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Struggling BlackBerry announces new round of layoffs

MONTREAL, CANADA: BlackBerry is laying off an unspecified number of workers around the world as the struggling smartphone manufacturer tries to make its device business profitable...

26 May 2015

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BlackBerry's new phone targets business users

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry has unveiled its newest smartphone with a full physical keyboard and a large screen and says it will return to its roots by targeting business users.

25 Sep 2014

CANADA

Canada's Shomi to compete with Netflix

MONTREAL CANADA: Two of Canada's largest cable companies teamed up to launch an online television service to compete with Netflix, amid fears of dwindling traditional television viewership.

27 Aug 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry buys Secusmart

OTTAWA, CANADA: Loss-making Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry has bought German voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart. Secusmart's customers include NATO, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and entire government.

31 Jul 2014

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Canada blames China for cyber-attack on science agency

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada accused China of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which partners with thousands of Canadians firms each year to roll out new technologies.

30 Jul 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry makes a small profit

MONTREAL, CANADA: Canadian smartphone company BlackBerry, under new leadership, announced a small profit in a surprising turnaround despite a huge drop in revenues.

20 Jun 2014

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BlackBerry beefs up its message security

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry announced the release of new "enhanced security" for its popular BBM messaging service, aiming to win back corporate users with high security needs such as banks.

18 Jun 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry sells Canadian properties for Can$305m

OTTAWA, CANADA: Smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has sold most of its Canadian properties to San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Spear Street, for Can$305m (US$278m).

6 May 2014

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Canada shuts tax filing website over 'Heartbleed' bug

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada's tax agency shut its website on Wednesday (9 April) after warning that encrypted taxpayer data could be vulnerable to the "Heartbleed" bug.

10 Apr 2014

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BlackBerry still bleeding with US423m loss

MONTREAL, CANADA: The struggling smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry reported a loss of US$423 million in the fourth quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, with revenues still falling.

31 Mar 2014

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Blackberry sues company for violating keyboard patent

MONTREAL, CANADA: Blackberry filed a legal action in a California court against Los Angeles firm Typo Products for violating its patents using a Blackberry-like keyboard made for Apple's iPhone.

6 Jan 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry loss widens, reorganises manufacturing

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry confirmed it fell deeper into the red in the past quarter as the struggling smartphone manufacturer unveiled a new manufacturing partnership and a revamped organisational structure.

24 Dec 2013

CANADA

Lawsuit accuses BlackBerry of raising false hopes

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry shareholders on Tuesday, 15 October, launched a class-action lawsuit against the company, alleging its optimistic sales forecasts for its new smartphones cost them hundreds of millions of dollars, lawyers announced.

17 Oct 2013

CANADA

BlackBerry plans property sale to cut costs

MONTREAL: CANADA: BlackBerry is eyeing the sale of office space to cut expenses after posting a nearly US$1bn loss last quarter, a spokesman for the company said on Wednesday, 2 October.

3 Oct 2013

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