Here are some things going on today in your world of tech: Shares of enterprise file-sharing service Box (BOX) are up $9.24, or 66%, at $23.24, after pricing its IPO this morning at $14. Apple (AAPL) stock is up 30 cents, or 0.3%, at $112.70, reflecting some positive data from suppliers’ earnings reports but also a [...]
I had an interesting conversation with an executive from Goldman Sachs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, today. He was juggling two phones, a new iPhone 6 and an old BlackBerry. A lot of people here are conspicuously carrying two phones: an iPhone and a Blackberry. Show More Summary
The world has flocked to whatsapp in droves with just over a 0.75 billion users signed up. We’re Whatsapping from every smart mobile device known to man be it Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry and even Nokia S60. Here’s the skinny...Show More Summary
The tech world was abuzz this week with the news that Samsung may be interested in buying BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion. The report originated in Reuters and although BlackBerry has since denied that it has engaged with any discussions with Samsung, it got us thinking. Show More Summary
Despite its fading popularity, Blackberry has some assets that could be attractive to the world's biggest smartphone maker
BlackBerry shares rocketed up 16% today on a Reuters report that said Samsung was interested in buying the company. This raises the question: why would Samsung, the biggest smartphone maker in the world, be interested in a smartphone...Show More Summary
PayPal has made a version of its mobile application available in the BlackBerry World app store for devices running BlackBerry OS 10.x. With this new app, PayPal is available to Android, BlackBerry, Fire OS, iOS, and Windows smartphones. Show More Summary
Maybe you remember the bizarre collision of worlds at last year's CES when Ryan Seacrest touched down in Las Vegas to introduce the Typo, a physical QWERTY keyboard case for the iPhone 5/5s. If you do, then you may also recall the controversy and leg...
The successor to the Bold 9900, the BlackBerry Classic has a 3.5? touchscreen, the dependable BlackBerry keyboard and trackpad, an 8MP rear camera and access to both BlackBerry World and the Amazon App Store. Skip to 2:34.
As the name Blackberry Classic implies, the latest phone from the once great Canadian smartphone company is a retro throwback to better days and brighter times, when people loved the QWERTY keyboard and the world had just discovered fire (well maybe not that far back). But despite Blackberry’s desperation to recover the glory days of [...]
Blackberry just announced the Classic, a phone that looks warped into 2014 via 2009. While by all rights it appears to be solid QWERTY solution in a non-QWERTY world, it’s hilarious that the company announced their latest and greatest...Show More Summary
Patrick Soon-Shiong, the richest doctor in the world, and Blackberry Chief Executive John Chen made some news at Thursday’s Forbes Healthcare Summit, revealing a new app that will allow doctors to review a cancer patient’s genes on a Blackberry phone. Soon-Shiong also announced that we should expect an initial public offering of one of his companies, […]
It happens to the best of us, right? You get in the car, start pulling out of the driveway, then you realize you forgot something and are forced to go back into your house to retrieve it. Well, the most powerful man in the world did that today — albeit with very different logistics. President [...]
We don't give BlackBerry nearly as much attention as the other guys, in large part because almost nobody uses a BlackBerry anymore. Nonetheless, the company's CEO John Chen reassured the world that they are "still in the phone business." OK, but what exactly does that mean? How about a new......
BlackBerry isn't shy about borrowing features to keep BBM relevant in the messaging world; it added stickers to challenge WhatsApp, and now it's taking a page from Snapchat's book. The latest version of BBM introduces a timed messaging feature that...
The mobile phone business is an incredibly competitive one, in which even the most popular cell phones can change drastically over a very short period of time. One need only look to a company like BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)(formerly Research in Motion), which was the early dominant force in the smartphone industry, and now just a […]
After the insane success of her Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game, it appears the reality star has ascended to the A-list of the tech world (maybe the next game will be Kim Kardashian: Silicon Valley). She joined Re/code co-founder Kara Swisher in conversation at the Code/Mobile conference last night to share... More »