Quotes from participants in education:
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Hans Westman, Academic Department Chair, Media Arts & Animation, Game Art & Design
"I am excited to know that our students will participate in the SmithMicro "Avatar Challenge" and compete with others across the nation in designing characters for Sprint’s new avatar feature", said Hans Westman, Academic Chair for Game Art & Design and Media Arts & Animation. "The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has a comprehensive college curriculum that teaches art focused skills for both the video game and animation industry. This opportunity presents a perfect way for our students to get involved with an extra curricular project, while in the process enabling them to explore the power and benefits of using Anime Studio in their future careers."
Simon Fraser University
Steve Di Paola, Past Graduate Chair, School of Interactive Arts and Tech, Dir. Cognitive Science Program
"With over 1000 digital media undergrads, Masters, PhDs, Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology is very excited to be working with Smith Micro. Avatar Challenge is a rare project that combines our students design and animation skills together with very current app / social media design - all with leading industry connections - it is great opportunity for our students."
Cal State University Fullerton
Chuck Grieb, Professor and Area Coordinator for Animation
"Cal State Fullerton is pleased to announce our collaboration with Smith Micro in providing our animation students the opportunity to participate in creating mobile content! Industry relationships are an important part of the educational opportunities we offer at Cal State Fullerton. We are excited about the experience our students will gain learning to use tools to create mobile content and even more thrilled that the content they create has the opportunity to be seen and used by millions of consumers."
Official PR on this came out today, including a quote from Sprint:
"Creativity is the root of innovation, and we strive to innovate in everything we do," said Wayne Ward, vice president-business and product development at Sprint. "Working with Smith Micro to showcase the artistic and technical talents of young people will make our new avatar feature within Sprint Visual Voicemail even more exciting. We can't wait to see the creative characters these students come up with."
1. There are over 33 million CommSuite client installations and likely growing. Due to revenue sharing arrangements, Sprint has a vested interest to push the product. The "Avatar Challenge" is a a relatively cheap way to do marketing that target secondary school, college and trade school students.
2. Since Smith's AniMates platform can be integrated with other messaging platforms, the growth can be quite fast with the right partnerships. Since the receiver of the message is not required to have the app installed, it should allow for quicker adoption.
3. As for Intel's pocket avatar, there are many situation where looking into the camera while recording a voice mail just isn't practical. In either case, the market is large enough for multiple avatar messaging apps. That market will likely benefit Smith's animation software sales.
Smith Micro and Sprint are introducing the "Avatar Challenge,' an exciting new program designed to cultivate the next generation of digital artists.
"The Avatar Challenge encourages students to tap into their inner artist, empowering them to create characters for Sprint's new Avatar messaging service with Smith Micro's Anime Studio® animation software. From August 1 through October 31, 2014, educators from any accredited secondary school, college or trade school can register for free copies of Anime Studio for themselves and their students. Students can use the software for general animation, and also have the opportunity to enter a nationwide contest designing animated characters that will be viewed by millions of users through the Sprint network."
You don't have to worry about their patents expiring. Their products are covered by multiple patents (and multiple generations). No one is waiting for another 16 to 20+ years for the various patents to expire. In many cases, others are already infringing with some lawsuits already filed and others will be be filed if licensing deals are not signed in the future.
The only concern is whether the various patents will survive re-examination challenges. So far they have won some key battles and have some setback on others. You can read all about it in their 10Q filings. Given the battles they have won so far along with patents that are not even challenged, DDR4 LRDIMM and NVDIMM/Hybrid Memory related IP licensing deals are most likely going to happen between now and the next 12 months. I have done a lot of research into their patent portfolio and now I'm just patiently tracking and waiting.
Thanks for the post czuckrey!
That's a pathetic argument from Diablo! What new product isn't an improvement of an existing product? Besides, even if they used various Netlist's IPs to build a completely different product, it does not change the fact that they stole trade secrets and is using Netlist IPs without license.
On something perhaps...
