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  1. Corbu's Avatar
    http://www.autonews.com/article/2015...oom-in-the-car

    Q&A, DEREK KUHN, VP OF SALES, BLACKBERRY TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
    With QNX, BlackBerry finds more room in the car

    BlackBerry may have surrendered an early lead in smartphones to Apple and Google, but it remains a market leader in cars thanks to subsidiary QNX, whose operating system runs in roughly half the in-car infotainment systems sold today.

    This year, QNX notched a huge victory by delivering the underlying software for the latest version of Ford Motor Co.'s Sync system.

    Now, the division that operates QNX, known as BlackBerry Technology Solutions, is broadening its portfolio of automotive offerings to include over-the-air software updates and back-end software for automated driving.

    Derek Kuhn, 45, vice president of sales at BlackBerry Technology Solutions, spoke with Staff Reporter Gabe Nelson last month.

    Q: QNX emphasizes the dependability and security of its operating system. What have the recent revelations about car hacking meant for you?

    A: Things like the Jeep hack have finally emphasized what we've been evangelizing for many years. Security is not a product, it's a process, and it's something that we at BlackBerry know very well. ...

    I will admit to you: In the automotive space, it was difficult to get interest in security discussions 18 months ago, two years ago. These days, it's far less difficult.

    Why was it so difficult?

    Some of our Tier 1 and automaker customers really understood, but in some circles, when we were speaking at events, people called us "alarmist." That's a direct quote. We were being told by the industry: "Yeah, we understand where you're coming from, but it's not a big deal." Well, we think it is a big deal.

    What role will QNX play in autonomous driving?

    I'm personally addicted to the idea of autonomous vehicles. I've tried to work with our entire team to make sure that we're at the very forefront of what's happening in this space. We've been working with military groups for autonomous vehicles for many, many years, whether they fly, swim or walk, so this is something that QNX has a tremendous amount of experience with.

    So a self-driving car could run on QNX?

    We're getting more interest in what I'd call piloted driving. I think you'll see QNX in a lot of driver safety systems that are coming up, and we're focused on winning business in that area more than we ever have before.

    We're also developing middleware that could also lead to more advanced systems. Our business is providing the Tier 1 community with building blocks. We're trying to take the pain away. [Our role is] taking the input from many systems -- cameras, machine vision, ultrasonic sensors, radar, lidar -- and making all those systems come together in a seamless way.

    QNX changed hands a couple of times in the last decade, and BlackBerry doesn't have the market strength it had in 2010. Is QNX for sale?

    Absolutely not, as far as I know.

    We're in a process where BlackBerry's leadership is pressuring folks like me to grow the business. We are hiring people, we are winning more and more, and we are looking to grow even more. We're really working to advance our software and services on the [Internet of Things] side. We've developed a complete connected-car system for the auto industry.

    What does that Internet of Things service entail?

    We're offering over-the-air updates and data collection with analytics, and we're doing remote diagnostics services as well.

    Who's the competition there?

    There are a lot of different companies that are offering pieces. [Harman's new acquisition] Red Bend offers a version of software updates, for example. There are others as well. BlackBerry is offering something that's completely end to end.
    bungaboy, bbjdog, jxnb and 8 others like this.
    10-05-15 07:26 AM
  2. bungaboy's Avatar
    Nothing beats hands on experience!!!

    Android Beats iOS in Porn Consumption; Windows Is Still #1 Desktop OS For Porn Lovers Pornhub Survey

    Your smartphone and the OS can be a major indicator of your sexual preferences, as per a latest Pornhub study conducted to understand behavior of porn users. As per the findings of the study, Android has beaten iOS when it comes to porn consumption.

    However, when it comes to the longevity of a session, then Blackberry beats them all.


    Android Beats iOS in Porn Consumption; Windows Is Still #1 Desktop OS For Porn Lovers
    Uzi, Corbu, bbjdog and 7 others like this.
    10-05-15 07:40 AM
  3. Christophe Piquemal's Avatar
    OT or not... We all know that Peugeot, a french car maker, is a client of Blackberry's BES solutions.

    But Peugeot also use QNX. I do not know if there is any link, but related to th quoted post, who knows...

    PEUGEOT : A PSA prototype car travels from Paris to Bordeaux in autonomous mode | 4-Traders
    Corbu, bbjdog, morganplus8 and 9 others like this.
    10-05-15 07:53 AM
  4. Christophe Piquemal's Avatar
    Nothing beats hands on experience!!!

