Trending This Week For BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)

Trending this week for BlackBerry Ltd(NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSE:BB). Here are the top stories trending this week on social media.

  1. BlackBerry launched Email Protector, a software solution that leverages the WatchDox file-sharing/syncing platform. Email Protector will better secure e-mail attachments. 32 percent of BlackBerry’s Fiscal Quarter 4 revenue came from Software and Services, up from 29 percent in FQ3. The company continues to bolster its offerings in that arena. (SeekingAlpha)
  2. BlackBerry is holding a Security Summit in New York on July 19. (CrackBerry)
  3. At the TU-Automotive conference in Detroit, BlackBerry’s QNX showed off QNX Acoustics for Voice software for hands free voice communication. The software allowed a driver to talk to back-seat passengers without having to raise his voice or turn around. (CantechLetter)
  4. BlackBerry is in the Self-Driving Car Race with its own Software. Not a huge surprise as BlackBerry already has a strong presence in cars with its QNX Software.  The company noted that they are not using algorithms that make decisions on driving but providing building blocks which the automotive companies can make those decisions. QNX has always left automotive companies with choices with its software, a reason it is so popular. Automotive companies fear a takeover from technology companies. (Bloomberg)
  5. Robert Lehar on SeekingAlpha looks at whether BlackBerry is losing a key ally in the smartphone business. A high-level AT&T executive publicly criticized BlackBerry Priv noting that “The BlackBerry Priv is really struggling. We’ve seen more returns then we would like.” Poor sales for handsets are no surprise (SeekingAlpha)
  6. QNX announced that it has shipped in more then 50 million automotive systems including Chrysler Uconnect, Ford Sync 3, GM OnStar, and Honda BlueConnect. (CrackBerry)
  7. BlackBerry has helped with several High Profile Police Investigations. A specialized unit within BlackBerry intercepted BBM messages and helped in hundreds of police investigations in dozens of countries. Examples cited included political scandals in Brazil including President Dilma Rousseff. Sources within BlackBerry could not say much but said they were helping authorities kick ass and help spot Narco trafficking, human trafficking, money laundering, and crimes against children. BlackBerry would not further address the report publicly when asked for comment by CBC News. (CBC)


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