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Privacy: A Failed Experiment?

Victor Dorff | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Victor Dorff

Like a teenager who is horrified to learn that the little lock on her diary was insufficient to protect her secrets from a prying sibling, Americans have been surprised over and over again to learn that nothing they say or do is necessarily a sacred secret.

Revamped Abandoned Building Underscores Youth Unemployment In Spain

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.06.2017 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It's a cathedral of characters, this abandoned furniture factory 40 kilometers outside of Barcelona, Spain. Cartoons, illustrations, portraits are everywhere -- a curious collection of aerosol spray pieces that highlights the popularity of the animated and exaggerated personalities among graffiti and street artists in this region of the world.

The Rise and Fall of the BlackBerry: An Interview with  Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff

Phil Simon | Posted 07.02.2016 | Home
Phil Simon

The iconic device not too long ago defined ubiquitous, at least in the business world. Make no mistake: its legacy is alive and well. For my money, it is responsible for creating the expectation that we are always reachable, a problem that haunts us today.

Doesn't Cortana Know That Disparaging Siri Reflects Negatively on Her Parents?

Ira Kalb | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Good marketers know that when a company "badmouths" a competitor, it is (more often than not) a big mistake -- especially when the company being disparaged has Apple's track record of success.

BlackBerry Finds Help In A Hopeless Place

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Technology

BlackBerry, the formerly hip and now dying smartphone maker, is getting a lifeline from a pretty uncool place: The United States government. The D...

$4.4 Billion Down The Drain

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology

(Adds details) By Euan Rocha, Alastair Sharp and Allison Martell TORONTO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said on F...

WHOA! Justin Bieber Could Have Saved BlackBerry

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.05.2013 | Technology

Look at how far BlackBerry has fallen. That is what happens when you don't take Justin Bieber seriously. Bloomberg Businessweek's cover story this...

T-Mobile To Stop Selling BlackBerrys In Stores

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc, the No. 4 U.S. wireless service provider, plans to stop carrying BlackBerry Ltd smartphones in its stores and in...

Bye Bye, BlackBerry (and Good Riddance Too)

Bill_Robinson | Posted 10.16.2013 | Technology

Unless Apple can reverse the screen-size advantage and 'use-ability' superiority of the Samsung Galaxy family of products, they may well be next to walk the technology plank into the deep, dark and unforgiving waters of tech extinction that now shortly will engulf BlackBerry.

Want To Buy BlackBerry? You May Be Able To Someday

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY.O) (BB.TO) is warming up to the possibility of going private, as the smartphone maker battles to revive its fortunes,...

Why I'm Bullish on WordPress

Phil Simon | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

You may not have heard of WordPress, but if you surf the web every day, you're almost certainly using it. As of this writing, it powers an astonishing...

If Mike Lazaridis Can't Save BlackBerry, He'll Try To Save Waterloo

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 03.28.2013 | Technology

Buried at the bottom of a press release announcing BlackBerry's solid fourth quarter earnings was the real headlining news: Mike Lazaridis, the founde...

Former BlackBerry CEO Pulls Entire Stake From Company

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology

TORONTO (Reuters) - Shares of Blackberry slipped on Thursday, after the company's former Co-Chief Executive Officer Jim Balsillie disclosed that he ha...

How Home Depot Is Hurting BlackBerry

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2013 | Technology

TORONTO (Reuters) - Shares of BlackBerry fell 3 percent on Monday after U.S. home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc said it is replacing the BlackBe...

Apple, RIM, Google, Microsoft: Where Is the Big Bang?

John Pavley | Posted 04.04.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

The latest generation of smart phones are all like Toy Story sequels: Same cast of great characters with minor upgrades to the 3D models and textures. It's time for a some real innovation, a "big bang" and not this incremental tweaking of last year's winning formula. It's time for someone to take some risk.

5 Signs That BlackBerry Is Desperate

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology

BlackBerry, the once-great smartphone maker that became victim No. 1 of Apple's iPhone, revealed two devices running on the firm's new operating syste...

How BlackBerry's New Phone Stacks Up Against The Competition

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology

BlackBerry launched a major offensive against the big boys of the smartphone world on Tuesday morning with the unveiling of its touchscreen-only Z10 p...

Jason Gilbert

Meet The Two New BlackBerry Phones | Jason Gilbert | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology

Research in Motion -- now officially called BlackBerry -- has finally unveiled its two new phones, the first devices to run on its brand-new BlackBerr...

RIM Isn't Called RIM Anymore

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology

During the launch event for the BlackBerry 10 on Wednesday, Research In Motion, the BlackBerry's creator, made another big announcement: the Canadian ...

Why Is This Man Getting A BlackBerry 10 Tattoo!?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.31.2013 | Technology

How psyched were you for the BlackBerry 10 launch?! (crickets) Either way, you'd be hard-pressed to match the enthusiasm of BlackBerry superfan Bri...


Reuters | Euan Rocha | Posted 03.31.2013 | Technology

By Euan Rocha NEW YORK (Reuters) - The innovative line of BlackBerry smartphones that Research In Motion Ltd will formally unveil on We...

What Samsung Wants For 2013

Reuters | Poornima Gupta | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology

By Poornima Gupta LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics, the global leader in consumer smartphones, is planning two major thrusts i...

CEO Not Worried That BlackBerry 10 Will Crash And Burn Terribly

Reuters | Euan Rocha and Janet Guttsman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Technology

By Euan Rocha and Janet Guttsman WATERLOO, Ontario (Reuters) - A new line of BlackBerry 10 devices will provide Research In Motion with...

Jason Gilbert

How BlackBerry Is Like The Republican Party | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

Stop me if this story sounds familiar: A once-dominant entity in the United States suddenly finds that its main opponent has surpassed it in overa...

Pentagon Won't Ditch BlackBerry COMPLETELY For iPhone

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday said it would continue to support "large numbers" of BlackBerry phones made by Research in Motion Ltd...