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    we gonna stay above 8.....

    by insiderguy_200077 Jun 10, 2014 9:52 PM
    blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Jun 10, 2014 10:26 PM Flag

    If not people will lose their shirt Option Brief: Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) call volume outpaced put volume by a healthy margin on Friday. However, not all of the calls were of the typical bullish variety. Indeed, it appears as though a substantial amount of the action at the session's most popular strike was neutral-to-bearish in nature.

    Specifically, NOK's most active option was the weekly 6/13 8-strike call, where 3,000-plus contracts were exchanged. In fact, just after noon ET, a multi-exchange sweep of 2,500 contracts crossed at this strike at the bid price of $0.10 each, suggesting the calls were sold. What's more, open interest at the strike picked up nearly 2,600 contracts over the weekend, making it safe to assume the short bets were freshly initiated.

    Friday's headline call writer collected a total premium of $25,000 (premium * number of contracts * 100 shares per contract) on the trade. This profit will be secured as long as NOK shares -- currently unchanged at $7.88 -- remain south of the 8 strike through this Friday's close, when the weekly options expire. However, if the stock rallies north of $8 between now and then, the short-term speculator risks being assigned.

    Speaking of short-term speculation, Nokia Corporation's (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) 30-day at-the-money implied volatility spiked 4.6% on Friday to close at 33.9%, indicating elevated demand for front-month contracts (and higher premium prices, which is good news for option sellers). Meanwhile, on the charts, the equity slid 2%, but remains up more than 120% on a year-over-year basis.

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    You Dont Get The Dividend If You Are Short

    by skeetz1234 Jun 10, 2014 4:41 PM
    blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Jun 10, 2014 7:49 PM Flag

    Qualified dividends are taxed at either 0% or 15% depending on the tax status of the investor. Dividends collected with a short term dividend capture strategy fail to meet the necessary holding conditions to receive the favorable tax treatment and are therefore, taxed at the investor's ordinary income tax rate. According to the IRS, in order to be qualified for the 0/15% tax rate, "you must have held the stock for more than 60 days during the 121-day period that begins 60 days before the ex-dividend date." Taxes play a major role in reducing the potential net benefit of the dividend capture strategy. (Find out how legislation enacted in 2003 is benefiting both investors and corporations, and when it's scheduled to expire

  • Reply to

    You Dont Get The Dividend If You Are Short

    by skeetz1234 Jun 10, 2014 4:41 PM
    blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Jun 10, 2014 7:18 PM Flag

    0.51 cents 4/29/2014 2:05 AM ET
    Nokia Corp. (NOK: Quote) said that its board proposed to the Annual General Meeting, which is to be held on June 17, 2014, that an ordinary dividend of 0.11 euros per share be paid for the fiscal year 2013. In addition the Board proposed that in line with the capital structure optimization program decided by the Board a special dividend of 0.26 euros per share be paid. The ex-dividend date would be June 18, 2014, the record date June 23, 2014 and the payment date on or about July 3, 2014.
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  • Option Brief: Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) call volume outpaced put volume by a healthy margin on Friday. However, not all of the calls were of the typical bullish variety. Indeed, it appears as though a substantial amount of the action at the session's most popular strike was neutral-to-bearish in nature.

    Specifically, NOK's most active option was the weekly 6/13 8-strike call, where 3,000-plus contracts were exchanged. In fact, just after noon ET, a multi-exchange sweep of 2,500 contracts crossed at this strike at the bid price of $0.10 each, suggesting the calls were sold. What's more, open interest at the strike picked up nearly 2,600 contracts over the weekend, making it safe to assume the short bets were freshly initiated.

    Friday's headline call writer collected a total premium of $25,000 (premium * number of contracts * 100 shares per contract) on the trade. This profit will be secured as long as NOK shares -- currently unchanged at $7.88 -- remain south of the 8 strike through this Friday's close, when the weekly options expire. However, if the stock rallies north of $8 between now and then, the short-term speculator risks being assigned.

