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    414 37.40%
  1. Mr BBRY's Avatar
    Well, looks like the street found a way to drive HALO back down. Not surprised with a short ratio over 15%. Reminds me a lot of BBRY, when seemingly positive (or insignificant) new releases drive the stock down. It just makes no sense sometimes.

    I actually reluctantly took some profits on this yesterday at over $14/share, and now I'm a buyer at a discount if it gets to $12.

    I'd really appreciate if any chartists would like to contribute some TA on HALO.... or BBRY??
    01-10-17 09:32 AM
  2. Corbu's Avatar
    01-10-17 11:13 AM
  3. Corbu's Avatar
    01-10-17 11:16 AM
  4. rarsen's Avatar
    It's getting increasingly serious out there:

    St Jude Medical - St. Jude Medical Announces Cybersecurity Updates
    All medical devices using remote monitoring are exposed to the risk of a potential cyber security attack.
    morganplus8, Corbu, bbjdog and 7 others like this.
    01-10-17 05:56 PM
  5. Corbu's Avatar
    Videos:

    CES 2017: How BlackBerry plans to solve the IoT security threat - TechRepublic

    The Internet of Things is arguably the biggest trend of CES 2017, but it's also a massive security risk. BlackBerry's Chief Security Officer explains how it can mitigate the IoT cybersecurity threat.
    Video: How BlackBerry QNX is going to make autonomous vehicles highly secure - TechRepublic

    BlackBerry's QNX team is preparing to make connected cars and autonomous vehicles highly secure by using virtualization and advanced software. We caught up with the team at CES 2017.
    Props to S!
    01-10-17 10:29 PM
  6. Corbu's Avatar
    OT:
    The Next Big Thing in Smartphones? The Software - WSJ

    Handset shipment growth is expected to increase only by 0.6% in 2016, intensifying competition among top players Apple, Samsung and Huawei

    Nearly a decade after taking off, the smartphone is at a turning point.

    Advances in hardware have become incremental, and growth in handset sales has largely stalled. But the development of software and services on the phone is booming, driven largely by advances in artificial intelligence, expanding what the devices are capable of and making them increasingly indispensable.

    The change is roiling the industry. Slowing growth has intensified a market share war in China and has pitted Huawei Technologies Co.—the world’s third largest smartphone maker—more directly against market leaders Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics globally.

    It also is a major reason behind chip giant Qualcomm Inc.’s pending purchase of NXP Semiconductors NV for $39 billion, as it looks to diversify beyond supplying chips for smartphones. And it is the reason Apple—famed for its hardware—is boasting about growth in its services.

    After Apple unveiled the iPhone a decade ago this week, global sales of smartphones soared for years, with unit shipments, for instance, growing as fast as 75.8% in 2010 from the year before. But shipment growth had slowed to 10% by 2015 and is expected to increase by 0.6% in 2016, according to International Data Corp. Rival research firm Gartner Inc. estimates higher sales growth of 4.5% in 2016, compared with 14.4% in 2015, but projects that sales of premium smartphones such as the iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S series will fall 1.1%.

    Several factors are sapping the smartphone market’s momentum. With 1.45 billion smartphones sold world-wide in 2016, according to IDC, much of the global market is saturated. In the U.S., wireless carriers lately have moved away from offering subsidies in exchange for signing long-term contracts to requiring customers to pay full price, which begins at $649 for a new iPhone 7. So consumers are waiting longer to replace their smartphones: Citigroup estimated the handset replacement rate lengthened to 31.2 months by third quarter last year from below 24 months in 2011.

    And while phone makers lately have added features like second camera lenses and waterproofing, few analysts expect major new hardware advances that could drive sales growth beyond single digits in the foreseeable future.

    “The question is: can there be something else to get sales going again,” said analyst Gene Munster, who recently left Piper Jaffray to start a venture-capital firm. Some features that could juice demand are still likely years away, such as truly foldable glass displays that would allow a phone-tablet combination to fit in your pocket, or a dramatic improvement in augmented reality that would take it beyond rudimentary games and into practical uses like figuring out if a chair you want to buy would fit into your living room.

