Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Globaldata Plc LSE:DATA London Ordinary Share GB00B87ZTG26 ORD 1/14P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 1,590.00 1,560.00 1,620.00 1,590.00 1,590.00 1,590.00 1,083 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 178.4 28.6 19.4 82.0 1,626

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Underwhelming results for this valuation
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hope you're right OFT, I sold out at 1400 having doubled my money and would like to get back in one day! I agree the valuation is daft.
This share price is nonsense - the madness of AIM. A p/e ratio of 282 and a market value 10 times TURNOVER. And this for a company in a niche market with a relatively slow growth rate. Things can only go one way.
old father time
where is everybody here - i am new and watching update today sound reasonable- any comments from long termers please!
IMO, Ted has, from Day 1, positioned the business for acquisition, with a very lean business model whose optics make it very appealing for an eventual large acquisitor. I've held for a very long time and my exit strategy has been and remains to, one day, sell out to an acquirer, and in the meantime do nothing but "sit". Perhaps we'll see an RNS soon regarding the large volumes that have been traded recently. Is this the end game that I've expected will one day arrive? Absolutely no idea, but suspect not - it could all go back to sleepy hollow again for another N years.
This is a lovely multi bagger for me. There is a lot to be said about businesses that where the executive have a significant stake. After what happened at Datamonitor, could this recent rise in the share price be a precursor to a bid by Danson for the remaining 10% he doesn't own? Or a bid for the company?
Looks like i made a timely top up last week
Yes, quiet as we’re not telling many about the excellent growth in this stock. I have been adding, if Shield Therapeutics (STX) announce their huge US commercialization deal soon, I will add more here!
ny boy
Very quite here, only one poster, I had been adding to my small position here over the last few weeks to get it over 3% of my PF, it's very illiquid as the BOD have a large holding. I feel the company is at the right place at the right time but need to wait for further update to consider increasing my holding.
Lrr 😜
From the Blackbird discussion board (some posts are worthy of a wider distribution). Invest360 24 Sep '19 - 22:28 - 2170 A few of you have asked for a digest of past news, informed in part, by the shareholder meeting held yesterday which covered much this – though not necessary in this order – as it represents my take. It’s a bit long but I hope putting it all in to one thread might provide a useful summary of what I believe are the key recent events / BB’s progress, as well as forming an investment rationale. 1. The entire video infrastructure of the whole broadcast and video industry is moving to the Cloud. 2. Having come late to the cloud-party this industry-wide switch-over is going to be VERY rapid. 3. By far the biggest area of growth for the global technology market is also … the Cloud. 4. … And the main driver of Cloud use is … video. 5. So, there is a now a perfect storm brewing involving: Cloud + video + tech giants’ key strategic focus + news + sport + broadcast industry cloud migration + social media. 6. Blackbird sits at the intersection of all of these, providing software that enables large parts of the technology stack for cloud-based video delivery. 7. Commercial commentators have called it “a game changer”. 8. Blackbird’s technology is supported by patents. 9. Google only has 8% of the Cloud market and so is unleashing strategies to rapidly make up lost ground. When Google make this kind of commitment it’s worth paying serious attention. 10. Google’s approach to achieving this growth is different to AWS and Azure. The latter provide a cloud backbone and point clients towards partners’ value-added services. Google’s approach is much more proactive – to integrate enabling technologies into a complete delivery platform to provide their clients with an all-inclusive, more innovative offering. 11. This fact alone makes the burgeoning relationship between Google and Blackbird all the more significant. In my view it’s an essential component of understanding the potential of this stock … 12. On this: of the 1,000’s of Google Cloud Partners, they selected just 6 to co-present with them at IBC (the biggest trade show of its type in the world), and Blackbird was the only one on their stand for the entirety of the show. 13. This blog from just before IBC is revealing: it’s by the Global Head of Google Cloud Media & Entertainment Partnerships 14. Even though their relationship is covered by NDA, Google seem happy to not just publicly endorse BB, but state their intentions in terms of utilising them as a founding partner. 15. Just as important as the commercial potential of that relationship: this is the Tech Equivalent of the Royal Seal of Approval: Google has announced to the world that Blackbird is the real deal. So, corporate CTO’s have been given the comfort they’ve been seeking, and BB now has a calling card that most tech companies could only dream of… 16. To consolidate this, IM said that Google’s stand was one of the most visited at IBC, and BB’s part of that stand was the busiest of all. All of the attention and feedback BB received from the show (incl. being officially named by IBC as 1 of only 6 ‘Products to watch’ out of 1,700 exhibitors) has only served to intensify Google’s enthusiasm for working with BB. 17. That’s not to diminish the relationship with Azure and AWS. Even if it is less proactive, Azure’s sales team has already delivered them A+E (AKA Disney). 