BlackBerry Introduces Security Offering for IoT Devices

BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters. Certicom, a subsidiary of BlackBerry and an industry pioneer in elliptic curve cryptography, announced a new offering …

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BlackBerry commits to software on any device

  The next time you use BlackBerry, it might be on your iPhone. BlackBerry announced plans to make its latest software offerings available on iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets. The software will include communication, security, and workplace tools, allowing users to edit documents, share calendars, hold secure video …

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Patents sold by Apple, Microsoft, Sony for $900M

Apple and other high-profile tech companies sold 4,000 smartphone patents for $900 million to a clearinghouse, the patents’ new owner announced Tuesday, in an effort to put a long-fought courtroom battle behind them. The Apple-led Rockstar Consortium — which includes Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony — sold the patents, initially purchased …

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BlackBerry seals deal with Amazon to offer Android apps

TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd reached a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday that will let the Canadian smartphone maker offer some 240,000 Android applications from Amazon’s app store on its lineup of BlackBerry 10 devices this fall. The move allows the Waterloo, Ontario-based company to add a vast …

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