    While hardware advances have been less exciting, software is changing at head-spinning rates, driven by advances in how computers process giant amounts of data using artificial-intelligence techniques. Those have enabled big leaps in vision and speech-recognition software that have led, among other things, to much improved versions of virtual assistants such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon.com Inc.’s Alexa, and Alphabet Inc.’s Google Assistant.

    Amazon’s Echo speaker, which uses Alexa, and Snap Inc.’s new Spectacles, camera-bearing sunglasses, are examples of what Benedict Evans, partner at venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, calls “frictionless computing”—easy-to-use devices that unite applications with hardware beyond smartphones.

    Ben Schachter, senior analyst at Macquarie Capital, says: “Our view is the next big innovation will be from outside the device—from the software.” He expects increasing use of such software to meet entertainment, health-care, home innovation and automotive needs.

    Though Apple touted its newly launched iPhone 7 on its last earnings call in October, the star was its services business, which includes Apple Pay and the App Store. Services revenue grew 24% from a year earlier to $6.3 billion during the latest quarter—still only about 22% the amount from the iPhone, but iPhone revenue fell 13%. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the services business has nearly doubled in the past four years, on track to be the size of a Fortune 100 company in the current fiscal year, which ends in September.

    A lot of Apple’s smartphone success has resulted from its control of both its hardware and its software. Now Google is emulating that. The company for years focused its mobile efforts on developing free Android operating system software, which runs 85% of global smartphones shipped each year. But in October it launched its own Pixel phone.

    For other hardware companies, the battle for market share is getting increasingly intense as the pie grows more slowly. Huawei, which doubled revenue in the past five years, wants to be the No. 1 smartphone maker in five years and is competing at the high-end of the market. It introduced its pricey Mate 9 phone (costing $776 in Europe) last month in Germany. The company also launched Honor 6X, aimed at millennials in the U.S. and at a more affordable starting price of $249, to positive reviews at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week.

    “The smartphone is changing. It is becoming the control device” for home speakers or television when one can’t find the remote, said Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm. “The phone becomes the hub.”
    01-11-17 09:19 AM
  7. OlympusMons's Avatar
    Well, looks like the street found a way to drive HALO back down. Not surprised with a short ratio over 15%. Reminds me a lot of BBRY, when seemingly positive (or insignificant) new releases drive the stock down. It just makes no sense sometimes.

    I actually reluctantly took some profits on this yesterday at over $14/share, and now I'm a buyer at a discount if it gets to $12.

    I'd really appreciate if any chartists would like to contribute some TA on HALO.... or BBRY??
    Haven't posted here in a while but always reading

    Had to chime in here.. the market is punishing HALO for missing their revenue expectations of $147M (missed it by about $30M) but it was coupled with great results and Torley also eluded to very strong partnership prospects to come in the near term during the webcast conference. It included opportunities to conduct studies on 2 other types of cancer drugs other than pancreatic cancer. Future looks very good but it was tough to see it retrace over a buck yesterday.

    M8+ will probably have a much better assessment of HALO going forward but I'm going to hold it and add on dips if I can afford it.
    01-11-17 09:26 AM
  8. morganplus8's Avatar
    Haven't posted here in a while but always reading

    Had to chime in here.. the market is punishing HALO for missing their revenue expectations of $147M (missed it by about $30M) but it was coupled with great results and Torley also eluded to very strong partnership prospects to come in the near term during the webcast conference. It included opportunities to conduct studies on 2 other types of cancer drugs other than pancreatic cancer. Future looks very good but it was tough to see it retrace over a buck yesterday.

