WATERLOO, Ontario— BlackBerry has appointed Marty Beard, the former chief executive of LiveOps, Inc. as its new chief operating officer. Beard starts immediately and will be responsible for such things as marketing, BlackBerry 10 app development and customer care and quality.
TORONTO, July 21- BlackBerry Limited named Marty Beard as its chief operating officer on Monday, filling a position that had been vacant since November following a management reshuffle. Prior to that he was an executive of Sybase, an enterprise software maker that was formerly run by current BlackBerry CEO John Chen.
NEW YORK— Amazon's new "unlimited" e-book service lets you read 600,000 books. That sounds like more than you'll ever read, but I found myself struggling to find the books I wanted. Kindle Unlimited and Oyster both cost $10 a month, while Scribd goes for $9.
Amazon is the latest— and largest— company to offer unlimited e-books for a monthly fee. Here's how Kindle Unlimited, which Amazon announced Friday, compares with rivals Scribd and Oyster. PRICE: Kindle costs $9.99 a month, while Oyster costs $9.95 and Scribd $8.99.
July 17- Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it would slash up to 18,000 jobs, or 14 percent of its workforce, this year. April 2014- The chipmaker said it had cut 1,500 jobs in Costa Rica. January 2014- Announced plans to reduce its global workforce of 107,000 by about 5 percent this year.
TORONTO— BlackBerry shares dropped Wednesday after details emerged of a partnership between two of the world's biggest technology companies— Apple and IBM— aimed at business customers. William Blair analyst Anil Doradla said he believes the Apple and IBM partnership will be a "long-term negative" for BlackBerry.
The Apple-IBM tie up, beginning this fall, is set to target the customer base that BlackBerry needs to woo as part of a turnaround under new Chief Executive Officer John Chen. "It is not a crushing blow at this early stage, but it is a negative for BlackBerry," said IDC analyst John Jackson.
WASHINGTON, July 15- International Business Machines Corp will partner exclusively with Apple Inc to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with applications geared at enterprise clients this fall, the company announced on Tuesday.
*JPMorgan, Goldman shares rally after earnings. NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. stocks pulled back on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her fellow Fed policymakers raised concerns about "substantially stretched valuations" in some sectors. Facebook shares tumbled 1.1 percent to $67.17.
Apple and IBM stocks stocks were up slightly after the firms announced a partnership in which IBM will create business apps for the iPhone and iPad.
Max Wolff, The New School University economics professor, and Ross Gerber, Gerber Kawasaki, discuss how a partnership between IBM and Apple will impact other names in the enterprise space.
Apple and IBM announced a deal that could make Apple—traditionally a consumer brand—a major player in the business market.
As others abandon the physical keyboard, BlackBerry is doubling down there, Re/code reports.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
AOL boss Tim Armstrong still loves his BlackBerry, and he tells CNBC other CEOs around the Sun Valley media and tech conference apparently do, too.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows.
Some of Monday's midday movers:
It seems like only yesterday that former enterprise smartphone king BlackBerry was left for dead.
To make the Android system more business friendly, Google is developing a means for separating personal and business phone data. Re/code reports.