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Jim Byrd, CEO and Chairman of Orlando-based Engage Mobility, Inc. (OTCQB: ENGA), talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his company’s proprietary mobile marketing platforms, its partnership with Datang Telecom and his recent trip to China. Imagine you are walking around your city during a lunch break trying to decide what to eat. You pull out your smartphone, point it at the street and in an instant tiny icons for every business within range appear in a digital overlay right ... Read More

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Can RIM Make the BlackBerry Cool? Can RIM Make the BlackBerry Cool?

The following is an excerpt from Quentin Fottrell | March 29, 2012 | Smartmoney.com | If BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion wants to win back thumbs, analysts say the company needs to find ways to appeal to younger, hipper consumers. The company, which swung to a fiscal fourth quarter loss Thursday, has steadily lost ground to the iPhone and Android handsets, experts say. Several recent studies showed the gadget formerly known as the “Crackberry” is now mostly popular with older, white-collar consumers who ... Read More

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New BlackBerry Will Look Like … All The Other Phones New BlackBerry Will Look Like … All The Other Phones

The following is an excerpt from Suzanne Choney | February 1, 2012 | MSNBC.com | RIM’s newest BlackBerry will now look like all the other phones out there: A slim, flat black slab. Happy now? Photos of the phone, code-named London, and also called the BlackBerry 10, surfaced on BlackBerry fan and news site CrackBerry.com. It appears to have no physical keyboard. (Although it is not the first BlackBerry without one, they're still the exception and not the rule.) This phone, at least ... Read More

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BlackBerry PlayBook Price Dropped To $299 By RIM BlackBerry PlayBook Price Dropped To $299 By RIM

The following is an excerpt from Ramona Emerson | January 3, 2012 | Huffingtonpost.com | On Tuesday, BlackBerry-maker RIM posted a juicy offer that will be available only for a limited time. According to the sale page, all BlackBerry PlayBook models have been slashed to $299 -- for any configuration. The discount adds up to a savings of $200 - $400, depending on which model you choose. The sale is set to end Februrary 4, CNET reports. Selling all three sizes of the ... Read More

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SEC Seeks Emergency Stop To Citigroup Fraud Case SEC Seeks Emergency Stop To Citigroup Fraud Case

The following is an excerpt from Jonathan Stempel in New York | December 27, 2011 | Huffingtonpost.com | The Securities and Exchange Commission filed an emergency request to put its securities fraud lawsuit against Citigroup Inc on hold, saying a failure to delay the case would derail its proposed settlement with the bank and threaten "irreparable" harm. Tuesday's filing with the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York seeks an expedited appeal of a November 28 decision by District Judge Jed ... Read More

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‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3′ Video Game Breaks Sales Record ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3′ Video Game Breaks Sales Record

The following is an excerpt from the: huffingtonpost.com | November 11, 2011 | NEW YORK -- By the third time around, it really shouldn't be a surprise. The latest "Call of Duty" video game set a first-day sales record this week, generating $400 million in sales in its first 24 hours in stores. That breaks the record its predecessor set this time last year. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" is the third game in the military shooter series to set ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — When Not To Write a Put Option Options Writer Series — When Not To Write a Put Option

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011 October 6, 2011 With the stock market decline, a lot of people are sorry that they wrote a put. Well, if you sold a put in order to get a certain stock at a lower cost, you achieved your objective. You saved a lot of money compared to buying the stock at the price it was selling at. You do not write a put option if you really do not want to ... Read More

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The Stock Option Writer- Don’t Get Lost at Sea – Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) The Stock Option Writer- Don’t Get Lost at Sea – Carnival Cruise Line (CCL)

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011 September 27, 2011 Here is a stock that has taken a beating from its 52-week high of $48.14, currently at $33.88. The company pays a dividend of $0.25 quarterly, $1.00 annually. The yield is 2.95%. That is better than money in a money fund but not earth shattering. So, how can you increase your yield and reduce market risk? By writing options. The next expected ex-dividend date is expected to be around ... Read More

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Acorns to Oaktrees-Adobe Symtems, Inc. Acorns to Oaktrees-Adobe Symtems, Inc.

1986: $0.19/Share 2011: $33.55/Share Adobe Systems, Inc. was founded by Charles Geschke and John Warnock in December of 1982. Adobe’s corporate logo was designed by Warnock’s wife, Marva, who is a graphic designer. The two creators established Adobe after leaving Xerox, in order to develop and sell their PostScript page description language. Apple Computers licensed it in 1985 for use in their LaserWriter printers. This helped bring about the desktop publishing revolution. The company got its name from the Adobe Creek that ran directly ... Read More

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Empire Film Group, Inc. Interview (Pink Sheets: EFGU) Empire Film Group, Inc. Interview (Pink Sheets: EFGU)

4-18-11 Audio Interview with Empire Film Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: EFGU) Dean Hamilton Bornstein, CEO of Empire Film Group, Inc., called into SmallCapVoice.com and explained that Empire Film Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: EFGU) is a fully-integrated film and television production and distribution company with distribution capabilities to reach theatrical, video, television, video-on-demand and international markets. Empire Sports Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Empire Film Group set up to develop, acquire, produce, market and distribute sports related entertainment properties ... Read More

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