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Reuters Eikon – Coming soon to BB10

June 14, 2013 Comments off

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.

Thomson Reuters Eikon BB10

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.

Thomson Reuters Eikon

RANT – Comment SPAM!!!

June 8, 2013 Comments off

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.

This blog is hosted by WordPress.com and if it works on IEv7/8/9/10, iOS Safari Mobile (since iOS4), BB6/7.1/10, Chrome/Safari or FireFox (just about any browser that runs webkit/khtml) is supported. BlackBerry, and a few other major companies host multiple sites on WordPress and I don’t use custom HMTL/CSS/Javascript code … so check your browser issues on multiple platforms – I won’t be changing my layout until you can clearly show solid and proper troubleshooting. Without that posts will be spammed automatically and deleted.

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 😀

BlackBerry long term goals?!

June 8, 2013 Comments off

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?!

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