Investors, countrymen, BlackBerry loyalists … lol ok you get the humor here.
In all seriousness investors are going to love this news if you haven’t read or heard already. One of the top investment information service company’s Thomson Reuters is bringing Eikon to the BlackBerry 10 platform this summer.
Previously an application solely developed for iOS (iPhone and largely iPad) I’m happy to see the development moving to BB10. This was announced at BlackBerry Live 2013 and it looks like Thomson is wasting no time or development cycles in making this happen. Considering the competing product/service from Bloomberg Markets+ along with the serious nature of bad practices at Bloomberg where Bloomberg News reporters were using proprietary data to snoop on clients, this is a very opportunistic time for Thomson Reuters. And this isn’t just chump change but enough to affect Bloomberg’s 7.9Billion in revenue reported in 2012 going forward.
This is about financial data analysis, reported correctly without insider knowledge from (their clients but from) the service that gathers the information. This is applications, service revenue and partners.
It also looks as if Thomson is almost complete with the application as shown in the following picture below – sourced from site: http://thomsonreuterseikon.com/features/market-analysis-app/
In an industry where seconds and milliseconds matter, Thomson Reuters Eikon Mobile ensures you have instant access to the breaking news and financial content you need to seize new opportunities first. No matter where you are when they occur.
EDIT (MORE TO ADD): BlackBerry Business Blog
Thomson Reuters Eikon is designed to provide a powerful and intuitive next-generation solution for you to consume real-time and historical data, connect with the financial markets community and execute financial markets transactions. In summer 2013 Thomson Reuters Eikon will be delivered on BlackBerry 10 and fully integrated into the core OS features for a smooth user experience. You will be able to set custom alerts for market data and automatically sync news with your desktop. There are plans for a new dashboard for BlackBerry that will make finding the news and quotes you’re looking for easier than ever.
We are truly excited about all of the releases and announcements at BlackBerry Live this week, and continue to work with partners to bring even more applications and functionality to the BlackBerry smartphones. These top-notch partner apps give you, the business user even more tools to stay productive throughout the day, so you can keep business moving while you are.
ok … this is my rant.
Lately I’ve been approving some comments that seem decent in structure or offer kind words , but only because they fit the posts their commenting on. But lately with 169+ SPAM in less than 24hrs I’ve had it.
NOTE: Anyone that have posted since Wednesday this first week of June – its been auto deleted, I’m not restoring so if you’re comment was legit I apologize.
Going forward: Please note this is a personal blog that is created, and content entered by 1 person alone, me! Not a team, not a company, not a group of people, just me!
Future Comments on my blog:
1. You don’t need to comment in order to link back to my blog!! trackback is enabled by default as I’m sharing facts and my opinion and sourcing the facts as best I can. If I’m asked by the content originator and holder to remove it I will respect that and promptly will. Should you comment just to link back, it’ll be flagged automatically as spam and will be deleted – it wont even be read.
2. Commenting. Please post comments (for or against, critical or praise) relevant to the blog entry or the site in general. If not I’ll suspect you’re a bot and the comment will auto be flagged as spam and deleted without being read, period! I cannot stand someone stating “this is a great post, how long have you been blogging for? I’d like to learn how you got your content and I’ve learned a lot” all for a post that shows a graph or picture and nothing else. Arrrgh, brainless!
3. Site Loading issues. I understand not all browser are created equal but in 2013 anyone using the internet on any device should at LEAST be able to troubleshoot their own browser and know how to use it before suggesting its my site which is hosted by WordPress.com.
Hello there, I believe your blog may be having web browser compatibility problems. When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other than that, wonderful blog!
^ perfect example of what I’m talking about – no troubleshooting.
4. Please place your name, first name, fake first name, knick name I don’t care but a name, not a website as a name. There is a separate entry for your website … if its sex related I’ll delete the link, as some people at work read my blog and may block them due to web filtering./
Try to be considerate … all posts of any nature are recognized as either Spam or in Pending state for review. If in Pending I’ll review it and most likely will not edit it unless its vulgar, or I cannot understand the language – and I’ll use google translate to place under your original comment in case I reply. I respect all languages and will not be prejudice against them.
Phew … now the rant and venting is over. Time to sleep and new ideas for tomorrow or this week
Bloggers, analysts, and media need to focus along with BlackBerry’s long term goals and what is being done to achieve them:
Subscriber Growth: Q5 being paramount to this especially in low cost smartphone fight against competition.
Mobile Computing Platform: bes10 is in place, automotive security and management is in place looking for buyers, NOC is more than ready, but what of providers networks and partnership? Who are the protective clients beyond Mercedes that BlackBerry is courting/after?! When is the target revenue from this business supposed to occur (estimated)?! !
Marketing: sure we know of a unified approach, but how will it help in terms of sales of units, business clients for.mobile computing etc in various languages and countries? Are they any constraints to sales tax or shipments in countries such as the difficulty we see in Brasil? How much spending is going to marketing qtr/qtr yr/yr?! Statistics on effectiveness of marketing!? Will BlackBerry leverage their F1 partnership in marketing their BlackBerry lineup?! Outside of BB LIVE.
We need to see this information and spread it out more, I think consumers are more savvy than in previous decades and pay more attention to these things.
Where is my commercial showing a BB10 device getting information or setting up a map route for a Porche 911, a Bentley Continental, a Jeep, or even an Audi E-Tron charge status?! When will we see companies showing management and updates remotely, securely, and sagely using BlackBerry Automotive Management?! More importantly will this matter, and will this affect brand image BlackBerry can use to affect partnerships, revenue and BlackBerry device sales?!
Good evening everyone,
Tomorrow begins and event Mobile Innovations @ Discovery Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) which takes place May 27-28, 2013 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in Toronto, ON.
