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  1. cjcampbell's Avatar
    I really miss the days of HALO trading with a dollar or more spread almost every day. Lol.

    Posted via CB10
    02-26-16 12:12 PM
  2. morganplus8's Avatar
    Decent Article from these guys:


    Post says TD analyst likes BlackBerry's Encription deal



    2016-02-26 09:21 ET - In the News



    The Financial Post reports in its Friday edition that BlackBerry's acquisition of U.K.-based Encription Ltd. and its launch of a new cybersecurity services division make a lot of sense. The Post's Jonathan Ratner writes that the acquisition allows BlackBerry to leverage its core strengths in security and mobile technology, while consulting presents a new business opportunity that could increase BlackBerry's share of corporate IT spending. Since Encription has fewer than 50 employees, the deal is unlikely to have a major impact on BlackBerry any time soon, but TD Securities analyst Daniel Chan noted that BlackBerry's entry into the consulting space allows it to utilize its expertise in some of the highest-growth segments of IT services. Research firm Gartner estimates the global cybersecurity consulting industry is does $16.5-billion worth of business annually -- and growing rapidly. Mr. Chan also pointed out that Encription's customers where BlackBerry is already strong, such as government and financial institutions. In addition to enterprise cybersecurity, BlackBerry is targeting security in the automotive space and other segments of the Internet of Things. BlackBerry closed at $9.84, down 22 cents.
    Corbu, sidhuk, cjcampbell and 14 others like this.
    02-26-16 01:00 PM
  3. morganplus8's Avatar
    Its true if you listen long enough it sounds like it!

    Attachment 392569
    Waiteee a minute! I have never climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, I wouldn't know what to do with those things, they distract from her pretty eyes, and I do not think I can hear things that big!

    Back to BBRY, the stock is out performing everything today, looks great and to think that we are nicely above $ 7.50 is great news. The 50-dma is at $ 7.62 I believe, and, that kind of mountain climbing I like!
    02-26-16 01:06 PM
  4. Corbu's Avatar
    Here is the FP piece:
    Why BlackBerry Ltd is getting into cybersecurity services | Financial Post

    BlackBerry Ltd.s acquisition of U.K.-based Encription Ltd. and its launch of a new cybersecurity services division make a lot of sense.

    It allows the Waterloo, Ont.-based company to leverage its core strengths in security and mobile technology, while consulting presents a new business opportunity that could increase BlackBerrys share of corporate IT spending.

    Since Encription has less than 50 employees, the deal is unlikely to have a major impact on BlackBerry anytime soon, but TD Securities analyst Daniel Chan noted the Canadian tech companys entry into the consulting space allows it to utilize its expertise in some of the highest-growth segments of IT services.

    Research firm Gartner estimates the global cybersecurity consulting industry does about US$16.5-billion worth of business annually, with that figure set to grow to US$23 billion in 2019.

    Chan also pointed out that Encriptions customers are in verticals where BlackBerry is already strong, such as government and financial institutions.

    If the consulting business is successful, BlackBerry should be able to scale this business by taking it across its global distribution platform and sell consulting services alongside its products, Chan said in a research note.

    In addition to enterprise cybersecurity, BlackBerry is targeting security in the automotive space and other segments of the Internet of Things the network of physical objects that collect and exchange data.
    02-26-16 01:12 PM
  5. slipstream89's Avatar
    Morgan any thought on HALO earnings on monday? Would it be considered a non event or should we be paying attention to any particular details?

    Posted via CB10
    lech31 likes this.
    02-26-16 01:23 PM
  6. Corbu's Avatar
    By Rob Enderle:
    BlackBerry Triples Down on Security

    I like his wrap up. Let's hope others start taking notice...

    This is a big week for mobile announcements because of Mobile World Congress and BlackBerry didn’t disappoint. In the shadow of Apple’s FBI problems, BlackBerry isn’t just doubling down on security it is tripling down. BlackBerry announced three major events: it launched a new cybersecurity service, it increased its alliance to create secure health help to users, and it increased its relationship with Microsoft so that companies could have a secure hosted solution for BES.

