BlackBerry News

BlackBerry Files Patent Infringement Claims Against Twitter

BlackBerry Ltd. on Wednesday filed a patent infringement lawsuit accusing Twitter Inc. of illegally using technology in its mobile messaging applications that had been developed by the former smartphone maker. The lawsuit said Twitter wrongly sought to compensate for being …

China’s Ant Financial to Offer Mobile Finance Services in Indonesia

Ant Financial, the finance affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding, and Indonesian media company Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek) are to form a joint venture to offer payment and financial services in Indonesia. The Emtek tie-up is Ant’s fifth international payments deal …

Companies Should Assume Cyber Attackers Are Already Inside: McAfee

Companies seeking to shield valuable data from criminals and government spying should assume the attackers have already penetrated their systems and adjust defensive strategies, security firms McAfee and Symantec Corp. said. “You must assume something is going on and you …

Smartphones Not All That Security Smart; Major Threats Revealed

Security researchers revealed two separate threats last week they say could put up to 90 percent of the world’s 2 billion plus smartphones at risk of password theft, stolen data and, in some cases, let hackers take full control of …

Fairfax’s Watsa Raises Stake in BlackBerry Maker RIM to Nearly 10%

Canadian investor Prem Watsa, dubbed the “Warren Buffett of the North,” has nearly doubled his company’s stake in embattled BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd (RIM) to just under 10 percent, according to a regulatory filing. The move makes Watsa, …

Fairfax Prem Watsa Brings Hope to RIM’s Restless Shareholders

The arrival of the man known as “the Warren Buffett of North” on Research In Motion’s board this week offers a ray of hope to the BlackBerry maker’s impatient shareholders after their disappointment that an insider was named new chief …

RIM Hit with Consumer Lawsuits over BlackBerry Outage

Consumers in the United States and Canada have sued Research in Motion for a days-long service outage on BlackBerry devices that rippled across the world earlier this month. The system-wide failure of the service had left tens of millions of …

BlackBerry Maker Scrambles to End Global Outage; Repair Damage to Brand

The company that makes the BlackBerry smart phone is working frantically to end a three-day global service disruption that has frustrated millions of its customers and pumped up pressure on its management to make sweeping changes. Research In Motion [RIM], …