STOA is rising!!!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Blue Calypso believes that Groupon, IZEA, Foursquare, MyLikes and Yelp are infringing two of its US patents, 7,664,516 and 8,155,679, which cover peer-to-peer advertising.
A Markman hearing was recently scheduled for August 27, 2013 in Blue Calypso’s suit filed against LivingSocial. “We are pleased that we have established additional scheduling dates for moving forward in the enforcement of our patents,” commented Bill Ogle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Calypso. “We are confident that these Claim Construction Hearings will lead to full jury trials in 2014.”
Blue Calypso’s patent portfolio covers the foundation of its core products and services and includes three additional pending patents. As a technology innovator, Blue Calypso is continuously developing new ideas and initiatives, which it hopes will lead to future patented technologies, centered on social advertising and mobile content syndication and analytics.
Blue Calypso has retained global leaders in patent protection and litigation for its claims. Fish & Richardson P.C. represents the Company in its claims against Groupon, Foursquare, Yelp, IZEA and MyLikes. Farney Daniels P.C. represents the Company in its claim against LivingSocial.
Blue Calypso, Inc. (BCYP), an innovator in digital social advertising, mobile content syndication, and analytics, announced that it has received a date of November 7, 2013 for the claim construction or Markman hearing in its patent infringement cases against five defendants, including Groupon (GRPN), IZEA, (IZEA), Foursquare, MyLikes and Yelp (YELP). All of these cases are pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Blue Calypso (BCYP.OB) is a stock with major upside potential due to a number of catalysts with very strong patent claims against big (public & private) companies valued in excess of at least $7 billion - $8 billion+ dollars in market cap. Blue Calypso is a relatively unknown company which should gain more recognition among investors with upcoming catalysts. Those catalysts are the Markman Hearings this summer against LivingSocial, and then after ones against Groupon (GRPN), Yelp (YELP), Foursquare, and others. The company has a very high chance of succeeding in the Markman Hearings and that the companies may settle.
The CEO of Blue Calypso is Bill Ogle. Who is Bill Ogle? Bill Ogle was the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of Motorola (MSI) as well as the CMO of Samsung (SSNLF.PK). "While at Motorola, Ogle helped launch the DROID, DROID X and DROID RAZR platforms."
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The war between bearish and bullish reports on BlackBerry (BBRY) has been intense since January. The short interest is above 30% and on the other hand, bulls are expecting an historical short squeeze. Contradictory reports have emerged such as one describing strong demand for Z10 at launch and others saying that the demand was low although the methodology seems to be flawed.
Most of the announcements made share a common bias: they're based on distant personal communication in a very limited number of stores. To clarify the situation, we need more unbiased reports, such as sales from a nation-wide seller. Herein, I take advantage of the recent launch of the BlackBerry Q10 to report nation-wide sales in France based on SFR data.
SFR is a French telecom company that provides mobile phone, landlines, internet and television services to consumers and businesses. As of 2012, it has 21 million customers and is the third most important company on the French market. I chose SFR because it's the only large company to allow users to display mobiles based on "Best selling" criterion. Indeed, neither Free nor Orange allow that. Moreover, it allows a comparison with sales of Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) Android devices, as they're also available for purchase at SFR.
Q10 is selling better than Samsung S4, HTC One and iPhone 5.
My methodology was the following: I went to the SFR website and then into the mobile section. Then I displayed the results based on "Meilleures ventes" (= "best-selling"). Here is the result.First of all, the iPhone 5 is found only on page 3 (16Go version). It might be due to the fact that its price (169€) is significantly higher than competitors. In comparison, HTC One is sold for 59€ and Samsung Galaxy S4 which is sold for 79,99€.
Second and probably most importantly, the BlackBerry Q10 is the top selling smartphone at SFR, ahead of Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One respectively. Although the demand might be very strong due to its recent launc