View Poll Results: Did you buy shares ?

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  • Yes, I'm acting now !

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  1. Corbu's Avatar
    03-11-16 11:30 AM
  2. Corbu's Avatar
    03-11-16 07:53 PM
  3. Corbu's Avatar
    03-12-16 07:35 AM
  4. theRock1975's Avatar
    Here's an interesting turn of events: Microsoft is joining the Eclipse foundation!

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vis...se-foundation/

    Eclipse is an open source Integrated Development environment. Ie software developers use this totally free tool to build applications. It is direct competition to Visual Studio. IBM, HP, BlackBerry/QNX, Cisco and many other tech giants contribute, support and use this IDE to build their applications. BB10 developers are using a derivative of it called QNX Momentics.

    Long story short, Microsoft threw in the towel and are now allowing Developers to use Eclipse to build Azure iot applications. A painful but very good move for Microsoft if they want to stay relevant in iot.

    They basically killed the idea of trying to get developers to build embedded systems with Visual Studio and the MSDN. Leave it to the pros

    Edit: Fwiw Eclipse foundation is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. About 10 min drive from Qnx headquarters.


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    Corbu, rarsen, morganplus8 and 9 others like this.
    03-12-16 03:08 PM
  5. bbfort's Avatar
    Maybe soon Microsoft will follow BlackBerry and release phones on the open source Android instead of their OS.
    03-12-16 04:37 PM
  6. masterful's Avatar
    Maybe soon Microsoft will follow BlackBerry and release phones on the open source Android instead of their OS.
    You mean have both their os and Android?

    Posted via my PRIV
    03-12-16 07:37 PM
  7. tinochiko's Avatar
    Obama essentially lays out a stance that mimic's BlackBerry's views on encryption few days old but couldn't see it anywhere else here let me know if otherwise --> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...tle-Apple.html

    'warns against treating phones as a special case'

    also adding that if tech companies don't comply, then something happens, the government will rush through something unsustainable (like a back door on every device)

    Sounds like a great chance for BlackBerry to steal some Presidential endorsement of their pov

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    _dimi_, rarsen, Corbu and 6 others like this.
    03-13-16 04:27 AM
  8. bbjdog's Avatar
    Some Passport Love!


    http://blogs.blackberry.com/2016/03/...to-blackberry/

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    Corbu, 3MIKE, rarsen and 6 others like this.
    03-13-16 07:37 AM
  9. Christophe Piquemal's Avatar
    03-13-16 07:52 AM
  10. masterful's Avatar
    If they all running away then how do I get a squeeze. However let's see the next short interest report

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    03-13-16 09:33 AM
  11. Corbu's Avatar
    03-13-16 04:26 PM
  12. _dimi_'s Avatar
    The full letter

    http://s1.q4cdn.com/579586326/files/...39;-Letter.pdf

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    3MIKE, Corbu, rarsen and 4 others like this.
    03-13-16 05:08 PM
  13. _dimi_'s Avatar
    After two years at BlackBerry, John Chen has stabilized the operations, generating cash every quarter in his second year. This has allowed him to make acquisitions of $864 million, including Good Technology for $425 million, and still have cash of $2.7 billion in the holding company. After flawlessly introducing the Passport and the BlackBerry Classic, John introduced the Priv, which operates on the Android system and thus provides users with access to over 1 million apps. John has many projects on the go, including the BlackBerry Enterprise business, the Internet of Things and QNX, as he builds revenue and profits at BlackBerry. Although the stock price has yet to reflect the progress at BlackBerry, we continue to be excited about Johns leadership

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    3MIKE, Corbu, rarsen and 14 others like this.
    03-13-16 05:15 PM
  14. CDM76's Avatar
    03-13-16 06:18 PM
  15. Corbu's Avatar
    CBS 60 Minutes - MARCH 13, 2016, 7:35 PM
    The war on terror has created a privacy vs. security debate across the world including in Europe, where one thing investigators look into is a texting app favored by ISIS. Lesley Stahl reports.
    Encryption - 60 Minutes Videos - CBS News
    03-13-16 06:41 PM
  16. Bacon Munchers's Avatar
    After two years at BlackBerry, John Chen has stabilized the operations, generating cash every quarter in his second year. This has allowed him to make acquisitions of $864 million, including Good Technology for $425 million, and still have cash of $2.7 billion in the holding company. After flawlessly introducing the Passport and the BlackBerry Classic, John introduced the Priv, which operates on the Android system and thus provides users with access to over 1 million apps. John has many projects on the go, including the BlackBerry Enterprise business, the Internet of Things and QNX, as he builds revenue and profits at BlackBerry. Although the stock price has yet to reflect the progress at BlackBerry, we continue to be excited about Johns leadership