    Android Beats iOS in Porn Consumption; Windows Is Still #1 Desktop OS For Porn Lovers – Pornhub Survey

    Your smartphone and the OS can be a major indicator of your sexual preferences, as per a latest Pornhub study conducted to understand behavior of porn users. As per the findings of the study, Android has beaten iOS when it comes to porn consumption.

    However, when it comes to the longevity of a session, then Blackberry beats them all.


    Android Beats iOS in Porn Consumption; Windows Is Still #1 Desktop OS For Porn Lovers


    A much better battery life?
    10-05-15 07:57 AM
  5. bbjdog's Avatar
    Since we are talking about BBM, welcome PayPal.


    http://blogs.blackberry.com/2015/10/...fication-more/
    Corbu, rarsen, morganplus8 and 9 others like this.
    10-05-15 08:52 AM
  6. Corbu's Avatar
    10-05-15 08:54 AM
  7. gvs1341's Avatar
    A much better battery life?
    LOL

    We are going way OT here, but what do BlackBerry and Energiser have in common???

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/22496894385982849/

     Q5 / Z30
    Last edited by gvs1341; 10-05-15 at 12:32 PM.
    10-05-15 09:04 AM
  8. gvs1341's Avatar
    Since we are talking about BBM, welcome PayPal.

    http://blogs.blackberry.com/2015/10/...fication-more/
    PayPal is definitely a good addition to BBM. Another great *potential* factor for BBM's cross platform success...

    Privacy & Control and No Ads subscriptions being complimentary to each other could be clubbed together though...

     Q5 / Z30
    10-05-15 09:15 AM
  9. Corbu's Avatar
    MSFT
    On the same subject as was posted before:
    Microsoft takes another crack at phones: Can it win?

    And ultimately, the opportunity forMicrosoft lays in the enterprise business where it can take advantage of thegap left by BlackBerry's downfall.

    "Productivity is the generalMicrosoft focus and within that business is a key opportunity especially whenyou look the weakness of BlackBerry in smartphones," Fogg added.
    10-05-15 09:25 AM
  10. sidhuk's Avatar
    Since we are talking about BBM, welcome PayPal.


    http://blogs.blackberry.com/2015/10/...fication-more/
    "Were not done yet the PayPal partnership is just one of many exciting developments on the way for mobile payments. Stay tuned as we add support for additional finance and banking partners, all wrapped up with world-class BlackBerry security standards."

    Posted via CB10
    rarsen, Mr BBRY, lech31 and 12 others like this.
    10-05-15 09:37 AM
  11. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    "We’re not done yet – the PayPal partnership is just one of many exciting developments on the way for mobile payments. Stay tuned as we add support for additional finance and banking partners, all wrapped up with world-class BlackBerry security standards."

    Posted via CB10
    Saw a number of commercials this weekend one both using a Samsung phone to pay for stuff, or using a Wells Fargo App to transfer funds to someone instantly. So I can see this being eventually a very important feature.... if BlackBerry gets the right partners.
    Superfly_FR likes this.
    10-05-15 09:41 AM
  12. sidhuk's Avatar
    10-05-15 11:18 AM
  13. W Hoa's Avatar
    10-05-15 11:24 AM
  14. huwit's Avatar
    Yeah Google trend indicates that the Priv is getting noticed fats. And it hasn't been official launched. That thing will sell more than any bb10 device in the past
    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_20151005_130220.png
    10-05-15 12:04 PM
  15. Christophe Piquemal's Avatar
    Priv could be building momentum.......

    Apple Inc iPhone 6s To Be Challenged By Blackberry Priv

    Winds are changing, and I love that

    Posted via CB10
    10-05-15 12:50 PM
  16. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    10-05-15 01:41 PM
  17. snaponsly's Avatar
    Nice to see green across the board today including BBRY

    OT - Kicking myself for getting rid of COS.TO a few months ago... it's up 50+% today due to a possible takeover by Suncor
    awindsr likes this.
    10-05-15 01:47 PM
  18. plasmid_boy's Avatar
    Priv could be building momentum.......

