Where did Harley aka BatMark just go. Virtuoso to virtual sinkage in an instant.
And ps ... Please keep this threads to No Pump Zone.
BOURSE Alcatel-up sharply, Citi renegotiable judge Nokia offer
Tuesday, 5 May 2015 11:32 (Translated)
PARIS, May 5 (Reuters) - Alcatel-Lucent has the best performance of the CAC 40 Tuesday morning at the Paris Stock Exchange, Citi judging in a note that the group's takeover of responsibility by Nokia could be improved.
*** According to them, other Alcatel shareholders could join the fund Odey Asset Management LLP, the second largest shareholder of telecoms equipment, which has publicly stated that it will not tender its shares to the offer if it was held in the state. ***
*** Citi has estimated that the negative effect of the publication (late April) quarterly results from Nokia - below expectations - on the price of Alcatel-Lucent involved a potential increase of 33% compared to the price target the broker unchanged at 4.15 euros. ***
*** "We believe that there is now a greater likelihood of Nokia and Alcatel renegotiate the terms of their merger insofar as the price of Alcatel fell 27% from the price of 4.28 euros per share induces by the bid, "say Citi analysts. ***
*** "We believe that the likelihood of Nokia improve its offer by adding a cash portion, is now stronger," they say. *** Less
face book deal..for here..
German car maker bid for here..
Headed to 8..
......interesting...golf ??.... ;-)
$3.5B?? Nokia should keep it. That's way too low. The Division is now growing at a 25% clip. New car sales are booming. And Nokia isn't desperate. Suri if you want to do one thing right - don't sell HERE for less than $8B.
Just because Nokia's internal valuation is $2.1B for HERE, there seem to be a lot of low ball offers thrown around out there. I wonder what the book value of "What's APP" was when Facebook bought it for $19B?
From WPCS message board.
bushpilotswife • Apr 28, 2015 5:57 PM
My husband and I invested most our life savings on the promise of a turnaround story and the bitcoin thing. We had no idea it was just a smoke screen to hype the stock and let their buddy's fleece investors. We paid average of $3/share and finally sold at 20 cents before the reverse split. My husband was retired and was forced to go back to work. He has health issues and it has been rough. We both have been suicidal over this whole thing. How these so called CEO's can sleep at night...They had better hope there really isn't a God. Judgment day will fall upon them.
Finished all the green Pistachios, so now my finger tips are RED from the tastey red variety we covet here in the United States. Looking for my long lost green Pistachios.
If you see no humor in French's posts, you are certainly lost. What you characterize as attacks are really softball stuff; if some are aggrieved, they have no sense of humor and can't take a joke. You appear to be just such a person.
If you are one of those few who are actively using mobile map of Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), you might be wondering how Facebook Map for mobile web version has suddenly become more (or less) accurate! It is because Facebook has started sourcing its location data from soon-to-be-sold Nokia’s HERE map. The social networking giant has silently inked a deal with Nokia to leverage on its massive database build by the company in the last two decades.
Once the leader of mobile industry, Nokia is considering to sell its map division soon and many companies, including Apple, Samsung, Amazon, Baidu and of course Facebook, have set an eye on the Nokia HERE. While the deal is expected to fetch at least $2 billion for Nokia, many industry analysts feel that it could swell up to $3.5 billion, considering the massive database and expertise Nokia has in the field of location mapping service.
However, by integrating location data of HERE, apparently, Facebook has taken a lead. People close to Nokia Map division feel that Facebook is the best option for Nokia HERE as the social networking giant has got a massive user base of 1.44 billion, and nearly 1.1 billion users are on mobile.