18. Because of the small size of BB their most pressing requirement has been to enter into meaningful OEM (and hopefully soon, technology infrastructure deals) for 3 reasons: a./ it’s hard for big corporations to contract with such small companies like BB, but large OEM partners give buyers the ability to push forward with major integration projects, b./ these OEM’s grow BB’s sales force by 100’s if not 1,000’s for no extra outlay – and they already have an existing client base to sell into. c./ Implementation is carried out by the OEM’s team, leaving BB’s team to focus on hi-tech R&D. 19. IM and his team have made great strides with the OEMs, turbo-charged by IBC / Google relationship. 20. They’ve only just started to sign corporate OEM deals but even this early on we can see precisely the effects that IM had predicted starting to take shape. 21. E.g.: TownNews started with 3 stations last year and have already rolled out to 46. ALL of the hard sales and implementation work (and associated costs) has been borne by TownNews. So, BB just needed to sign one contract, and it becomes the gift that keeps on giving; there are 350 TV stations in the US alone – so there’s plenty more potential. 22. A+E (AKA Disney and Hearst) is already a 6-figure deal and the penetration in this company is probably only around 10%. 23. If both organisations fully deploy BB, then it’s possible that the revenue from these 2 contracts alone will cover BB’s overhead. And their sales team aren’t even focusing on them. They have their hands full with the pipeline they had before IBC (which IM says has now become much hotter as a result) plus all the leads from that show plus the Google introductions. BB is only just scratching the surface. 24. The Player has yet to be released. When they do it will represent a step-change in terms the sheer scale of infrastructure deals it unleashes with tech giants. No longer just B-to-B, but B-to-B-to-C. I invite you to imagine what would happen if Google starts considering an extension to its YouTube player, for example. Or what FaceBook could do with it. 25. Despite all this, BB’s Market Cap is only £30m. Now they have proven they can sign meaningful deals it’s worth noting that even a mere £10m revenue would yield around, say, £6m EBITDA; I’ll leave you to work out the market cap on average PE ratios on such meagre sales. 26. That’s without factoring in that when it achieves this, BB will be a massively high-growth tech-stock, in one of the hottest sectors of the market, and singled out as a darling of Google. My personal view is that even if it the market cap was £300m it would still be a tiddler in comparison to the size of the market it is starting to serve. 27. Given the progress that BB has made under IM’s stewardship, and his impeccable CV, I think we should now give his assessment of BB’s prospects the credibility it deserves. He is sounding more bullish than ever. And even though he and his family have already invested c. £700k he continues to invest more whenever Stock Exchange rules allow. 28. Putting all this together leads me to believe that, at 11p per share, BB is an undiscovered gem of an opportunity for AIM investors.
the contract is expected to carry the first woman to the Moon in 2024 hTTps:// Lockheed Martin Gets $4.6 Billion Contract for NASA's Moon Missions 23/09/2019 10:56pm Dow Jones News By Kimberly Chin Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) has finalized a roughly $4.6 billion contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to deliver six Orion spacecraft for the space agency's undertaking to send astronauts to the Moon and back. The aerospace and defense company said NASA will initially order three Orion spacecraft for its Artemis III to V space missions. By fiscal 2022, the agency plans to order an additional three spacecraft for its Artemis VI to VIII missions. Under the contract, NASA could order up to 12 spacecraft in total through Sept. 30, 2030, Lockheed said. Lockheed also said its first spacecraft to be delivered under the contract is expected to carry the first woman to the Moon in 2024. In July, the Bethesda, Md., company completed production of NASA's Orion spacecraft capsule for the Artemis I mission to the Moon. That mission will be uncrewed.
hTTps:// 2 hours ago Huawei suspended from global cyber-security forum, so what does this mean? The US trade ban against Huawei has affected the company in a variety of ways, as its membership status with various interest groups has also come under fire. Now, the Wall Street Journal (paywall) reports that the company’s membership to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (First) has been suspended. The forum, established in the 1990s, is described as an “informal first responder” to major hacks and cyber-security incidents. Members can share information regarding hacks and vulnerabilities in order to shore up cyber defenses. The outlet adds that the US Department of Homeland Security and UK’s National Cyber-Security Centre are two high-profile members. Where does this leave Huawei? Huawei won’t have access to information from this group as a result of its membership being suspended. In fact, the Wall Street Journal says this could slow down the manufacturer’s ability to issue patches. Huawei is also apparently losing out on an automated platform that shares the latest details regarding malware. The forum’s legal team purportedly advised it to suspend Huawei’s membership, with the team saying some information shared on the forum could potentially fall foul of the U.S. trade ban. The group’s spokesperson told the outlet that “after extensive consultation and review, we regret ending up in a position where we had to suspend Huawei’s membership.” This isn’t the first time Huawei’s membership status in an interest group has been affected as a result of the ban. Huawei was also initially suspended from dealing with Bluetooth SIG, the Wi-Fi Alliance, and the SD Association before being let back in.
