BlackBerry buys Cylance
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Monday, 19 November 2018 11:06

BlackBerry buys Cylance


Writes $1.4 billion cheque

BlackBerry announced that it has agreed to acquire endpoint security firm Cylance for $1.4 billion in cash.

Secure Blackberry phone CEO pleads guilty
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 05 October 2018 11:46

Secure Blackberry phone CEO pleads guilty


Drugs conviction for Phantom Secure's Ramos

The Canadian executive of a 10-year-old company that marketed its purportedly secure BlackBerry services to thousands of criminals - who paid at least $4,000 per year, per device - has pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge.

BlackBerry must face lawsuit over its Blackberry 10
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The case will not go away

A US judge rejected BlackBerry request to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it inflated its stock price and defrauded shareholders by painting a misleadingly positive picture of sales prospects for its BlackBerry 10.

Blackberry turns into a patent hunter
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:34

Blackberry turns into a patent hunter


Goes after social media sites

After failing to make money as a smartphone vendor, Blackberry has joined the long line of people suing sizeable social media sites for patent infringement.

BlackBerry launches security software for self-driving cars
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Jarvis is part of its turnaround efforts

Failed mobile phone maker BlackBerry has launched a new cybersecurity software, which identifies vulnerabilities in programmes used in self-driving cars.

Blackberry is back from the dead
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Thursday, 04 January 2018 11:29

Blackberry is back from the dead


Deal confirms ex-mobile maker has a new life

BlackBerry  and Chinese internet search outfit Baidu signed a deal to jointly develop self-driving vehicle technology, sending BlackBerry’s shares up 13 percent to a four year high as shareholders realised that the company really does now have  a life after it abandoned smartphones.

Blackberry troll transformer quits
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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 11:41

Blackberry troll transformer quits


Off to join something more healthy

The bloke in charge of turning Blackberry from a loss making mobile phone company to a patent troll has given up and moved to the health industry.

Blackberry shareholders revolt
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 21 August 2017 12:12

Blackberry shareholders revolt


Chipzilla enters the fight and provides real competition 

Blackberry shares have been plunging from their more than two year high hit in June after lackluster earnings have raised doubts about prospects for a turnaround, particularly as Intel appears to be eating into its markets. 

BlackBerry pipped in car market
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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 13:11

BlackBerry pipped in car market


Only days after thinking it was going to save its bacon


Only a few days after BlackBerry announced that getting into the motoring business was helping it climb back from the dead, it has had to downplay news that Toyota would adopt rival software for its future vehicle consoles.

BlackBerry doing well by not being BlackBerry
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Car market to save company bacon

A top Wall Street analyst has said that the maker of the Crackberry is set to clean up in the car market.