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  1. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    Classic question...


    Sierra Wireless Inc. (USA) vs. BlackBerry Ltd. (USA) in the War of the Internet of Things | The Motley Fool Canada

    Sierra Wireless Inc. vs. BlackBerry Ltd. in the War of the Internet of Things

    By Jacob Donnelly - August 14, 2015

    Things are about to get very interesting in a nascent technology that the CEO of Cisco said has the potential to be a US$19 trillion market. Unless you are a technophile, you may not have seen much about it, but its coming. The technology is called the Internet of Things (IoT). As its name implies, all sorts of things will be connecting to the Internet.

    But what is a thing?

    A thing is anything that doesnt currently connect to the Internet. Your refrigerator is a thing that could connect. A blood pressure, pulse, and temperature machine is a thing that could connect, transmitting that data back to your doctor. Your car could connect to the Internet so that you could communicate to other connected devices in your house. Whereas in the past, your things were isolated, the IoT would connect everything together so it could all communicate.

    The two companies that I have my eyes on in this sector are Sierra Wireless Inc. (TSX:SW)(NASDAQ:SWIR) and BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB)(NASDAQ:BBRY). But if you had to choose, which would you buy?

    Sierra Wireless

    Some analysts have called Sierra the King of IoT. What the company is attempting to do is create the nervous system of the IoT. In essence, how do two different devices talk to each other? If we look at the acquisitions that the company has made over the previous years, it is clear that the only focus that Sierra has is on the IoT.

    Some of the products that Sierra Wireless has includes wireless modules, modems, gateways, and cloud services. This portfolio of products and services will enable many different items to connect to the Internet with relative ease.

    Whats best for potential investors is that the stock has plummeted from its year high. Buying shares of the stock at this price would definitely be a smart move, especially if IoT does take off.

    BlackBerry

    BlackBerry has been through an inferno and is attempting to come back. I have proposed that the company stop making hardware and it appears to be focusing more on software. The one market that BlackBerry thinks it can dominate is security. We have already seen companies like Ford ditching other companies for BlackBerrys QNX operating system.

    In essence, BlackBerry doesnt want to control the entire market. Instead, it wants to be the brains of the operation. So long as BlackBerry keeps its reputation for security, I see this company having a very bright future in the market.

    Which should you buy?

    I am a proponent of owning both stocks. If you want to add a few tech stocks to your portfolio, they are both interesting investments. The reality, though, is that they are risky. If the IoT fails, these stocks could also fail miserably. Fortunately, the price of both companies is attractive and I dont see the IoT disappearing. Therefore, buying both stocks would definitely be a smart move. The risk is there, but the reward is also there.
    08-14-15 09:29 AM
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    BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) Price Target Update | News Watch International

    BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) Price Target Update

    By Jeff Gordon - Aug 13, 2015


    BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) shares are expected to touch $9.54 in the short term. This short term price target has been shared by 19 analysts. However, the standard deviation of short term price estimate has been valued at 2.11. The target price could hit $14 on the higher end and $6 on the lower end.

    Many analysts have commented on the company rating. Morgan Stanley upgrades its view on BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) according to the research report released by the firm to its investors. The shares have now been rated Equal-weight by the stock experts at the ratings house. Earlier, the shares had a rating of Underweight . Morgan Stanley maintains the current price target of $7 per share on BlackBerry Limited. The rating by the firm was issued on July 28, 2015.

    Analysts at Zacks have given a short term rating of hold on BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) with a rank of 3. The company has received an average rating of 2.86 from 22 brokerage firms. 3 analysts have rated the company as a strong buy. The company has been rated as hold from 15 Wall Street Analysts. 1 analysts have suggested buy for the shares. 1 analyst has also rated it as a strong sell. A sell call was given by 2 analyst.

    Currently the company Insiders own 4.99% of BlackBerry Limited Company shares. In the past six months, there is a change of 0% in the total insider ownership. Institutional Investors own 51.8% of Company shares. During last 3 month period, 0.23% of total institutional ownership has changed in the company shares.

    Shares of BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) ended Thursday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down 0.14 points or 1.81% at $7.6 with 4,378,669 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $7.71, the shares hit an intraday low of $7.57 and an intraday high of $7.8 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $4,028 million and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 529,978,000 shares. The 52-week high of BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) is $12.63 and the 52-week low is $7.1501.

    BlackBerry Limited has lost 0.78% in the last five trading days and dropped 2.94% in the last 4 weeks. BlackBerry Limited has dropped 26.43% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -30.78%.

    BlackBerry Limited, formerly Research In Motion Limited, is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services, it provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to information, including e-mail, voice, instant messaging, short message service (SMS), Internet and intranet-based applications and browsing. The Companys technology also enables an array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services through software development kits, wireless connectivity to data and third-party support programs. In September 2014, the Company acquired Movirtu, provider of virtual identity solutions for mobile operators that allows multiple numbers to be active on single device.
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    08-14-15 09:42 AM
  3. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    Hi guys, been away for a while busy with some big projects. Can anyone just give me a quick update.