    Speaking of short-term speculation, Nokia Corporation's (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) 30-day at-the-money implied volatility spiked 4.6% on Friday to close at 33.9%, indicating elevated demand for front-month contracts (and higher premium prices, which is good news for option sellers). Meanwhile, on the charts, the equity slid 2%, but remains up more than 120% on a year-over-year basis.

  • blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Jun 10, 2014 1:49 PM Flag

    You greedy piece of #$%$.You want all of it? You would not take 100,000? I can send you that amount wire transfer OK?

  • Nokia's Semiconductor Energy Laboratory has unveiled a new kind of OLED display that can be folded like a book while in use, similar to technology that Apple is thought to be exploring for future iPhones and the long-rumored "iWatch."
    The Finnish communications giant demonstrated two foldable, 5.9-inch OLED panels at the annual Display Week conference in San Diego earlier this month, according to Nikkei Tech. The panels were jointly developed by Nokia SEL and Japanese subsidiary Advanced Film Device.

    One of the panels can be folded down the middle, while the other can be folded in two places much like a pamphlet. Both 1,280-pixel-by-720-pixel displays can continue display video while folded and are manufactured using a special technique that sandwiches the color filter, TFT, and OLED layers between a sealer and a flexible substrate.

    While neither panel can be folded completely like a piece of paper, the fold radius is impressively small and each can be folded and unfolded more than 100,000 times. The single-fold display can be bent to 2 millimeters, while the dual-fold panel can withstand a 4 millimeter curvature.

    Despite publicly panning OLED technology in the past, Apple is rumored to have changed its tune when it comes to the so-called "iWatch." Recent reports have indicated that Apple may be planning to utilize a flexible, curved OLED display in the new wearable that would allow for a more sleek, form-fitted design than competing smart watches.

    Though concept devices featuring curved or folded designs have existed for more than a decade, the only such products to make their debut have been mobile phones and televisions sporting slightly curved displays. Apple's ample engineering resources and massive war chest put the company in a unique position to fully realize the potential of OLED displays to enable totally new device designs.

    Apple has also been seen taking a keen interest in foldable OLED displays for phones, applying for a number of related patents. One such patent covers iPhones with interactive, wrap-around displays, for example, while another deals with using flexible OLEDs to create a "pressable" display.

  • Ordinary dividend of EUR 0.11 per share and special dividend of EUR 0.26 proposed for 2013
    Espoo, Finland – Nokia announced today that its Board of Directors has resolved to convene the Annual General Meeting on June 17, 2014 and that the Board and its Committees submit the below proposals to the Annual General Meeting.

    Proposal to pay an ordinary dividend of EUR 0.11 per share and a special dividend of EUR 0.26 per share
    Proposals on the Board composition and remuneration
    Proposals to authorize the Board to repurchase and issue shares
    Proposals on the re-election of the external auditor and auditor’s remuneration
    Proposal on the payment of dividend

    The Board proposes to the Annual General Meeting that an ordinary dividend of EUR 0.11 per share be paid for the fiscal year 2013. In addition the Board proposes that in line with the capital structure optimization program decided by the Board a special dividend of EUR 0.26 per share be paid. The ex-dividend date would be June 18, 2014, the record date June 23, 2014 and the payment date on or about July 3, 2014.
    Proposal to authorize the Board to repurchase shares

    In line with the capital optimization program announced today the Board proposes that the Annual General Meeting authorizes the Board to resolve to repurchase a maximum of 370 million Nokia shares. The proposed amount of shares represents less than 10% of all the shares of the Company. The shares may be repurchased under the proposed authorization in order to optimize the capital structure of the Company and are expected to be cancelled. In addition, shares may be repurchased in order to finance or carry out acquisitions or other arrangements, to settle the Company’s equity-based incentive plans, or to be transferred for other purposes.The shares may be repurchased in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, through the use of derivative instruments, or through a tender offer made to all shareholders on equal terms. The authorization would be effective until December 17, 2015 and terminate the current authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting on May 7, 2013. The Nokia Board plans to commence the repurchases following the publication of the Company’s interim report for the second quarter of 2014.

