Just thought I'd see what the prevailing wisdom is as we head towards next weeks CC.....As I sold out most of my position a few weeks ago I Think its holding up rather well considering everything going on in the mkt. .... Picked up 5m share the last few days just in case our "Dear Leadrer" surprises us....Any thoughts from our resident shareholders???? GLTA Next Week....
Settlement Date Short Interest Avg Daily Share Volume Days To Cover
6/30/2014 9,915,518 1,181,599 8.391610
Rgeorge....I agree with everything you say...... It's Tose and his team that I have little faith in......Since we've been burned so many times in the past I just figure I'd take most of the $$money and run. Will keep my remaining 10k position until CC .......HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!
Hey Passion......Still out here waiting.......Nothing to really say....Need a contract announcement with some $$$$ figures attached to get this sucker moving again....We seem to be running out of MOJO....Still long....Just not as much....GL
Those are free shares...(check the purchase price on form).....Part of the ATM machine that mgt. enjoys.....Tose' however sold a nice chunk....It happens every month....Again ...part of the nice "setup" that mgt. enjoys. Don't read too much into it.
What Meeting???? Shareholders Meeting Is Tomrrw.....Shaking the tree before we head to $4.....Who knows ...Tose' may have an announcement to make??
The ability for the average person to send a text to 911 and expect emergency assistance is still years away. Two weeks ago, the four major US telecom carriers, Verizon, AT&T T +0.48%, Sprint and T-Mobile, enabled their networks to handle texting services to 911 call centers, referred to as public safety answering points or PSAPs. The initiative by the carriers meant the majority of US callers can send texts to 911 centers, but not that 911 call centers can read and respond to them, causing potentially hazardous confusion on the matter.
Despite the work on the carriers’ end, when a person in an emergency sends a text to 911, he or she will almost always receive a bounce back message instructing him to make a phone call or, if deaf or hard of hearing, use a telecommunications relay service to contact 911.
Companies like TeleCommunication Systems TSYS -1.66%, Intrado (a division of West Corp West Corp), and Rave Mobile Safety, which sell products that enable or augment 911 texting, are poised to benefit while more than 99% of the 6400 PSAPs in the US upgrade their networks.
“It was a question of the chicken and the egg,” said Tim Lorello, chief marketing officer at TCS, which sells 911 public safety products. “The egg hatched” when the four big mobile carriers enabled texting to 911 over 90% of networks on May 15 as part of a voluntary initiative to launch these services. Before telecoms could route the texts, PCAPs had little incentive to prepare themselves to handle them. Now TCS and its peers have to negotiate with PSAPs in individual states, districts and cities to sell them the technology that automates text responses within the 911 call centers.
Rave has developed software called Smart911 which allows PSAPs to receive notifications like medical conditions, disabilities and pictures from those calling or texting 911. Rave’s chief product officer Todd Piett characterized the PSAPs as almost entirely unaccustomed to texting, without the technology, or even staffing processes to deal with it. “There are no operational procedures, no federal control over all the states, counties and cities. The news is that telecom carriers have the ability to route calls but less than 1% of PSAPs can receive the messages.”
Still, states, counties and cities “recognize” the need to provide texting services for the deaf and young people accustomed to texting in a “litigious” world, Piett added.
The readiness of the PSAPs to enable text to 911 is determined in a case by case basis, said Allen Carr, VP of product development at Intrado. Some jurisdictions need minor additions to software. Some need new hardware systems. Some can make the upgrades in days. Some will take years. “Decisions are up to communities,” Carr said.
