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|Bid||8.16 x 1800|
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|Day's Range||8.11 - 8.39|
|52 Week Range||6.57 - 12.55|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.95|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||54.24|
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DENVER , May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - (IMP.TO) (BB) – Intermap Technologies Corporation ("Intermap" or the "Company") today reported the award of a $2.9m U.S. Government Task Order, which it expects to complete in 2019. Including this task order, by the close of this year, Intermap will have earned over $40m by collecting new geospatial data in support of the Alaska Statewide Digital Mapping Initiative. "This successful multi-year campaign to remap the nation's last frontier with consistent excellent performance serves as a powerful public demonstration of Intermap's cutting edge, multi-sensor collection capabilities", commented Patrick Blott , Chairman & CEO.
[Editor's note: This story was previously published in February 2019. It has since been updated and republished.]Full-blown autonomous driving won't be here tomorrow, but it's certainly on the way. The technology has drawn mixed emotions from consumers. Some don't trust it and aren't excited for a computer to navigate the vehicle that they're in. Others are embracing the technology and can't wait for it to happen. That's one reason they're looking for self-driving car stocks to buy.For all the doubters out there, though, please realize this technology is coming. I know this for two reasons: that it will save lives and save money. Almost 40,000 people die in the United States each year due to automotive accidents, an unacceptable level of fatalities. My hope is that one day we look back and say we can't believe how high that number used to be.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsUltimately, self-driving cars will cut that number down. It's why we have hundreds of companies collectively pouring billions of dollars into the solution. It will increase productivity, improve safety and decrease logistics costs. Simply put, it would be crazy to ignore this opportunity. * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market With that said, let's examine some autonomous car stocks to buy.Source: Waymo Alphabet (GOOGL,GOOG)Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) should be considered the leader of the self-driving car movement. It's the first major company that devoted major dollars to establishing a program for an autonomous fleet and it's no surprise that it's still the leader a decade later.After launching its own segment, Waymo, the company has seen the unit's valuation soar. More than one analyst has pegged its valuation at more than $100 billion. Morgan Stanley analysts hold the top valuation mark for now, saying Waymo could be valued at up to $175 billion.It operates the only commercial autonomous vehicle program in the country and has plans to expand globally. Waymo is also eyeing the semi truck market for its autonomous vehicle services and licensing to automakers isn't out of the question down the road.Simply put, this company is leading the pack. If you want exposure to just one company with a rock-solid balance sheet and exposure to self-driving cars, GOOGL is the stock to buy.Source: Shutterstock General Motors (GM)Widely considered in second place for autonomous driving commercial services in the U.S. is Cruise, a subsidiary of General Motors (NYSE:GM).GM acquired Cruise for roughly $1 billion in August 2016. Following investments from SoftBank and Honda (NYSE:HMC) in 2018 though, the valuation has soared all the way up to $14.6 billion. Talk about a return on investment. GM CEO Mary Barra has proven she can lead an innovative team while also making savvy acquisitions when needed.Cruise gives GM a viable commercial autonomous taxi option for the future, while the company's own self-driving technologies -- like Super Cruise in its Cadillac line -- have proven to be an industry leader as well. GM is among those fighting for a spot at the top when it comes to autonomous driving and that shouldn't come as a surprise. * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market Just when everyone wants to dump the automaker, it comes out with strong guidance for the quarter and for fiscal 2019. Then it tops Q4 estimates and reiterates guidance. The valuation is low with a single-digit P/E ratio and the dividend is high with a 4% yield. GM could be a good stock to buy if it sees a large pullback this year.Source: Shutterstock Nvidia (NVDA)After making its name in gaming and computer chips for years, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) quickly found itself in the dog house, falling about 50% in the fourth quarter. What a brutal beating for investors. Nvidia stock then recovered in Q1, but has since retreated againHowever, it gives investors -- particularly those looking for self-driving car stocks to buy -- an opportunity to invest in a long-term theme on the cheap. Despite the drumming Nvidia has received following its inventory-related issues, there's no denying its position among the autonomous driving leaderboard.Unlike GM and Waymo though, Nvidia does not have its own autonomous taxi service. Instead, it's building hardware and software solutions for hundreds of customers focused on self-driving cars. Put simply, it requires a mind-boggling amount of input and power to operate a self-driving vehicle. Whether it's an automaker, research team or startup, many of these companies are leaning on Nvidia as the backbone to their self-driving aspirations.As such, Daimler (OTCMKTS:DDAIF), maker of Mercedes-Benz, has partnered with Nvidia for its autonomous driving