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BB’s Bold Days Over, Private Days Begin

BB’s Bold Days Over, Private Days Begin

Was interviewed by CTV News the evening of Sept 21st on Blackberry’s fate. Time to take a look back. The ‘crackberry’ was a groundbreaker launched by Waterloo-based Research In Motion in 1999. The amazing ingenuity lasted nearly forever, in ‘tech years’. 14 years of success in the fast-shifting tech world is worth saluting. Especially for a small [...]

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Blackberry Predictions Not Magic

Blackberry Predictions Not Magic

For folks asking by email or in person (you can also Comment via blog post; it’s private) I’ll answer your Blackberry themed questions all in one spot: 1. How did I know this quarter’s results BB would disappoint? I didn’t ”know”; I merely predicted, based on classic market behavioural factors(see #6 below). 2. What’s next for [...]

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BB Not Out of the Woods Just Yet

BB Not Out of the Woods Just Yet

Kudos to Thorsten Heins for adding focus at Blackberry. Kudos to his firm for courting app developers & urging current users to be patient until the next device. Blackberry now has a renewed life with BB10. No frivolous tablet launches. No recent crucial system downtime. No compromise to launch fast; instead, launching when ready. Turning [...]

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Quarterlies? Why Not Invest on the Long View?

Quarterlies? Why Not Invest on the Long View?

Awaiting apple’s earnings results is almost as anticipated as the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. I was asked to be interviewed on my prognosis today. No thanks. My understanding of the minutiae that moves day-to-day stock prices is weak; though I assure you I watch Apple closely; it’s a fine example of Good and [...]

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Google, RIM, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung (GRAMS)

Google, RIM, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung (GRAMS)

GRAMS. Universal units of measurement. And a memory-tool summarizing key smartphone players- easier to create once Nokia basically fell out of serious contention. I had expected it possible that this Fall I’d need to revise GRAMS [Google, RIM, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung], after the iPhone 5 intro. I thought it might seal the fate of RIM, [...]

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Social Marketing Examples: The List Grows & Grows…

Social Marketing Examples: The List Grows & Grows…

Attention Seneca Students: Here’s a short list of links to some of my past articles on Social; some old, some new (none borrowed, but some blue). Since every day there are more & more examples being created, I expect this post will be subject to plenty of ongoing updates:   Practical / Positive Use of [...]

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THIS Is Social Marketing

THIS Is Social Marketing

There’s no draggin’ your butt to effective social marketing. You need to lighten up, be limber, flexible, even creative. Cheil Canada was just that for client Samsung. Samsung, having lost a big California patent lawsuit vs Apple, can use some good news; their social marketing agency gave them that in an outstanding conversation with a [...]

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Apple Patent Ruling May Have Unexpected Ripples

Apple Patent Ruling May Have Unexpected Ripples

I considered writing right after the California court’s recent pro-Apple (anti-Samsung) patent ruling, but thought some readers may take my words as investing advice. Investing decisions must be monitored short term, and I don’t claim to keep you up to date minute-to-minute on when it’s time to buy, vs time to bail. This blog is [...]

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CTV’s Jen Ward Asks the Hard Questions on RIM

CTV’s Jen Ward Asks the Hard Questions on RIM

Black Days for Blackberry. Here’s Jennifer Ward asking the tough questions: Of the many smart questions she asked, the most sage is: Will Consumers Wait (until 2013)? As a Blackberry user myself, I doubt that many of us will wait that long. There are just too many advantages to having an iphone or Android device [...]

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Will Apple Suffer From GASS?

Will Apple Suffer From GASS?

People have recently asked me what could possibly stop the unstoppable Apple. They have the hardware, the app-contributing world,the content library, cool-factor designs, Genius customer service folks, etc. But, in theory, Apple could suffer from GASS. It’s only hypothetical, and it would be a monstrous joint venture of incredible complexity (and even some internal conflicts) [...]

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