BlackBerry software shift kicks in, but device business remains weak

BlackBerry announced Q1 results which showed its shift to focus on software is starting to take effect, with John Chen, the company’s CEO, describing this business as “key to BlackBerry’s future growth”. Software and technology licensing revenue of $137 million …

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BlackBerry buys security firm WatchDox

In keeping with its shift to a more software-oriented strategy, BlackBerry has acquired WatchDox, a file-sharing security firm, for a sum thought to be between $100 million and $150 million. WatchDox’s technology will be offered as a value-added service that …

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