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Jul 21, 2014

New BlackBerry COO is ex-Sybase exec Marty Beard

BlackBerry has recruited a new chief operating officer, Marty Beard, recently CEO of cloud customer service company LiveOps and before that an executive at Sybase. Beard’s responsibilities will include marketing, BlackBerry 10 application development... #North America #Mark Wilson #Sybase, Inc.

Jul 22, 2014

vCita Goes End-To-End For Small Business Customer Engagement

I first heard of vCita a few years ago when I was in Israel. At the time it was creating an online scheduling tool – similar to that offered by Tungle (since acquired by Blackberry and shuttered) and ScheduleOnce. vCita however was focused more on sm... #North America #Mark Wilson #Sybase, Inc.

Jul 16, 2014

BlackBerry Has a Virtual Assistant Now

Because you can't have a modern smartphone platform without advanced voice commands... #North America #Mark Wilson #Sybase, Inc.

Jul 11, 2014

BlackBerry's BBM comes to Windows Phone in beta form ahead of widespread launch

In response to “an incredible number of requests,” Blackberry will soon bring its BBM messaging app to Windows Phone. For now, the app is in a filled-up  closed beta , though you can register to join the waiting list . Blackberry says it will open th... #North America #Mark Wilson #Sybase, Inc.

Jul 16, 2014

BlackBerry has a digital assistant, too

There's a new member of the digital assistant club: the BlackBerry Assistant, which will debut on the new square BlackBerry Passport. BlackBerry Assistant will join Apple's Siri, Google Now, and Microsoft's Cortana as digital assistants integrated in... #Microsoft Corporation #Google Inc. #Apple, Inc. #Siri

Jul 08, 2014

BlackBerry makes its case for a square (!) phone

The [BlackBerry] Passport, the company's upcoming square -- yes, square phone -- is "like the IMAX of productivity," according to the company. No, that's no typo. BlackBerry is betting its future on a square phone, and the company laid out the reason... #Microsoft Corporation #Google Inc. #Apple, Inc. #Siri

Jul 16, 2014

Why the Apple-IBM deal matters

Apple’s partnership with IBM to tackle the mobile enterprise could have lasting ramifications for both companies—as well as for rivals Google, Microsoft and BlackBerry. It could also make life a lot easier for IT staff at large enterprises. Apple and... #IBM #Microsoft Corporation #Google Inc. #Apple, Inc.

Jul 10, 2014

Make Carrie Underwood's Fresh Blackberry Jam

The country star went blackberry picking in Nashville... #IBM #Microsoft Corporation #Google Inc. #Apple, Inc.

Jul 20, 2014

London gangs 'drawing up "sket lists" of women to rape in attacks against rivals'

London gangs are creating lists of women connected to rival gangs who are to be targeted for rape and distributing the lists over Blackberry Messenger... #IBM #Microsoft Corporation #Google Inc. #Apple, Inc.

Jul 09, 2014

Blackberry reveals more about its SQUARE Passport phone with September release date

The Canadian firm said the BlackBerry Passport has a 4.5-inch square screen and shows 60 characters of text, compared to 40 on a rectangular 5-inch device... #IBM #Microsoft Corporation #Google Inc. #Apple, Inc.