    I am basically trying to catch up on news since the earnings announcement in June. I noticed the stock price is at 7.60 and couldn't help but think maybe there was some bad news along the way.

    Just a quick summary would be great.

    Thanks in advance.

    Posted via CB10
    quickly, off the top :


    Basically, JC fumbled the ball (during ER game)... regained possession (whew) ....

    ... but lost yardage in the process though... hence the stock drop


    Since ER to now: (notable stuffsss)
    • Moron Stanley gave an "upgrade". (yes, you read that right)
    • AdHoc acquisition
    • BB Joins the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)
    • Released SE Passport
    • BBM showing off PayPal integration (Beta)
    • Released P9983
    08-14-15 09:55 AM
  4. chenageddon's Avatar
    Since Samsung obviously feels there is a market for keyboard phones, maybe when their keyboard add-on flops, they'll seek to acquire BlackBerry! This could just be the trial run LOL
    Or, BlackBerry said no to an acquisition so Samsung said, "OK, we'll make an add-on keyboard for our most popular phone and see how many of your customers we can take since we're on all the carriers in all markets. Then we'll buy you at a discount price."
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    08-14-15 10:23 AM
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    Analysts Views: BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) | The Markets Daily



    Analysts Views: BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)

     Aug 14, 2015  Markets Staff


    Wall Street Equity Research analysts evaluating future earnings growth for BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY), are predicting that the company will report $-0.02 for the quarter ending on 2015-08-31. This number is on a consensus basis of the brokerage firms issuing projections on the firm.

    In analyzing the analysts long-term earnings per share estimate trends, analysts have a mean estimate for long-term growth of $12.5. This is the best estimate for both earnings and sales over the next three to five years. Three months ago, analysts had the same long-term growth estimate at $12.5, on a consensus level.

    There are 19 sell-side analysts covering BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) which have issued a projected price level of where they expect the stock to reach over the next 52-weeks. The consensus price point of these analysts currently stands at $9.539. The brokerage firm seeing the most upside to current levels sees the equity reaching $14, while the most conservative analyst projection sees the stock at $6 over that same time frame.

    When breaking down the analyst ratings into a simplified formula where one represents a Strong Buy and five represents a Strong Sell recommendation, BlackBerry Limited has a rating of 2.86 based on the reports from the 19 firms issuing ratings.

    BlackBerry Limited is expected to report their next quarterly earnings on or around 2015-09-25 for the period ending 2015-08-31. The company last reported EPS of $-0.05 on 20150-6-23 for the quarter ended 2015-05-31. This was a -25% surprise factor, or $-0.01 away from what analysts had expected.

    BlackBerry Limited, formerly Research In Motion Limited is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services, it provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to information, including e-mail, voice, instant messaging, short message service (SMS), Internet and intranet-based applications and browsing. The Companys technology also enables an array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services through software development kits, wireless connectivity to data and third-party support programs. Its portfolio of products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations and millions of consumers around the world and include the BlackBerry wireless solution, and the RIM Wireless Handheld product line. Effective May 31, 2013, BlackBerry Ltd acquired Scroon SA.
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    08-14-15 11:05 AM
  6. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    Translated...



    T-Systems stellt Enterprise Mobility Management Lsung vor - silicon.de



    T-Systems provides enterprise mobility management solution ago

    Martin Schindler, 08.14.2015, 17:48 clock

    SAP, BlackBerry or MobileIron control with solutions for the new service from T-Systems. Various platforms support T-Systems with the new offer.

    T-Systems, the corporate customer arm of Deutsche Telekom, has introduced a new offer for Enterprise Mobility Management. About this offer, users can securely manage applications and data to mobile devices. Applications and data are always linked to the corporate network.

    For the new service, T-Systems, various solutions of large manufacturers to choose from. Users can choose between MobileIron, SAP and BlackBerry, according to Telekom. T-Systems provides the applications from the cloud ready. The hosting of the EMM solutions takes over T-Systems in certified data centers on German soil.

    The various suites supported also popular smartphone operating systems such as iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. Advanced is the offer with various offers for the rollout of solutions. But also the complete management of the solutions by the telecom, the company offers.

    The T-Systems EMM Suite is available in three versions: Smart, Flex and Complete.

    So get users with the basic version, either the Smart Mobile Device Management MobileIron or telecom solution "Secure App Container", the Telekom provides in the cloud.


    In future only one EMM solution. (Picture: IDC)

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


    Three quarters of the users only want to use in two years an EMM tool, which means that half of the users will be sorting out one or more tools. In general, however, the trend among companies to EMM solutions that turn significantly more functionality than a device management. (Picture: IDC)

    The next stage provides T-Systems with the version of Flex. With Flex T-Systems extends the base solution Smart with individual services.

