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  • How Android gets to 100% market share Crunch Network

    How Android gets to 100% market share

    Android commands more than 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just less than 60 percent in the U.S. But you wouldn’t know it here in Silicon Valley — almost everyone I know has an iPhone. As the consumer technology landscape evolves over the next five years, however, there are a number of reasons to believe that Android, and the Google stack more broadly, could… Read More

  • Global smartphone market shrinks, year over year

    Global smartphone market shrinks, year over year

    Worldwide sales of smartphones declined year over year, from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016, according to figures from analyst Strategy Analytics, which it says is the first time in the history of what it dubs the “modern smartphone market” that this has occurred. Read More

  • Facebook joins WhatsApp in dropping BlackBerry support

    Facebook joins WhatsApp in dropping BlackBerry support

    Blackberry-loving device clutchers are facing a tricky choice if they wish to continue to interact with their friends: WhatsApp, Facebook and Facebook Messenger hit the “unfriend” button on the struggling phone maker’s latest operating system. WhatsApp made a half-hearted debut on the Blackberry platform three years ago, and announced at the tail-end of last month an end to… Read More

  • BlackBerry Buys UK’s Encription To Kickstart A New Cybersecurity Consultancy

    BlackBerry Buys UK’s Encription To Kickstart A New Cybersecurity Consultancy

    BlackBerry is not the smartphone powerhouse it used to be, but it’s been making a concerted effort to hold on to its position as a go-to place for enterprise customers. As part of that strategy, today the company announced it has acquired cybersecurity firm Encription Ltd, which it will use to kickstart a new consultancy business at BlackBerry, Professional Cybersecurity… Read More

  • What New Mobile Hardware To Expect At MWC 2016

    What New Mobile Hardware To Expect At MWC 2016

    Mobile World Congress, the biggest tradeshow specifically focused on mobile, kicks off in just over a week’s time in Barcelona so here’s a quick rundown of some of the big hardware-focused announcements we’re expecting to land during the best part of a week of fully mobile-focused news… Read More

  • BlackBerry Confirms Job Cuts At Waterloo HQ And Florida Manufacturing Facility

    BlackBerry Confirms Job Cuts At Waterloo HQ And Florida Manufacturing Facility

    It looks like John Chen is swinging the axe at BlackBerry. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it let go “a small number of employees… in Waterloo and Sunrise, FL”. Update: BlackBerry updated its statement and now says 200 people were laid off. This comes after a report by the Global And Mail that the befallen smartphone maker cut 75 jobs at its Florida manufacturing… Read More

  • BlackBerry Cancels Plan To Exit Pakistan After Government Drops Monitoring Request

    BlackBerry Cancels Plan To Exit Pakistan After Government Drops Monitoring Request

    Beleaguered phone maker BlackBerry has u-turned on its decision to exit Pakistan after it claimed it had struck an agreement with authorities over previous demands for access to user data. Read More

  • BlackBerry Confirms It Will Exit Pakistan After Rejecting Data Monitoring Demands

    BlackBerry Confirms It Will Exit Pakistan After Rejecting Data Monitoring Demands

    BlackBerry has confirmed that it is exiting Pakistan entirely in response to the national government’s continued demand to monitor user data on the Canadian company’s service. Read More

  • Android Can Dominate The Enterprise Mobility Game Crunch Network

    Android Can Dominate The Enterprise Mobility Game

    The convenience and versatility offered by mobile devices and the ubiquity of connectivity has caused a shift in the way we live and work. Gone are the solitary cubicles and stodgy desktops of yore, replaced by the mobile workforce user. Companies are adopting strategies like bring-your-own-device and deploying better governance policies to harness the increasing demand for enterprise mobility. Read More

  • A Few Thoughts On The BlackBerry-Good Technology Deal

    A Few Thoughts On The BlackBerry-Good Technology Deal

    So much for that IPO, I suppose. Good Technology, a long-time IPO candidate with reams of public financial data, was snapped up by BlackBerry this morning for $425 million. You might think that the number isn’t too bad. It is: The company raised $291 million from investors. So its sale is nearly certainly a down-exit, compared to its late private valuations. Read More