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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 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Business - Companies

    Rockstar group takes mobile firms to court

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 11:54am by Reuters

    ... Electronics, HTC, Huawei Technologies and four other companies for patent infringement. Rockstar is jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony. Google is accused of infringing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1345179/rockstar-group-takes-mobile-firms-court
  9. Business - Companies

    Nokia’s halting turnaround hit by weak handset sales

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 01:23pm by Reuters

    ... the phones to buyers. Weak results from BlackBerry and HTC, and a profit warning by market leader Samsung have recently raised concerns that the market was reaching saturation. The high-end ... it be weak numbers from HTC or BlackBerry, or Samsung coming in lower than expected. That’s going to make it tough for Nokia and Lumia volumes,” said Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley. Nokia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1286111/nokias-halting-turnaround-hit-weak-handset-sales
  10. Business - Companies

    Samsung is top 2012 phone brand, ousting Nokia

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 09:50am by AFP

    ... smartphone offerings, while Apple limited its smartphones to the premium iPhone line. The report said BlackBerry maker Research in Motion will see its market share fall to five per cent in 2012, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1108035/samsung-top-2012-phone-brand-ousting-nokia

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