A Conversation with BlackBerry CEO John Chen 

The Greater KW Chamber of Commerce hosted BlackBerry CEO John Chen for a special luncheon on May 5th with nearly 400 community builders and supporters in attendance. It was an outstanding and candid discussion between John and Chamber CEO Ian McLean. Thank you to BlackBerry and John Chen for taking the time to come and speak with us.

Jennifer Doidge named BlackBerry’s new VP of Corporate communications – NerdBerry

BlackBerry was left to fill a void when former VP of corporate communications Heidi Davidson, left BlackBerry. BlackBerry has hired Visa’s Jennifer Doidge as the new VP of Corporate communications. Doidge who spent 9 years with Visa holding multiple roles will be working out of Pleasanton, California and will answer to BalckBerry COO Marty Beard

Source: Jennifer Doidge named BlackBerry’s new VP of Corporate communications – NerdBerry

What Does the Watchdox Acquisition Mean For BlackBerry Ltd.? | The Motley Fool Canada

What is Watchdox? Most of us are familiar with Dropbox. For those who aren’t, Dropbox allows users to store files in the cloud, making them accessible across different devices. Dropbox is perfect for individuals, but large organizations are looking for an added layer of security. This is where Watchdox comes in. With Watchdox, enterprises can track and control who is sharing, or viewing, or even printing a file. A file’s creator can set a time limit on the file’s access, and can wipe the file from other devices, even after it’s left the network. If a hacker tries to steal the file, he’ll only see a bunch of encrypted characters. For this reason, Watchdox is very popular with governments, and also with Hollywood studios, who don’t want to see their scripts leaked.

Source: What Does the Watchdox Acquisition Mean For BlackBerry Ltd.? | The Motley Fool Canada

Vivaldi browser, 500,000 downloads in 10 days

The new Vivaldi browser Hits 500.000 downloads in just 10 Days!

As mentioned on Reuters..

Launched on Jan. 27 for desktop computers, Vivaldi targets users who conduct a large number of searches, offering features like speed dials, personalized notes and bookmarks with small screen shots.

Vivaldi browser hits 500,000 downloads in first 10 days | Reuters

“It’s a very high number, especially if you consider that it’s still a technical preview,” founder and Chief Executive Jon von Tetzchner said.

When launching the browser, von Tetzchner, who owns 90 percent of the company, said it only needed “a few million users” to become profitable in a market dominated by household names like Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla Corp’s Firefox, Apple’s Safari and Opera Software.

 

So far Vivaldi has been made available for desktop computers on Windows, Mac and Linux, with a mobile and tablet version in the pipeline.

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Vivaldi browser hits 500,000 downloads in first 10 days | Reuters.