CES 2019: BlackBerry boss buoyant as firm now focused on cybersecurity

BlackBerry boss John Chen has hailed the company’s resurgence after moving away from smartphone manufacturing. The company endured a torrid time in the wake of the launch of touchscreen smartphones such as the iPhone and Android devices from firms such as Samsung – which took market share from the firm’s own predominately keyboard-based devices. Mr…

The Digest: Uber dodges regulators… and 5 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Uber dodges "covert" transport regulators by blocking mobile phones | Cnet "State transport regulators in Australia have gone undercover in an attempt to fine UberX drivers for ridesharing, but Uber has thwarted these attempts by blocking their mobile phones from accessing the service." [/nextpage] [nextpage title="Next"] Bitcoin value plummets as mining is no…

The Digest: Ford dumps Microsoft… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Ford dumps Microsoft for BlackBerry infotainment system | CNN "Ford is upgrading its infotainment system to make it more like a smartphone or tablet - and it is dumping its longtime software provider Microsoft as part of the change. Instead, Ford will use BlackBerry's QNX operating system for the new Sync 3 infotainment…

The Digest: Lenovo rumoured to be buying BlackBerry (again)… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

[nextpage title="Next"] Industry rumours suggest Lenovo is looking to expand its smartphone operations by buying BlackBerry, says a report at ExpertReviews: "The rumours boosted share prices for BlackBerry this week, a much needed increase following lukewarm reception to the company's Passport smartphone earlier in the year. BlackBerry handsets used to be widely used by business…