  • Utilising a built-in vibrating actuator on its base, the low frequencies of your music are created and amplified when placed on a solid surface – effectively turning any table into a speaker!

    The speaker that’s positioned on the top lifts the rest of the frequency range high into, and around, the room.

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    Pairing couldn’t be simpler. If you’ve got an NFC-enabled phone, just tap and connect. Alternatively, search for the Nokia Portable Wireless Speaker in your Bluetooth settings.

    It also doubles up as a handy speakerphone for work calls, and while designed to work best with Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones, it’s also compatible with iOS and Android devices.

    Don’t want to connect wirelessly? You can always tether using the 3.5 mm audio connector.

    Power on, pair up and play all your favourite music from Nokia MixRadio or any other source.

    Designed in a range of very Lumia-like colours – yellow, green, orange and white – the Portable Wireless Speaker really stands out, complementing your devices.

    The Nokia Portable Wireless Speaker is available today from all good outlets, priced at #$%$39.

  • Curved screens? Got ‘em. Done deal. With LG’s G Flex and the Samsung Galaxy Round, smartphones have cleared that hurdle. What’s next promises to be a bit more interesting, though, as we look forward to the day when phones will not just be curved, but foldable, with displays that can take a bend and keep right on working. Samsung and LG are both working on improving their flexible OLED offerings in the hopes we’ll get there one day, but at the recent Society for Display Information conference we learned about a new player showing off its own folding screens, as Nokia demoed a couple models.

    Working with Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Nokia created two 5.9-inch 720p panels, each designed to be folded in a specific way. One of them simply folds once in two, while another is capable of two-fold, three-panel, pamphlet-like operation. By optimizing the screens for specific folding patterns like this, Nokia was able to pull off these folds while giving each quite the narrow radius: just 2mm for the single fold, and 4mm for the double fold. They’re also reportedly quite durable, rated for 100,000 folds before failure.

    Will either of these screens ever make it to smartphones? Well, this is Nokia-Nokia we’re talking about, and not specifically Devices & Services, so it’s not clear that Microsoft would have any direct claim to these panels for use in future Lumia phones. That said, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Nokia make the tech available to Microsoft by means of a new arrangement, but even that could be a long time away. Remember, there’s a lot more to a phone than just its display, and plenty of other rigid materials that need to be engineered around if we’re ever going to get a foldable smartphone.

  • blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Jun 9, 2014 4:52 PM Flag

    Going indoors: Hellmis says Here is "investing a lot" in indoor mapping, charting the inside of buildings where you can't be traced by GPS. Here already charts the interiors of more than 50,000 venues around the world -- including, for example, the cavernous Barcelona conference centre where this interview took place -- with the data compiled in different ways, perhaps supplied by the venues themselves.

    And you can help Here go off-road: Here includes a Map Creator, which allows you to submit and help edit mapping information. The map-creating community is policed by local trained geographers to ensure accuracy.

  • blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Jun 9, 2014 1:21 PM Flag

    It amazes me how dumb the people are.iphones are junk and people are buying them up goes to sure how screwed up the society is it is bad.Old timer told 15 yrs ago bs the people they love it tell them the truth they do not want to hear it so true.He is now 88 years old and still works on cars.Had a transmission out last week.Generation today does not even know what a wrench is/does.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook would very much like to know where you are.

    Apple has embarked on an ambitious program to use the sensors in its iPhones to map the large indoor areas of stores, offices, event spaces and commercial buildings, according to Onyx Beacon CEO Roman Foeckl, who attended Apple's WWDC conference for developers. (Onyx both markets beacons and provides management software for beacon owners.)

    The effort isn't a secret — Apple has been seeding commercial spaces with its iBeacon technology for months.

