06-21-14 10:34 PM
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  1. nelsonpml's Avatar
    One of the best quotes from John Chen's yesterday presentation, was the one on the projected $100 million BBM revenue.

    I like the guy.

    Glimpses of a new BlackBerry after better-than-expected results - The Globe and Mail

    Chen on mathematics-img_20140620_085737_edit.png

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    06-20-14 08:03 AM
  2. just_luc's Avatar
    I was at the meeting. Chen was cracking wise and making jokes the whole time. He really is a very confident speaker. It works well for him.

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    06-20-14 08:11 AM
  3. Andrew4life's Avatar
    Also liked his interview with Bloomberg.

    They were like, "So you're not looking to sell but you're willing to look at offers?"
    And he's like, "Yeah, well if you offer me $100/share you'll probably get a phone call back from me. "


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    06-20-14 08:14 AM
  4. IamLadyK's Avatar
    What does "Use of the data it collects and advertising" mean? Please tell me BlackBerry is not going the same route as Google with collecting and selling information on its users.

    [URL = "bbmc:C0018C14B"] Join She, Me, Her: I am Woman[/URL] Posted via CB10 on BlackBerry Z30
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    06-20-14 08:30 AM
  5. Andrew4life's Avatar
    What does "Use of the data it collects and advertising" mean? Please tell me BlackBerry is not going the same route as Google with collecting and selling information on its users.

    [URL = "bbmc:C0018C14B"] Join She, Me, Her: I am Woman[/URL] Posted via CB10 on BlackBerry Z30
    I believe they will sell analytics not user data.

    E.g. XX people like pizza in this neighborhood. Not, John or Jane who lives at XYZ likes pizza.

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    06-20-14 08:31 AM
  6. just_luc's Avatar
    I believe they will sell analytics not user data.

    E.g. XX people like pizza in this neighborhood. Not, John or Jane who lives at XYZ likes pizza.

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    Or Google's version: John or Jane who live at XYZ like pizza ordered Mondays at 7:03pm, with mushrooms olives and pepperoni, served at 73 degrees centigrate, of which they eat 6 slices while watching American Idol at a volume of 26 decibels and store the remaining slices in their smart fridge to be consumed the following morning at 8:17am, before driving 52.3 kilometers to work in moderate traffic. They pay for their pizza using a visa card that ends in 8392 and expires in July. This same credit card was also used to access several adult themed sites and order a case of wine.

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    06-20-14 08:42 AM
  7. Ment's Avatar
    I believe they will sell analytics not user data.

    E.g. XX people like pizza in this neighborhood. Not, John or Jane who lives at XYZ likes pizza.

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    Same model as Google. Google doesn't sell raw data. If they did I'd start a VC company and buy all of it and make a tidy profit repackaging it to others. Google will never sell the golden egg.
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    06-20-14 08:47 AM
  8. BadGoliath42's Avatar
    What does "Use of the data it collects and advertising" mean? Please tell me BlackBerry is not going the same route as Google with collecting and selling information on its users.

    [URL = "bbmc:C0018C14B"] Join She, Me, Her: I am Woman[/URL] Posted via CB10 on BlackBerry Z30
    And what do you think this is?
    Chen on mathematics-img_20140620_095914.jpg
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    06-20-14 09:00 AM
  9. robluck82's Avatar
    That's effing hilarious! I love this guy!

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    06-20-14 09:01 AM
  10. robluck82's Avatar
    Or Google's version: John or Jane who live at XYZ like pizza ordered Mondays at 7:03pm, with mushrooms olives and pepperoni, served at 73 degrees centigrate, of which they eat 6 slices while watching American Idol at a volume of 26 decibels and store the remaining slices in their smart fridge to be consumed the following morning at 8:17am, before driving 52.3 kilometers to work in moderate traffic. They pay for their pizza using a visa card that ends in 8392 and expires in July. This same credit card was also used to access several adult themed sites and order a case of wine.

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    ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US

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    06-20-14 09:03 AM
  11. PineappleUnderTheSea's Avatar
    Trying to monetize BBM is a good start. But I still see Chen as a typical cost-cutter, basically any CEO from anywhere could do that. I don't have faith in his $100 MM number, but I guess time will tell. I still don't have a good feeling about where the hardware is going with Chen on board, i.e. everyone is announcing ecosystems to trump up their hardware, etc, and Chen is out there making jokes. We'll see.
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    06-20-14 10:05 AM
  12. anon1727506's Avatar
    If someone offered him $10 as share, he'd call them back.
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    06-20-14 11:19 AM
  13. IamLadyK's Avatar
    And what do you think this is?
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    Something that I keep turned off!

