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BlackBerry forms new unit to focus on patents and technologies

BlackBerry this week formed a new business unit that will concentrate on patents, technologies and software. The new unit will help the company to get new revenue streams without selling smartphones, but by licensing its intellectual property, software or technologies. BlackBerry Technology Solutions, or BTS, includes BlackBerry’s technology assets, such …

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Apple and Google control 96% of smartphone market

In the second quarter of 2014 shipments of smartphones reached a new milestone: 300 million units per quarter for the first time in history, according to International Data Corp. When it comes to operating systems, then Apple and Google controlled 96.4 per cent of the market, whereas shares of BlackBerry, …

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BlackBerry to encrypt voice calls thanks to acquisition of Secusmart

Less than two weeks after Apple and IBM agreed to offer enterprise-tailored services with sophisticated security, BlackBerry, whose main customers are enterprises, governments and other organizations requiring advanced security, announced a plan to acquire Secusmart GmbH. The take-over enriches BlackBerry’s extensive security technologies with high-security voice and data encryption and …

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BlackBerry 10 – will it save RIM?

Research In Motion are facing critical mass, as declining sales and an extremely competitive market continue to cause issues for the Canadian smartphone maker. Much of their future success is riding on their upcoming operating system, otherwise known as BlackBerry 10. The first incarnation of the operating system was unveiled …

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New RIM CEO says ‘no drastic change needed’

Research In Motion have struggled to compete against Apple and Android devices and 2011 was a disaster for the Canadian organisation. The situation was that bad that Co CEO’s Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis stepped down to hand the reins to a new leader. They needed a CEO with fresh …

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Blackberry in disarray as both CEO’s step down

Research In Motion co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have both stepped down, after many years holding the reins. The company has been struggling in the last year to compete in the mobile phone sector and a new leader has been put in place to reverse the fortunes. Thorsten Heins, …

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Research In Motion cutting 2,000 jobs

Research In Motion have announced that they will be cutting 11 percent of their workforce, making 2,000 redundant. The company have been struggling in recent months and the streamlining process is set to help them cope in the tough economic climate. Research In Motion have been finding it hard maintaining …

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RIM Playbook gets approval for US government

Research In Motion might be struggling in the consumer market, but they have received certification for use within the U.S. Government. RIM said that the Playbook now has Federal Information Processing Standard Certification – meaning it can be used within the official federation government agencies. According to RIM, this is …

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RIM struggling: profits fail to reach reduced estimates

Research In Motion reduced their profit forecast 2 months ago however they showed earnings results yesterday that were worse than even the lowered analyst expectations. RIM are one of the pioneers of the smartphone market, making one of the first smartphones ever released. In recent years however they are struggling …

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Blackberry purchase software company to enhance app store

RIM CEO Jim Balsillie: sharp dressed man

Research In Motion are keen to get a percentage of the app store market and to help them realise their goal they have purchased Montreal based software company Tungle, who have a history of developing applications which allow users to schedule and synchronise meetings over their smart phones, computers and …

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