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Amazon and Google fight crucial battle over voice recognition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:03:00 AM
.... According to Sena, they are not such a must-have. Yet, they were a hot Christmas present – and voice interaction is still in its early days, perhaps comparable to the smartphone market in 2005, when BlackBerry, Palm and Microsoft dominated. ...
John Roberts of AO World: 'Businesses aren’t awake to online shopping' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 06:55:03 PM
.... Whether it is hubris or whatever it is, it catches up. Look at BlackBerry: not long ago they had 50% of the global smartphone market, now they have got less than 1%. ...

A thorny lesson from BlackBerry’s sharp rise and fall
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 10th of July 2016 09:16:05 PM
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Prostitutes' details found on Goldman banker's phone, court told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of June 2016 01:56:52 PM
....Goldman is defending the case, which was first tabled in 2014, and argues that the LIA lost out on its nine trades because of “unforeseen financial depression, not of any wrongdoing” by the bank. The particulars of the prostitutes had been recovered from the BlackBerry of a Goldman banker, Youseff Kabbaj, whom the court had been told on Monday was a key contact with the LIA. ...
Blackberry squeezed as sales slump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 02:35:06 PM
. BlackBerry sales fell by almost $200m in the three months to the end of February in a bigger-than-expected slide that sent shares down almost 8%. ...
Apple iPhone sales flatline as growth falls well short of expectations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 09:49:40 PM
.... Sales of iPhones have been a fundamental force behind making Apple the world’s largest company. In the past eight and a half years, the tech giant upended the mobile market, devastating the then-dominant BlackBerry and forcing the entire industry to reckon with innovations like a touchscreen interface, haptic feedback and an integrated music store. ...
'I'm still waiting for Vodafone to change my Blackberry' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 07:43:11 PM
. The BlackBerry Passport I had ordered by phone didn’t have an SD (secure digital) chip, and was heavier than I had anticipated. ...
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VIDEO: BlackBerry launches first Android phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of November 2015 04:59:47 AM
. BlackBerry has launched its first smartphone running the Android operating system. ...
Facebook now averages over one billion users a day image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of November 2015 10:12:33 PM
....“These kinds of new platforms take a long time to develop,” he said. “We think virtual reality and augmented reality could be the next big computing platform, but in terms of how other computing platforms have developed, the first smartphones came out in 2003, and in the first year BlackBerry and Palm Treo sold in the hundreds of thousands of units. ...
How Apple made itself crunch-proof image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of November 2015 09:00:05 AM
.... Apple makes more than three times as much profit from iPhones as Samsung does from its mobiles. And the two companies account for all the profit there is in smartphones – LG, Sony, HTC, Microsoft and BlackBerry are all losing money on handsets. ...
Apple could be the victim of its own success image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of October 2015 12:20:52 AM
.... Similarly, the mobile business of Finland’s Nokia ruled before the arrival of the iPhone and Google’s Android; now it is a lossmaking rump inside Microsoft. BlackBerry soared, then sank. ...
Much depreciated: the goods that drop most in value image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of October 2015 06:01:12 AM
.... For example, mint condition copies of Mario Kart 64 from 1997 fetch up to £200 on eBay. New BlackBerry Passport: £399. ...
China’s slowing economy won’t discourage tech giants image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 14th of September 2015 03:27:03 PM
.... The pace of change has been dizzying: stop and reflect that the iPhone only launched in 2007; the iPad three years after that. Nokia and BlackBerry stand as testament to how quickly empires can fall in such a compressed time frame. ...
Gerard Grech: The hipsters have gone national since he landed on Tech City image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 4th of September 2015 11:55:32 PM
....No wonder Mr Grech needed a break. The rest of the time the 42-year-old former BlackBerry marketing man is wired up to multiple mobile devices and plugged into the thousands of companies that  make up the UK’s blossoming digital economy. ...
'Mum died and now EE wants £500 to cancel her phone' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of August 2015 09:55:32 AM
.... . In 2013, Peter Fitchett, whose 14-year-old son committed suicide, tried to cancel the teenager's BlackBerry mobile. ...
'eBay took buyer’s side and barred me' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 8th of August 2015 05:31:42 AM
.... . The other was to do with a BlackBerry phone cover which your wife had been given as a present by a client who had asserted it was Gucci, which is what you listed it as. ...
Week ahead in business and economics: June 22-26 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 21st of June 2015 05:28:57 PM
.... . Full-year results: None scheduled Interim results: Immunodiagnostic Systems, Telecom Plus, Carnival, BlackBerry, Chemring Trading update: WordsEconomics: RBS, Saga, Coca-Cola HBC, Associated British Foods Meetings: CBI industrial trends . ...