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    This should be the new intro to the thread for when new viewers come by for a look.
    03-13-16 11:12 PM
  17. rarsen's Avatar
    General OT on a slow day from the Related Technologies and Security file:

    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/face-readi...095.html?nhp=1
    "This is way more intrusive than video," he said. "This is really, really intimate information that may seem harmless on the surface. But who knows in particular contexts what it could be used for. That could include manipulative marketing or even discrimination by age, gender or race. And customers won't necessarily know how the information is stored or shared with third parties."

    Personal Comment: Who controls the security of the information, when you aren't even aware you are being recorded. And who decides when entering the store, that you eventually want to be greeted by your name and presented with suggestions identified from previous purchases in other areas?
    03-14-16 10:10 AM
  18. Corbu's Avatar
    03-14-16 10:35 AM
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    03-14-16 10:36 AM
  20. Corbu's Avatar


    Concave Brand Tracking - Top 10 Brands In S4 House Of Cards

    #7 BlackBerry
    episodes: 10 screen time: 11 minutes 59 seconds
    logo/name visibility: 5% most visible episode: CHAPTER 44
    discernibility: 56% subtle, 40% discreet
    products: mobile phones

    Why so visible?

    After losing ground to the numerous new competitors in season 3, Blackberry has a strong showing in season 4. In fact, as Apple’s share of visibility was further eroded by Samsung, Nokia/Microsoft and OnePlus, Blackberry actually became the #1 mobile phone Brand in this latest season. This both in terms of screen time and overall visibility.

    Blackberry accounts for 28% of mobile phone visibility, followed closely by Apple with 26%. Samsung comes in 3rd with 20%, newcomer OnePlus was 4th with 17% and Nokia trails the lot with under 5%. This is a very different picture than season 1 when mobile phones were split 66/44 between just Apple and Blackberry.

    How was the Brand portrayed?

    While Blackberry had a strong showing in season 4, it did so due to its status as a legacy Brand for the show’s stars. Indeed, no new major characters used Blackberry handsets. Rather, it was Kevin Spacey (Frank Underwood) and Michael Kelly (Doug Stamper) who accounted for 63% of the Brand’s visibility. Others who continued to use Blackberry phones were Mahershala Ali (Remy Danton) and Jayne Atkinson (Catherine Durant). All the above are in their 40s or 50s.

    With its use coming mostly from politicians, Blackberry was largely portrayed as a professional Brand used in contexts of politics and government.
    cjcampbell, 3MIKE, bbjdog and 5 others like this.
    03-14-16 07:31 PM
  21. Corbu's Avatar
    Google Faces Challenges in Encrypting Android Phones - WSJ

    Some handset makers have resisted because they are concerned that it would slows less expensive models

    Had San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook used an Android phone, investigators would have had a better chance at accessing the data. The reason? Few Android phones are encrypted.

    Google, Android’s maker, doesn’t want it that way. The Alphabet Inc. unit has pushed encryption for Android phones and automatically encrypts its own line of Nexus devices.

    But other handset makers have resisted because they are concerned that encryption—scrambling data such as contacts, photos and videos—hurts a phone’s performance. And Google hasn’t insisted for fear of driving device makers away from the official Android model, where it makes the most money.

    The result: Experts estimate fewer than 10% of the world’s 1.4 billion Android phones are encrypted, compared with 95% of Apple Inc.’s iPhones. That includes Mr. Farook’s iPhone, now the center of a high-stakes clash between Apple and the U.S. government that raises questions about privacy and security in the digital age.