Sounds impressive but perhaps Google can influence the outcome of such awards. 2:52 am - 14 Sep 2019 Stephen B. Streater Blackbird A prestigious award from IBC for blackbirdcloud: Out of 1700 exhibitors at IBC, Blackbird has been selected as one of 6 to watch. Come and see the world's fastest and only cloud native video editor at the Google booth (EO1, Hall 14).
Blackbird is the only co-exhibitor focused on cloud video editing littleredrooster 25 Aug '19 "Blackbird (formerly Forbidden Technologies) current market value £32m. So one must wonder about the extent of Google's collaboration." 9 September 2019 Blackbird plc "Blackbird selected to exhibit alongside Google Cloud at IBC in Amsterdam later this month for the full duration of this major trade show. Blackbird is the only co-exhibitor focused on cloud video editing." hTTps://
There is a huge black market for copper cable hTTps:// Cu in Hell: Thousands internetless after copper thieves pinch 500m of cable in Cambridgeshire Openreach network targeted for second time in 2 weeks By Kat Hall 6 Sep 2019 at 12:00 Thieves have stolen 500 metres of Openreach's copper cable in Cambridgeshire, leaving thousands of people without broadband or a working telephone. This is the second time the area has been targeted in a fortnight by what appears to be an organised criminal gang. According to Cambridge News, cables were vandalised towards the end of last month affecting more than 3,000 residents. The stolen cables, which were thought to be worth around £10,000, were later found dumped near Cottenham with the copper stripped from them. An Openreach spokesman said: "Our network has been damaged again in Cambridgeshire, which is really disappointing. Around 500 metres of our underground cable has been taken and we understand how frustrating this must be for people living there who are now without a telephone and broadband service. "Our engineers are already working on the repair and we'll get this done as quickly as possible. We're working closely with Crimestoppers and ask people to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police." There is a huge black market for copper cable, costing the economy an estimated £1bn per year. It also poses a big problem for the railways: British Transport Police reported an 85 per cent increase in the crime last year, when a Network Rail worker was arrested for stealing £10,000 worth of cable from a depot. Openreach is estimated to have 75 million miles (121 million kilometres) of copper cable. The broadband provider pegs its combined copper and fibre network to be 173 million km long – enough to go round the world 4,316 times. BT is working with the charity Crimestoppers, the National Crime Agency, British Transport Police and Network Rail to tackle the problem. It is also dangling a cash reward of up to £1,000 for any information that leads to a prosecution. ® 34 comments
Personally, I wouldn't refer to a fall of 0.7% as a plunge. Seems to me as more like a normal daily fluctuation. hTTps:// LONDON MARKETS: Pound Plunges As Boris Johnson's Bid To Suspend Parliament Raises No-deal Brexit Fears 28/08/2019 1:01pm Dow Jones News "The pound plummeted on Wednesday as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans to suspend Parliament, slashing MPs' hopes of blocking a no-deal Brexit. The move would see Parliament suspended for five weeks before returning on Oct. 14--less than three weeks before Britain's scheduled departure from the EU on Oct. 31. Sterling plunged 0.7% to $1.2201 and was the world's worst-performing currency on Wednesday morning."
