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  1. Corbu's Avatar
    08-15-16 08:03 AM
  2. rarsen's Avatar
    For those tracking Prem Watsa's Fairfax Financial Holdings Portfolio:

    Tracking Prem Watsa's Fairfax Financial Holdings Portfolio - Q2 2016 Update - Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (OTCMKTS:FRFHF) | Seeking Alpha
    "The top two holdings are BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), and together they account for just over one-third the entire 13F portfolio. BBRY is Watsa's largest position at 20.50% of the US long portfolio. His BBRY position was aggressively built up to 46.7 million shares (~9% of the business). Mention is made that his cost basis is ~$17, and the stock currently trades at $8.08."
    Last edited by rarsen; 08-15-16 at 08:36 AM. Reason: Added mention of his cost basis.
    bbjdog, Corbu, Mr BBRY and 5 others like this.
    08-15-16 08:03 AM
  3. BanffMoose's Avatar
    OT: BB10 browser showing it's age.

    I just came across a website that must've recently changed it's SSL certificate authority to Lets Encrypt, and the BB10 browser didnt recognize it as a valid authority. For those that don't know, Let Encrypt is a certificate authority that offers free SSL certificates to promote their use across the web.

    Let's hope BlackBerry fixes this in the 10.3.3 update since it is a security related issue.

    Posted via CB10
    08-15-16 09:31 AM
  4. Corbu's Avatar
    08-15-16 12:02 PM
  5. Corbu's Avatar
    08-15-16 12:12 PM
  6. DREXcb's Avatar
    Microsoft has accidentally leaked a key that can enable users to unlock Secure Boot-protected smartphones and tablets running Windows 8.1 or later.


    Posted via CB10
    08-15-16 12:59 PM
  7. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    08-16-16 12:14 PM
  8. TGIS's Avatar
    Apparently BBM has notoriously weak encryption. What are they talking about?
    ZayDub likes this.
    08-16-16 12:18 PM
  9. seven90's Avatar
    08-16-16 01:17 PM
  10. robot_ca's Avatar
    So, do we know how QNX fits into this mix? I'm thinking from an enhanced partnership perspective.

    Sent from my awesome Z30
    08-16-16 04:53 PM
  11. early2bed's Avatar
    Separately, Ford said it had acquired an Israeli machine learning firm, SAIPS, which has 12 employees, and invested $75 million in Morgan Hill, Calif.-based laser sensor maker Velodyne Inc. Both are aimed at boosting Fords autonomous-vehicle know-how, with the latter working on sensors to help autonomous cars successfully recognize objects and navigate traffic.
    Investors have to be wondering why BlackBerry still owns QNX with all of the activity going on in autonomous vehicles. BlackBerry is hardly using it for smartphones going forward. Even startups with 12 employees are being acquired.
    08-16-16 06:13 PM
  12. app_Developer's Avatar
    Investors have to be wondering why BlackBerry still owns QNX with all of the activity going on in autonomous vehicles. BlackBerry is hardly using it for smartphones going forward. Even startups with 12 employees are being acquired.
    Well the question is can QNX build out a full (or at least a larger part of an) autonomous vehicle control system?

    There might be a window there to develop something amazing, of higher unit value than just the kernel and SDK. Of course it's a race now with internal teams at Tesla, Ford, Daimler, VW and BMW. Also, likely, Apple.
    Last edited by app_Developer; 08-16-16 at 06:32 PM.
    08-16-16 06:19 PM
  13. BanffMoose's Avatar
    Well the question is can QNX build out a full (or at least a larger part of an) autonomous vehicle control system?

    There might be a window there to develop something amazing, of higher unit value than just the kernel and SDK. Of course it's a race now with internal teams at Tesla, Ford, Daimler, VW and BMW. Also, likely, Apple.
    The problem I see with BlackBerry is that BlackBerry and QNX want to partner with everyone. They're always the "nice guy". Tesla and others want to build and own every part of the system. BlackBerry plays little League when everyone else is playing in the majors and playing for keeps. It's depressing to see.

    One hope is that the automakers all pitch in and buy QNX (or BlackBerry as a whole) and make QNX their industry standard like they are trying to do with HERE's mapping solution. Otherwise, BlackBerry will be fighting Linux and that'll probably be a losing proposition. Too many people/organizations support Linux and the auto industry will consider it a cost of business to wait until Linux proves itself as reliable as QNX rather than take QNX and build everything it lacks.

    Posted via CB10
    CDM76 likes this.
    08-16-16 11:03 PM
  14. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    The problem I see with BlackBerry is that BlackBerry and QNX want to partner with everyone. They're always the "nice guy". Tesla and others want to build and own every part of the system. BlackBerry plays little League when everyone else is playing in the majors and playing for keeps. It's depressing to see.

    One hope is that the automakers all pitch in and buy QNX (or BlackBerry as a whole) and make QNX their industry standard like they are trying to do with HERE's mapping solution. Otherwise, BlackBerry will be fighting Linux and that'll probably be a losing proposition. Too many people/organizations support Linux and the auto industry will consider it a cost of business to wait until Linux proves itself as reliable as QNX rather than take QNX and build everything it lacks.