Of note, as one of the exhibitors is QNX … which have tweeted something very interesting.
QNX is to present more muscle into a connected Corvette. Will this be the brand-new C7 Stingray which already uses Chevrolet’s MyLink Infotainment system (featuring Bluetooth and USB connectivity), on steroids using QNX? Considering that is already use OnStar’s services (Advanced Automatic Collision Notification, roadside assistance, vehicle diagnostics information, live advisors, and turn-by-turn navigation), QNX is already part of many of GM’s car systems. The C7 Corvette Stingray has already gone through a complete interior overhaul that was desperately needed some 10 yrs long overdue, yet I cannot wait to see what QNX Auto team has in store for us tomorrow.
UPDATE: Unfortunately this is not the C7 Corvette as GM was very restrictive of this machine. Sorry everyone
BlackBerry Enterprise IM 3.0 supports secure instant messaging and collaboration with Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office Communications Server and IBM Lotus Sametime.
Waterloo, ON– BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today unveiled BlackBerry® Enterprise Instant Messaging (Enterprise IM) 3.0, a free update of the company’s enterprise instant messaging solution, enabling customers with BlackBerry® 10 smartphones to securely communicate a través de Microsoft® Lync ®, Microsoft® Office Communication Server o IBM® Lotus® Sametime®.
BlackBerry Enterprise IM3.0 works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 version 10.1, BlackBerry’s multi-platform enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, and BlackBerry 10 smartphones to protect Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office Communication Server or IBM Lotus Sametime communications by encrypting data from end-to-end . It optimizes communications and collaboration allowing enterprise customers to be more productivewhile mobile. The client app supports presence, real-time one-to-one and multi-party instant messaging, the ability for a user to update their profile and change their status, as well as to instantly switch from a text chat to a voice call. Messages are integrated within the BlackBerry® Hub for convenience, and the solution supports the separation of enterprise IMs from personal apps and content with BlackBerry® Balance™.
“To be competitive in today’s fast-paced marketplace, you need to enable your workers with tools that let themcollaborate in real time,” said Frank Cotter, Vice President, Mobile Computing at BlackBerry. “BlackBerry Enterprise IM 3.0 mobilizes enterprise IM communications in a secure, manageable way through BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.1, while making it easy and convenient for end users to collaborate while on the go.”
“Mobility and real-time demands have dramatically changed how workers communicate and have pushed the adoption of a variety and often disparate collaboration mechanisms,” said Kevin Burden, Director, Mobility, Strategy Analytics. “Today’s mobile worker requires a flexible solution that gives them access to various systemsallowing them to be more timely and responsive to sus co-workers, which is the principal of BlackBerry Enterprise IM.”
That’s right baby … BlackBerry’s real end game will be announced, and start. N4BB did a great interiew with Thorstein Heins and specifically about BlackBerry and Petronas Mercedes F1 Team partnership. Currently, at the time of the interview, BlackBerry technology was used as communications for pit crew, management team, and engineering team.
Thorstein is adding to the value proposition for BlackBerry, its not just a hardware company and never was, BlackBerry is a solutions company. Mercedes already uses QNX, and now is exploring getting AMG Mercedes Petronas team to get Telemetry, Managing the race car, and getting data from the car – the Formula 1 car. I believe no other company can get this done, and done RIGHT! This is M2M or Machine-to-Machine solutions going forward for BlackBerry.
There is a breakout session during Day 1 of BlackBerry Live 2013 in Orlando …
BAB04 – Evolution of Mobile and M2M Computing
Linda Campbell, Director Strategic Alliances , BlackBerry
In its simplest definition, mobile computing can be seen as the use of a mobile phone and its evolution from communications device to computing platform, marrying our personal and professional lives into a common experience. Now there is another major shift happening as more than just our phones get connected to the network.
The machine, as we know it, is experiencing a renaissance brought on by connectivity. Soon everything will be connected: machines, mobiles, data and people. Connected machines have the potential to become open platforms that both create and consume data.
As an industry, how are we going to encourage the innovation that is possible and what hurdles will we have to overcome to get there? What role will BlackBerry® play in defining the future of mobile and M2M computing?
Specific attention to Linda Campbell’s Bio:
As director of strategic alliances for QNX Software Systems, Linda Campbell has built a technology ecosystem that encompasses hundreds of hardware, software, and service vendors worldwide.
In her role of managing the alliance practice at QNX, Ms Campbell is a key contributor to the company’s business strategy. Over the years, she has been prime on developing relationships with Adobe, Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, Audi, Freescale, Gracenote, Google, IBM, Intel, NVIDIA, Texas Instruments, and many other industry players. She has also spearheaded QNX participation in industry initiatives such as the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, Eclipse, and ng Connect.
Most recently, Ms Campbell has been involved in developing the M2M alliance strategy for QNX Software Systems and BlackBerry.
Ms. Campbell holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce from the University of Ottawa.
N4BB Interview with Thorstein Heins
Some more breakout sessions during BlackBerry Live tomorrow … some of this non attendees will not be aware of.
The BlackBerry 10 Opportunity – An Industry Perspective
Kristian Tear, Chief Operating Officer , BlackBerry
Charaka Kithulegoda, CIO , ING DIRECT Canada
Join Charaka Kithulegoda, CIO for ING Direct and Kristian Tear, Chief Operating Officer for BlackBerry® as they discuss how ING Direct is leveraging the power of BlackBerry® 10 to keep their business moving. From implementation of BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 to manage their current deployment, to planning the deployment of BlackBerry 10 smartphones to their employees, to creating a BlackBerry 10 application for their customers, ING Direct is leading the way with BlackBerry 10.