    The disparity between the two dominant mobile-operating systems underscores Google’s challenge in corralling the sprawling Android network of more than 400 manufacturers and 4,000 devices.

    Google gives away its Android software to attract more users to its services. Google requires device makers to comply with certain requirements to use the Android brand and key Google services such as search and maps. Ultimately, though, device makers are free to use the software as they wish.

    Apple, by contrast, controls both the hardware and software on iPhones. It prods users to adopt the latest version of its iOS software, fueling the spread of encryption.

    “There is a push and pull with what Google wants to mandate and what the [manufacturers] are going to do,” said Andrew Blaich, lead security analyst at Bluebox Security Inc., which helps secure mobile apps. In some ways, Google is “at the mercy of the larger (manufacturers) like Samsung and LG that are driving the ecosystem.”

    When phones aren’t encrypted, law enforcement can more easily view their contents. Authorities use specialized software to crack passcodes on locked—but unencrypted—Android devices in about an hour, said an investigator for France’s Gendarmerie Nationale.

    The Manhattan district attorney said in November that investigators can bypass passcodes on some older Android devices, while Google can remotely reset passcodes on others. His office said encryption “will make it impossible for Google to…assist with device data extraction.”

    Google said it complied with 63% of 65,500 government requests for user data in the 12 months ending in June 2015.

    Google is pushing harder on device makers. Its latest version of Android—dubbed 6.0, or Marshmallow—requires device makers to encrypt phones that contain high-powered processors. As a result, higher-end Android phones released this year and beyond will come encrypted.

    Still just 2.3% of Android devices now run Marshmallow, which was released in October. By contrast, 79% of iPhones run Apple’s iOS 9, which was released in September, according to company statistics.

    Ken Hong, a spokesman for LG Electronics Inc., one of the largest makers of Android phones, said many devices aren’t updated to new versions of Android because manufacturers must tweak the software for each phone model, and each wireless carrier. Manufacturers typically update only their more-expensive models.

    LG and HTC Corp. said many of their 2016 phones will be encrypted. A spokesman for Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s leading maker of Android phones, said its new Galaxy S7 phone is encrypted but declined to comment on other devices.

    “If there was encryption that didn’t affect usability and performance, then I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to include that feature,” said Mr. Hong.

    Google accelerated its encryption push in September 2014, saying it would require a new phone running the then-latest version of Android, dubbed Lollipop, to be encrypted “from the first time you turn it on.” The announcement came days after Apple said it would begin encrypting iPhones.

    Before making its pledge, Google said it tested several encrypted phones, and found little impact on performance. But device-makers’ tests showed encryption caused seconds-long delays when launching apps on some low-end devices, Google said. In response, Google halted the encryption mandate.

    Android security chief Adrian Ludwig said the company aims to eventually mandate encryption on all Android devices as components get less expensive.

    Google’s ability to push security on handset makers is complicated because it gives Android away free. Some device makers have created their own versions of Android, which don’t use Google services such as search, that generate most of the company’s revenue. Google doesn’t want to drive away other device makers.

    For instance, Mr. Ludwig said that when Google announced its plan to require encryption in late 2014, device makers already were manufacturing low-end devices that perform slowly when encrypted. Companies likely would have shifted those devices away from the official version of Android if Google had kept the requirement, he noted.

    “We want to make the best security we possibly can and make it available to as many people as we possibly can,” Mr. Ludwig said. “Sometimes we run into practical constraints.”

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    03-14-16 08:16 PM
  22. bbjdog's Avatar
    Bring out the marching band! Apple has encryption on their phones. LMAO!

    Posted via my BlackBerry Passport
    03-14-16 08:24 PM
  23. TGIS's Avatar
    Bring out the marching band! Apple has encryption on their phones. LMAO!

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    Real encryption?

     Priv... cue the comeback!
    03-14-16 08:51 PM
  24. bbjdog's Avatar
    Ot: reading material!

    http://m.thehindubusinessline.com/ne...cle8336477.ece

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    03-14-16 09:07 PM
  25. bbjdog's Avatar
    Real encryption?

     Priv... cue the comeback!
    The best money can buy! LOL

    Posted via my BlackBerry Passport
    theRock1975 likes this.
    03-14-16 09:08 PM
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