    Let’s take each in turn.

    Cybersecurity Service

    If your key differentiator in a market where security is a huge concern is security, why not increase your security footprint to include practices? And that is exactly what BlackBerry is doing, focusing on three IT competency areas and one interesting new one.

    Strategic Security: This is long-term, sustainable protection—collecting the best practices in IT operations across enterprise management and cloud services for mobility.

    Technical Security: More tactical, this focuses on infrastructure and product development for the client company.

    Detection, Testing, and Analysis: This is the big whole I think exists in most companies and even government agencies. They assume their products are keeping them secure but they rarely test to see if their assumptions are correct and generally find—as a result—they aren’t. This service not only tests these assumptions, but when there is a breach can help identify why it occurred, and should be able to help find the person or persons who created the breach.

    Automotive and IoT: The automotive technology market is rapidly moving to self-driving cars but has been woefully behind on security. This is true as well with IoT, and that combination—particularly with cars—could be deadly. So BlackBerry is specifically targeting that opportunity to make us safer.

    Sharecare BBM

    We have a wealth of information on health available to us. Too much actually, and often need professional help when faced with a crisis or concern. But this information and these relationships are, by law, required to be secure and any service with regard to this would need to comply with that security law. So it makes sense for BlackBerry to launch a secure service with Sharecare that could help people with their health questions and concerns. This messaging service works across phone platforms to supply a secure and trusted channel for those needing real time information on their health or the health of loved ones.

    BES12 On Azure

    One of the things that differentiates BlackBerry is the BES service which gives full control over the phones owned by an organization to that organization but it requires a BES server. As we move increasingly into a cloud world, for smaller organizations putting up their own server is problematic.

    Microsoft’s Azure services has grown to be recognized as one of the best solutions for those that can’t or don’t want to bring up their own servers but need the control and want comparable security to that which they would get if they did bring up their own servers. Thus a relationship between BlackBerry and Microsoft to host BES servers on Azure was natural.

    Wrapping Up:

    I have a feeling that increasingly we will be more focused on the security of our mobile devices than on the consumer-focused functionality because events like what put Apple and the FBI in the news will become even more common. As a result, focusing on security as a primary differentiating capability and one that can be applied to the major platforms should be an increasingly attractive differentiator in the world of device management. A world that is moving from phones to IoT and cars very rapidly. BlackBerry wants to be part of that wave and, I expect, many of us will be safer because it is.
    02-26-16 01:27 PM
  7. Corbu's Avatar
    Software code as free speech?!
    Apple, Android, BlackBerry phones: What can't be hacked?

    BlackBerry Limited’s BlackBerry:

    For years, the BlackBerry was the device of choice for those wanting strong security. They provided a secure network and chip-level hacking protections that others lacked. BlackBerry's have been fully encrypted for at least a decade.

    However the phone’s market share had shrunk to less than 2% in the United States in 2015 so it’s no longer a viable option for many companies.
    02-26-16 01:31 PM
  8. morganplus8's Avatar
    Morgan any thought on HALO earnings on monday? Would it be considered a non event or should we be paying attention to any particular details?

    Posted via CB10
    To me at least, earnings will have very little to do with the post Q reaction. I only want to know about the spend for 2016. They borrowed $ 150 MM, they added $ 42 MM more to that and they'll spend it all in 2016 without an explanation. I want to know how they get to those numbers and I'm sure others do too. As for the bottom line, it would be nice to see some more uptake in their royalties and revenues from sales. I will be there listening to the webcast and trying to get as much detail on the spend rate. I firmly believe this is what has caused funds to hold off buying up the stock. This is an exciting time for HALO, this quarter and next so I feel they need to address the budget and that's the issue for everyone.

    PS. Corbu, thanks for the BB updates, you are a master at getting articles to the MB, I'll stand aside and let you do your thing!
    02-26-16 01:43 PM
  9. Bacon Munchers's Avatar
    That's it, I knew you would come to the rescue!