    Posted via CB10
    For this to happen BlackBerry needs to "signal" to serious deep pockets (auto consortium) that QNX is available for purchase, at the right price... hopefully does not turn out like BBM... waiting too late... to fully monetize what they had... while they had a leading product..



    Posted via CB10
    08-17-16 07:30 AM
  15. Corbu's Avatar
    08-17-16 08:40 AM
  16. rarsen's Avatar
    OT from the Related Technologies file:

    Nokia smartphones closer to a comeback? New owner makes ex-Rovio CEO hire | ZDNet
    Nokia-branded smartphones and tablets are coming - and they will be running Android | ZDNet

    "Nokia Technologies in May granted HMD Global the exclusive rights to the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablets for the next 10 years. That deal came just as Microsoft sold the feature-phone assets it bought from Nokia to FIH Mobile, the Foxconn subsidiary that will partner with HMD to make and distribute a range of Android phones and tablets. Nokia sold its devices business in 2014 to Microsoft, which used the Nokia name for feature phones but not smartphones."
    Corbu and bbjdog like this.
    08-17-16 09:57 AM
  17. Mr.Conviviality's Avatar
    BB on an upswing...

    and THLD just popped.

    Yay
    08-17-16 10:21 AM
  18. spiller's Avatar
    Bbry doing nicely...slow and steady gains.

    M8 - thoughts on SPHS breaking down below $5? How closer to $4 after a few days of downtrend. How quickly do funds need to unload the stock if it doesn't get back above $5?

    Thoughts that public float now appears to be 6M shares and 12M shares held by institutions?

    Posted via CB10
    CDM76 and Mr BBRY like this.
    08-17-16 11:17 AM
  19. Corbu's Avatar
    08-17-16 11:36 AM
  20. kadakn01's Avatar
    Roll of call options expiring this week at the $8 strike and rolling them to October $8

    A trader SOLD (closed) their position of August 8 strike expiring this week in the amount of 22,400 contracts or 2.24M shares for $582,500, or about .26 per contract.

    That same trader BOUGHT the October 8 strike again for 22,400 contracts at a cost of 1.5M or about .67 a contract.
    This was done in 2 lots of 14,900 and another of 7,500 and at a net cost of about $918,000

    So why do it? The trader wants more time in BBRY stock as they see more upside, as they rolled their already bullish bet and paid a premium of .41 so this is a bullish trade, maybe earnings in September?

    Update: Aug 18. Open interest did go down over 23,000 to around 17,000. Confirming this was a closing trade.

    Posted on my Priv
    Last edited by kadakn01; 08-18-16 at 12:26 PM.
    Corbu, La Emperor, rarsen and 6 others like this.
    08-17-16 01:59 PM
  21. KuroKei's Avatar
    Is anyone still invested in ECA? Ever since I got out, it just keeps on going up.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    08-17-16 03:14 PM
  22. Corbu's Avatar
    Litigation
    BlackBerry (BBRY) Sues Blu Products Over Allegations of Patent Infringement

    BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY) is said to have sued Blu Products over alleged patent infringement.

    According to Bloomberg, BlackBerry says the infringements are related to 2G, 3G and LTE communications standards.

    BlackBerry alleged that Blu is using the technology in smartphones, mobile phones, and tablets, but is refusing to pay fees.

    In a complaint filed in Miami yesterday, BlackBerry noted that it offered Blu a license on fair terms.
    Plus this, on the same subject:
    http://seekingalpha.com/article/4000...tent-offensive
    BlackBerry Back On The Patent Offensive

    Entered on FLSD Docket 08/16/2016
    https://www.scribd.com/document/3214...erry-v-Blu-535
    https://www.scribd.com/document/3214...erry-v-Blu-536
    bbjdog, ZayDub, rarsen and 5 others like this.
    08-17-16 04:11 PM
  23. masterful's Avatar
    When Chen said he doesn't want to be a patent trolls. It means....

    Corbu are you able to find that video or script?

    Posted via my BlackBerry PRIV
    alludba likes this.
    08-17-16 05:00 PM
  24. Corbu's Avatar
    This might help, masterful:

    Chen also wants to increase the company’s revenue from patent licensing, but says he wants to do so without becoming a patent troll, something he as an engineer finds distasteful.

    “On the other hand, we should be able to have people paying for our technology and they should be encouraged to use our technology,” Chen said, pointing to a recent deal with Cisco under which BlackBerry gets revenue and both companies have access to each other’s patents.

    Chen said IBM’s patent licensing business represents a good approach to emulate. “If you want to go for that model, it takes time,” he said.
    To me, JC is behaving as any responsible manager should, ie by enforcing BBRY'S patent rights. Why own IP if anyone can use it freely?
    08-17-16 06:23 PM
  25. masterful's Avatar
    This might help, masterful:



    To me, JC is behaving as any responsible manager should, ie by enforcing BBRY'S patent rights. Why own IP if anyone can use it freely?
    Many thanks Corbu!!

    I agreed on that they should police it. Hopefully they will follow IBM

    Posted via my BlackBerry PRIV
    Corbu, theRock1975 and Mr BBRY like this.
    08-17-16 07:01 PM
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