    M8+ will probably have a much better assessment of HALO going forward but I'm going to hold it and add on dips if I can afford it.
    I'm sitting right in front of my PC today and you have explained the issue well. HALO is one of those investments that has so much potential but they stop you in your investment tracks with their forecasts for the up and coming year. I sold some shares on the bump up over the past few days as I was handed a 40% gain in only a few weeks time. I moved the funds into SPHS and PSDV as they have plenty of upside too. I've been following pharma for quite some time now and it is rare to see a company with that much cash in the bank, want to spend it all in the current year. HALO has grown to a point that their pipeline is huge and they aren't backing off the throttle one bit. I think it makes some investors nervous to see so much going on with just one company. So when I could see a 40% gain in a couple of weeks, I took some off the table simply because HALO didn't elaborate on where the FDA would fit in with the recent data release. The stock would be closer to $ 20.00 if there was an FDA element to the story. I'll line up to buy my shares back in the days ahead.

    The IBB Index is back on its feet again and the market is trending sideways until Trump steps into office.

    BBRY is basing out and the news keeps flowing at an unprecedented rate now. When have we ever heard so much positive news out of this company?

    This is a great time of the year for the market to close above 20,000 and set us up for a nice rally so I'm buying pharma again for this reason. Best of luck!

    UPDATE: No sooner did I say something positive about the IBB Index then it gets creamed! Sorry about that.
    Last edited by morganplus8; 01-11-17 at 10:45 AM.
    01-11-17 10:30 AM
  9. Corbu's Avatar
    OT:
    Just witnessed an instantaneous +/- 3% drop in most pharma stocks (and the IBB) the second Trump took a shot a that industry in his press conference...
    01-11-17 10:48 AM
  10. Mr BBRY's Avatar
    Ouch, biotech is taking quite a hit from Trump's press conference. I'm buying.

    What I do like is that Trump seems to be obsessed with "Hacking Defense". Sounds very promising for BlackBerry!
    01-11-17 11:14 AM
  11. W Hoa's Avatar
    OT IBB down 3.35% Ouch!

    IBB
    nasdaq
    276.84 8.66 (3.33%)
    last updated 12:29 pm est jan 11
    01-11-17 11:34 AM
  12. W Hoa's Avatar
    What QNX in the car is worth to BlackBerry. Total world production in 2015 was 90,780,583 vehicles. You do the math.
    Blackberry does not break out its QNX financials. But Bird said Blackberry gets anywhere between $5 to $15 in royalties per vehicle with the system.
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/blackb...173031326.html
    01-11-17 12:02 PM
  13. Corbu's Avatar
    01-11-17 12:08 PM
  14. La Emperor's Avatar
    " Blackberry is expected to deliver 36 million QNX licenses this year, Bird said."

    Enough said!
    01-11-17 12:11 PM
  15. W Hoa's Avatar
    Not much change with Nasdaq short numbers:

    12/30/2016
    49,292,907
    12/15/2016
    48,569,956
    01-11-17 03:29 PM
  16. OlympusMons's Avatar
    I'm sitting right in front of my PC today and you have explained the issue well. HALO is one of those investments that has so much potential but they stop you in your investment tracks with their forecasts for the up and coming year. I sold some shares on the bump up over the past few days as I was handed a 40% gain in only a few weeks time. I moved the funds into SPHS and PSDV as they have plenty of upside too. I've been following pharma for quite some time now and it is rare to see a company with that much cash in the bank, want to spend it all in the current year. HALO has grown to a point that their pipeline is huge and they aren't backing off the throttle one bit. I think it makes some investors nervous to see so much going on with just one company. So when I could see a 40% gain in a couple of weeks, I took some off the table simply because HALO didn't elaborate on where the FDA would fit in with the recent data release. The stock would be closer to $ 20.00 if there was an FDA element to the story. I'll line up to buy my shares back in the days ahead.

    The IBB Index is back on its feet again and the market is trending sideways until Trump steps into office.

    BBRY is basing out and the news keeps flowing at an unprecedented rate now. When have we ever heard so much positive news out of this company?

    This is a great time of the year for the market to close above 20,000 and set us up for a nice rally so I'm buying pharma again for this reason. Best of luck!

