Iceing on the cake...With the growth of smart cars, HERE's potential upside in 2015 and beyond is almost limitless. But there are more opportunities than just autos, as a couple of recent announcements demonstrate. It's no secret that Android is the world's most popular mobile OS, and now Nokia's HERE maps are available around the globe from the Google Play store. But Google already has its own mapping service, so what's the big deal?
During HERE beta testing, over 1 million Android OS users downloaded Nokia's maps, mostly from Germany and the U.S. Now, with Nokia's mapping doors wide open, 2015 should see a significant pop in users, and word has it HERE for iOS will roll out "early" next year, too. As if aligning with Android and iOS weren't enough, Nokia recently reached an agreement with Chinese search king Baidu to provide its users with global mapping services.
Last, but not least, is the growing revenue Nokia is enjoying from its extensive patent portfolio. Up 9% year-over-year, Nokia's technologies division brought in $188.5 million last quarter alone. Much of the growth in patent licensing revenues was due to the deal with Microsoft. Holding onto the mobile patents while divesting itself of the manufacturing was a coup, and continued investment in the area will pay off in a big way.
What may be surprising to some is that, despite competition from the likes of Sweden-based Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC ) , particularly in its key networking unit, Nokia is knocking revenues out of the ballpark. In Q3, Nokia's networking revenues jumped 13% compared to the year-ago period, to nearly $3.6 billion. Ericsson also grew its networking business, but by 9%, and actually lost sales in the important North America market -- in contrast to Nokia, which credited much of its improvement to strong growth in the region
That cat is Napoleon reincarnated, oil going down Russia life blood, his militarily jets skirting international air space with no responders on, near misses with passenger jets, blowing up people, thugery at the least..
Yes, should be interesting..like to be a fly on the wall listening to speech prep.. Good man bearcat.. :-)
They better start covering while they still got one nut left... ;-)
Excellent push at the end, catch shortie with his pants down lol
Yes Vickie gale under full assault, haters getting desperate..that means their worried...
Now whichever victory's secret ..keep up the good work... ;-)