    But most people don't know that iBeacon exists, or what it is for. And Apple is using a range of technologies in addition to iBeacon to create its indoor maps. Business Insider asked Apple for comment but we didn't hear back.

    Foeckl says Apple is likely now ahead of Google when it comes to indoor mapping. That is significant because indoor maps will generate revenue in the future for stores and shops in malls and arenas. It could also generate revenue for Apple.An assortment of different iBeacons from various vendors.

    Of course, there are privacy and surveillance issues that the public has not yet begun to understand or debate. It's one thing to not have privacy while walking down a street in public where anyone can see you. It's quite another to be tracked inside, behind closed doors, on private premises.

    iBeacons are small devices that detect the Bluetooth signal coming from iPhones. They can be used to ping the iPhones of people walking by with offers or useful messages, such as "hey, you're walking by a Starbucks." (An example: At a recent wearables hackathon, ReadWrite editor Owen Thomas found his iPhone being pinged by iBeacons continuously.) Some iPhone users have already started to receive lockscreen notifications on their iPhones from Starbucks based on iBeacons.

    The indoor map strategy is also interesting because Apple's last major mapping launch, the Apple Maps app, was a disaster. It was intended to compete against or replace Google Maps for iPhone users, but it turned out to be filled with errors and distortions, some of them hilarious — the Brooklyn Bridge imagery was so twisted it looked like it was collapsing into the East River.Apple's disastrous Brooklyn Bridge map.

    Apple has since fixed Apple Maps, and now it may have a jump on Google in the indoor sector.

    "Apple has learned from its mistakes from the initial launch of map services and won't repeat with launch of indoor mapping," Foeckl says. "We'll have to wait for Google iO [the search giant's developer conference] to see what their next move will be for indoor maps. Apple's vision and roadmap has become more transparent after the announcement of indoor mapping."

    Now, Apple needs businesses to get with the program, Foeckl says. "It will be important to see how fast venue owners adapt to the technology and add venues. Google has more venues mapped at the moment, but it looks to be easier to add venues to Apple's new indoor mapping service."

    To give you an idea of just how aggressively your movements can be tracked when you have an iPhone, consider the technology being used. iBeacon, using Bluetooth, works within a few feet. You can easily imagine stores or event hosts requiring you to stop at a display or booth in order to get a code or message allowing access to further benefits, for instance. Employers could track the whereabouts of their workers down to a few inches. No more hiding in the bathroom!

    Users can also be tracked indoors by wifi, GPS, and the cellular signal. Google has been creating indoor maps by triangulating wireless and GPS signals, but those maps are imprecise compared to Bluetooth signals from iBeacons. There are a dozen or more other companies like Indoor Atlas, xAd, and Euclid Analytics devoted to tracking customers inside shops via their phones.

  • The Finnish technology company, Nokia, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Australian company, Mesaplexx. Nokia believes that this buyout will strengthen its Network business by boosting its radio capabilities. The financial terms of the deal weren’t made public.

    Microsoft bought Nokia’s phone division and services, but Nokia still owns its Network and Map division. The company has been working seamlessly to grow those divisions. Notably, it recently opened a mobile security unit in order to boost mobile revenue, and the company has been working with NTT Docomo to work on 5G technologies.

    The Australian firm Mesaplexx is known for developing compact, high performance filter technology for the mobile industry. These filters improve the mobile network by enabling better base station radios and active antenna systems. It will help improve the radio performance thus improving the capacity and efficiency of networks.

    In order to ensure the spectrum can be shared within the same geographical area and that the same antenna is able to both transmit and receive signals, RF filters are required at every base station. The firm could also help to cut down power consumption and overall cost, and minimize the signal loss.

    Nokia believes that using Mesaplexx technology it will be able to reduce small cell form factor by at least 30%."Those familiar with radio technologies know that while there has been a lot of progress in recent years, filters are one area where new innovations can still yield significant improvements in performance," said Marc Rouanne, Executive Vice President, Mobile Broadband at Nokia. "This company's stand-out expertise has the potential to achieve that.