BlackBerry 'looking at launching Android phone' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of June 2015 11:46:11 PM
. BlackBerry is considering equipping an upcoming smartphone with Google's Android software for the first time, an acknowledgement that its revamped line of devices has failed to win mass appeal. ...
Canadian journalist sacked in scandal involving art sale to Mark Carney image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of June 2015 05:49:59 AM
....The swift dismissal of Solomon came the same day the Toronto Star newspaper published a report on the art sales said to involve high-powered buyers including Carney. The report alleged that Solomon had brokered art sales between a dealer and people whom he dealt with professionally as a CBC journalist, such as Carney and BlackBerry founder Jim Balsillie. ...
BlackBerry co-founder: Our iPhone rival had a 100pc return rate image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of June 2015 09:27:47 PM
. BlackBerry's co-founder has admitted that the release of Apple's iPhone and his company's rushed attempts to match it were devastating for the mobile phone firm. ...
Aspirational parents condemn their children to a desperate, joyless life | George Monbiot image
.... It makes sleeping under your desk a lot more comfortable … the internship really is a nine-week commitment at the desk … an intern asked our staffer for a weekend off for a family reunion – he was told he could go. He was also asked to hand in his BlackBerry and pack up his desk … Play time is over and it’s time to buckle up. ...
Could Jony Ive's promotion at Apple actually inch him closer to the exit door? image
....That culture is essential to any company’s survival. Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal ran an extract from Losing the Signal, a forthcoming book about the fall of BlackBerry, where the chief executives saw Jobs’s iPhone introduction but concluded there was no need to worry; it wasn’t a viable or worthy competitor. ...
When brands get caught in world events image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of May 2015 06:04:09 PM
.... Here are some other times when companies became unwittingly caught in major events. BlackBerry has seen both the good and bad sides of popular endorsement - the firm's PR department must have rejoiced when it emerged US President Barack Obama was a fan. ...
'Crackberry' days over as BlackBerry handset sales fall to just 8.5m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of March 2015 04:24:58 PM
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BlackBerry surprises with profit despite weak sales image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 27th of March 2015 12:19:00 PM
. BlackBerry has surprised analysts with a small profit for the fiscal fourth quarter, but revenue was well down on expectations as sales of new smartphones and software disappointed. ...
Yahoo turns 20 with spree of acquisitions image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of March 2015 07:00:16 AM
.... As one company insider says: “It was great while it lasted, but we all know it couldn’t. We were the BlackBerry of the web. ...
BlackBerry left on the line as UK users continue to hang up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of February 2015 12:01:06 AM
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Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of February 2015 12:30:37 AM
....Toronto-based Fairfax is a holding company founded and run by Indian-born entrepreneur Prem Watsa. As well as insurance companies, Fairfax owns a large stake in BlackBerry, although an attempt to buy the mobile phone operator for $4. ...
How the one percent use the internet image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of February 2015 07:49:35 PM
.... . And although Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt is known to prefer using a BlackBerry, he is in the minority, with just 6pc of his peer group choosing the Canadian device, the least popular of all 10 options. ...
Shazam valued at $1bn after $30m funding round image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of January 2015 04:49:35 PM
.... Shazam has been downloaded over 500 million times and has over 100 million mobile monthly active users. It has been integrated into Apple’s iOS 8 and Siri and also runs on Android, BlackBerry and Windows. ...
Samsung denies setting its sights on BlackBerry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of January 2015 11:46:35 AM
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BlackBerry shares jump nearly 30% after reported Samsung offer image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 15th of January 2015 09:14:07 AM
. Shares in BlackBerry rose as much as 30 per cent following reports that Samsung has offered the buy the telecoms company. ...
Chinese shares jump on more stimulus hopes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of January 2015 08:58:07 AM
.... . A report that Korean smartphone giant Samsung had offered to buy struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry for as much as $7. ...
Blackberry shares soar 30% on Samsung offer report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of January 2015 01:21:20 AM
. A report that Korean smartphone giant Samsung had offered to buy struggling rival BlackBerry for as much as $7. ...
Samsung 'wants to buy BlackBerry for $7.5bn' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of January 2015 08:55:45 PM
. BlackBerry shares have jumped 29pc on reports that Samsung has approached the Canadian smartphone maker about a multi-billion-dollar takeover. ...
You had one job: BlackBerry caught tweeting from official account with iPhone  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of January 2015 09:31:44 AM
. BlackBerry has suffered a PR nightmare after tweeting from their official account using an iPhone. ...
McDonald's is introducing wireless charging in restaurants — for the few people that have the phones to use it image
.... Phones including the Lumia 930 and Nexus 6 have it installed already, and others are planning to. Other companies including Samsung, Sony and BlackBerry are working on phones using the standard, which was made a consortium established in 2008. ...
Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics company, announces 'miracle' 135% leap in sales image
.... . Xiaomi gave no details about profits but the company has become the market leader in China and eclipsed rivals such as Huawei, BlackBerry and Microsoft’s Nokia to be the number three global player behind Apple and Samsung. ...
BlackBerry hit by worse than expected sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of December 2014 06:28:31 PM
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BlackBerry is coming back: latest results show profit, at last image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 19th of December 2014 01:12:01 PM
. BlackBerry has long been left in the shade by more sexy mobile rivals including Apple and Samsung, despite having got there first. ...
Downfall of Gucci's power couple image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 14th of December 2014 07:05:21 AM
.... Theirs is an unconventional relationship – Di Marco lives in Milan and Giannini in Florence. They spend around three days a fortnight together, and she admits that they send business memos to each other’s BlackBerrys even when they are in the same room. ...
'£59 penalty on my £6,000 Nationwide Isa' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of December 2014 05:39:10 PM
...." Unfortunately the text is no longer on the phone. Your wife has a BlackBerry and texts are automatically deleted after a short period of time. ...
BlackBerry will give $550 to customers who switch from iPhone to a BlackBerry Passport image
. BlackBerry is to offer iPhone users up to $550 (£350) to switch to its latest Passport model as it battles to regain its former glory. ...
Europe Googles ‘monopoly’: A defence of giving preferential treatment to clients is hardly living up to the Don’t be Evil motto image
....As for the Google response to the vote, it has declined to make any official comment although it is clear from a speech made by chief executive, Eric Schmidt, in Berlin in October that the company will fight back hard. Mr Schmidt used several references in that speech to point to what appeared to be unassailable technology powers – Yahoo, Nokia and BlackBerry – whose power was rapidly diminished not by legislation but by superior competition. ...
Google and Rockstar end Nortel patent litigation suit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of November 2014 06:58:03 PM
.... . In addition to Apple, Rockstar's investors are BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony. ...
Tim Geithner reveals in the raw how Europe's leaders tried to commit financial suicide image
.... . Geithner: I remember coming to the dinner and I’m looking at my BlackBerry. ...
BlackBerry not keeping up with Kim Kardashian as CEO John Chen rules out deal image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of November 2014 04:13:26 PM
.... . Last month, reality TV star Kim Kardashian paraded her love for BlackBerry devices and revealed she keeps three at home in case one breaks. ...
Why BlackBerry should hire Kim Kardashian image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of October 2014 11:06:11 AM
. BlackBerry executives can breathe a sigh of relief. ...
Click and Collect may thrive but customers will always want shops image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 19th of October 2014 07:58:50 PM
.... But new technology does much more good than bad. I was sceptical when James issued me with a BlackBerry and an iPad but they are now an essential part of my life, however I still use a pen, an A4 pad and a proper diary. ...
Founder of easyJet pledges 50p average price in his low-budget foodstore image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of October 2014 04:43:05 PM
.... It boomed briefly after launching in 1999 but was brought down by expensive leases and technical change. “I bought my first BlackBerry and I thought, ‘oh shit, we have a problem’, he said. ...
Will Samsung Electronics follow decline of Nokia and BlackBerry? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of October 2014 06:11:46 PM
. The travails of Samsung Electronics have raised comparisons with other seemingly infallible tech groups such as Nokia and Research in Motion, which has slipped into obscurity despite adopting the name of its once best-selling BlackBerry device. ...
Samsung slump echoes demise of rivals BlackBerry and Nokia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of October 2014 05:54:39 PM
. Samsung Electronics has reported a 60% slump in quarterly profits as the sudden decline in its mobile phone business draws comparisons with fallen rivals BlackBerry and Nokia. ...
Co-chief executives run the risk of in-fighting and mutual over-reliance image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of October 2014 03:17:28 PM
.... Investors have been burned in the past, you see. Back in the days when BlackBerry was still Research In Motion, it nose-dived under the leadership of Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsalie. ...
BlackBerry looks to long turnaround despite sliding sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of September 2014 04:49:47 PM
. BlackBerry posted a net loss of $207m (£127m) in its second quarter as it revealed that revenues are continuing to fall, just days after launching a new handset. ...
BlackBerry 'Passport' quells fears over sliding sales image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 26th of September 2014 03:38:38 PM
. Shares in BlackBerry jumped as much as 8pc on Friday, as the Canadian smartphone maker dramatically narrowed its losses and impressed investors with its new, square handset designed to take on Apple’s iPhone. ...
BlackBerry Passport review round-up: mixed opinions greet Blackberry's square-screened wonder image
. It’s been a long time since a smartphone made by BlackBerry has drawn the attention of the tech industry, but with the release of the BlackBerry Passport – without a doubt the most singular mobile on the market right now – everyone’s got something to say. ...
