BlackBerry Reinforces Mobile Security Leadership with Acquisition of Secusmart

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 29, 2014) – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, has entered into an agreement to acquire Secusmart GmbH, a leader in high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions for government organizations, enterprises and telecommunications service providers in Germany and internationally. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction […]

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WhatsApp denies rumors regarding Google acquisition

We reported yesterday about a rumor concerning Google looking to acquire WhatsApp for somewhere in the $1 billion range.  Well WhatsApp has now spoken up and are denying these rumors, stating that they are not in talks with the search giant.

RIM Sells NewBay For $55.5 Million To Synchronoss Technologies

It wasn’t that long ago that we reported on the acquisition of NewBay by RIM. Back in October of last year we all speculated that RIM had made the acquisition to help with their cloud storage plans, however today RIM has announced that they have sold NewBay to Synchronoss Technologies for half of the $100 […]

Nokia poised to acquire Scalado, the company behind the BlackBerry 10 time warping camera

When we got to see the awesome new features that the BlackBerry 10 camera app will have, many people automatically knew that Scalado was the software.  Scalado is a Swedish company that currently licenses multiple different including HTC and RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 10.  News has hit today that Nokia is going to be acquiring Scalado […]

Confirmed: A New BlackBerry App World UI Coming with PlayBook OS 2.0

Yesterday we told you how RIM messed up and posted an image of an updated App World for PlayBook. Today CB was able to get their hands on the image here. As you can see BlackBerry App World has been indeed updated with a newly redesigned UI.

Samsung is not buying RIM, still isn’t interested in buying RIM

Earlier today we told you about how Samsung was interested in buying RIM and as what this may mean for the future of the two companies, this was all a rumor at the time. And now it has been confirmed to be not true. Samsung commented on the buyout stating that they were,  “not interested” in taking over […]

Research In Motion on Sale to Samsung?!

Research In Motion has once again in the news for a supposed buyout of their company by other vendors. And today according to recent rumors from BGR, RIM is planning to being offered to Samsung for sale of its license to its software, and that they may outright sale of one or more divisions, or even […]

Press Release: Kobo, Leader in eReading Gets Purchased by Rakuten!

Kobo the popular ereader application that comes preinstalled on the Blackberry Playbook and is available for Blackberry Smartphones has been purchased by Rakuten “one of the world’s top 3 e-commerce companies by revenue”, for a total of $315 milllion in cash. Hit the jump for the full press released and as to what the CEO of Rakuten, Hiroshi […]

RIM Officially Acquires NewBay

RIM has officially finalized the acquistion of Ireland based digital content company NewBay.  The signing of a  $100 million, deal that will allow RIM to make way for new digitial content for the new Blackberry X OS.