    With the Flex solution allows the SMART version with additional services individually expand. The Telekom manages the complete solution for the customer in the private cloud. As a service-services, Telekom supports the roll-out or takes over the site troubleshooting in the field of hardware. Other services can be zubuchen on request.

    With Complete the user between MobileIron, SAP Afaria or BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 can select. Here already a User Help Desk, a key telecom partner for all questions and an administration service are included.

    Furthermore, users as well as in the FLEX variant added services such as order to roll out services, Hardware Break & Fix. In addition, T-Systems provides for different area even broader SLAs (Service Level Agreements).

    In addition, companies can also opt for an on-premise operation in the variant Complete. It worried T-Systems, the management of landscape, so the customer can focus on its core business.

    Looking for the appropriate enterprise mobility management solution? Visit our EMM Mark overview with tabular functional and offer Compare!
    08-14-15 11:26 AM
  7. Variante Alta's Avatar
    OT Alert:

    Hey everyone...I've been reading regularly as usual with my BlackBerry holdings but have been waiting for an entry point to HALO...is today perhaps the right day? It's been yo-yo-ing recently and today being hammered with no obvious news...M+8...any thoughts?

    Best to all!

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    08-14-15 12:06 PM
  8. bungaboy's Avatar
    Or, BlackBerry said no to an acquisition so Samsung said, "OK, we'll make an add-on keyboard for our most popular phone and see how many of your customers we can take since we're on all the carriers in all markets. Then we'll buy you at a discount price."
    And BlackBerry says "If pigs had wings and the wind was blowing hard enough . . . pigs could fly."
    08-14-15 12:18 PM
  9. La Emperor's Avatar
    Or, BlackBerry said no to an acquisition so Samsung said, "OK, we'll make an add-on keyboard for our most popular phone and see how many of your customers we can take since we're on all the carriers in all markets. Then we'll buy you at a discount price."
    Or BBRY says....but..but...your keyboard is fugly! Even blaize of CB says the same thing..LOL!
    08-14-15 01:50 PM
  10. rarsen's Avatar
    Apologies if already posted, OT from the Related Technologies and Security files. Infusion pumps, Jeeps, Corvettes, etc, etc., -- it is starting to add up:

    How to hack a Corvette with a text message | ZDNet
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    08-14-15 01:56 PM
  11. Corbu's Avatar
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    Props to C00093FDD
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    08-14-15 02:52 PM
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    Well done!!
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    08-14-15 02:58 PM
  13. bungaboy's Avatar
    And I laughed . . .

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-sammy-keyboard-1.jpg
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    08-14-15 03:21 PM
  14. Corbu's Avatar
    08-14-15 03:27 PM
  15. kfh227's Avatar
    Or, BlackBerry said no to an acquisition so Samsung said, "OK, we'll make an add-on keyboard for our most popular phone and see how many of your customers we can take since we're on all the carriers in all markets. Then we'll buy you at a discount price."
    Then Samsung realized BBRY is about security, not phones.

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    08-14-15 04:22 PM
  16. bungaboy's Avatar
    Or, BlackBerry said no to an acquisition so Samsung said, "OK, we'll make an add-on keyboard for our most popular phone and see how many of your customers we can take since we're on all the carriers in all markets. Then we'll buy you at a discount price."
    I am sure BlackBerry would have offered Employment Counselling to recently severed employees. . .
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    08-14-15 05:02 PM
  17. Corbu's Avatar
    08-14-15 07:32 PM
  18. awindsr's Avatar
    Here we go.....


    BlackBerry infusion pump 'hack' was a shamMedCity News


    Hospira LifeCare PCA infusion pump

    Remember that video we shared a few days ago of BlackBerry security experts showing how easy it was to hack a smart*infusion pump? Two things about that: We were right that it was a*LifeCare PCA*pump from Hospira; and we figured it would not be long until Hospira*defended its product.

    Hospira, a Lake Forest, Ill.-based company that makes infusion systems and injectable drugs, sent MedCity News*a statement that*addresses the specific video and our story.

    In the video, filmed during a live demonstration on stage at the recent BlackBerry Security Summit 2015*in New York, BlackBerrys Graham Murphy physically connected a laptop to the pumps Ethernet port, then took control of the medical device.

    He then did the same via Wi-Fi. In both cases, he relied on the fact that the*FCC ID on the pump helped Murphy identify the specific,*fixed IP address associated with the product. But*Hospira said*BlackBerry*also did something the audience did not see.

    Part of our investigation into the LifeCare PCA infusion pump demonstration included a conversation with one of the hackers who admitted that they manipulated the firmware on the device by having physical access to it prior to their demonstration of the hack. This was not a remote or wireless hack as the video implied and physical access to the device would be required to alter the settings as shown in the video, the Hospira statement said.

