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  1. Business - Companies

    Once-cool BlackBerry failed to keep pace with rivals

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 09:00am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Rob Lever in Washington In just a short time, BlackBerry went from being the coolest gadget-maker on the planet to one apparently destined for the history books. The firm, which agreed to a US$4.7 billion buyout to take the firm private, appears close to a breakup, which might salvage some parts of the once high-flying Canadian tech pioneer. While BlackBerry was considered perhaps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1316575/once-cool-blackberry-failed-keep-pace-rivals
  2. Business - Companies

    BlackBerry plans deep job cuts as new phone launches: report

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:57pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto BlackBerry plans to slash thousands of jobs by the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, just as the company launches a flagship smartphone intended to revive its fortunes. Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, the article said BlackBerry could cut up to 40 per cent of its staff and the layoffs will happen across job ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1312930/blackberry-plans-deep-job-cuts-new-phone-launches-report
  3. Business - Companies

    BlackBerry admits defeat as consortium bids US$4.7b to take it private

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 08:40am by ALASTAIR SHARP, Andrea Hopkins

    ... Alastair Sharp and Andrea Hopkins in Toronto Smartphone maker BlackBerry has agreed to go private in a US$4.7 billion deal led by its biggest shareholder, allowing the on-the-go email ... Fairfax Financial Holdings, will set a floor for any counteroffers that might emerge for Blackberry, which has been on the block since August. As an investor, Fairfax chief executive Prem Watsa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1316570/blackberry-admits-defeat-consortium-bids-us47b-take-it-private
  4. Business - Money - ACQUISITIONS

    BlackBerry rescue tycoon's latest test

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 09:05am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Prem Watsa is taking a Buffett-style long-term view on the US$4.7 billion bid led by Fairfax Financial for the troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry rescue tycoon's latest test Speculation that Prem Watsa, the man some call Canada's Warren Buffett, would launch a bid for BlackBerry started to swirl as soon as he stepped down from the troubled smartphone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1316579/blackberry-rescue-tycoons-latest-test
  5. Business - Companies

    BlackBerry investors to turn up the heat on management

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto and New York BlackBerry will likely face tough questions about its future at its annual meeting on Tuesday after dismal quarterly results last week triggered a 28 per cent plunge in the Canadian smartphone maker’s share price. Sales of BlackBerry’s make-or-break new line of smartphones in the quarter ended June 1 came in well below analysts’ expectations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1277829/blackberry-investors-turn-heat-management
  6. Business - Companies

    Chief says BlackBerry open to licensing deals, other options

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 11:01am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Waterloo, Ontario BlackBerry has signaled that a licensing deal, or even an outright sale of the company, was still a possibility, pleasing shareholders still reeling from ... that create value for shareholders. He emphasised that the company has so far focused on creating value through the launch of its new devices powered by an all-new BlackBerry 10 operating system. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1279413/chief-says-blackberry-open-licensing-deals-other-options
  7. Business - Companies

    By going private, Blackberry may buy time to fix itself

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 11:23am by Reuters

    ... Alastair Sharp in Toronto A tentative deal to take BlackBerry private will not necessarily resolve challenges that pushed the smartphone maker into a corner in the first place, but it gives the struggling company some breathing room. Private or public, BlackBerry’s problems remain the same: slumping market share, mostly uninspiring devices and cut-throat competition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1317406/going-private-blackberry-may-buy-time-fix-itself
  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    AP reviews new smartphones: Android, iOS and more

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 11:10am by AP

    ... networks.   — BLACKBERRY DEVICES:   BLACKBERRY Q10, RESEARCH IN MOTION   The Q10 is a successful marriage of the modern touch-screen smartphone and the iconic BlackBerry keyboard. The interface takes time to get used to, and it doesn’t have the simple immediacy of the iPhone. But once you learn it, you can positively zip between tasks. The downside to the new BlackBerry 10 operating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1274487/ap-reviews-new-smartphones-android-ios-and-more
  9. Lifestyle - Technology

    Motorola’s Moto X is colourful, but not iPhone killer: reviewers

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 11:04am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangalore Motorola’s “Moto X”, the cellphone maker’s first flagship device since Google bought the company last year, stands out in a crowded market due to its customisable colours and materials, yet stops short of being an “iPhone killer,” rev ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1295204/motorolas-moto-x-colourful-not-iphone-killer-reviewers
  10. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Move to metal casings for smartphones to benefit BYD Electronic, Ju Teng

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:45am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... premium models from HTC, Sony, Lenovo and BlackBerry. Research firm IDC forecast global smartphone shipments this year to total 1.2 billion units. Huawei estimated up to 200 million 4G smartphones ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1482794/move-metal-casings-smartphones-benefit-byd-electronic-ju

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