PENTAGON DISCONNECTS IPHONE, ANDROID SECURITY SERVICE, FORCING A RETURN TO BLACKBERRY FOR SOME
Some military members who were working off Apple and Android-based smartphones and tablets now must return to using older model BlackBerrys because of a security service switchover, according to an email obtained by Nextgov and confirmed by Pentagon officials.
The Defense Department is building a new mobile device management system to monitor government-issued consumer smartphones on military networks, but it's not yet ready for prime time.
Employees within at least one Army organization were forced to disconnect iPhones, iPads and Android devices from their existing security service, Good Mobile Messaging, because the Pentagon is deploying a new departmentwide system by Fixmo, states an email that appeared in an Army listserve.
Army personnel "have been told that between now and whenever this 'fixmo' is online, their Droids and iThings are simply to become useless," the email said. The Defense Information Systems Agency is in the midst of transitioning smartphone users in each military component to the full $16 million system.
"The victim, er organization under migration offered their [Good] licenses and servers and expertise to DISA, but were told no, don't want it," the email continues. "Expectation is that Droid and iThing users will be deviceless until March 2014 at earliest, and they can either do without or go back to a BB 9930," an older model BlackBerry smartphone,
Nice to see
Operational costs have been cut drastically. BBM is taking off around the globe. New CEO seems to be solid. Let us see where BBRY ends the year. Earnings for last Q comes in 3 weeks. Most importantly the comments of the CEO could drive the stock. December is going to be an exciting month.
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BBM downloads on iOS surpass WhatsApp in India
By: Harshita Rastogi| Nov 29th, 2013 at 11:37AM0Filed Under: BlackBerry, News
BlackBerry’s Messenger app did really well on the day it went live on the Android and iOS platforms. It has in fact continued on its impressive run and according to a survey by Distimo (via Forbes); BBM has been downloaded more times than WhatsApp on the iOS platform in countries like India and UK. Reportedly, BBM has recorded 38 percent download shares on iOS between October 21 and November 21 in India, while WhatsApp received 36 percent in the same period. The survey included messenger services like Snapchat, BBM, WhatApp, Kick and Viber.
Though the report highlights how WhatsApp has lost some market share to BBM in major regions, there is no change in WhatsApp’s dominance, which still has a relatively higher user base of over 350 million active users. Within a week of its launch, BBM downloads crossed 20 million on both the platforms, which must have shot up by now. However, there is no clue about the number of active users of the BBM app.
On the other hand, Viber too seems to have a good number of users in India, and received 19 percent download shares in the same period. Snapchat leads in the US market with 32 percent share, and has 23 percent shares in UK and Brazil. WhatsApp received the highest number of downloads (47 percent) in Brazil.
fter F5 Networks' stock dropped 15% this year and generated lackluster returns in recent weeks despite September quarter results that Cantor views as quite strong, the firm thinks the company's product cycle has bottomed and is prepared to accelerate. The firm expects the company's product sales to grow by at least 10% in Q2 of FY14, and it keeps a $110 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
This has potential
John Shen just needs to outline strategy and if company has no major writedown...
See HPQ results /action
I really like this new CEO. Best hire. Also with 4.6Billion in cash after tax refund and a dramatically growing BBM this company could be over 30 in 2014.
Lot of my friends are on BBM as well
Then 2.6B cash, 500Mill r&d credit, 4B in property and plant, 3B in patents = 15B for the company = 30/share in value..
Has to outbid Lenovo
Bid1: Fairfax at 9
Bid2: Lenovo at 9.57
Bid3: Qualcom/Cerb/MikeL/DougF: 10?? my best guess (funds are no issue for Qualcom and Cerb)
Bid4: Micrsooft/John Scully: Microsoft has 80B in cash
Bid5: But FB, GOOG, CSCO, ORCL, INTC, IBM, Samsung, SAP could come in
This thing could be sold for highest bidder which currently appears minimum 9.57 from Lenovo and likely will end up a lot higher at 12 or so. We will see