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  1. Christophe Piquemal's Avatar
    If you read the article, they are not the only ones to increase their position.

    I think that the english translation of "Les petits ruisseaux font les grandes rivires" is "small streams make big rivers"


    And no; I want QNX to stay at home!
    Corbu, bbjdog, morganplus8 and 6 others like this.
    11-03-16 10:47 AM
  2. bbjdog's Avatar
    11-03-16 01:00 PM
  3. Corbu's Avatar
    BlackBerry expands Ford partnership for QNX, targets IoT and connected cars as path back to relevance - TechRepublic

    The once-mighty BlackBerry and its struggle to find the right niche have become an oft-told tale of what not to do in business. Here's how QNX could be the key to BlackBerry's future.

    BlackBerry is expanding its relationship with Ford Motor Company as it accelerates its move away from hardware and focuses on software, specifically its well-regarded QNX platform and security software.

    As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will have a dedicated team working with Ford on expanding the use of BlackBerry's QNX Neutrino Operating System, Certicom security technology, QNX hypervisor, and QNX audio processing software.

    Although the value of the deal was kept confidential, Forrester analyst Jeffrey Hammond speculated on the financial side of the agreement and said, "It's significant that the QNX team is dedicating engineers to Ford as part of the deal. That sort of arrangement usually only happens when the a deal is in the 10's of millions (or more) over a long term period."

    The future of BlackBerry lies in the QNX platform, according to analysts.

    QNX was acquired by BlackBerry in 2010 and Ford chose it to replace Microsoft for its Sync infotainment platform. The QNX platform has a reputation for being secure, and it is already in more than 60 million vehicles from 20 different automakers, including the Sync 3 system in Ford's current year models. It is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    The deal "makes BlackBerry have a very deep chance of changing. It plays right into IoT and right into connected cars or even self driving cars. It's that important," said William Stofega, an analyst with the International Data Corporation. "It's an operating system that's not just smart, it's highly reliable."

    This agreement strongly anchors BlackBerry's transition from a hardware company to a software company, said Bob Bilbruck, CEO of B2 Group.

    "It also allows them to expand their footprint within the connected car segment from just the infotainment part of the IoT equation to now the more meaningful parts of the platforms...The future for BlackBerry is bright because it gives them a major footprint in connected cars with a top three automaker and a huge growing market to derive revenue from," Bilbruck said.

    "It will lead to relationships with other partners within the auto industry and other parts of technology. Apple has shown interest in the QNX platform and may either try to hire away QNX engineers or partner with BlackBerry to forward their initiatives in this space also," Bilbruck said.

    Hammond said, "I think it shows BlackBerry still has a tenable future in embedded computing, and that they will benefit from the expansion of the Internet of Things. As more and more companies look to connect expensive, durable or safety critical goods to the internet, the concerns that make QNX appealing will give the company continuing opportunities to grow their customer base."

    In terms of its security, Bilbruck said the platform is the only one that is ASIL-D Certified, which means it's the only one ready to create autonomous car driving systems on top of it. QNX provides the fundamental building blocks needed for the in-car modules that control a self-driving car.

    "This makes QNX and its features invaluable in the future of the connected car ecosystem and the advancement, and speed, of the advancement of these technologies," Bilbruck said.

    Stofega said, "It's a well respected operating system that isn't just in cars but nuclear power plants, everywhere. It's a highly secure operating system. It's something you would use when you want to make sure that there aren't going to be any mistakes or reboots or any of the things that could harm production."

    As for what it means overall, Stofega said: "You can't predict anything, anything can happen, but if there's one thing to bet on, it would be BlackBerry and QNX in general."

