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  1. GDubbin's Avatar
    It looks like BlackBerry has undergone some changes. They have separated BBM out as a separate company. Matthew Talbot takes the reins as CEO and it sounds like it is headquartered out of Singapore.

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    09-17-16 02:38 PM
  2. cgk's Avatar
    It looks like BlackBerry has undergone some changes. They have separated BBM out as a separate company. Matthew Talbot takes the reins as CEO and it sounds like it is headquartered out of Singapore.

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    Source????
    09-17-16 02:39 PM
  3. GDubbin's Avatar
    It's a result of the joint venture they recently announced.

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    09-17-16 02:46 PM
  4. cgk's Avatar
    The venture wasn't an joint venture in any real sense, it was a licensing agreement and there was no transfer of IP nor the formation of a new company. A material change like that would have to have been declared and I cannot find anything in earnings report or their investors centre?

    Anyone?
    09-17-16 02:55 PM
  5. GDubbin's Avatar
    Good catch. I guess I didn't mean joint venture in the legal sense. More of a strategic alliance. Either way I believe it is Creative Media Works operating under the banner of BBM and Talbot has taken over as CEO. You'll notice if you search it on linkedin that most of the BlackBerry employees who were in the bbm division have moved over effective July/August.

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    09-17-16 03:02 PM
  6. cgk's Avatar
    This seems to explain it:

    On 27 June 2016, Creative Media Works, a division of PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk. (Emtek, IDX:EMTK) - one of Indonesia’s largest media, content and technology business - announced a strategic alliance with BlackBerry to accelerate BBM’s research and development in offering new and exciting features, services and content to the global consumer market. As part of this strategy, BBM is making its APIs available to expedite the growth of partners and services such as:

    - Content – music and video streaming, games, sports, news, celebrity blogs, horoscopes and more
    - Commerce – shopping, gifting and coupons/vouchers
    - Online to Offline Commerce – booking movies, travel, health services, real-estate or job postings
    - Finance – P2P payments, money transfer, mobile phone re-charge, and utilities billing

    Creative Media Works now operates under the BBM banner as a stand-alone consumer focused business with offices in Waterloo, Mississauga, Ottawa, Singapore, Jakarta, UAE and South Africa. For more information, visit BBM.com.

    Trademarks, including but not limited to BBM and BBM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved.
    09-17-16 03:09 PM
  7. CharlieV's Avatar
    That's interesting. I assumed Blackberry Messenger would stay within the umbrella of the BlackBerry "Suite" that is making its way to most platforms. Any idea why this was done?

    Ride or die:  PRIVelege-acy
    09-17-16 03:09 PM
  8. cgk's Avatar
    That's interesting. I assumed Blackberry Messenger would stay within the umbrella of the BlackBerry "Suite" that is making its way to most platforms. Any idea why this was done?

    Ride or die:  PRIVelege-acy
    As far as I can tell it still is - this simply outsources the development to someone else.
    09-17-16 03:17 PM
  9. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    As far as I can tell it still is - this simply outsources the development to someone else.
    And focuses development on the needs of the majority of the remaining BBM customers: folks in Indonesia, South Africa, Liberia, and a few other emerging markets.
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    09-17-16 04:38 PM
  10. cgk's Avatar
    And focuses development on the needs of the majority of the remaining BBM customers: folks in Indonesia, South Africa, Liberia, and a few other emerging markets.
    How is it even doing? I notice they were very quiet on growth a while back.
    09-17-16 04:49 PM
  11. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    How is it even doing? I notice they were very quiet on growth a while back.
    And there you have your answer.
    09-17-16 09:25 PM

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