WhatsApp voice will face many entrenched alternatives

Most readers would agree that shock and awe are appropriate reactions to the US$19 billion Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp. The good news is that the deal will cost  Facebook “only” US$4 billion in cash.

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 4th, 2014 Chris Lau

Will WhatsApp deal push BlackBerry BBM?

Around the time Industry Canada was announcing that Canadian cellular carriers had agreed to give it over $5 billion for spectrum came news that Facebook will write a cheque for US$19 billion for

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ugly BlackBerry quarter expected: What enterprises need to know

BlackBerry is set to report quarterly results on December 20th, 2013. Everyone should expect the numbers to be very ugly. During the quarter, the company reversed its decision to privatize, took on one

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 16th, 2013 Chris Lau

BBM finally launches for Android. (But does anyone still care?)

Okay, so remember about a month ago when our friends at BlackBerry were supposed to launch the BBM app for Android and iPhone, so that people on other smartphone platforms could connect with

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: October 29th, 2013 Sean Carruthers

Android BBM delayed, Blackberry flayed

Waterloo-based Blackberry has had, to use a technical term, a really crappy week. After announcing a near $1 billion loss, trading of the company’s stock was halted, and news of layoffs of around

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Sean Carruthers

Unsold phones could mean writedown for BlackBerry

Unsold smart phones amounting to nearly $1 billion could prompt BlackBerry Ltd. to declare a major writedown when the company posts its earning next Friday, according to industry analysts. According to BlackBerry its

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: September 20th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano