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BlackBerry teams up with Foxconn for budget smartphones as sales continue to plunge

BlackBerry's new interim chief John Chen has just got a rude wake-up call: the company shipped only 1.9 million smartphones to retailers in Q3 compared to 3.7 million last quarter, and lost $4.4 billion. Most of the phones shipped were lower-priced BB7 models, and it lost a massive $2.6 billion on …

Maybe BlackBerry Should Focus on Low-End Phones, Become the Hyundai of Mobile

As John Chen weighs what to do now that he has taken the helm at BlackBerry, one longtime analyst has weighed in with his recommendations.Wedge …

Mobile

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BlackBerry upgrades BES to improve Android, iOS management

BlackBerry has upgraded its management platform Enterprise Server 10 (BES10) with more features for managing Android and iOS smartphones and has also improved scalability to lower overall costs.<p>BlackBerry’s problems are well documented, but the company is soldiering on. On Monday, the company …

BlackBerry

New Blackberry boss John Chen insists firm is 'alive' - BBC News

BlackBerry

Rumor Bill Belichick Named Patriots' Play After Girlfriend Is Highly Believable

Link to Media<p>In case you missed it in all the hubbub of holiday travel, there is a fantastic little rumor floating around the Internet that Bill Belichick gave his girlfriend, Linda Holliday, a sweet little gift: her very own Patriots audible.<p><i>The Boston Herald's</i> Gayle Fee (h/t The Post Game), …

NFL

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Out of Beta: BlackBerry Launches BBM Channels

BlackBerry

Psst, hey buddy, want a free BlackBerry?

The BlackBerry Z10 is free through Verizon and 49 cents through AT&T, with the usual two-year contract. But will buyers bite at a free or cheap BlackBerry?<p>Verizon and AT&T are both trying to unload their stock of BlackBerry Z10 phones.<p>The Z10 is now free through Verizon with the usual two-year …

BlackBerry

The Job Market for MBAs is About to Take a Hit

If you’re graduating from business school this spring, you might want to be sitting down for this: the job market for recent MBA graduates looks poised to get a lot worse in 2014. That’s based on an annual survey conducted by Michigan State University, released yesterday. Though not random, it …

3 Ways Your Hang-ups Get in the Way of Growing Your Business | Inc.com

Over 23 million individuals claimed nonfarm sole proprietorship income in the U.S. in 2011, according to the IRS, with profits for these individuals rising 5.6 percent from 2010 to $282.6 billion. Many are professionals, like lawyers, IT pros, or chiropractors; others are savvy entrepreneurs or …

Small Business

Verizon now offers $5 daily data plan for tablets

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Need to connect your tablet to Verizon’s(s vz)(s vod) 4G LTE network, but only for a couple of hours? No problem. The carrier …

PulseOn, A Wearable Tech Startup Spun Out Of Nokia, Says It Has The Most Accurate Heart Monitor In The World

During Tero Mennader's five-year stint at Nokia, he worked on developing a piece of now-patented technology for incredibly accurate, "beat-to-beat" heart rate measurement.<p>Just last year, Mennader spun out the idea from Nokia to create PulseOn.<p>PulseOn is a heart rate monitor that you wear on your …

Dozens executed in North Korea 'for watching foreign films'

Eighty people have been executed by firing squad in North Korea for watching foreign films, it has been claimed.<p>South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported that the co-ordinated public executions took place in seven separate cities earlier this month.<p>In one case, the local authorities rounded up …

North Korea

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1,790% more on iPhone than Android

A study of more than 200 billion ads on Facebook says that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent more return on investment than ads on Android. Even worse, advertising on Android actually costs more than it returns.<p>The study is by Nanigans, one of the biggest buyers of Facebook ads, and it …

Record Numbers Of Elite MBAs Are Ditching Finance For Tech

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, finance has lost its luster for many elite MBAs, and a record number of graduates are heading to the white-hot tech sector instead.<p>According to data assembled by The Wall Street Journal, the percentage of graduates who went into finance dropped by 12% from …

College & University

Departing BlackBerry CEO pens letter to employees as company's 'biggest fan'

In a letter to BlackBerry employees earlier this week, former CEO Thorsten Heins says he remains the company's "biggest fan" even after handing over the reins to interim CEO John Chen, and will continue to be "cheering from the sidelines." It's no surprise that he has such encouraging words for his …

Samsung exec: Pretty hardware is great, but in the end, it’s the services that matter most

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: (c) Pinar Ozger<p>Consumer behavior is changing — and manufacturers have to catch up, no matter whether they make …

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …

Too good to be true? Airo wristband says it tracks calories consumed, not just burned

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>All kinds of new health trackers monitor your activity to tell you how many steps you’ve taken and the number of calories …

Google Could Be Sending Its Data Out to Sea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Rumors have begun swirling around four large, floating barges that have appeared on both the east …

BlackBerry reportedly propositioned Facebook for a bid

The struggling smartphone company is said to have sat down with the social network last week.<p>BlackBerry is playing the field and courting all types of potential suitors before it sells itself to the most attractive bidder. The company is said to have even visited California last week to flirt with …

BlackBerry

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

Die Hard

Redesigned Logos for Every NFL Team

Graphic Designer Max O’Brien (@OspreyDawn) redesigned every NFL teams logo and it looks amazing! Let us know what you think of your favorite teams …

Logo Design

iPhone, iPad owners complain of motion sickness due to iOS 7

Users say the operating system's new parallax and zoom features are causing them to experience some motion sickness.<p>At least some of the 200 million people that have downloaded iOS 7 to this point aren't so pleased with what they've found.<p>Apple's iPhone and iPad owners have been taking to the …

iOS

New $100 Bill Has 3-D Feature

How Converse went from bankruptcy to a $1.4 billion business

As its parent company commands, Converse is just doing it.<p>The 105-year-old brand has grown at breakneck pace since Nike rescued the company in 2003, two years after it filed for bankruptcy. Since its cultural heyday in the ’80s, the hip sneaker has experienced a rebirth.<p>On Thursday, Converse posted …

Shoes

Consumer confidence drops for 2nd month in row

Consumer confidence continues to slip as many Americans give up hope of raises this year.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence declined this month as Americans turned more pessimistic about the economy, their own finances, and government budget policies.<p>The University of Michigan says its …

BlackBerry reports large second quarter loss

Downbeat financial results generally track preliminary results announced last week<p>Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry reported a major net second quarter loss Friday and said it is burning cash at a higher rate as it moves to execute a tentative deal that could take the company private.<p>Revenue …