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BlackBerry Co-Founder Lazaridis Makes Last-Ditch Bid To Save The Day

BlackBerry Co-Founder Lazaridis Makes Last-Ditch Bid To Save The Day

There's been new developments over at beleaguered BlackBerry this morning, with a possible takeover bid in the offing, coming hot on the heels of news that seven of its key designers dumped the company earlier this year. First up is the news that BlackBerry's former CEO and co-founder Mike Lazaridis is weighing up a last ditch bit to save his faltering company. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, it was revealed that Lazaridis has increased his stake in the firm to 8%, and has engaged in talks with investors Centerview Partners and Goldman Sachs over a... more »
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Amazon Gives Back to the Community with AWS Activate Bundle

Amazon Web Services got its start as a developer platform 2006, and quickly evolved as a force to be reckoned within the enterprise cloud arena. The infrastructure-as-a-service is now going back to its roots with new solutions for cash-strapped startups. Announced this morning, the AWS Activate bundle comes in two editions: the generally available Self-Starter and the more exclusive Portfolio package, which can only be applied for by firms in select accelerator, incubator, venture capital seed funds or entrepreneur organizations. “Many of the world’s most successful startups already build their businesses on the AWS cloud. Based on feedback from VCs, startups and... more »
Apple's iWatch Rumored to be Directed at Home Automation

Apple's iWatch Rumored to be Directed at Home Automation

People are still waiting on Apple to release its long-rumored smartwatch device, which many have already dubbed as the iWatch. When Samsung and Qualcomm unveiled their own smartwatches last month, many were left feeling ambivalent towards the devices since they weren’t really wearable smartphones at all, but rather just a companion device for smartphones.  In other words, these devices are useless you have a smartphone to pair them with. Consumers want a wearable smartphone, not something that costs half the price of a smartphone that only serves as a companion device.  That's exactly why people are looking to Apple to release such... more »
"Patriot Act" Creator Aims To Curb NSA Spying With New "Freedom Act"

"Patriot Act" Creator Aims To Curb NSA Spying With New "Freedom Act"

In almost 12 years since then President George W. Bush signed the controversial Patriot Act into law, it's fair to say that the US government has gotten a little carried away with its mission to sniff out terrorists through digital surveillance. What with the extent of the NSA's dragnet fully illustrated by a certain Mr. Snowden earlier this year, its clear that this surveillance program is not just about catching terrorists anymore. Love it or hate it, the Patriot Act has grown far beyond its original scope, into a Big Brother-like monstrosity. Even its creator seems to agree, and that's... more »
Apple Halves iPhone 5c Production, Recruits BlackBerry Workforce

Apple Halves iPhone 5c Production, Recruits BlackBerry Workforce

Are iPhones no longer the apple of consumers’ eyes? In a report from C Technology, the site that leaked photos of the latest new batch of iPhones before they were officially unveiled by Apple, it stated that the production of the lower-cost iPhone 5c has been halved, from 300,000 units a day down to just 150,000 units a day. The suggestion is that the iPhone 5c’s price tag might be responsible for the production decline as its costs only $100 less than the iPhone 5s and comes with a somewhat disagreeable plastic casing. Meanwhile, all of the new features are strictly from... more »
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The Real Stories behind the Industrial Internet

When we think of all the Industrial Internet has to offer, we tend to rely on sci-fi flicks, which have so nicely imagined a world of connected devices and data-driven predictions that will rule nearly every aspect of our lives, from retail interactions to criminal pursuits.  Minority Report is a go-to favorite, nicely telling the story of our future relationship with technology, whether we're shopping at The GAP or passing the time in a virtual environment.  But what we don't seem to realize is that the future is very much a part of the present day tech scene.  And there's... more »
Anonymous Plans Million Mask March on Washington DC To Protest – Well, Everything

Anonymous Plans Million Mask March on Washington DC To Protest – Well, Everything

If you weren’t aware, November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day, and as one of the symbols of the Anonymous movement, the hacktivist collective is planning a massive march in Washington DC on the National Mall.  The march has been labeled “the Million Mask March” and it is being put together to protest a laundry list of causes, so if you’re with the Anonymous movement, you have a variety of choices to get behind. Here’s the statement and the list - Please read event description below for details mission statement and videos This event and page is NOT associated with millionmaskmarch.org site as well... more »
Where to Find the Next Billion Smartphone Users?

Where to Find the Next Billion Smartphone Users?

There are currently around 1.4 billion smartphones in the use around the world. Several developed markets including the U.S. have already exceeded 50% penetration of smartphones among cellular devices. As the rate of new consumers entering the market slowing down, acquiring new users becomes increasingly difficult and expensive. Developers looking for rapid growth are not likely to hit a gold mine in market conditions where each user has a million applications to pick. On the other hand, developers are apprehensive about venturing into uncharted territories where risk is perceived to be greater than the reward. One such uncharted territory for app... more »
Centrify Brings Centralized MDM to Samsung Phones with Knox Integration

Centrify Brings Centralized MDM to Samsung Phones with Knox Integration

Delivering on a partnership that was first announced in February this year, identity services provider Centrify has integrated its cloud-based mobile device management platform with Samsung Knox. The manufacturer's end-point security solution utilizes containerization to separate corporate data from personal data, making it practically impossible for users (and nosy admins) to gain unauthorized access to information. With Centrify for Samsung KNOX, companies can plug their BYOD environments into an Active Directory and enforce policies using the phone maker’s SAFE line of enterprise security products. The feature also delivers single sign-on, or SSO, to make it easier for workers to access multiple... more »
Open Source is Disparate, Distributed, Non-Homogenous, Says Google’s Open Source Chief

Open Source is Disparate, Distributed, Non-Homogenous, Says Google’s Open Source Chief

Google defends and promotes open systems. They bring innovation and choice to the user, and make the ecosystem of companies more competitive and dynamic. Concretely, this results in the production of over 24 million lines of code for more than 800 projects, including Android and Chrome are probably the best known. Many engineers at Google are working full time on open source projects. While at the All Things Open conference later this year, Chris DiBona is the Director of Open Source for Google, will give an update on Google’s current open source software activities. He talked to Opensource.com on the brutal nature... more »

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