    At the 4:50 mark she says something about "speaking of making big boobs ...." did I hear that right or is it just the "Amber" factor clouding my head?

    Thanks, they didn't have the show posted last night, just the clips of the interviews and I thought she made a great point about cash-flow and handsets.
    ... first thing I noticed... er, beside how fitting the sweater was, was how BlackBerry-esque her whole outfit is. She is lining herself up nicely. Chen would be proud.

    Check out how her expression changes when she starts discussing BlackBerry:


    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_20160226_103838_edit.png

    Sweet.
    02-26-16 01:44 PM
  10. Corbu's Avatar
    PS. Corbu, thanks for the BB updates, you are a master at getting articles to the MB, I'll stand aside and let you do your thing!
    Please don't, Morgan! I miss a lot of stuff and it's only through our collective effort that we can do a decent job of keeping us all informed. All hands on deck!
    02-26-16 01:47 PM
  11. Bacon Munchers's Avatar
    I swear to God that's what I'm hearing! I know I have had 7 head operations but if you play it a few times, you will hear it too.


    Sorry {boobs} friend. I don't {boobs} hear what {boobs} you are {boobs} referring to.
    Corbu, morganplus8, sidhuk and 7 others like this.
    02-26-16 01:48 PM
  12. Corbu's Avatar
    FWIW:
    BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Stock Rating Upgraded by Wolfe Research - Financial Market News

    BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) was upgraded by investment analysts at Wolfe Research from an “underperform” rating to a “peer perform” rating in a research note issued on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports.
    02-26-16 01:50 PM
  13. sidhuk's Avatar
    02-26-16 02:21 PM
  14. cjcampbell's Avatar
    Happy Friday.. again.. Another solid week in BBRY and the market in general. With BBRY, it bounced around the $7.20 area most of the week until today where it bucked the choppy market and steadily rose to the next level at around $7.50. I have my line at $7.48 but the area is what's most important. The fact that it closed right in there is good and "should" set it up nicely for next week. With the RSI having plenty of room to rise, and the MACD showing bullish sentiment, I'd say busting above the 50-dma and testing the 200-dma next week is definitely a solid possibility. Below is the weeks view via the 3 minute and a daily spanning back to Sept.

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-screen-shot-2016-02-26-4.47.42-pm.png

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-screen-shot-2016-02-26-4.53.55-pm.png
    Last edited by cjcampbell; 02-26-16 at 10:36 PM.
    02-26-16 04:56 PM
  15. cjcampbell's Avatar
    ... first thing I noticed... er, beside how fitting the sweater was, was how BlackBerry-esque her whole outfit is. She is lining herself up nicely. Chen would be proud.

    Check out how her expression changes when she starts discussing BlackBerry:


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    Sweet.
    When I watched, I thought of another crush from years ago....

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-screen-shot-2016-02-26-5.10.33-pm.png
    02-26-16 05:11 PM
  16. abouthsu's Avatar
    Sorry {boobs} friend. I don't {boobs} hear what {boobs} you are {boobs} referring to.
    LMAO. Exactly the kind of (boob's) distraction I need on a Friday and before my flight to China. Have a great weekend boys, and take it easy on the 🍻.
    02-26-16 07:03 PM
  17. Corbu's Avatar
    On the Encription deal
    BlackBerry acquires Worcestershire security practice - Birmingham Post

    Telecommunications giant snaps up Kidderminster consultancy Encription which provides forensic services, training and certification

    Global telecommunications giant BlackBerry has bought out a Worcestershire cyber security specialist.

    Kidderminster-based consultancy Encription provides forensic services, training and certification for companies wishing to demonstrate they have implemented security controls to manage their own cyber risk.

    BlackBerry said the undisclosed deal was in line with its plans to launch a cyber security services practice which addressed a "massive market for security consulting", estimated to be worth around 11.8 billion.