and self-driving taxi ambitions. Look for automotive revenue to continue increasing for the foreseeable future for Nvidia.Source: stargazer2020 via Flickr Intel (INTC)Like Nvidia, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is not building its own autonomous driving platform. However, the company is working on components that will help other companies build its own self-driving systems.Various chips are on the way and Intel's $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye is helping lead its charge. The company made the costly acquisition in order to bolster its portfolio in the automotive segment and give itself a chance in the self-driving car race.While Intel may not get much of the spotlight, it is worth mentioning the company's advances. During the Autonomous Vehicles 2018 conference in Detroit, MI. In August, I witnessed the company's breakdown of its Responsibility-Sensitive Safety program (RSS). Acting as a reactionary system for autonomous driving, it helps improve safety and mitigate risk. It's not perfect, but it was an impressive program to watch at work.Intel also has deals in the pipeline. In 2018, Intel agreed that it will supply its relatively new EyeQ5 chip in 8 million vehicles for a so-far unnamed European automaker. The deal won't begin until 2021 and while the terms weren't disclosed, 8 million cars is a lot of vehicles. Consider that U.S. consumers buy about 17 million new models per year. * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market In other words, Intel has a future in the autonomous driving space, making it a good stock to buy.Source: BlackBerry BlackBerry (BB)This list doesn't have to be five stocks long -- it could be 25 without an issue. There are so many companies involved, many don't even realize it. There's cloud and data companies, automakers, semiconductor manufacturers, OEM suppliers, chip makers and a long list of others that are involved.That said, we could have listed Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) for its Apollo driving program, NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI) and a whole host of others. But let's talks about BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) because it doesn't get much love when talking about self-driving car stocks to buy.BlackBerry is a software and security play. After talking up Jarvis at last year's Detroit Auto Show (in 2018), the discussion has admittedly faded somewhat. However, BlackBerry is already in tens of millions of vehicles and is partnering with some of the largest automakers in the world. When -- not if -- autonomous driving hits its stride, security will be one of the top concerns for automakers.With BlackBerry having an excellent reputation in this regard, it will be (and to some extent, already is) a go-to stock to buy in automotive software security. Autonomous vehicles are essentially computers on wheels and that's a big deal for a company like BlackBerry, making it a good stock to buy.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long GOOGL and NVDA. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market * 5 Consumer Stocks Ready to Push Higher * 3 of the Best ETFs to Buy for a Play on Gold Stocks Compare Brokers The post 5 Self-Driving Car Stocks to Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Company Becomes First Endpoint Security Provider To Complete Assessment To Deliver Native AI Security to Australian Federal Agencies WATERLOO, Ontario , April 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Cylance, ...
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BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for consumers is shutting down for good on May 31st. When Indonesia-based media conglomerate Emtek took over its development in 2016, it redesigned the app with modern features in hopes that it can better compete with more popular chat applications these days. Unfortunately, its efforts failed to drum up enough interest in the new BBM.
More of a stop-gap than a sequel, the handset also packs Hub+ software improvements and refreshed versions of the BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Calendar. As for a proper follow-up, BlackBerry Mobile brand licensee TCL is moving away from an annual upgrade cycle, so you're looking at an ETA much later in the year.
It might be time to move on from BBM. The consumer version of the BlackBerry Messenger will shut down on May 31. Emtek, the Indonesia-based company that partnered with BlackBerry in 2016, just announced the closure.
TSX: BB) announced today that in light of Emtek's decision to end its service of BBM for consumers on May 31, 2019, the company is making BBM Enterprise (BBMe), its enterprise-grade end-to-end encrypted messaging platform, available for individual use. This decision was made out of BlackBerry's respect for loyal BBM users and was not a contractual obligation. It will not affect the company's financial guidance and enterprise software strategy.
Award-Winning Native AI Approach to Incident Response and ICS Services Highlighted as Industry Best Practice WATERLOO, Ontario , April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Cylance , a business unit of ...
DENVER , April 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Intermap Technologies has been awarded its first contract for its new, high-resolution aviation terrain dataset announced in December. An international drone operator which delivers medical supplies has signed a multi-year contract in which Intermap will deliver its new Lido/SurfaceData NEXTView terrain dataset to improve flight efficiency, navigation and safety. NEXTView, developed through a partnership with Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co KG, provides unprecedented global situational awareness for aviation applications.