    Bilbruck said: "This means Cinderella (BlackBerry) is back at the ball and this time she isn't going to turn into a pumpkin when the clock strikes midnight in regards to the IoT marketplace. In fact, BlackBerry may become the fairy godmother of these auto manufacturers as far as embedded intelligence systems within their vehicles go. In three short years this could make BlackBerry the 800-pound gorilla again in a fast growing market."
    Thanks, SE!
    W Hoa, La Emperor, bbjdog and 9 others like this.
    11-03-16 05:02 PM
  4. ZayDub's Avatar
    I passed. Lots of drinks coming up ha

    BBM Channel: C002165D3 Tour 9630 > Bold 9650 > Q10 > Playbook > Classic AND Passport SE!!!
    11-03-16 05:22 PM
  5. Corbu's Avatar
    11-03-16 10:01 PM
  6. fanBBRY's Avatar
    http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/03/tech...ory=technology

    90% of smartphones shipped in latest quarter run Android
    rarsen, bbjdog, sidhuk and 2 others like this.
    11-03-16 11:47 PM
  7. W Hoa's Avatar
    Article from an automotive web site, dated September 14, 2016, just a few weeks ahead of the Ford-BlackBerry announcement:

    Now a Self-Driving Technology and Mobility Player, Ford Seeks an Edge


    Taking to a Dearborn stage on Monday, Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields declared, We are expanding our business to be both an auto and mobility company. With this statement, Fields has created additional competition. No longer will Ford only be battling traditional auto manufacturers.

    Now, the automakers competitors include Uber, Lyft, Google, and Apple each one focused on current and future mobility solutions. How does the company plan to win?

    While Fords race to build an autonomous vehicle isnt unique to the automotive industry, it illustrates how auto manufacturers are looking to and planning for the future. During his time on stage, Fields talked extensively about Ford Smart Mobility. This is the companys plan to lead the industry in vehicle connectivity, vehicle mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience, and data & analytics. The plans end game? Affordable, fully autonomous vehicles, available to both consumers and businesses. (Or so Ford hopes.)

    This also will lead to Ford changing its business model. Ford will go from a company entirely dependent on vehicles sales to one dependent on vehicle sales as well as transportation services.
    11-04-16 07:14 AM
  8. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Weakening Canadian dollar vs US currency should make BlackBerry more competitive as it pays salaries mostly in Canadian dollars for QNX staff (Ottawa, etc) and BlackBerry (Waterloo), and essentially is moving exclusively to Software and services... and away from Hardware...

    What say experts?

    Posted via CB10
    11-04-16 09:21 AM
  9. morganplus8's Avatar
    Weakening Canadian dollar vs US currency should make BlackBerry more competitive as it pays salaries mostly in Canadian dollars for QNX staff (Ottawa, etc) and BlackBerry (Waterloo), and essentially is moving exclusively to Software and services... and away from Hardware...

    What say experts?

    Posted via CB10
    A bit of Russian roulette there, it is in our favour for now but if commodities rally there goes the advantage and then some as their $ 1.8 B is in US funds. The Balance Sheet is still the same, no EPS so far; we do need every advantage we can get so a weak CDN buck is good!!

    Market is holding into the weekend, nice, some stocks are bouncing back, BBRY is holding at an RSI = 30 plus, cool, let's get past this crazy election!

    PS. Where is that India news????
    rarsen, Corbu, La Emperor and 9 others like this.
    11-04-16 12:04 PM
  10. Corbu's Avatar
    11-04-16 12:09 PM
  11. morganplus8's Avatar
    Do not have brain surgery ............ it is not worth it! LOL

    My calendar was on October!

    See you on Monday and let's get that news of a $ 500 MM deal to allow India to copy Indonesia on BBM !!!!
    Corbu, bbjdog, La Emperor and 10 others like this.
    11-04-16 12:13 PM
  12. bbjdog's Avatar
    Do not have brain surgery ............ it is not worth it! LOL

    My calendar was on October!

    See you on Monday and let's get that news of a $ 500 MM deal to allow India to copy Indonesia on BBM !!!!
    Here you go Morgan8, from FanBBRY


    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/technol.../1/798409.html
    morganplus8, Corbu, sidhuk and 5 others like this.
    11-04-16 12:18 PM
  13. W Hoa's Avatar
    Monday, Morgan... Monday!
    Depending on what time they make the announcement on the 7th it could still be the 6th elsewhere
    morganplus8, Corbu, sidhuk and 2 others like this.
    11-04-16 12:33 PM
  14. BanffMoose's Avatar
    See you on Monday and let's get that news of a $ 500 MM deal to allow India to copy Indonesia on BBM !!!!
    Don't forget, hope for news on Movirtu going live there as well!

