BlackBerry CEO sets out net neutrality vision

BlackBerry CEO John Chen questioned proposals by the Obama administration and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to address the issue of net neutrality through the reclassification of telecoms operators. The proposals, made in November last year, aim to reclassify mobile and …

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BlackBerry CEO urges app neutrality

John Chen, the CEO of BlackBerry (pictured), claimed that some big names are going against the spirit of net neutrality with their approach to mobile apps and content. “Unfortunately, not all content and applications providers have embraced openness and neutrality,” Chen wrote …

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Samsung denies report of takeover talks with BlackBerry

South Korean electronics giant Samsung today denied a report that it is in takeover talks with smartphone maker BlackBerry in a deal estimated at $7.5 billion. “It is not true,” a Samsung representative told Korean news agencies. BlackBerry also denied …

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BlackBerry CEO says long-term China plan won’t include takeover

BlackBerry is developing a well-thought out plan for China that takes into account factors such as timing and the company’s long-term strategy, but it won’t include a takeover, CEO John Chen said in a LinkedIn post yesterday. “It [the plan] …

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BlackBerry hesitant about China expansion due to data security concerns

BlackBerry CEO John Chen recently said in Beijing that while China is a great market with many opportunities, he is hesitant to expand into the country because of the political backlash that could follow security breaches. An agreement would have …

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Blackberry unveils IoT play

Struggling device vendor Blackberry has announced a new collection of initiatives targeting the Internet of Things, which the firm hopes will enable it to exploit the QNX operating system it bought in 2010. The vendor, which recorded a $5.87bn loss for the 2014 financial year, described the new campaign—dubbed Project Ion— as “a cornerstone of BlackBerry’s vision to offer end-to-end solutions for the Internet of Things.”

Blackberry’s woes deepen with $5.87bn annual loss

Struggling Canadian device maker Blackberry has reported a $5.87bn loss for fiscal year 2014, which ended March 1st 2014. The loss is over nine times the size of the $646m loss reported in 2013. The firm’s revenue also fell 38 per cent year on year from $11.1bn in FY13 to $6.8bn in FY14.