    UPDATE: No sooner did I say something positive about the IBB Index then it gets creamed! Sorry about that.
    Thanks Morgan. Sometimes I don't know who would do more damage to Bio's... Trump or Clinton? Sheesh... way to destroy almost a month's worth of gains. I've actually reduced my BBRY holdings by about 80% over the last 5 months as the market just doesn't like the stock. I do think it's a buy at around the US$7 level and will get back into it once I'm done my other trades (I think it will take another 2 quarters for BBRY to prove to the market that their new plan is working; taking a "show me first" stance).

    I've accumulated a boatload of SPHS and a bit of PSDV in that time and trading Crude Oil regularly as it's been very interesting watching how OPEC has gone about shoring up oil prices. I really think that the supply/demand ratio of crude is closer to equilibrium than many think.
    01-11-17 04:18 PM
  17. bbjdog's Avatar
    01-11-17 05:05 PM
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    01-11-17 05:06 PM
  19. bbjdog's Avatar
    Many LIKES to the contributors of this thread.

    Cheers mates!
    01-11-17 06:00 PM
  20. Mr BBRY's Avatar
    Many LIKES to the contributors of this thread.

    Cheers mates!
    Right back at ya, BBJ!

    By the way, do you realize two of those articles were from 2014 and the other one was 2012? Unless Inside BB is misprinting? Like CNN and BBC (according to Trump). Cheers mate!
    rarsen, Corbu, morganplus8 and 3 others like this.
    01-11-17 06:22 PM
  21. bbjdog's Avatar
    Right back at ya, BBJ!

    By the way, do you realize two of those articles were from 2014 and the other one was 2012? Unless Inside BB is misprinting? Like CNN and BBC (according to Trump). Cheers mate!
    Very true!

    Old article being re-emailed to me. Thanks for the heads up.

    Cheers!
    Corbu and Mr BBRY like this.
    01-11-17 06:42 PM
  22. Corbu's Avatar
    01-11-17 08:55 PM
  23. Corbu's Avatar

    Published on Jan 6, 2017
    CES features many devices that connect to the Internet, raising concerns about their vulnerability to hacking. Blackberry sees the same software that secures its smartphones as a business opportunity to protect devices. (Jan. 6)
    01-11-17 08:56 PM
  24. docfreed's Avatar
    Just a few random thoughts:

    If QNX is so great, and on so many vehicles (50 million by BBRY claims) why does the stock not move
    except in a very narrow band? You might think from the hype over the last few years that BBRY should be considered a buy?
    Why are so many analysts bearish?
    Is anyone foolish enough to believe that QNX will not be challenged by Google, Apple or Microsoft to mention but a few?
    And since Alexa (or Echo) can operate on Android why wouldn't Amazon just put that into the Autonomous Vehicle market and avoid buying a license?
    dalinxz likes this.
    01-12-17 03:53 AM
  25. Corbu's Avatar

    Published on Jan 11, 2017
    The consolidation of automotive electronic control units (ECUs), at least into fewer high-level domain controllers, has obvious benefits for next-generation automotive designs in terms of cost, vehicle weight, and power consumption. This is driving auto manufacturers to begin evaluating 64-bit processors for their upcoming production vehicles, and in some cases looking to maximize the benefits of consolidation by running multiple systems on the same chip. Of course, this introduces the possibility of safety-critical systems (such as a digital instrument cluster) running on the same hardware as non-safety-critical systems (such as an infotainment platform), requiring strict isolation of the two. At CES 2017, Grant Courville, Senior Director of Product Management at BlackBerry QNX takes Embedded Computing Design Technology Editor Brandon Lewis on a tour of how the company's newest operating system, the QNX Software Development Platform 7.0 (QNX SDP 7.0), is able to harness the power of 64-bit SoCs through an automotive-grade hypervisor and virtualization techniques to safeguard the cluster while the infotainment system goes offline – all while supporting the latest in in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and safety features.
    01-12-17 06:04 AM
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