    Posted via CB10
    11-04-16 12:48 PM
  15. W Hoa's Avatar
    Haven't seen this movie before....

    Steve Ballmer said his decision to push Microsoft Corp. into the hardware business contributed to the breakdown of his relationship with longtime friend and company co-founder Bill Gates. Ballmer's only regret: not doing it sooner.

    Ballmer, who was chief executive officer of Microsoft for 14 years, told Bloomberg Television that if he could do it all again, he would have entered the mobile device market years earlier. When he finally did, Gates and other members of the board disagreed, he said.
    Ballmer, ..told Bloomberg Television's Emily Chang, that he and Gates have "drifted apart" partly due to a disagreement over whether Microsoft should make its own handsets and tablets.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...ith-bill-gates
    11-04-16 03:02 PM
  16. Corbu's Avatar
    Unless I am mistaken, today is JC's third anniversary at the helm of BlackBerry:
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...ticle15240527/
    Meet BlackBerry's John Chen, turnaround artist

    Not a bad day, considering:

    According to regulatory documents filed today [Nov. 7, 2013], John Chen, who becomes executive chair and interim chief executive officer, will be paid a base salary of $1-million and a performance bonus of $2-million more.

    He will also be given 13 million restricted share units that will vest over the course of five years, 25 per cent on his third and fourth anniversary and the rest on his fifth.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...ticle15316789/
    BlackBerry to pay John Chen $3-million in salary and bonus, $85-million in stock

    Looking forward to the next two years... Best of luck to all of us!
    11-04-16 07:13 PM
  17. _dimi_'s Avatar
    11-05-16 03:33 AM
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    11-05-16 03:35 AM
  19. La Emperor's Avatar
    Toyota's own pathway in to the connected car platform. It mentions working with Ford thru the Smart Device Link which was developed by Ford.

    Why Toyota Was Smart to Snub Apple, Google - Consumer Electronics Reviews, Ratings & Comparisons
    11-05-16 01:08 PM
  20. masterful's Avatar
    Toyota's own pathway in to the connected car platform. It mentions working with Ford thru the Smart Device Link which was developed by Ford.

    Why Toyota Was Smart to Snub Apple, Google - Consumer Electronics Reviews, Ratings & Comparisons
    Is that with QNX.. Hmmm..
    11-06-16 10:10 AM
  21. Corbu's Avatar
    11-06-16 11:52 AM
  22. Corbu's Avatar
    Don't believe this has been posted yet:
    https://www.thestreet.com/story/1387...le-device.html
    Can the Car Become BlackBerry's New Mobile Device?

    Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um wrote that the agreement with Ford will not likely pay off until new car models appear, but suggested that autos are a bright spot for BlackBerry in a Monday note. Um projects that QNX will generate $110 million in sales in fiscal year 2017 and hit $138 million the following fiscal year. "We believe QNX should be one of BBRY's faster growing segments given the secular growth in connected cars, which will help continue BBRY's shift to a pure software company," the analyst wrote.
    rarsen, alludba, sidhuk and 4 others like this.
    11-06-16 01:06 PM
  23. Corbu's Avatar
    11-06-16 04:43 PM
  24. bbjdog's Avatar
    11-06-16 06:47 PM
  25. bbjdog's Avatar
    From my TD alerts.

    BRIEF-Optiemus Infracom, BlackBerry to distribute BlackBerry handsets in India
    2016-11-07 06:08:00 AM ET (Reuters)
    * *
    * *
    Nov 7 (Reuters) - Optiemus Infracom Ltd:

    * Says BlackBerry and Optiemus in India announce agreement to distribute BlackBerry mobile handsets Source text: http://corporates.bseindia.com/xml-d...1EC_163337.pdf Further company coverage: (Bengaluru newsroom)
    11-07-16 06:37 AM
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