    As for the modifications Murphy made to the pumps firmware while he*was on camera, Hospira noted that hospitals likely would have better security than Murphy was dealing with.

    For a hacker to successfully attack an infusion pump, they would likely need to remove the device from the clinical environment, modify the pump and return the device to a clinical setting, the statement said.

    These demonstrated hacks were done in non-clinical environments without the security protections and protocols typical of real patient care settings. For patient use, these devices are connected to hospital networks and any attempts to remotely attack an infusion device would require penetration of several layers of network security enforce by the hospital, including firewalls. These measures serve as the primary defense against tampering with a medical device.

    At least lets hope every hospital that uses one of these pumps has better security. If not, you probably should avoid treatment there just to be safe, and the CIO should be fired. Just sayin.

    http://medcitynews.com/2015/08/hospi...ck-was-a-sham/

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    08-14-15 08:07 PM
  19. BanffMoose's Avatar
    Hospira, a Lake Forest, Ill.-based company that makes infusion systems and injectable drugs, sent MedCity News*a statement that*addresses the specific video and our story.
    Without seeing Hospira's full response, the quotes in the blog/article seem to be a diversionary tactic on Hospira's part. Focus on the "prior physical access" and "wireless hack" part and not the fact they didn't have a login/password or whatever the main deficiency was.

    I also sure hope Hospira didn't use QNX for their machines because somehow I don't think they'll be favoring BlackBerry or her products/services in the future. I don't think they appreciated being outed like that in public, especially with the regulatory advisories that followed. Doesn't matter that BlackBerry's Murphy said, during the live demo, that the vulnerabilities were previously documented/exposed by others, and BlackBerry didn't introduce anything new.
    08-14-15 08:45 PM
  20. awindsr's Avatar
    Without seeing Hospira's full response, the quotes in the blog/article seem to be a diversionary tactic on Hospira's part. Focus on the "prior physical access" and "wireless hack" part and not the fact they didn't have a login/password or whatever the main deficiency was.

    I also sure hope Hospira didn't use QNX for their machines because somehow I don't think they'll be favoring BlackBerry or her products/services in the future. I don't think they appreciated being outed like that in public, especially with the regulatory advisories that followed. Doesn't matter that BlackBerry's Murphy said, during the live demo, that the vulnerabilities were previously documented/exposed by others, and BlackBerry didn't introduce anything new.
    I would guess that they don't use QNX. Can't see BlackBerry hacking a sibling.
    You could very well be right about them considering BB services. Hurt feelings and all that goes with it. Sacrifice one, gain far more who don't want to be BlackBerrys next security hack victim, i mean, demonstration.
    Ol' Spock said it best, "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few "
    I think I need tissue.

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    08-14-15 09:56 PM
  21. ZayDub's Avatar
    Or, BlackBerry said no to an acquisition so Samsung said, "OK, we'll make an add-on keyboard for our most popular phone and see how many of your customers we can take since we're on all the carriers in all markets. Then we'll buy you at a discount price."
    BlackBerry said no bc the price wasn't right. Like Chen said, he won't sell until fair value is achieved. If and when Samsung decides they truly want to enter pkb market, they will pay the true price.

    Especially if the rumors are true regarding a BlackBerry Android device, I'd expect that to peak Samsungs interest even more. They need some way to clearly differentiate themselves from the Android crowd. Android is like a race to the bottom. If BlackBerry can successfully garner the attention of consumers with a unique, secure and productive android device, w/o having to sacrifice the consumer side of the equation (apps, media consumption, etc), I'd fully expect a bidding war to ensue if BlackBerry has a hit on their hands....or perhaps BlackBerry could go it alone and create even more shareholder value -- no need to sell when you're in the drivers seat

    Tour 9630 > Bold 9650 > Q10 > Classic AND Passport!!!
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    08-14-15 11:57 PM
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    08-15-15 07:34 AM
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    08-15-15 08:16 AM
  24. b121's Avatar
    Or, BlackBerry said no to an acquisition so Samsung said, "OK, we'll make an add-on keyboard for our most popular phone and see how many of your customers we can take since we're on all the carriers in all markets. Then we'll buy you at a discount price."
    I wonder if there is a cross licensing agreement for the pbk and the venice phone design. Just curious.

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    08-15-15 09:34 AM
  25. b121's Avatar
    I know this may be crazy, but doesn't BlackBerry have enough cash to purchase MOBL and GOOD? Potentially still enough to buy SW too? Just thinking that could be interesting.

    Posted via CB10 (7250 -> 8703e -> 9530 -> 9550 -> 9650 -> 9930 -> PlayBook -> Z10 -> Z30 -> Classic)
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    08-15-15 09:44 AM
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