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  1. gebco's Avatar
    Why Apple Inc. (AAPL) Should Buy BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) | Tech Insider

    Interesting article in that the author states that even though BlackBerry is a small player, they are the only one who's primary focus is security.

    "BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is a company, which even in its downward journey, never lost focus from its primary goal of securing conversation of its customers. Be it data, voice or messages, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is still the company on which you can rely on if security and privacy is your main concern. Granted that BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has been reduced to a niche player in the smartphone universe, but that doesnt change the fact that its devices are used by the whos who of International politics, from U.S. President, Barack Obama, to German Chancellor, Angela Merkel."
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    08-08-14 03:31 PM
  2. mvpcrossxover's Avatar


    Why would we want less competitions?
    spikesolie and menshawy like this.
    08-08-14 03:34 PM
  3. Ment's Avatar
    If BES was for sale by itself BB would have plenty of buyers. Its all the other parts that aren't as palatable.
    08-08-14 03:39 PM
  4. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    Apple will definitely buy BlackBerry.... In Their Dreams!
    08-08-14 03:45 PM
  5. TgeekB's Avatar
    Apple will definitely buy BlackBerry.... In Their Dreams!
    They could buy blackberry with their pocket change.

    To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others Buddha
    devin266 likes this.
    08-08-14 03:46 PM
  6. rocker_man1's Avatar
    They would have to rebuild the ios OS for it to actually help them. You can't patch a insecure os


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    sk8er_tor and lovedaazn like this.
    08-08-14 03:48 PM
  7. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    Why Apple Inc. (AAPL) Should Buy BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) | Tech Insider

    Interesting article in that the author states that even though BlackBerry is a small player, they are the only one who's primary focus is security.

    "BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is a company, which even in its downward journey, never lost focus from its primary goal of securing conversation of its customers. Be it data, voice or messages, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is still the company on which you can rely on if security and privacy is your main concern. Granted that BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has been reduced to a niche player in the smartphone universe, but that doesn’t change the fact that its devices are used by the who’s who of International politics, from U.S. President, Barack Obama, to German Chancellor, Angela Merkel."

    Not sure why you are posting old news?

    Secondly Apple wouldn't be able to buy BlackBerry as they would have to pay tax on sale, something Apple hasn't paid in years because all their money is store in offshore accounts. The US economy wouldn't be in such bad shape if companies like Apple paid regular corporate tax instead of moving their money outside of the US.
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    08-08-14 03:48 PM
  8. donnation's Avatar
    Not sure why you are posting old news?

    Secondly Apple wouldn't be able to buy BlackBerry as they would have to pay tax on sale, something Apple hasn't paid in years because all their money is store in offshore accounts. The US economy wouldn't be in such bad shape if companies like Apple paid regular corporate tax instead of moving their money outside of the US.
    Oh please, so the economy is Apple's fault too?
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    08-08-14 03:49 PM
  9. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    Oh please, so the economy is Apple's fault too?
    Yes.
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    08-08-14 03:54 PM
  10. donnation's Avatar
    Yes.
    Lol ok
    08-08-14 03:55 PM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    And don't forget Google. It's their fault also.

    To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others Buddha
    08-08-14 03:55 PM
  12. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    And don't forget Google. It's their fault also.
    Good point. I almost forgot about them and Microsoft as well.
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    08-08-14 03:59 PM
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    Good point. I almost forgot about them and Microsoft as well.
    And Walmart. They're evil also.

    To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others Buddha
    08-08-14 04:00 PM
  14. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    And Walmart. They're evil also.
    You're much better at pointing out who's to blame than me. I'll let you name the rest.
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    08-08-14 04:03 PM
  15. gebco's Avatar
    Not sure why you are posting old news?
    The article was posted yesterday, and as per the quote I took from the article, it is to underline the fact that others still recognize the strength of BB compared to iOS. There seem to be more positive BB articles in the news lately.
    08-08-14 04:07 PM
  16. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    The article was posted yesterday, and as per the quote I took from the article, it is to underline the fact that others still recognize the strength of BB compared to iOS. There seem to be more positive BB articles in the news lately.
    Apple buying BlackBerry is not positive news.
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    08-08-14 04:12 PM
  17. TgeekB's Avatar
    You're much better at pointing out who's to blame than me. I'll let you name the rest.
    OK.

    Anything with sheep or Droid in it.
    The government.
    Anyone who thinks differently from me.
    Apple and Google again because they are just so damned evil.
    Chicken McNuggets.
    Did I mention Apple and sheep?
    American beer.
    I'll think of more.

    To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others Buddha
    08-08-14 04:20 PM
  18. rocker_man1's Avatar
    Not just apple but corporate greed

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    08-08-14 04:21 PM
  19. mvpcrossxover's Avatar
    And Walmart. They're evil also.

    “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others” Buddha
    Walmart does kill small businesses so yea...........
    Heinz Katchup and spikesolie like this.
    08-08-14 04:46 PM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    Walmart does kill small businesses so yea...........
    I agree. Get rid of them all.

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    08-08-14 05:01 PM
  21. THBW's Avatar
    They could buy blackberry with their pocket change.

    “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others” Buddha
    Well they could if their cash was in the US. But it isn't and Apple doesn't want to pay that tax bill. It sits close to 45 billion dollars at the moment.
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    08-08-14 05:08 PM
  22. chickenman18's Avatar
    So, if Apple can't acquire any other companies, then how did they pull off the purchase if Beats By Dre?


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    08-08-14 05:38 PM
  23. abwan11's Avatar
    It would dilute their brand if they did, but buying beats and partnering with IBM is equivalent. The risk/reward is favorable. Take them out, take their staff, drive the security end, creating a pro business device and get the devs on board. QNX and their future leaves tomorrow open to possibilities. The risk, some old dusty cash probably chewed up by mice b/c it's been sitting so long up in Timmys attic.

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    08-08-14 06:04 PM
  24. crackbrry fan's Avatar
    So, if Apple can't acquire any other companies, then how did they pull off the purchase if Beats By Dre?


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    Apple spent $2.6 billion in cash on the deal, with the remaining $400 million coming as Apple stock. This was reported I'm sure it was the reverse to avoid the tax issues.

    Apple used technicalities in Irish and American tax law to pay little or no corporate taxes on at least $74 billion over the past four years, according to the Senate panel's findings. The investigation found no evidence that Apple did anything illegal. What they often leave out is the second part of the story, that Apple is one of the largest tax avoiders," said Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.), who described Apple as the "most egregious offender" among U.S. corporations trying to avoid tax bills. Mr. McCain is the ranking Republican on the subcommittee headed by Michigan Democrat Carl Levin.Despite reporting net income of $30 billion over the four-year period 2009 to 2012, Apple Operations International paid no corporate income taxes to any national government during that period," .Cook urged Congress to modify the current tax system, which Apple said penalizes companies for bringing foreign earnings back to the U.S.
    "Apple welcomes an objective examination of the U.S. corporate tax system, which has not kept pace with the advent of the digital age and the rapidly changing global economy," the company said in testimony. I can write tons about other violators but they are at least making restitution by other means which I'm not at liberty to say.

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    08-08-14 06:06 PM
  25. TgeekB's Avatar
    I'm never eating Apple pie again.

    To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others Buddha
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    08-08-14 06:22 PM
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