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BlackBerry launches WatchDox for Salesforce and Email Protector

WatchDox was an Israeli file security and digital rights management (DRM) startup acquired by BlackBerry in early 2015. The company is now integrating Watchdox...

Starbucks Begins Powermat Wireless Charging Roll-Out

Starbucks unveiled Powermat wireless charging in approximately 200 of its stores in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The coffee store franchise says this is...

BlackBerry Creates New Technology Solutions Unit

BlackBerry  has created a new business unit, the BlackBerry Technology Solutions, or BTS. The company has hired Dr. Sandeep Chennakeshu, former president of Ericsson Mobile Platforms and...

BlackBerry Hires Marty Beard As COO

BlackBerry has named Marty Beard as chief operating officer.  As the new COO, Mr. Beard is responsible for cross-functional organizations, including marketing, BlackBerry 10 application...

BlackBerry Revenue Drops 64 Per Cent

BlackBerry reported financial results for the three months and fiscal year ended March 1, 2014. The company reported a 64 percent drop in revenue under its...

BlackBerry 10 Gets DoD Nod For ‘Full Operational Capability’

BlackBerry 10 has received full operational capability (FOC) to run on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) networks from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency...

BlackBerry Releases OS Version 10.2.1

BlackBerry has launched BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1, a software update for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The update includes hundreds of new enhancements and refinements, says...

BBM To Come Preinstalled On LG Smartphones

BlackBerry signed a bundling agreement with LG, involving both standard and virtual preloading (using the LG App Manager). Under the terms of the agreement,...

Microsoft Joins FIDO Alliance As Board Member

Microsoft has joined the board of FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an industry consortium on online authentication. The company is working with the consortium...

BBM Going Strong, To Come Pre-Installed In Some Android Phones

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will soon come preinstalled on a variety of Android-based smartphones from several OEMs across Africa, India, Indonesia, Latin America and the...

BlackBerry CFO, COO Depart In Management Shakeup

Kristian Tear, chief operating officer, and Frank Boulben, chief marketing officer at BlackBerry are leaving the company. In another development, James Yersh will be...

BlackBerry Calls Off Sale

BlackBerry is calling off the sale of the company. Thorsten Heins, CEO of the ailing cellphone manufacturer will be stepping down, and the company...

BlackBerry Gets NATO ‘Restricted’ Classified Communications Approval

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and BlackBerry 10 smartphones have been approved by NATO for classified communications up to the level of 'Restricted'. The certification...

BlackBerry Going Private In $4.7B Deal

BlackBerry has signed a letter of intent agreement under which a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered to acquire the company. Shareholders...

BlackBerry Takes A $900M+ Hit On Unsold Phones, Laying Off 4,500

BlackBerry is laying off 4,500 employees as the company takes a quarterly loss of $930 to $960 million. The smartphone-maker released the numbers a...