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BlackBerry creates business unit to manage 'strategic' technologies, patents

BlackBerry launched a new business unit to manage its patent portfolio and combine some of its top technologies. The unit, which will called BlackBerry Technology Solutions, or BTS, includes its QNX software for embedded wireless systems, its "Project Ion" Internet of Things application platform, Certicom cryptography applications and Paratek RF antenna tuning. 

BlackBerry CEO: Restructuring is finished, company will begin hiring and making acquisitions

BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the company has finished its three-year-long restructuring efforts, and is now in a position to begin hiring new employees and making strategic acquisitions.

Strategy Analytics: Smartphone shipments growth at 5-year low

Strategy Analytics added its voice to warnings that smart device shipment growth is slowing, noting that increases in smartphone shipments in the current quarter are at their lowest level for five years.

Report: Rockstar's patents will start expiring in 2017

Rockstar, a patent consortium owned by Apple, Microsoft, Ericsson, Sony, EMC and BlackBerry, paid $4.5 billion for the 6,000 patents that bankrupt Nortel Networks offered up for auction in 2011. And while the majority of the portfolio's patents have still not expired, there will be a surge in patent expirations starting in 2017, according to a new independent analysis of Rockstar's patents.

BlackBerry exec indicates more enterprise-focused devices are in the pipeline

BlackBerry is aiming its forthcoming Passport smartphone squarely at the enterprise market, but has plans for enterprise-focused devices beyond that.

Apple's enterprise mobility deal with IBM could pressure BlackBerry, Google

Apple's new enterprise mobility partnership with IBM could put more pressure on BlackBerry and Microsoft as well as Google and OEMs that use Google's Android software, according to industry analysts.

Wireless in the second quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the second-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's...

BlackBerry's stock surges as investors buy into Chen's turnaround strategy

It might be difficult for some to believe, but BlackBerry's stock is out of the doldrums and is up more than 50 percent this year as investors have started to believe in CEO John Chen's turnaround strategy.

BlackBerry's Chen knocks Android's beefed up security features

BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that Google's recently unveiled efforts to make its Android mobile platform more secure are essentially weak attempts to duplicate BlackBerry's existing security features for the enterprise market.

BlackBerry's finances better than expected, schedules Passport phone launch for September

BlackBerry posted quarterly financial results better than what some analysts had expected, pushing the company's stock up almost 14 percent in Wall Street trading this morning to around $9.43 per share. Further, the company said it recognized hardware revenue on 1.6 million BlackBerry smartphones in the quarter, up from 1.3 million in the previous quarter.