    Apple Inc iPhone 6s To Be Challenged By Blackberry Priv
    So it seems that it's a battle of the titans, Google, Samsung, and BlackBerry against Apple. I wonder if this would cause Apple to bend a bit (no pun intended). LOL
    10-05-15 02:12 PM
  19. OlympusMons's Avatar
    Momentum looking great for BBRY today and if we can hold above $6.55 on my 10 day chart it would be above the 50 day EMA... pretty bullish

    Sorta OT:

    It's sooo tempting to short MOBL today. RSI is right at 70 and could be an easy one to ride back below $3.

    I hope some people here adding at least some oil and gas stocks. Could signal the start of a nice rally today.
    10-05-15 02:22 PM
  20. La Emperor's Avatar
    OT:my apologies if already posted earlier..

    https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/no-ipho...160508793.html
    Corbu, sidhuk, bbjdog and 6 others like this.
    10-05-15 02:23 PM
  21. Corbu's Avatar
    10-05-15 03:01 PM
  22. bbjdog's Avatar
    "Were not done yet the PayPal partnership is just one of many exciting developments on the way for mobile payments. Stay tuned as we add support for additional finance and banking partners, all wrapped up with world-class BlackBerry security standards."

    Posted via CB10
    Looking forward to the news releases!
    Corbu, morganplus8, sidhuk and 4 others like this.
    10-05-15 03:17 PM
  23. Corbu's Avatar
    OT:
    Google Takes Stake in Messaging Startup Symphony Communication Services - WSJ

    Google Inc. has invested in a new round of funding for Symphony Communication Services LLC that values the Wall Street-backed messaging company at about $650 million, people familiar with the matter said.

    Google’s support adds a technology-industry stalwart to the list of banks and investment firms—such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley and BlackRock Inc.—that have backed Symphony and its fledgling communications software. Symphony’s latest funding round is expected to close this week, the people said.

    Representatives for Google and Symphony declined to comment.

    Symphony was created as an alternative to Bloomberg LP’s terminals, which have long been a hallmark of trading floors but are viewed as a major cost center for financial firms.

    The startup platform initially made its encryption technology a selling point, but attracted regulatory attention from the New York State Department of Financial Services, which was concerned about record-keeping. The agency, New York’s top banking watchdog, reached a deal last month with the four banks it regulates that invested in Symphony over how to keep their records.

    The agency said at the time that the agreement with Goldman, Deutsche Bank AG, Credit Suisse Group AG and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. was “to help ensure the banks’ responsible use” of Symphony. The deal requires the platform to keep copies of all electronic communications sent to or from the four banks through Symphony for seven years.

    The Wall Street Journal reported in July that Symphony was seeking investments that could value the startup at up to $1 billion. It is unclear how the regulatory attention affected Symphony’s bid to raise new money, or the subsequent valuation.

    An initial 14 firms invested $66 million in Symphony, which bought Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup Perzo Inc. last year. Goldman led the consortium and contributed its in-house messaging system.

    Symphony has said it would offer news and research on the platform in addition to its primary chat function. It agreed last month to provide news content from Dow Jones Newswires and the Journal on the platform. Dow Jones is a unit of News Corp.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_Communication
    10-05-15 03:24 PM
  24. bbjdog's Avatar
    Just to add to Corbu post! ^^^


    "Symphony is available to businesses with more than 50 users for $15 per user per month. Smaller businesses and individuals can use the tool for free."


    UPDATE 2-Google in talks to invest in chat company Symphony - source (Thomson Reuters)

    (Changes source)

    Oct 5 (Reuters) - Google, which has now morphed into holding company Alphabet Inc, is in talks with messaging startup Symphony Communication Services LLC for a round of fundraising, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

    Symphony's chat service allows financial firms, corporate customers and individuals to put all of their digital communications on one centralized platform.

    The talks are ongoing and no terms are finalized yet, the source added.

    The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Monday that Google invested in a new round of funding for Symphony that values the company at about $650 million, citing people familiar with the matter. (http://on.wsj.com/1RreVN1)

    The service is backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc and other big Wall Street banks.

    Goldman led a group of 14 banks including Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co in making a $66 million investment in Symphony last October, when Symphony was set up.

    Symphony did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    Many on Wall Street think of Symphony as a rival to Bloomberg LP and Thomson Reuters Corp, which provide messaging and information services for bankers, traders and investors.

    Those terminals can cost tens of thousands of dollars per year for each customer.

    Symphony is available to businesses with more than 50 users for $15 per user per month. Smaller businesses and individuals can use the tool for free.

