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nokialivelongandprosper 7 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 9, 2015 9:42 AM Member since: May 2, 2012
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  • search for the title. Interesting article. It doesn't seem that Google maps can compete with HERE, at least in the auto industry.


    Audi AG stepped up German carmakers’ resistance to Google Inc. and other Silicon Valley companies, pledging to safeguard private customers’ on-board data instead of seeking to generate profit from it.

    “We see this a little differently in the German auto industry,” Audi Chief Executive Officer Rupert Stadler said in a speech prepared for a business summit Tuesday in Berlin that Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is also attending. “On the Internet, cookies and other data collectors are almost common courtesy. But a car today is a second living room -- and that’s private.”

    Sentiment: Hold

  • nokialivelongandprosper by nokialivelongandprosper Jun 5, 2015 8:32 AM Flag

    Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is planning to close its auction for its HERE Maps business next week on Friday, and it will make its final decision the following Monday, according people familiar. Top bidders are said include Uber and a group of German auto manufacturers including BMW. Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) is also said to be involved in the auction.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Nokia Chaiman hints at "Something Big Coming"

    by foxgang7878 May 29, 2015 8:56 AM
    nokialivelongandprosper nokialivelongandprosper May 29, 2015 2:52 PM Flag

    Yap, they have a tendency to over promise and under deliver. But I would love to be proven wrong this time.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Suri says bids are better than he thought

    by swordfish47 May 22, 2015 7:25 AM
    nokialivelongandprosper nokialivelongandprosper May 22, 2015 7:35 AM Flag

    Suri is waiting for the offer he can't refuse. The problem for all the buyers is that they can't let HERE go to a company that will take it private, or change the rules on them.

    I still believe that an IPO is the best bet. It will leave HERE independent, and anybody that have an interest in HERE can buy a slice without overreaching. I would set HERE value at $10B, would sell 60% before the IPO to the car makers, Uber, Microsoft, and anybody else interested, IPO 20%, and keep 20%

    Sentiment: Hold

  • nokialivelongandprosper nokialivelongandprosper May 21, 2015 11:19 AM Flag

    Agree. Below $6B it's a bust, and we should not sell. Now if we get $6B, and get to keep let's say 30% of the HERE, then that's another story

    Sentiment: Hold

    Finally, I want to talk a little bit about high value services. Nobody buys hardware for hardware, and it's sometimes hard to get real end users to buy services without buying hardware. So we think about, as I said, devices with services. And with Office, with Skype, with Xbox Entertainment Services, SkyDrive, Bing, we have a powerful lineup of first rate services to deliver on high value experiences. But in the mobile world mapping is essential, and we need a very effective alternative to Google for mapping. It is important to many players, including Microsoft, that there be more than one digital map of the world.

    What we're doing in the partnership today, what we'll do with this transaction, Microsoft will get flexibility to integrate Nokia's HERE geospatial assets into all of our experiences. We’ll have great freedom to innovate around the HERE location platform, and yet Nokia can maximize the use of the HERE asset by other industry players. Like every other aspect of the deal being announced today, we examined many possibilities and

    collectively decided that the new partnership is simpler, more effective, and more likely to lead to economic success for both entities, and a real second digital map of the world.

    We will become, with the conclusion of this transaction, we will become a top three customer for Nokia. Those economics are outside of the acquisition economics that we summarized in the sheet.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Lot Size for Nokia call option

    by steve_austin_bigtits May 12, 2015 5:22 PM
    nokialivelongandprosper nokialivelongandprosper May 12, 2015 11:21 PM Flag

    This is because Yahoo got rid of aliases. The only ID you can use is the ID you use to login into the Yahoo account.

    Sentiment: Hold

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