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4. Anxiety medication: These drugs are used for the treatment of dissociative identity patients who display excessive anxiety, or when anxiety is a trigger for dissociative identity disorder behavior. Anxiety can sometimes be an associated condition caused by dissociative identity problems. These medications help reduce anxiety. Xanax®, librium, valium, and ativan are some examples.
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I have no doubt that the asset sale will eventually be approved. I'm just curious to see if Pickens will actually have to show a little respect to the retail shareholders by having a business update conference call to gather more votes.
The "Golden Parachute" part is insignificant since it's just a "non-binding advisory vote" and only requires a simple majority to pass anyway. The asset sale requires 2/3 of the votes to pass and based on the vote counts from the annual shareholder meeting, it's going to be close. Let's see if they need to postpone the meeting to solicit more votes.
I only post as "cherk_on".
I explain why I am bullish on SMSI in these threads:
"Could this be the reason for the jump last week?"
"several connectivity related engagements with Intel"
and also in response to a post under "is this a good buy right now" that was started by someone else.
I received mine online last Friday. I also received a phone call yesterday checking to make sure I received the material and she wanted to get my vote right there on the phone. I told her I was still thinking about it. As noted in previous posts, I want Pickens to work for my vote. I want more specific info about his plan for the money and 1st Detect. I wonder if Pickens ever heard of this thing call a "business update" conference call.
Again, you should have a doctor take a look at that 'aching sides' that you keep complaining about. Perhaps it's a hernia or infection caused by leakage of the bull size feces that have been coming out of you.
Again, what deal was Wainwright involved in with IGXT? What's the date and pricing?
Remember, I am not arguing whether Wainwright have good or bad analysts. I am asking you to give evidence that they price financings 25-40% below market.
VGZ took a huge hit last year like all other gold stocks. It got on my radar toward the end of last year when it was already beaten down. Yes, I invest in beaten down companies with good risk vs reward ratios.
Which financing deal was Wainwright involved in???
If you know I posted on that stock's message board, you should also know that I started my research on 11/19/14 and bought on 12/3/2014 as the following post clearly stated. Price range for that day was 0.34-0.38.
Go look it up if you don't believe me:
under the thread: "Is it time to buy?"
cherk_on • Dec 3, 2013 4:02 PM
So I pulled the trigger and bought some today. Hopefully Gold prices recover next year! Anyone remember when was the last time Gold price drop two years in a row?
Clearly the donkey has nothing to add to the conversation then. OP refers to the original post/poster. Anyone can see my previous posts by just clicking on my name.
You should have a doctor take a look at that 'aching sides' that you keep complaining about. Perhaps it's a hernia or infection caused by leakage of the bull size feces that have been coming out of you.
smsicriminals, who are you referring to?Are you answering your own questions? Can you answer my questions? After all, it would benefit your short position by providing the answers to my questions since it would help to convince others to sell.
Who is "we"? Are you the OP or do you two work together?
1. I am holding a significant long position because I believe the risk vs. reward ratio warrants it. See my previous posts for more details.
2. I did not ask you and/or OP the price at which his/her short position was initiated at. It's does not matter to me whether he/she initiated it at $2, $1.03, or $0.95. Besides, there is no practical way to prove it. I could also say I bought at $0.80 or $1.02, but I also cannot prove it to your satisfaction. What matters is that I am long now and OP is short. If OP convince me to sell, his short position benefits.
3. See #1.
Does this mean you are currently holding a very large short position right now since you expect price to drop 25-40% from here? Tells us now so that we can congratulate you later.
Also, can you please provide us some recent sample deals where Wainwright priced the conversion price 25%-40% below market. Since you are stating the 25%-40%, you must have the research/samples handy. Additionally, how do you know at what price they liquidate, assuming they actually hold any days after the transaction closes?
I am currently holding a significant long position. If you convince me to sell by providing the info above, it would obviously benefit your short position.
The loss deal was NOT with Intel. Go read the Q&A section of the earnings call. They never expected Intel revenue in Q1, they specifically said not to expect Intel revenue in Q1 during the Q4 2013 CC. They were completing another project with Intel as of the last CC, and expect the revenue to be booked in Q2 or Q3 depending on timing of Intel testing/acceptance.