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BlackBerry Ends Its Three-Year Workforce Reduction And Looks To Begin Modest Growth
/ August 5, 2014 12:42 pm
BlackBerry Ends Its Three-Year Workforce Reduction And Looks To Begin Modest Growth

TechCrunch reports “The note from BlackBerry CEO John Chen says that all notifications which were sent out to employees being let go as part of the restructuring have now gone out, and in fact, the company will begin hiring in key areas including product development, sales and customer service, in modest numbers and provided the market doesn’t get unexpectedly worse.”. Read More

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BlackBerry to Purchase Germany’s Secusmart
/ July 30, 2014 11:47 am
BlackBerry to Purchase Germany’s Secusmart

Re/code reports “What’s good enough for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reportedly one of the most high-profile NSA hacking victims, is good enough for BlackBerry.” . Read More

BlackBerry Introduces its Siri Competitor
/ July 17, 2014 11:04 am
BlackBerry Introduces its Siri Competitor

VentureBeat reports “BlackBerry today officially debuted its voice-activated BlackBerry Assistant, the declining smartphone maker’s answer to Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Now, and Microsoft’s Cortana.”. Read More

BBM Adds Stickers, Group Photo Sharing and Larger File Attachments
/ April 2, 2014 4:37 pm
BBM Adds Stickers, Group Photo Sharing and Larger File Attachments

TechCrunch reports that BlackBerry’s dedicated messaging app has launched new features including the introduction of stickers to the general BBM user population as well as increasing the file size limit for transfers and allowing users to share photos with a group chat. . Read More

BlackBerry and Singer Alicia Keys to Part Ways
/ January 3, 2014 12:29 pm
BlackBerry and Singer Alicia Keys to Part Ways

Reuters reports that Alicia Keys and BlackBerry Ltd will be parting ways at the end of the month. The decision came as BlackBerry has shifted its focus from the consumer market to the market for governments, businesses, and large organizations. Read More

Android Captures 81% of Global Market
/ November 1, 2013 4:08 pm
Android Captures 81% of Global Market

VentureBeat reports that global shipments of phones has now crossed 418 million, with smartphones constituting 250 million of the shipments and 81% powered by the Android operating system. “Android’s domination of global smartphone shipments reached a new peak in Q3 2013, with four out of every five smartphones now running Google’s OS,” said Scott Bicheno, an analyst at Strategy Analytics. . Read More

BlackBerry Plans to Go Private
/ September 24, 2013 11:07 am
BlackBerry Plans to Go Private

VentureBeat reports that the one-time tycoon of the mobile phone industry, BlackBerry, plans to go private. According to Business Insider, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited sent BlackBerry a letter of intent today saying it would pay $9 a share to acquire the company for $4.7 billion. It plans to pay all existing stock holders in cash, and aims to keep the remaining shares for itself. . Read More

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