  • Reply to

    Proof, NSN is obtaining market share

    by jeffreber44 Jun 5, 2014 10:05 AM
    blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Jun 5, 2014 10:19 AM Flag

    Nokia Overtakes Cisco, Claims Number Three Spot behind Ericsson and Huawei une 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, announced today that the overall Wireless Packet Core market grew twenty six percent during the first quarter of 2014 versus the year-ago period. The higher growth portion of the market that is used to manage LTE wireless networks, called Evolved Packet Core (EPC), experienced significantly higher growth than the total market.

    Dell'Oro Group Logo.
    Dell'Oro Group Quarterly Wireless Packet Core Report Highlights:

    North American session growth jumped to over 250% of 4Q13 levels. This follows a slowdown in the third and fourth quarters of 2013.
    In the first quarter, nearly half of Service Provider bid responses required technical specifications for upcoming availability of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) capabilities from packet core vendors.
    Nokia took significant revenue share in the overall market, and is now ranked #3 on a trailing four quarter revenue basis.
    "As the service providers deploying LTE expand beyond the early movers in the US, Japan and Korea, we are seeing a shift in vendor shares towards those with exposure to other regions," explained Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group with responsibility for Wireless Packet Core coverage. "This has recently benefited Nokia in particular."

  • blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Jun 5, 2014 9:28 AM Flag

    NEW DELHI: Finnish telecom giant Nokia today said it has completed the acquisition of the Australian company Mesaplexx Pty Limited in order to boost its radio capabilities in the networks business.

    Mesaplexx has unique know-how in developing compact, high performance radio frequency (RF) filter technology for the mobile industry.
    The Nokia Flexi family of radio access base stations offers cutting-edge solutions that balance energy efficiency, power output and form factor. Adding the very advanced Mesaplexx technology can enhance them further, potentially reducing small cells form factor by 30 per cent or more," Nokia said in a statement.

    Nokia said it is continually improving its radio systems whilst making them smaller, lighter and more efficient. Read :The Economic Times

  • Reply to

    nok keeps looking better

    by hawkeyes5653 Jun 4, 2014 8:59 PM
    blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Jun 5, 2014 6:41 AM Flag

    Based on what your theory,you have no idea what you are talking about.Nokia was lucky to unload the bleeding phone division.Negotiation between the two was tedious with several meetings and the deal almost fell through.

  • If you received dividends from any of your investments this year, you may have to pay income tax on these payments. The Internal Revenue Service considers dividends to be taxable income. So regardless of the amount of your dividend payments, you should report them on your tax return.
    About dividends
    Dividends are payments you receive from certain investments, such as corporate stocks and shares in a mutual fund. The term "ordinary dividends” includes both qualified and nonqualified dividends, which are taxed at different rates.

    Qualified dividends, such as most of those paid on corporate stocks, are taxed at long term capital gains rates — which are lower than ordinary income tax rates. Nonqualified dividends, however, are taxed at the higher ordinary income tax rates.

    In order to treat your dividends as qualified dividends, the IRS requires that you hold your stock investment for more than 60 days during the 121-day period that begins 60 days prior to the ex-dividend date — which is the day after a corporation's board declares a dividend payment to shareholders.

    Form 1099-DIV
    Typically, if you receive dividends of $10 or more, you’ll get a Form 1099-DIV “Dividends and Distributions” from your appropriate financial institution. This form reports all dividends, capital gain distributions, non-dividend distributions and the amount of tax, if any, withheld from your payments during the year.

