Can Android Give BlackBerry New Life?


BlackBerry could be considering equipping an upcoming smartphone with Google’s Android operating system, Reuters reported last week. The move would be consistent with BlackBerry’s strategy to focus on software and device management instead of handsets. Such a pivot would take the company away from its current strategy to regain lost market share with a new generation of BlackBerry smartphones. The launch of BlackBerry 10 devices failed to reverse the tide for the once-dominant smartphone maker.

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Apple mulling reduced App Store fees for subscriptions – report

For the first time since the opening of the App Store, Apple is reportedly considering alterations to its revenue model that would see the iPhone maker’s cut of subscriptions reduced to less than 30 percent.



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Apple considering 'major' expansion of Ireland manufacturing – report

Apple is considering yet another expansion of its factory in Cork, Ireland in order to cope with overwhelming global demand for its products, a report said on Monday.



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Samsung may be mulling an AMD acquisition — here’s what could happen

AMD headquarters in Sunnyvale, California
Samsung is rumored to be considering an AMD buyout — but would such a deal make sense for either company? What would be the impact on AMD’s existing x86 and enthusiast businesses? We investigate.

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Rumor: Apple may open iOS pre-releases to average consumers in expanded public beta program

After an apparently successful public beta program for OS X Yosemite, Apple is rumored to be considering an expansion of that initiative that would see forthcoming versions of its mobile operating system — beginning with iOS 9 — subjected to the same assessment.



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Samsung acquires LoopPay, gears up to take on Apple Pay

Just over two months after word first broke that Samsung was considering an Apple Pay competitor, the South Korean conglomerate has reportedly acquired mobile payments startup LoopPay to bolster its efforts.



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Major physical changes could be coming to Apple stores as Angela Ahrendts era is in full swing

Under the leadership of retail chief Angela Ahrendts, Apple is said to be considering major changes to the layout of its retail locations, which may be implemented at some locations in time for the debut of the Apple Watch.



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Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids – reports

Google Inc is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports.

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If Apple's 'iPhone 6' uses sapphire display, it will be limited to new, more expensive premium models, WSJ claims

Less than a month before its expected debut, Apple is apparently “considering” the use of synthetic sapphire displays on its next-generation iPhone, but the costs and difficulties associated with the material would limit it solely to a new range of higher-end and more expensive models that the company might make available, a new rumor claims.



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Sprint reportedly drops takeover bid for T-Mobile, to replace CEO Dan Hesse [u]

After months of speculation and rumor, a report on Tuesday claims Sprint is no longer considering a takeover of T-Mobile, a merger that would have created a viable competitor to dominant U.S. cellular providers Verizon and AT&T.



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Beats acquisition to result in first and only Apple apps for Android & Windows Phone

When recent reports suggested Apple was considering bringing iTunes to Android to help boost flagging music sales, skeptics scoffed at the thought of the iPhone maker supporting a competing platform. But with its $3 billion purchase of Beats, Apple has now revealed it plans to keep the Beats Music subscription apps alive not only on Google’s Android, but also Microsoft’s Windows Phone.



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