Tag Archives: Research In Motion
- Investing The Hard Way: Why Management Matters
October 8, 2012
In my third quarter review last week, I emphasized a long-running theme of this column: given the low-growth nature of the gambling sector, investors must focus on a company's ability to execute. And the most important prerequisite for execution is good management. For investors, judging managers is much like judging...
- Investing The Hard Way: The Five Dumbest Stocks In The Market
May 7, 2012
One of the quiet keys to successful investing is to simply avoid big mistakes. Everyone loves the story of buying Apple (AAPL) at $12 in 1997 or Google (GOOG) at its $85 offering price in 2004. But those successes are far and far between. Far more common are the stories...
- RIM to exit consumer smartphone market; US mobile gamers top 100m
March 30, 2012
Research outfit Nielsen posted fresh figures on US smartphone usage on Thursday, showing the market is essentially down to two players. Some 49.7% of US mobile phone users now own smartphones, up from 36% a year ago. Android leads the field with a 48% share, with Apple’s iPhone at 32%....
- Blamazon is a no go
December 21, 2011
Amazon dropped its clearest hint that it’s looking at the mobile market after rumors surfaced it considered making an approach for BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM). Reuters reports that the overtures were spurned as the company’s board want co-chief executives Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie to focus on turning...
- Facebook delaying IPO; PlayBook sales woeful
September 15, 2011
Press reports are pointing to Facebook delaying their IPO for a few months. Financial Times’ reports point to Marky Z delaying the IPO, however, it has nothing to with the current unfavorable market conditions – and why should it! According to FT sources, it “reflects a desire to keep employees...
- Samsung makes gains in smart phone market; RIM lays off 2000
July 25, 2011
Samsung has seen an unprecedented gain in their share of the UK smart phone market over the past six months. According to Mobile magazine, their share has gone from 4% to 16.5% in the past six months mainly at the expense of rivals HTC and Nokia. HTC’s share dropped from...
Origins behind the “Apple Vs Samsung” Case
August 7, 2012
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July 30, 2012
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