    If you choose to have federal income tax withheld from your payments, this amount will appear in Box 4. If you receive dividends from multiple financial institutions, you should receive one Form 1099-DIV from each institution. It’s important to note that even if you do not receive a Form 1099-DIV, you should still report your dividends on your tax return.Schedule B
    Taxpayers use Schedule B “Interest and Ordinary Dividends” to report their dividend and interest earnings if the combined total exceeds $1,500. This form lists each financial institution you received dividends from, as well as the amount from each 1099-DIV. Part 1 of the form is used for bank interest, while Part 2 is used for dividend payments. If the total of your taxable interest or dividends exceed $1,500, you’ll need to complete Part 3 of the form to report any interest you have in a foreign trust or financial account.

    When you use TurboTax to prepare your taxes, you won’t have to worry about where to enter this information. We’ll ask about your dividend income and fill in all the right forms for you.

  • Reply to

    Don't tell me I was right again?

    by e_2mb Jun 4, 2014 6:38 AM
    blimpsrus2001 blimpsrus2001 Jun 4, 2014 6:47 AM Flag

    and you bought in under 2.00 right?

  • Interdigital has had mixed success at the ITC with its campaign to get handset makers to pay up. Late last year, the court rejected a claim against Huawei, Nokia and ZTE over patents covering older mobile technologies.

  • Dec. 13, 2013 11:03 a.m. ET
    Nokia Corp. NOK1V.HE -1.43% is preparing to carve itself a new niche. But Europe's antitrust regulator is already peering over its shoulder.

    The vice president of Europe's competition authority this week said regulators wouldn't tolerate the Finnish company behaving like a "patent troll." The watchdog is concerned that, once Nokia completes the sale of its handset business to Microsoft, the Finns will have an incentive to extract unduly rich returns from its portfolio of more than 30,000 patents.

    Licensing patents could account for more than 30% of Nokia's operating profit next year, forecasts Bernstein Research. And, with Nokia's shares still up 88% since the Microsoft deal in September despite an escalating tax problem in India, the hope is the patents business will expand.

    In reality, the regulator isn't the only challenge Nokia is likely to face.Getting rid of its handset business strengthens the Finns' negotiating power in licensing. When Nokia was the world's biggest phone manufacturer, its main objective was to protect the intellectual property in its own devices and ensure it paid as little as possible to license rivals' essential patents.

    So, while Qualcomm, QCOM -0.10% which has no equipment business, made $6.6 billion in revenues from 220 licensees last year, Nokia generated just $643 million in revenues from 40 patent licensees, notes J.P. Morgan.

    Now, the opportunity is sizable. Only about 10% of Nokia's portfolio is licensed: those are mainly standard essential patents that are bound by the fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory, or Frand, principle where the patent-holder has to offer the same terms to everyone. Most wireless industry licensing revenues relate to such patents currently. Still, Nokia makes a paltry 0.2% royalty rate on the average selling price of each device containing its technology, well below the 3.3% Qualcomm charges, estimates Adnaan Ahmad at Berenberg.

    Nokia could reach a 0.75% royalty rate as it renegotiates existing deals and signs new ones, estimates Mr. Ahmad. That could pass muster with European regulators yet still be valuable to Nokia. Assuming long-term global handset sales stabilize at $300 billion, Nokia could make $2.25 billion in annual licensing revenues. At 80% operating profit margins, taxed and capitalized, that would make licensing worth #$%$11.1 billion, almost half Nokia's market capitalization.But this partly depends on Nokia licensing more nonessential patents that aren't considered standard in the smartphone industry. Frand doesn't apply, so in theory, Nokia could charge a lot more. And recent court decisions are broadly encouraging: a U.K. court initially found handset maker HTC Corp. in breach of certain nonessential Nokia patents, although the appeals court on Thursday put an injunction on the sale of the phones on hold until the case is reheard next year.

    But a court win won't necessarily guarantee a stream of license fees. Nonessential patents have often been successfully challenged, worked around or led to payments of one-off damages, notes Bernstein.

    Even then, building a licensing business will take time. The most bullish analysts concede getting full value from Nokia's patents will take five years.

    Nokia might be sitting on gold. But mining it could take longer than investors expect.

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