    Last month, Symphony said they are working with News Corp's Dow Jones to offer news stories in its service and with McGraw Hill Financial Inc to integrate data and analytics from its S&P Capital IQ product. (Reporting by Devika Krishna Kumar and Anya George Tharakan in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian)
    Corbu, morganplus8, rarsen and 3 others like this.
    10-05-15 03:29 PM
  25. Corbu's Avatar
    BlackBerry Priv Preview - CNET
    Why BlackBerry's Android-powered Priv is a big deal: What we know, think we know and expect in this phone

    If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

    That might as well be the bumper sticker on BlackBerry CEO John Chen's car. Chen has confirmed that the once dominant BlackBerry will soon release its first smartphone that runs Google's Android software, rather than the company's homegrown -- and troubled -- BlackBerry OS.

    Long celebrated and staunchly defended for its privacy and security controls, especially with corporate software protections, BlackBerry has struggled along a path cleaved in two: to reach out to the everyday phone user, or to the business user? This identity crisis in the face of exploding iPhone and Android sales ultimately led to BlackBerry's tailspin in global sales, and to a series of CEO handoffs as the company's influence further diminished.

    After continuing to doggedly release poorly-received phones, a turn to Android now is part of a last-ditch effort to regain a sliver of the company's faded relevance, while continuing to focus on privacy. Here's what we know (or think) about the Priv so far.

    Priv = privacy

    CEO Chen tells us that Priv stands for "privacy" and "privilege," but not in the Occupy Wall Street way. Rather, the privilege to maintain privacy. Sounds like a stretch, but we get the point.

    Unfortunately, BlackBerry hasn't detailed yet just how it's going to accomplish the task, so that solution is up in the air. Likely, they'll build BlackBerry 10 software for remote wiping, encryption, and separating work and personal profiles on top of the Android OS.

    BlackBerry would likely continue to sell companies subscriptions to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), which is software that helps keep phones private and secure. Samsung, meanwhile, has spun up its Knox security software for corporates, and Apple and IBM work together to safeguard business apps for iPhone. Other handsets, like the security-focused Silent Circle Blackphone 2 and crowdfunded Turing Phone also aim squarely at

    Design: Big and curvy, with a keyboard

    The Priv starts with a curved, 5.5-inch display and has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. From the images we seen (above) and the in-person demo Chen gave (below), the keyboard appears fairly slim, so it can tuck into the Priv without adding weight and bulk.

    Already a tall phone, it'll be interesting to see how the Priv handles with the QWERTY in full use.

    Android apps, apps, apps

    Apps are one reason that BlackBerry is giving its own OS the heave-ho, at least for this pilot phone. BlackBerry failed to court enough app developers, despite prolonged attempts to make Android apps easy to port. CEO Chen said in the video above "I think that everybody loved the BlackBerry 10, they really do, but there's not enough apps."

    As an Android phone, the Priv would have the full weight and breadth of the Google Play store at its disposal, as well as Google's excellent maps and navigation app, and Google Now. It isn't clear if the Priv will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow at launch; the demo would have run an earlier version since Google only last week made the OS available to device-makers.

    Hardware inside

    BlackBerry has so far kept mum on the details, apart from Chen's assurance that it has "the latest Qualcomm specs and the cameras and other good stuff". So really, other than understanding that the Priv has high-end aspirations, its specs could fall in a range.

    I'd expect to see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 8 cores, and at least a 13-megapixel camera on the back (high-end right now ranges from 13-megapixels up to 21). For the front-facing camera, 5-megapixels or 8-megapixels would fit right in to top-tier competitors.

    32GB, 64GB, and 128GB of internal storage are typical options in the smartphone space. However, since the Leap capped off at 16GB while the Passport included 32GB, I wouldn't hold my breath for a 64-gig Priv. 4GB of RAM would be considered high these days.

    In the past, BlackBerry phones have included microSD card slots if you want to add extra storage, but its batteries don't pop out.

    Pricing and availability

    The phone is coming before this year's holiday season, that we know. And that's really all we know. BlackBerry phones have long levied higher costs, because of the premium the company places on both its physical keyboard and security software. I'd put the Priv in the $500 to $600 price range, which converts to 330 or 400 and AU$700 or AU$850.

    The major question that remains is if BlackBerry will target the Priv to individuals or to companies. For that answer, we'll need to wait and see.

    We'll update this post as we learn more!
    jxnb, morganplus8, rarsen and 7 others like this.
    10-05-15 04:04 PM
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