Somebody made an advance in solving rsa's encryption and blackberry coincidentally owns the only alternative.. I'm no pumper or anything like that, it is just surprising that such a basic news item was missed by all this Howard's "expert" traders
Wow, I just read about this.
And scanning the headlines, I don't think it's been picked-up on by msm much. So far I've only found 4 articles --Ars Technica, MIT technology review, Network World, and Tech Target.
I would imagine there will have to be somewhat swift government involvement to make sure the switch to ECC happens sooner rather than later... and ensure cool heads prevail. Flashback to Y2k and the cottage industry of wackos, charlatans, and paranoia that arose surrounding that ( and never really went away :)).
Great research I would agree with your article as to what todays movement was. Nationalization would be fine for the patents for the appropriate price. You can not go nationalizing private countries private companies patents hehe.
HOWEVER the United States could use them and just not pay. What would Blackberry do about it haha. 20 years in the World Trade Courts?
crazy stuff. Tom Simonite thinks Certicom's patents would get busted by US gov if there was a major breach :
"...“There’s not a company in the world that has the opportunity that BlackBerry has right now,” he said, adding that if RSA and Diffie-Hellman were broken, the U.S. government would likely overturn Certicom’s patents in the national interest. “If the cryptopocalypse happens, those patents are not going to last.”...
i don't get that. If he thinks the gov would bust the patents, how is it a great opportunity for BB?
I mean, yeah its great if there is just a lot more fear of a breach so people are switching to ECC, but if the current ones actually get broken, then where does that leave BB. I've never heard of a patent getting busted that way before, but I guess it happens.
Yep. That $105 million investment will pay off 100 times. Remember BBRY initially made a bid for $53 million. When Verisign countered, BBRY doubled their bid and won Ceticom. Now they're sitting on all those patents
Well, that's better than some others for a beginning reason for the spike of why the shorts have started to begin to cover. Last report 6/28-7/15 still had 160 million shorted shares out of 524 million total common shares, down 24 million short shares from previous report.
BLACKBERRIES ARE IN SEASON NOW FOR ACQUIRING GOOD EATS AND HERBALIFE SHAKES ARE NOTED TO BE GOOD TASTING AS WELL