When TechCrunch contacted Facebook about the development, the company’s spokesperson confirmed, “We are testing Nokia HERE maps across Facebook to give us more control and flexibility in delivering a consistent maps experience. I can confirm that we’re testing HERE maps in Android versions of some of our standalone apps like Instagram and Messenger as well.”Location Based Services: Next Big Thing
So, why is Facebook betting big on Nokia HERE ? The answer cold be segregated in two parts:
Photos are the more popular type of content on Facebook. A little over 250 billion photos are uploaded on Facebook by now. Daily, 1.44 billion users are uploading 350 million new photos on the world’s most popular online social network. Interestingly, due to the emergence of location-based apps, most of the smartphone users are keeping their GPS location on and a majority of these photos are auto-tagged with users’ location. Nearly 17 billion Facebook posts are tagged with a location.
Therefore, if Facebook has to make further enhancement in users’ experience, it would look to nothing but the Photo uploading feature to start with.
The second aspect is directly linked with the company’s revenue model. 40 million brands have created a page on Facebook, but only 5% of these spend on Facebook advertisement. Rest 95% are still relying on the organic reach of Facebook, which is nearly dead now after the latest three major changes. Mark Zuckerberg and team are constantly introducing new features to Facebook page owners to lure brands and convince them spend at least a small share of their online advertising budget on Facebook.For brands Photos are the important content when it comes to advertise on Facebook. Photos account for 62 percent of all brand posts but create 77% engagement. If Facebook could provide more precise location data, brands could opt for a better-targeted marketing approach, resulting in a greater ROI.
Facebook-Nokia HERE Acquisition Has A Challenge Too
Facebook, however, is yet to integrate HERE map data with native apps on iOS and Android platform. The existing Facebook app is still powered with Apple iOS map or Google Map. But, on the mobile website, location data is being derived from Nokia HERE.
By taking a step forward and integrating location data from Nokia HERE, Facebook has surprised many, especially when the possibility of acquiring HERE by some other company can’t be ruled out. However, people close to the matter believe that Facebook is almost sold on Nokia’s HERE. Therefore, the company has started testing the service by integrating it on the platform. The development will help Facebook to analyze the real capabilities of HERE and integration challenges that would have occurred post-acquisition. If things go as expected by Facebook, the social networking giant could go the extra mile to acquire Nokia HERE division.
On the other hand, Facebook is caught in a situation where it could face a blow if some other giant, say Apple or Samsung, makes a higher bid and buys Nokia HERE to strengthen its position in the location based services offerings. Facebook would be left with no other option but to negotiate wit the new owner of Nokia HERE to use the service on a licensed model; And, that too, if the new owner of Nokia HERE agrees to expose the location data.
Who will end up buying Here maps from Nokia? That hasn't been sorted out, yet Facebook is apparently not waiting around, As TechCrunch notes, Facebook already inked a deal of its own and has begun using Here's maps on the mobile version of its site, as well as in Facebook Messenger and Instagram on Android. Facebook also appears to be using Here's geocoding behind the scenes to help users identify and tag locations in posts. It was previously using Microsoft's Bing in some of these places. In a statement, Facebook said the change is "to give us more control and flexibility in delivering a consistent maps experience." Facebook's not waiting around to see who buys Here Maps Nokia's been shopping around its Here division since last month according to a report in Bloomberg. It spent $8.1 billion buying the maps business in 2008, but it's been unprofitable. Nonetheless, it has an enormous database of location and business data, something that might seem quite attractive to a company like Facebook. Nokia has also said to been pitching the sale of the site to Apple, Amazon, Baidu, Sirius XM, and even German carmakers. It's unclear what would happen to this arrangement with Facebook if Here got snapped up by one of those companies.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
BMW, Audi (VLKAY) and Mercedes-Benz (DDAIF) are banding together to purchase the application in order to prevent tech companies like Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), or Google (GOOGL) from obtaining the technology which is seen as central to developing self-driving vehicles.
The talks, which are in the advanced stages, according to the Journal's sources, are expected to close withing the next two weeks. The car companies would hold a controlling majority stake in the company with Chinese search engine Baidu (BIDU), Nokia and an undisclosed investor owning minority stakes in the business.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
You must be a female French model as you must ALWAYS get the last word. Do you live on this thread? Geez!