BlackBerry launches unconventional Passport smartphone image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of September 2014 06:51:02 PM
. BlackBerry launched an unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport on Wednesday as it embarked on what may be the most critical phase of its long turnaround push. ...
....One chairman expressed surprise to me that his audit committee meeting had been scheduled for the depths of summer and confided that almost all of the committee members would be dialling in from abroad. Corporate life goes on, thanks to a BlackBerry stashed in the beach bag, but only the bare minimum gets done. ...
Would it kill Ed Miliband to start listening to captains of industry? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 15th of August 2014 03:47:55 PM
....One chairman expressed surprise to me that his audit committee meeting had been scheduled for the depths of summer and confided that almost all of the committee members would be dialling in from abroad. Corporate life goes on, thanks to a BlackBerry stashed in the beach bag, but then only the bare minimum gets done. ...
Apple could be 'obsolete' in two years image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:47:57 PM
...." . Apple, which faces competition from Google, Samsung, Microsoft, BlackBerry and even Facebook, is widely expected to release a new version of its ubiquitous iPhone later this year, with a smartwatch and televison also in the pipeline. ...
Apple and IBM partner to sell iPhones and iPads pre-loaded with apps image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of July 2014 11:13:24 PM
.... The devices will operate through wireless carriers chosen by the client, she said. BlackBerry Ltd shares were down 3% following the announcement. ...
Apple and IBM announce 'landmark deal' to develop apps image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of July 2014 09:43:15 PM
.... Apple co-founder Steve Jobs shows what he thinks of IBM in 1983. The agreement dealt a major blow to struggling mobile phone maker BlackBerry, which has been trying to turn itself around after years of falling profits. ...
The dark art of choosing a company name image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of July 2014 11:00:16 PM
.... Then someone else suggested "blackberry". The Canadian executives from Research in Motion (RIM) chose the latter, and going with Mr Placek's suggestion, settled on adding two capital letters, and called their device the "BlackBerry". ...
The race to create fitness app Endomondo image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of July 2014 11:06:34 PM
.... . Getting onto the BlackBerry app store was a definite breakthrough, though Ms Lykke is loath to identify any single tipping point. ...
MARKET REPORT: Vodafone Group could be eyeing-up joint venture with Orange image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 12:00:00 AM
....Persimmon built a 25p gain to 1298p ahead of a trading update due today, while fellow top-flight builder Barratt Developments climbed 7¼p to 381p. Music and radio services firm 7digital hit a 2¾p lower note at 15½p after BlackBerry dropped the music and video sections of BlackBerry World – supplied by 7digital – and replaced them with the Amazon Apps Store. ...
WPP in fresh shareholder revolt over 'excessive' pay image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of June 2014 02:25:18 PM
....The departing chairman, Philip Lader, prompted smiles when he insisted WPP was not overly reliant on Sir Martin and has a strong team. “It is an exaggeration to say the management of the company is 175,000 people reporting to an energetic fellow on a BlackBerry,” he said. ...
BlackBerry CEO: not seeking offer to sell image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 20th of June 2014 09:26:49 AM
. BlackBerry CEO John Chen said his company is in a strong position and has no plans to sell. ...
BlackBerry shares jump by more 13% after posting smaller loss than expected image
. The Canadian phone business BlackBerry, which has been long been outperformed by rivals Apple and Samsung, has posted a smaller loss than expected, raising hopes that its chief executive can deliver on a pledge to return the company to steady profits. ...
Mervyn King: I feel liberated - I’m learning to foxtrot image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 8th of June 2014 06:05:46 AM
.... Lord King is hugely respected on both the US and global stage. As George Osborne once put it, “when he speaks, everyone puts down their BlackBerrys and listens”. ...
MORNING MEETING: Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse to embrace the future together image
. At the turn of the century the first BlackBerrys were fairly rudimentary devices, while iPhones and iPads were still on the Apple drawing board. ...
British workers only take three-quarters of their holidays image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 15th of May 2014 06:00:58 AM
.... Alexander Ehmann, deputy director of policy, said: “Managers should encourage staff to use their holiday allowance, that’s what it’s there for after all. You won’t be able to stop people checking their BlackBerry from the beach, and it may be necessary to have senior staff contactable in emergencies, but we’d call on businesses to use their common sense and help workers relax when on leave. ...
BlackBerry launches low-cost
. BlackBerry has launched a new low-cost phone aimed “exclusively” at Indonesia, one of the few countries where it still holds a significant portion of the market. ...
BlackBerry launches low-cost phone for Indonesia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of May 2014 06:03:29 AM
. BlackBerry has launched a new low-cost phone "exclusively for Indonesia", one of the few markets where it is still a key player. ...

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