

    These with my Q10:

    http://instagram.com/p/nW7BjRpH68/

    http://instagram.com/p/ml_ae3pHzW/

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    Last edited by spike12; 02-15-15 at 09:53 AM.
    02-15-15 09:26 AM
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