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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has dramatically underperformed over the past six months. AAPL stock is still down nearly 20% from its recent peak, whereas the stock market as a whole is approaching new all-time highs. And tech stocks, in general, have led the 2019 rebound, leaving Apple in the dust.Source: Apple It's not hard to see why. In January, Apple shocked the world with a sales warning. That was the first time Apple issued a sales warning since way back in 2002. Now, to be fair, this isn't the first time that Apple has had a soft hardware cycle.Apple's revenues turned negative year over year in both 2013 and 2016 during the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6s cycles.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsStill, this is arguably the worst hardware sales period for Apple within the iPhone age, given the revenue warning. And investors have been slow to forgive AAPL stock. * 7 A-Rated Healthcare Stocks for Industry Expansion For one thing, CFO Luca Maestri said just months earlier that Apple was anticipating its strongest holiday line-up and sales yet. So to miss on sales by billions of dollars for the quarter came as quite the blow. Not surprisingly, Apple is refocusing investor attention elsewhere with its new push. Apple's Hardware Sales Are Reaching LimitsOn various occasions, I've suggested that Apple has been an anomaly in that it can make serious money on hardware. In general, tech companies that make big profits in hardware tend to lose strength quickly. It's simply too easy for competitors to make similar products at lower prices. For every Apple that dominates a field for ages, you have a Nokia or Blackberry (NYSE:BB) that has a few peak years and then fades to irrelevancy.However, it's starting to look like even Apple is running into limits in terms of how much profits it can wring out of hardware. The addressable share of the market for high-end smartphones is only so large. Particularly in emerging markets, most people will buy cheaper options from the likes of Samsung or Huawei. And even on iPhone pricing, there appears to be a ceiling where some people say enough is enough.Throw in how powerful the average iPhone is now, and users feel less compelled to upgrade with every new product launch. In general, there simply isn't a must-have feature with each new model that drives upgrades if users' previous phone is still working and holds a good charge. Apple Turns to ServicesLast week, Apple announced a ton of new and improved service offerings. Arguably the most interesting and important of these was the news of an Apple Card to take on the likes of Visa (NYSE:V). Partnering with Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and Mastercard (NYSE:MA) for payment processing, the Apple Card could theoretically be a serious rival to Visa. That wasn't it for announcements though. Apple is also rolling out an improved version of Apple TV, an Apple News feature, and an Apple Arcade gaming service.In theory, these could all be interesting additions for Apple that could add significant revenue streams. Apple News, for example, by offering a subscription service for journalism could help that industry turn its fortunes around in the digital age, as Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) did for music. It's unlikely to generate big revenues for Apple at least in the near term though. Same for the arcade, which may shift revenues from in app purchases to subscription but is unlikely to make the overall pie much bigger, at least in the short run.And for the bigger announcements, there are serious questions about both. Apple TV+ seems too small to be a serious Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) challenger. If Apple spends $1 billion a year on original content, that's something, but it's only a drop in the bucket compared to Netflix's $8 billion budget, to say nothing of Disney (NYSE:DIS) and other traditional content creators. And over in credit cards, our Josh Enomoto described how Apple's card is a "gimmicky" offering which brings more "hype than substance". For now, Apple has a lot left to prove with its new services offerings. AAPL Stock VerdictCompared to other tech stocks, AAPL stock looks attractive by comparison. Assuming the market continues moving to new all-time highs, it's not hard to imagine AAPL stock playing catch-up and moving back toward its own previous high at $233/share.In the longer-run, however, I remain an Apple skeptic. The company has largely tapped the growth potential of its major developed markets. People who are going to buy Apple smartphones are already doing so - where's the new marginal consumer that hasn't bought Apple products yet?Meanwhile, in emerging markets, Apple faces a huge challenge. They don't have the same sort of lock-in that they do on consumers in developed markets. In China in particular, which was supposed to be Apple's next big thing, sales are instead going the other direction. That's because WeChat, which runs on all smartphones, is the key must-have application, rather than Apple OS. Chinese consumers are increasingly happy to use other smartphone makers, as Apple OS and its associated ecosystem isn't a primary selling point that makes customers loyal.Overall, Apple's move to services is probably a smart play. Recurring revenue is a great business model, and Wall Street will bid your stock up as you get more of it. In certain markets, such as the U.S., Apple services will probably deliver major growth. As we've seen overseas, however, with something like Apple Music versus Spotify, Apple's brand matters much less in emerging markets. And as such, Apple services probably won't be enough, at least on its own, to make up for stagnating hardware sales.At the time of this writing, Ian Bezek owned GS stock and had no positions in any of the other aforementioned securities. You can reach him on Twitter at @irbezek. 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