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“People familiar with the matter” told the Wall Street Journal that the partnership will see Samsung become the “official provider” of NBA technology. As such, officials will... get LCD monitors to review calls during a game while teams will apparently be presented with tablets to look at plays.

In return, the NBA will supposedly deliver custom content for Samsung̵...

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The Financial Post reports that the redundancies are for personnel based out of the firm’s headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, but doesn’t know if this move will effect some divisions worse... than others.

In a statement, the PlayBook tablet maker said that it was in the ‘second phase of our transformation plan’.

This news less than a month after BlackBerry cut anoth...

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In a statement that was released today, the company confirmed that the special committee will enquire about possible joint ventures, strategic partnerships or even the sale of the company, but... stressed that  “there can be no assurance that this process will result in any transaction”.

Trading in BlackBerry shares was temporarily suspended but resumed trading at 8.30...

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The company's stock dropped 4% in after hours trading. 

The three now ex-BlackBerry execs are VP of corporate information technology operations Doug Kozak, Sr. VP of global manufacturing... and supply chain Carmine Arabia, VP of service operations Graeme Whittington. 

A spokesperson for BlackBerry told VentureBeat in an email: 

"As previously stated, we are...

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The PlayerLync iPad app is apparently used by 16 teams in the NFL – including Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens – with the firm charging these teams $20,000... to $50,000 each year to use the service.

The iPad app essentially replaces DVDs and printed scouting reports for learning about their opposition. Using the app, teams can automatically sync content a...

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David J. Smith, executive VP in charge of mobile computing, has resigned for personal reasons, a BlackBerry spokesman said. The move happened within the past few weeks, said a person familiar with the... matter. The spokesman added that Mr. Smith “continues to come into work every day and is committed to working with BlackBerry through a proper transition.” 

The highly-touted Pla...

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Announcing the results today, the company revealed that revenues increased from $2.8 billion a year ago to $3.1 billion but reported a GAAP (Generally accepted accounting principles) loss of $84 million.

This... will come as a blow to the company, which renamed from Research in Motion at the start of the year.

The firm has made significant job cuts over the last year and had looked to have turned a corner when it repor...

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Heins told Bloomberg last month that he saw no future for the tablet, comments which seemed to rule out the prospect of a new PlayBook coming to market.  

But one month on and Heins now... appears less convinced on the matter, as he offered up two contrasting views at the BlackBerry Live conference yesterday.

During a Q&A session with the media, Heins first appeared to promo...

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Already a favorite of the Defense Dept. for its security features, the DoD has approved newer models, specifically the BlackBerry 10 smartphone and BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with BlackBerry Enterprise... Service 10, for use on DoD networks. 

Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal had reported the DoD plans to give similar approval to Apple’s iPhone and iPad as well as to Sams...

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It’s very hard to be both, that’s why Jobs and Cook worked well as a team when the latter was focused strictly on operations.

So what to make of BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins who... appears to have done a decent job of righting the sinking BlackBerry ship, but has a curious take on the future of mobility.


If you missed it, Heins predicted earlier this week that the mar...