Encrypted comms company Silent Circle closes $50M Series C

Encrypted comms company Silent Circle, which also makes a security-focused Android smartphone called the Blackphone, has announced it's closed a $50 million Series C round of financing, led by Santand

Silent Circle’s Blackphone revealed as a sales flop

Encrypted comms company Silent Circle is being sued by its former joint venture hardware partner, Geeksphone, for not paying part of a previous agreed sale price for buying out the latter's share in t

Silent Circle silently snuffs out its warrant canary — but claims it’s a “business decision”

Silent Circle, the maker of encrypted messaging apps and a security hardened Android smartphone, called Blackphone, has discontinued its warrant canary.

Spain’s Geeksphone Exits Smartphones

Muere la revoluciĆ³n. Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone has confirmed it's stepping out of the mobile making game almost six years after founding a startup business to build handsets for an enthusia

Geeksphone Is Getting Into Wearables — With A Sex Tracker

Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone, perhaps best know for its partnership with Silent Circle over the pro-privacy Android fork Blackphone, is expanding from handsets into fitness wearable

A Closer Look At Blackphone, The Android Smartphone That Simplifies Privacy

One of the more interesting devices here at Mobile World Congress is Blackphone: a pro-privacy handset being developed by Spanish startup Geeksphone, in partnership with U.S. security company Silent C

The Geeksphone Revolution Goes On Sale, Letting You Dual-Boot To Android And Firefox OS

The mobile market may still essentially be a two horse race, with Android and iOS enjoying a significant lead, but there are lots of upstarts trying to make inroads, too. One of those is Firefox OS, M

Silent Circle & Geeksphone Join Forces To Build Blackphone: A Pro-Privacy Android-Based Smartphone

Meet Blackphone, a smartphone that's been designed to enable secure, encrypted communications, private browsing and secure file-sharing -- which is being created by a joint venture between Silent Circ

Mozilla, The Late-To-The-Mobile-Party Lumbering Dinosaur Of Open, Is Playing Carriers’ Pet To Make Firefox OS Fly

The first mobile devices running Firefox OS are out in the market. It's too early to say how well Mozilla's fledgling open web HTML5 mobile platform is doing in its bid to steer budget buyers away fro

Geeksphone Announces Its First Consumer-Focused Firefox Smartphone, Mid-Range Peak+ Preorders Kick Off At $196

Spanish open hardware phone platform manufacturer Geeksphone, which created the first developer preview devices for Mozilla's Firefox OS (aka Peak and Keon), has announced it's now taking pre-orders f

Mozilla Starts Doling Out Phones To Developers With Brilliant HTML5 App Ideas

Just a week after rolling out the latest version of its Firefox OS simulator, Mozilla has announced that it's offering a nifty new proposition to would-be FFOS developers. If you've got an idea for a

Firefox OS Developer Phones Sold Out After First Few Hours On Sale, But More Are On The Way

Geeksphone, the smartphone OEM startup based out of Madrid, put the first Firefox OS developer phones on sale early this morning, offering the Keon for $119 and the more powerful Peak for $194. Both d