    Writing on the company's blog, chief operating officer Marty Beard said: "We are constantly working to do more for our enterprise customers, especially when it comes to securing their increasingly digital and interconnected mobile world.

    "Cyber threats are pervasive in today's increasingly interconnected, mobile and cloud-enabled environment.

    "Encription will be an impactful addition to our consulting practice as they bring years of deep experience in cyber security consulting.

    "Among other things, Encription specializes in penetration testing - which means they can mimic the techniques of malicious hackers and take those learnings to educate and mitigate the cyber risks posed by criminal hackers."

    Brierley Hill-based law firm Higgs & Sons advised Encription's shareholders on the buyout.

    Jamie Partington, an associate in the firm's corporate department who specialises in working with tech companies, said: "Everyone has worked really hard over the last couple of months to deliver this project against a tight time-frame and we were delighted to get it over the line for the shareholders.

    "Negotiations bridged England, Canada, Dublin and New York - and the successful and swift completion was satisfying for everyone involved."

    Omerod Rutter provided financial and taxation advice on the disposal.
    02-26-16 07:59 PM
  18. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    02-26-16 09:31 PM
  19. jake simmons3's Avatar
    Hey guy,

    Haven't posted lately been busy. So April 1st, is this the qtr we show profitability again? Thoughts

    Posted via CB10
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    02-26-16 10:15 PM
  20. kadakn01's Avatar
    OT Samsung wins appeal in patent dispute with Apple
    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/id...e=businessNews

    Posted via CB10
    3MIKE, bungaboy, rarsen and 7 others like this.
    02-27-16 01:16 AM
  21. _dimi_'s Avatar
    Hey guy,

    Haven't posted lately been busy. So April 1st, is this the qtr we show profitability again? Thoughts

    Posted via CB10
    Yes, no doubt

    Posted via CB10
    3MIKE likes this.
    02-27-16 05:32 AM
  22. TGIS's Avatar
    Yes, no doubt

    Posted via CB10
    Maybe we will finally hit $10 and hopefully we become profitable with phones so I don't have to hear all these analysts saying BBRY should ditch hardware because I think we have an opportunity on our hands.

     Priv... cue the comeback!
    spiller, bspence87, CDM76 and 1 others like this.
    02-27-16 06:15 AM
  23. spiller's Avatar
    Maybe we will finally hit $10 and hopefully we become profitable with phones so I don't have to hear all these analysts saying BBRY should ditch hardware because I think we have an opportunity on our hands.

     Priv... cue the comeback!
    Chen says they will only stay in hardware if he can be profitable in hardware.

    Beard (?) says they are not leaving hardware (WMC).

    So they are either profitable or will be profitable in hardware. I'm betting they are this Q let's go with 700K Privs and 300K BB10s and a huge ASP and margin jump. And I agree.....$10 close on April 1st sounds about right
    02-27-16 10:43 AM
  24. theRock1975's Avatar
    Blackberry is pushing hard to monetize their patent portfolio. There are several new job postings, some for students but to give an idea, here are some job requirements in a recent job posting in Ottawa:

    •Perform technical analysis and reverse engineering of products to conclusively document evidence-of-use of Blackberry patents by others
    •Prepare claim charts for products that generate significant revenue for identified companies
    •Formulate responses to non-infringement arguments
    •Mining the BlackBerry patent portfolio for candidate evidence-of-use studies
    •Create detailed system and software analysis or reverse engineering methods to find evidence-of-use of BlackBerry patents by suspect products
    Desired qualification:
    •Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and/or Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    •Experience in patent prosecution and/or litigation support
    •Experience in general patent law and licensing matters
    02-27-16 07:40 PM
  25. rarsen's Avatar
    OT weekend reading from Related Technologies and Security file, it could get very scary out there and makes one think at the new possibilities for the twisted minds :

    17 ways the Internet of Things can go horribly wrong | ZDNet
    Corbu, CDM76, bbjdog and 6 others like this.
    02-27-16 08:28 PM
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