While municipalities and districts hash out their need and resources for text to 911, the Federal Communications Commission is considering a mandate that requires small telecom carriers to enable routing of 911 text messages, so that at least all text users will receive bounce-back messages.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Annual shareholders meeting Thurs. 10 AM.....Thinking Tose' might announce something substantial to keep the new players interested....Like a new contract with specific DOLLAR$$$ value...Still holding half my position.......jmo
This Schedule 13D is filed by (each a “Reporting Person” and collectively, the “Reporting Persons”):
(i) J. Carlo Cannell (“Mr. Cannell”);
(ii) Dilip Singh (“Mr. Singh”);
(iii) Value Generation Capital Fund, LP (“VGCF-LP”)
(iv) Value Generation Capital, LLC (“VGC-LLC”)
(v) Alfred John Knapp, Jr. (“Mr. Knapp”)
(vi) Mark D. Stolper (“Mr. Stolper”)
(vii) John Climaco (“Mr. Climaco”)
(viii) Charles M. Gillman (“Mr. Gillman”)
The foregoing Reporting Persons are members of a “group” within the meaning of Rule 13d-5 and/or Section 13(d)(3) of the Act, formed by the Reporting Persons as of May 13, 2014 and known as the Concerned TSYS Shareholders. Each of the Reporting Persons is party to that certain Agreement evidencing “group” membership, as further described in Item 6 and as filed as an exhibit to this Schedule 13D. Additionally, each of the Reporting Persons is party to that certain Joint Filing Agreement, as further described in Item 6 and filed as an exhibit to this Schedule 13D. Accordingly, the Reporting Persons are hereby filing a joint Schedule 13D.
Possible Carmine......I posted the same thing back in Feb. Would be sweet.......They can have my shares....Have a boat load.
Just wondering why B Riley would need to meet twice with ELNK mgt?? They had a presentation: B. Riley & Co. Annual Investor Conference at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California. EarthLink Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bradley A. Ferguson and Vice President of Finance Trey Huffman will present on Tuesday, May 20 at 11:30 am PT.
Why the need to meet with Mgt. in New York and Boston??? EarthLink management to meet with B. Riley
Meetings to be held in Boston on May 27 and in New York on May 28 hosted by B. Riley........ Anyone have any thoughts.....Just wondering....
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Don't give it away too soon....We're headed north of $4.....Buy the Dips....Next week Shareholder meeting....could get interesting. glta
Sentiment: Strong Buy
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Annual Stockholders Meeting
Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:00 a.m. ET 174 West Street
O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel
Annapolis, MD, 21401
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents with Verizon Wireless service can now text 911 dispatchers in nearly a third of the state's counties as part of a push that will benefit the deaf, those with speech-impairments or people in hostage situations who are unable to speak to dispatchers.
Statewide 911 Board Executive Director Barry Ritter said that as of Wednesday morning emergency dispatchers in 28 Indiana counties had been equipped and trained to handle text-to-911 calls.
Verizon Wireless, working with its technology partner TeleCommunication Systems, is the first carrier providing the 911-texting service. But T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T are also moving ahead to provide the option across Indiana.
Ritter said 66 Indiana counties have agreed to train dispatchers for 911-testing and are at various stages of implementing the service, while the state's remaining 26 counties are moving toward adopting the texting option.
"Our goal is to have the entire state up and running by the end of the year," he said.
Three counties that are among Indiana's most populated — Marion, Lake and St. Joseph — are holding off as they deal with operational issues or consolidation of their 911 centers, officials said.
Anyone who attempts to text 911 in a county that doesn't have that capability will receive a bounce-back message saying to call 911, Ritter said.
Fort Wayne-based INdigital Telecom operates the statewide IN911 network. The company designed and supports the text-to-911 software. A demonstration of that technology shows it takes 20 to 30 seconds from sending a text for it to be received at a 911 center.
Ritter said 911-texting will allow people who are deaf, hearing- or speech-impaired to alert dispatchers of emergencies. It could also help people who are unable to speak due to injuries or, for example, who are afraid to speak in hostage situations.
Law enforcement officials cautioned, however, that in most cases people who can should call 911, rather than send a text message.
"In most circumstances a call is best," said State Police Captain David Bursten.
Ritter said voice calls to 911 allow dispatchers to more accurately locate the source of a call, and also allow them to hear the environment behind the caller or other clues they can pass on to first responders headed to the scene.
"They can hear the inflection in the caller's voice, whereas in a text message they miss all that," he said.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
It has been 77 days since Mr. Cannell's January 21 letter from Cannell Capital
LLC to the Issuer's CEO Thomas M. Brandt. Mr. Cannell is disappointed that no
reply has been forthcoming. Accordingly, Cannell Capital LLC plans to form a
group, the Concerned Shareholders of TSYS. Mr. Cannell will be finalizing the
details of this group over the next few weeks. Should this lead to a "group"
as promulgated by Rule 13d-5 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, an
amendment to this Schedule 13D shall be duly filed to reflect such.