Category: BB10


WhatsApp crosses the 500 million active user mark

“On a personal note, Brian and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of a small team of people who, in just under five years, built a communication service that now supports over 450 million monthly active users worldwide and over 320 million daily active users.” Jan Koum, WhatsApp’s co-founder, wrote those words on



BlackBerry’s CEO says ‘we will be in the handset business, but it’s a matter of what level of integration’

The past several years has brought forward the occasional conversation of Waterloo-based BlackBerry splitting off its business into several parts. Investors pointed toward separate divisions that focused on network, device and patents. This topic somewhat faded away when BlackBerry took itself off the market and decided to continue down the restructuring path, but during an



Bell focuses on shared data in simplified plan lineup

Bell’s renovating its house, and the first area to receive a new coat of paint is its plan lineup. The company launched a new layout for its monthly price plans over the weekend, putting an end to its confusing mixture of individual Voice & Data plans along with shared data options, opting to go all-in


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Here’s the concept design of the reversible next-gen USB connector

Last year, we heard that the next version of the USB standard will bring about a completely different plug and connector design, making it not only much smaller but reversible. This is the first big change in both male and female USB connectors since the standard was introduced in the mid-1990′s. While the existing two


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TimePlay’s Cineplex deal expands nationwide, boasts four million plays in two years

Toronto-based TimePlay has expanded its collaboration with Canada’s largest cinema and entertainment company, Cineplex, to 725 theatres across all 10 provinces. Since 2011, the company has been piloting its interactive advertising platform in Toronto and Vancouver, increasing from just over 100 screens to, most recently, 231. “Consumers want to participate in their entertainment,” said Jon


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BlackBerry releases BBM 2.1 with sticker support

BlackBerry has lobbed its first salvo into the for-profit mobile messaging ecosystem today, adding a Sticker Store to its BBM for Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 products. Last week, the company told us it would be updating the apps to support stickers, which are “larger, bolder and more expressive images than emoticons,” with