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In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Research In Motion CEO James Balsillie said he's not intimidated by the growing competition in the handheld wireless sector. "Competition is endemic in the wireless space and it has been there since day one," Balsillie told CNBC's Sue Herera.
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Hey folks. Here's our re-cap of the day. We have the leaderboard, most active and widely held and the trivia questions. Here we go. The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: General Motor's earnings came in below analyst expectations. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $0.17 or $0.10 or $0.19 or $0.23.
Hey folks, time for the day's trivia questions. The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: General Motor's earnings came in below analyst expectations. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $0.17 or $0.10 or $0.19 or $0.23. The news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: RIM is rolling out a new smaller and lightweight full keyboard BlackBerry. What is the new smartphone called? Your selection of answers is: The Quartz or Blackberry Curve or Blackberry Qwerty or The Razor.
Research In Motion is rolling out the smallest and lightest full-keyboard BlackBerry smartphone yet, a new multimedia-laden device aimed at broadening the market that it seeks to conquer.
Can earnings guidance be trusted? Firms as disparate as Caterpillar, Cummins, Yahoo! and Research in Motion all beat first-quarter earnings expectations. David Dropsey, equity research analyst at Thomson Financial, and Dirk van Dijk, director of research at Zacks Investment Research, each gave "Power Lunch" viewers their perspectives on the apparent data gap.
Wow! Talk about a busy earnings season. I haven't had much time to breathe lately, which explains the lack of blogs these past several days. The financial flurry has been non-stop and right now is the first chance I've gotten to catch that long-lost breath. And it gives me an opportunity to focus on Microsoft, which reports after the bell today.The Street is looking for 46 cents on $13.89 billion in revenue.
Research In Motion is set to roll out new software that will let users turn smartphones running on Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform into virtual BlackBerries.
A service outage this week of BlackBerry e-mail devices resulted from a new storage feature that was not sufficiently tested, device maker Research In Motion said.
SiRF Technology Holdings swung to a quarterly profit, as it took a one-time charge related to the acquisition of TrueSpan in the year-ago quarter.
Wow--we've gotten posts from all three guest bloggers today as this one from Timothy Sykes wraps it up. You certainly have some food for thought. Here's Timothy: Many contestants have been asking why I advocate such a seemingly risky strategy by focusing on chart plays with upcoming earnings. The answer, like my strategy, is rather simple.
Users of the hand-held BlackBerry e-mail device, a communications lifeline for movers and shakers from the White House to Wall Street, endured hours of disrupted service before the system was restored on Wednesday.
Berry Blackout: Sometimes you have to chase the news, but sometimes the news chases you. It was our affiliate, WNBC-TV, which first put together the story that Research In Motion’s BlackBerry system had suffered a massive outage overnight -- leaving users all over the Western Hemisphere without instant access to e-mail messages. ... Also: I’m the last guy to spoil a good market party, but as the keeper of market factoids, it was unusual to see the Dow reach a record high -- yet have two-thirds of the Dow components trading lower...
If you went to bed and woke up this morning thinking the world was quiet and that today was going to be a light day at the office, you may want to call in, instead of relying on your BlackBerry. Research in Motion confirms a massive, system wide blackout affecting all its 8 million subscribers that began around 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, and while service is being restored, it is still sporadic and may take much of the day to get back on line completely.
Stocks are heading for a lower opening as some weak tech earnings worry investors. The dollar continues to fall against major currencies. Asian markets were higher overnight, but European stocks are lower. There are no big data items today but earnings could sway direction.
Good morning. Parker Robinson and James Kraber remain the dynamic duo at the top of the leaderboard. Parker's portfolio value stands at $2,823,511.09 down $8,592.18 or -0.30% from Wednesday's total with his biggest dollar loss on RIM costing him $6,324.16.