    [URL = "bbmc:C0018C14B"] Join She, Me, Her: I am Woman[/URL] Posted via CB10 on BlackBerry Z30
    06-20-14 12:23 PM
  14. TGR1's Avatar
    Trying to monetize BBM is a good start. But I still see Chen as a typical cost-cutter, basically any CEO from anywhere could do that. I don't have faith in his $100 MM number, but I guess time will tell. I still don't have a good feeling about where the hardware is going with Chen on board, i.e. everyone is announcing ecosystems to trump up their hardware, etc, and Chen is out there making jokes. We'll see.
    His "mathematics" also sucks. $100 million is not expressed as a percentage of growth
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    06-20-14 12:48 PM
  15. TGR1's Avatar
    Trying to monetize BBM is a good start. But I still see Chen as a typical cost-cutter, basically any CEO from anywhere could do that. I don't have faith in his $100 MM number, but I guess time will tell. I still don't have a good feeling about where the hardware is going with Chen on board, i.e. everyone is announcing ecosystems to trump up their hardware, etc, and Chen is out there making jokes. We'll see.
    Will opt-out also be offered, as it absolutely should? There's JC's dilemma there: if BB users are so hung up on security as claimed that number could be high, in which case monetization suffers.
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    06-20-14 12:49 PM
  16. just_luc's Avatar
    If someone offered him $10 as share, he'd call them back.
    Considering we sit at $10.49 on the TSE at the moment i'd have to say no..
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    06-20-14 12:54 PM
  17. JeepBB's Avatar
    Something that I keep turned off!

    [URL = "bbmc:C0018C14B"] Join She, Me, Her: I am Woman[/URL] Posted via CB10 on BlackBerry Z30
    Heh-heh... I reckon in Chen's $100M future, you won't be able to turn it off. That's how he'll make the $100M!
    06-20-14 02:07 PM
  18. dustmalik's Avatar
    Or Google's version: John or Jane who live at XYZ like pizza ordered Mondays at 7:03pm, with mushrooms olives and pepperoni, served at 73 degrees centigrate, of which they eat 6 slices while watching American Idol at a volume of 26 decibels and store the remaining slices in their smart fridge to be consumed the following morning at 8:17am, before driving 52.3 kilometers to work in moderate traffic. They pay for their pizza using a visa card that ends in 8392 and expires in July. This same credit card was also used to access several adult themed sites and order a case of wine.

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    Hahahaha. This gave me one hell of a laugh session.

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    06-20-14 02:38 PM
  19. irweezyy's Avatar
    His "mathematics" also sucks. $100 million is not expressed as a percentage of growth
    The original quote says "from zero to $100 million", which can be used to determine percentage of growth if I'm not mistaken.

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    06-20-14 02:55 PM
  20. JeepBB's Avatar
    Will opt-out also be offered, as it absolutely should? There's JC's dilemma there: if BB users are so hung up on security as claimed that number could be high, in which case monetization suffers.
    I can see two routes: the first is BBM supported by Ads. The advertisers pay, and would probably insist that opt-outs are impossible as their price. I know that I would!

    The second model is getting the users to pay for an Ad-free premium version of BBM.

    I don't see either route as a guaranteed win for BB. I can't see existing BBM users being impressed by the appearance of Ads (which, as I said, are unlikely to be "turn-offable"), and I'm not sure how many would pay for the premium BBM when rival messenger apps are free.
    06-20-14 03:00 PM
  21. thedark722's Avatar
    Or Google's version: John or Jane who live at XYZ like pizza ordered Mondays at 7:03pm, with mushrooms olives and pepperoni, served at 73 degrees centigrate, of which they eat 6 slices while watching American Idol at a volume of 26 decibels and store the remaining slices in their smart fridge to be consumed the following morning at 8:17am, before driving 52.3 kilometers to work in moderate traffic. They pay for their pizza using a visa card that ends in 8392 and expires in July. This same credit card was also used to access several adult themed sites and order a case of wine.

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    Lmao!!!!!!

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    06-20-14 03:33 PM
  22. TGR1's Avatar
    The original quote says "from zero to $100 million", which can be used to determine percentage of growth if I'm not mistaken.

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    Mathematically no, if starting from zero.
    06-21-14 12:00 AM
  23. dusdal's Avatar
    I can see two routes: the first is BBM supported by Ads. The advertisers pay, and would probably insist that opt-outs are impossible as their price. I know that I would!

    The second model is getting the users to pay for an Ad-free premium version of BBM.

    I don't see either route as a guaranteed win for BB. I can't see existing BBM users being impressed by the appearance of Ads (which, as I said, are unlikely to be "turn-offable"), and I'm not sure how many would pay for the premium BBM when rival messenger apps are free.
    I don't expect either of those routes to come true.

    Current plan appears to be:

    1) eBBM for enterprise: Including bbm secure, bbm meetings and whatever else they come up with

    2) transactions: Currently making some per transaction on their en stream contract in Canada and bbm money in Indonesia.

    3) consumers: Stickers, wallpapers, and other bbm shop items. Sponsored adverts in channels.

    Dominate the MCAT C0012A8A6
    06-21-14 12:23 AM
  24. 018125's Avatar
    His "mathematics" also sucks. $100 million is not expressed as a percentage of growth
    He never said that it is. This is the reason he answered the question this way.



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    06-21-14 03:16 AM
  25. iamagod's Avatar
    Mathematically no, if starting from zero.
    Thats the point of the joke. The growth would basically be infinite.

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    06-21-14 03:22 AM
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