In 2022, OTT video subscriptions will surpass pay-TV subscriptions hTTp:// Video streaming emerges as the killer app for 5G in the US August 23, 2019 The 5G era is set to drive the next wave of growth in video streaming, with 78 percent of U.S. consumers indicating they will expand this activity as they adopt the next-generation wireless standard in smartphones and home-networking solutions, according to a survey conducted by IHS Markit Digital Orbit. When asked to name which types of activities they are likely to increase due to the arrival of 5G, consumers ranked video streaming first, ahead of video calling, social media, mobile gaming, virtual reality and augmented reality. As a result, the deployment of 5G will help cause video usage to grow to account for 70 percent of mobile network traffic in 2022, up from 47 percent in 2015. “The promise of faster video streaming through 5G is generating enormous enthusiasm among consumers,” said Joshua Builta, senior principal analyst for IHS. “Interest is particularly high for those younger than 50, with 81 percent of survey respondents in that age range citing video streaming as the top activity for 5G. Consumers are expressing strong interest in video streaming both on smartphones and for home internet services, which are equally supported by 5G.” Smartphone streaming moves to 4K Current 4G wireless services already provide sufficient performance to support most types of video content commonly streamed today. As a result, 5G’s largest impact will be felt in emerging areas of the market. One of these areas is 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) video. The 5G standard enables 4K on mobile platforms because of its increased capacity and speed. When coupled with the growing demand and supply of 4K UHD content, the proliferation of 5G will help drive mobile consumption of UHD content. The 5G standard will also be critical to promoting the consumption of general live video. This is particularly true for sports and live events, where lower latency and higher speed and bandwidth are critical. Home 5G promotes video streaming In parallel with the trends in the smartphone market, US consumers are expressing intense interest in engaging in 5G video streaming via home internet access. While often regarded purely as a mobile technology, the 5G standard also supports fixed wireless access (FWA) in the home. However, unlike fixed solutions such as DSL, cable or fiber, 5G FWA uses wireless mobile network technology to extend internet access into homes. Most consumers say they are attracted to 5G FWA by its faster speeds. The average speed of broadband connections in the US in 2018 was about 35 megabits per second. In contrast, 5G can theoretically operate at up to 1 gigabit per second, although initial deployments will be much slower. Survey respondents cited streaming of video, both prerecorded and live, as the most compelling reason to upgrade home internet service. A total of 74 percent of those surveyed named video streaming as the chief motivation for upgrading to 5G in the home. This phenomenon is not surprising as IHS Markit forecasts that global over-the-top (OTT) video subscriptions will pass the 1 billion mark in 2021, up from 620 million at the end of last year. In 2022, OTT video subscriptions will surpass pay-TV subscriptions.
Blackbird (formerly Forbidden Technologies) current market value £32m. So one must wonder about the extent of Google's collaboration. Blackbird PLC and Google Cloud collaborate at IBC 2019 21/08/2019 7:00am RNS Non-Regulatory 21 August 2019, San Francisco and London - Blackbird plc (AIM: BIRD), the developer and seller of the market-leading cloud video platform Blackbird, will participate in the Google Cloud Partner Pavilion at IBC 2019. Blackbird will demonstrate its cloud video platform to visitors at the Google Cloud Partner Pavilion during the IBC conference and exhibition in Amsterdam - one of the world's leading media, entertainment and technology shows. Running on Google Cloud, Blackbird delivers ultra-efficient cloud video workflow performance. The fastest video clipping, editing and distribution platform on the market, Blackbird provides rapid access to live and non-live content for the creation of clips and highlights to multiple devices and platforms including web, broadcast, OTT and social (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch). Blackbird drives major awareness, engagement and reach for brands in the sports, esports, news, entertainment and enterprise sectors - as well as delivering significant content monetization opportunities. Easy to learn and use, Blackbird is available to anyone with a browser, anywhere in the world, even with very low bandwidth. Ian McDonough, CEO of Blackbird, said: "Google Cloud and Blackbird working closely together on solutions for the sports, news and entertainment industries delivers enormous productivity gains for companies. Using Google Cloud's industry-leading infrastructure, Blackbird enables media partners to rapidly clip and professionally edit content. Blackbird's Google Cloud implementation also delivers efficient publishing to multiple destinations directly through the cloud, without the need for download. We look forward to meeting prospective customers at IBC and showing them how our combined solutions can work best for them." The Google Cloud Partner Pavilion at IBC is on Booth E01 in Hall 14. For more information about IBC please visit hxxps:// P.S. For those who don't already know, I have a shareholding in Blackbird plc.
