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BlackBerry disappointed as WhatsApp, Facebook to shun its platform

BlackBerry disappointed as WhatsApp, Facebook to shun its platform

New York: It is not just WhatsApp that decided to end support for BlackBerry OS 10 services by the end of 2016, Facebook too is leaving the BlackBerry platform after announcing to discontinue support of its application programming interfaces (APIs) for BlackBerry.

WhatsApp to discontinue on BlackBerry, Nokia devices by 2017: Report

WhatsApp to discontinue on BlackBerry, Nokia devices by 2017: Report

Popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp will drop support for BlackBerry and Nokia devices by 2017 in order to push the Facebook-owned app's growth, media reports said on Monday.

BlackBerry buys cyber security consultancy; moves deeper into services

BlackBerry buys cyber security consultancy; moves deeper into services

BlackBerry said on Wednesday that it has acquired U.K.-based cyber security consultancy Encription, moving the company deeper into the services business as it continues to morph into a more software-focused entity amid its ongoing turnaround.

BlackBerry to launch 1st Android smartphone in India on January 28

BlackBerry to launch 1st Android smartphone in India on January 28

BlackBerry had also hinted the company may soon unveil another Android phone this year.

BlackBerry delays Pakistan shutdown as talks on government access continue

Pakistan has said it needs access to maintain its security, with police saying criminals use secure communications like those provided by BlackBerry.

Wireless executive gets prison after BlackBerry leak

A former wireless retail executive was sentenced to five months in prison Tuesday for selling confidential industry information to an analyst whose subsequent 2013 report on sales of BlackBerry Ltd `s newest smartphone sent the company`s stock price down.

BlackBerry lays out security strategy as turnaround takes shape

BlackBerry lays out security strategy as turnaround takes shape

BlackBerry Ltd on Thursday showcased a suite of security products that safeguard everything from medical devices to Hollywood movie scripts, though its CEO acknowledged that his effort to transform the company remains a work in progress.

BlackBerry names Cisco veteran Carl Wiese as global head of sales

BlackBerry Ltd named Carl Wiese as head of global sales on Monday, an appointment that comes at a critical juncture for the former smartphone leader, which needs to spur top-line growth for its turnaround efforts to succeed.

BlackBerry Ltd to cut jobs worldwide, impact on India unlikely

Canadian technology firm Blackberry is cutting jobs globally as it plans to consolidates its various business verticals -- device software, hardware and applications.

BlackBerry to buy up to 12 million shares for cancellation

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said it plans to buy back 12 million shares, sending its stock up nearly 2 percent in extended trading in the United States.

BlackBerry considers closing Sweden operations: Report

BlackBerry Ltd is considering closing its offices in Sweden, a move that would result in the loss of up to 100 jobs, the Wall Street Journal reported, quoting a company spokeswoman.

BlackBerry introduces security offering for IoT devices

BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters.

BlackBerry to buy WatchDox to bolster data security

BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is acquiring privately-held U.S. tech company WatchDox, which makes software that secures files for clients ranging from private equity firms to Hollywood studios, in a bid to boost its security offerings.

Blackberry launches new secure tablet

Seeking to extend its range of secure mobile devices, BlackBerry Ltd said on Saturday it was launching a high-security tablet, developed with International Business Machines Corp and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

BlackBerry wins dismissal of US lawsuit over BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Ltd on Friday won the dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit accusing it of fraudulently inflating its stock price by painting a misleadingly upbeat picture of the prospects for its BlackBerry 10 smartphone line.

BlackBerry working with Google to secure Android devices

BlackBerry Ltd said on Wednesday that it is working with Google Inc to enable its software to manage and secure some of Google`s Android devices, a move that builds on BlackBerry`s recent partnership with Samsung Electronics Co.

BlackBerry reports adjusted profit, but revenue disappoints

BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a small adjusted third-quarter profit and returned to positive cash flow, but shares fell as revenue declined more than expected.

BlackBerry woos keyboard loyalists with launch of Classic

BlackBerry Ltd launched its long-awaited Classic on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still using older versions of its physical keyboard devices.

BlackBerry creates new unit for potential high-growth assets

BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday it has created a new unit to house what many consider to be among its most promising assets - cryptographic applications, its QNX embedded software and Project Ion platform for connecting devices.

Dell, BlackBerry downplay threat from Apple-IBM alliance

Top executives at Dell and BlackBerry Ltd scoffed at the threat posed by the alliance this week, arguing the tie-up is unlikely to derail the efforts of their own companies to re-invent themselves.