Are ‘Zombie Cars’ in our future?

Global hit The Fate of the Furious gave us a sneak peak of the future many of us fear: a hacker taking control of thousands of cars simultaneously. But is that even remotely realistic?

Published on: April 20th, 2017 Alex Radu

BlackBerry wins $815 million from chip maker Qualcomm

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. said Thursday that it's won a binding arbitration case against Qualcomm Inc. for nearly $815 million and halted its stock (BBRY) from trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The final

Published on: April 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry CEO trumpets Q4 loss of only $47 million USD, teases potential new tablet

BlackBerry Ltd. has finally stanched the last of its financial wounds and might even be licensing its name to a new tablet soon, CEO John Chen told investors Friday. The company posted fourth-quarter

Published on: April 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry COO on the renewed focus on partners

TORONTO - The shift to enterprise software for BlackBerry has brought about an entirely new focus on the company's partners. Beard, who held executive positions at Oracle Corp., SAP division Sybase, and cloud call

Published on: March 24th, 2017 Alex Radu

BlackBerry COO on the company’s dive into the automotive industry

TORONTO - You might not know it, but chances are there is some sort of BlackBerry software in your vehicle. Beard, who held executive positions at Oracle Corp., SAP division Sybase, and cloud call centre firm

Published on: March 22nd, 2017 Alex Radu

BlackBerry COO on the company’s new direction with its hardware

TORONTO - BlackBerry COO Marty Beard doesn't want you to associate the BlackBerry brand with its phones anymore, but we couldn't help but ask him about BlackBerry hardware anyways. Beard, who held executive positions

Published on: March 20th, 2017 Alex Radu

Associate BlackBerry brand with security and ‘Enterprise of Things,’ not phones, COO says

Its partnership with Ford may have dominated recent headlines, but did you know BlackBerry is collaborating with 250 auto makers? Or that its software is now installed in 60 million cars? BlackBerry COO

Published on: March 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


First TCL BlackBerry unveiled – KeyOne debuts at Mobile World Congress

The first BlackBerry device manufactured and designed by TCL was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Saturday, and the KeyOne is clearly aiming its first effort clearly at the hearts of

Published on: February 26th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry hit with class action lawsuit from over 300 employees

Note: Updated on Feb. 21 to incorporate comments from Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP. While BlackBerry Ltd. is on track to have its first profitable year since pivoting from smartphone maker to security software

Published on: February 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Abandoning the Note 7 hurt Samsung about as much as you’d think

Consulting firm Gartner Inc. has released its latest quarterly survey of global smartphone sales, and the results do not have good news for Samsung Electronics Ltd. Fourth-quarter unit sales for the South Korean

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

U.S. road tests show self-driving cars are getting smarter – and safer

Two new research studies point to a smoother road ahead for widespread acceptance of self-driving cars. In a recent U.S. study, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (CDMV) provided year-end road test results

Published on: February 9th, 2017 Christine Wong

Canadian tech industry rallies to oppose Trump’s travel and immigration ban

The Canadian tech industry has reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial executive orders this past week, and the response is overwhelming disapproval. The recently-elected president signed an executive order imposing a travel

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

New BlackBerry OS for automotive industry focuses on security

BlackBerry QNX is focusing on security with its newest operating system (OS) for connected and autonomous vehicles. At CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week, BlackBerry QNX launched its latest OS for the

Published on: January 6th, 2017 Alex Radu