hTTps:// Bolton Says U.S. Strongly Backs Brexit Even if No EU Deal Is Reached Date : 12/08/2019 @ 20:37 Source : Dow Jones News By Vivian Salama LONDON -- President Trump's national security adviser said he told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson the administration would strongly support the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union in late October -- deal or no deal. John Bolton was the highest level U.S. official to meet with Mr. Johnson during a visit Monday to London. Mr. Bolton held meetings with the country's new government looking to kick-start trade and defense talks and convey the administration's support amid uncertainty about what Britain's exit from the EU would look like. Mr. Bolton told reporters that if Mr. Johnson decided to exit from the EU without a deal on Oct. 31, "We are supporting that enthusiastically." He said he told British officials: "That's what i'm trying to convey. We're with you, we're with you." Mr. Johnson's rising threats to take Britain out of the EU with or without a deal by the Oct. 31 deadline have increased the once-remote prospect of a no-deal Brexit. Officials on both sides have revived planning aimed at reducing disruption ranging from information campaigns, planning of emergency transport for essentials like medicines to accelerated hiring of customs officers. A spokesperson for Mr. Johnson said he joined a meeting at Downing Street between senior officials and Mr. Bolton, in which they discussed "the close U.K.-U.S. trading relationship and our shared commitment to an ambitious free-trade agreement once the U.K. leaves the EU." Mr. Trump has been an outspoken advocate for Britain's exit from the EU and criticized former Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of talks. The negotiations are in their third year following a referendum in which British voters narrowly backed leaving the EU. Mr. Trump has repeatedly praised Mr. Johnson, suggesting he would do well as Britain's head of government. Messrs. Trump and Johnson also spoke by telephone Monday -- their third conversation in less than three weeks since Mr. Johnson became prime minister. The two men are scheduled to meet later this month in France at the Group of 7 summit. Adhering to the wishes of the Brexit referendum "is a statement about democratic rule and a statement of government," Mr. Bolton said. "That's important for Britain but important for the United States too." The EU has said the separation deal reached with Mr. Johnson's predecessor, but rejected by U.K. lawmakers three times, isn't up for negotiation. Mr. Bolton said that British officials were hoping for a "sector-by-sector" focus on trade discussions, with their priorities focused on financial services and some aspects of trade, such as manufactured goods. Write to Vivian Salama at
hTTp:// Huawei reveals own operating system HarmonyOS ahead of Android ban August 12, 2019 Huawei has officially announced HarmonyOS, the operating system developed to replace its reliance on Android. The Chinese tech giant said the operating system, a microkernel-based distributed OS, can be used in everything from smartphones to smart speakers, wearables, and in-vehicle systems to create a shared ecosystem across devices. The operating system will be released as an open-source platform worldwide to encourage adoption. Although the Chinese tech giant said it would continue to use Android, if the US continued with sanctions it had a fall-back plan. Huawei has launched its new HarmonyOS The software, known as Hongmeng in China, isn’t really a direct replacement for Android, according to Richard Yu, who heads its consumer business group. “HarmonyOS is completely different from Android and iOS. It is a microkernel-based, distributed OS that delivers a smooth experience across all scenarios,” Yu said. The microkernel design refers to minimising the amount of software interacting with the hardware of the computer devices to keep things secure and fast. The operating system, which is the software that allows apps to run, will effectively be the same across different consumer devices manufactured by Huawei – including smartphones – and potentially those developed by other companies too. Google revoked Huawei’s license to use Android on it smartphones back in May in compliance with sanctions issued by the White House. Although the White House issued a temporary reprieve to the export blacklist which prevented Google from providing Huawei with its licensed version of Android, that is set to expire later this month. Although the Chinese smartphone maker could continue to use an open-source version of Android on its phones, these devices would not receive security updates or access to the Google Play app store. The market for HarmonyOS will be based in China, but Huawei stated it would seek to expand to the global market after the foundations were laid at home. 154 people are talking about this
The fate of such a deal is largely in US hands hTTps:// UK Steps Up Efforts for a Trade Deal With US 08/08/2019 9:19am Dow Jones News By WSJ City British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government launched a charm offensive in Washington this week in a bid to secure a trade deal with the US quickly after the UK leaves the European Union. KEY FACT --- British law makers met with members of the Trump administration to lay the groundwork for a deal. --- British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met with President Trump on Wednesday. --- After his meeting, Raab said the UK government is aims to complete a bilateral agreement with the US. --- Trade Secretary Liz Truss met with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer earlier in the week. --- British officials hope more contentious aspects, such as position of the NHS could be settled and fleshed out at a later date. --- The UK is also seeking trade deals with other countries, including Canada, which Raab visited on Tuesday. Why This Matters The fate of such a deal is largely in US hands. A quick deal could limit the US's ability to use a trade deal to pry open access to other parts of the UK market, including government procurement, access to Britain's National Health Service and relaxing British agricultural standards. The UK has already held six meetings with US officials to lay the foundations of a trade a deal. However, under EU rules, the UK isn't allowed to sign one until it has formally left the bloc. The British government is considering ignoring this restriction, say people familiar with the matter, a strategy that would risk harming relations with the bloc. A fuller story is available on
Annual revenues in the global cloud infrastructure market are expected to roughly triple over the next three years to $133 billion To put this in context, Berkshire Hathaway's cash pile has reached a record $122bn.
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