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BlackBerry Should Send CEO John Chen To Talk To the Media More Often - Posted December 17, 2014
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Blackberry Thinks Your iPhone is Worth $550 - Posted November 25, 2014
Quick Quiz: How many people in your office use a Blackberry? The answer to that question illustrates the problem the brand has experienced for the better part of a decade. Blackberry has struggled to maintain its marke... [FishbowlDC]

Forget Phones! BlackBerry Is Working on a Smartwatch - Posted September 12, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: First look at BlackBerry's new smartwatch. pic.twitter.com/rgR7nmguxZ -- Patrick Avenell (@Patrickavenell) September 10, 2014 BlackBerry is the butt of many a tech joke. Once the pinnacle of personal mobile technology, it became the p... [FishbowlDC]

Former BlackBerry Messenger Lead Andrew Bocking Named Internet.org App Product Manager - Posted August 7, 2014
Andrew Bocking, who led the BlackBerry Messenger effort for BlackBerry before leaving that company in February, joined Facebook as produ... [AllFacebook]

President Obama Stuck in the 80s, Causing Serious PR Issues for BlackBerry - Posted March 26, 2014
Coming to a White House near you. By now, if you have any inkling of interest in politics, you have discovered the one thing that sets President Obama apart from all other gentlemen of his ilk -- his serious embrace of the greatest decade in the histo... [FishbowlDC]

2014's 10 Least Engaging Brands - Posted March 19, 2014
Who's having a great 2014 so far? Airbnb, Snapchat and even--dare we say it--Facebook are doing pretty well. But what about the other side of the brand equation? Customer loyalty consultancy ... [FishbowlDC]

Free Voice Services Coming From WhatsApp In 2014 - Posted February 24, 2014
What's next for WhatsApp, following its ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: The Social Job Seeker, The Mobile Job Seeker, And Facebook's Role In The Process - Posted February 6, 2014
Facebook is the preferred social network for job seekers, while recruiters still gravitate toward ... [AllFacebook]

Best App Makers of 2014 - Posted January 7, 2014
(BusinessNewsDaily) DIY app-making platforms enable the budget-conscious to build functional mobile apps at a fraction of the cost. Sara Angeles reviews some of what she considers the best app creators available for businesses to create their own apps. Appy Pie is one of the fastest growing DIY mobile app-building tools being... [3D Maker Insider]

Alicia Keys' Last Day As BlackBerry's Global Creative Director Is January 30 - Posted January 3, 2014
BlackBerry, in its continuing efforts to stem the tide of losses and reinvent itself in a hyper-competitive mobile market, has decided that it no longer needs the global creative director services of ... [FishbowlDC]

Will Alicia Keys/BlackBerry End the Celebrity 'Creative Director' Trend? - Posted November 4, 2013
In the past we've commented on the ridiculousness of big brands giving "creative director" titles to celebrities who can't open a successful movie: Justin Tim... [FishbowlDC]

Why Would Facebook Bid On BlackBerry? - Posted October 29, 2013
Just when you thought the Facebook phone rumors were finally put to b... [AllFacebook]

Drake Is the Toronto Raptors' New Brand Ambassador - Posted September 30, 2013
Looks like Drizzy of "YOLO" had FOMO on repping brands' mojo. Today the Toronto Raptors announced that proud Canuck Drake, better known as "that kid ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook v10.2.0 For BlackBerry 10 Brings Redesigned News Feed, New Photo Features - Posted June 11, 2013
BlackBerry users can now download an update to their Facebook applications, Facebook v10.2.0 for BlackBerry 10, which brings a redesigned ... [AllFacebook]

Workout App Endomondo Strengthens Its Ties With Facebook - Posted May 22, 2013
Working out is becoming a more social experience, with Facebook friends offering support on a tough hill or the homestretch. ... [AllFacebook]

BlackBerry Plans To Beat Twitter At Its Own Game And I Just Found A Unicorn - Posted May 14, 2013
Everyone wants to be a "social platform" these days. From Lady Gaga's Little Monsters to the re-imagined MySpace, heck even Taco Bell is trying to position itself as a "platform" - ... [AllTwitter]

Mark Zuckerberg Featured In 'Fortune' Cover Story - Posted April 11, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is all ov... [AllFacebook]

BlackBerry Gives Facebook App Location Technology, Updates Sharing Features - Posted March 28, 2013
While the Facebook applications for iOS and Android are updated with regularity, BlackBerry doesn't get the same love. The company announced Thursday that the... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Mobile Advertising Is A Big Part Of 1-800-Flowers' Valentine's Day Bouquet - Posted February 12, 2013
Valentine's Day is like the ... [AllFacebook]

Justin Timberlake Joins the Dumb 'Creative Director' Hiring Boom - Posted February 8, 2013
Here is a public relations tip for brands that hire celebrities as "creative directors": The American public is just beginning to shake the awfulness of a recession that landed many talented and ambitious souls in the unemployment line; millions still yearn for jobs worthy of their hard work and skills. So when your... [FishbowlDC]

Neil Gaiman & BlackBerry Team Up for Year-Long Storytelling Project - Posted February 4, 2013
Novelist Neil Gaiman and BlackBerry have teamed up to create a year-long storytelling project called A Calendar of Tales. Gaiman will write a new tale every month this year, drawing inspiration and illustrations from his millions of online fans. The project will cre... [PRNewser]

Neil Gaiman & BlackBerry Team Up for Year-Long Storytelling Project - Posted February 4, 2013
Novelist Neil Gaiman and BlackBerry have teamed up to create a year-long storytelling project called A Calendar of Tales. Gaiman will write a new tale every month this year, drawing inspiration and illustrations from his millions of online fans. The project will cre... [Inside Mobile Apps]

RIM Spends a Ton, Rebrands Itself as...BlackBerry! - Posted January 30, 2013
In case you aren't a tech blogger, this morning's hot story concerned the future of Research in Motion, one of America's "most... [FishbowlDC]

Blackberry 10 Debuts, Smart Touch-Screen Keyboard Is Onboard, As Is New Employee Alicia Keys - Posted January 30, 2013
[caption id="attachment_35062" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Blackberry president and CEO Thorsten Heins with new global creative director Alicia Keys.[/caption] The new and long-awaited Blackberry 10 line from Research In Motion (RIM) makes its debu... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Is The Most Popular Mobile App In The U.S. - Posted January 23, 2013
We know that more and more users around the world are accessing Facebook through their phones, but new statistics ... [AllFacebook]

A Look Back At The Year Of Facebook Developments - Posted December 20, 2012
Even a casual Facebook user can see that the site has changed dramatically over the past year. On Thursday, Facebook's developers team ... [AllFacebook]

Now BlackBerry Users Can 'Connect' On Twitter Like The Rest Of Us - Posted December 18, 2012
If you're one of the BlackBerry true believers, with a baggy full of track ball replacements to prove it, you'll be THRILLED by this new announcement from Twitter. (The rest of you can skip it.) BlackBerry users traditionally have plenty of r... [10,000 Words]

Facebook For BlackBerry Update Released - Posted December 5, 2012
The newest version of Facebook for BlackBerry, v3.3, is now availa... [AllFacebook]

BlackBerry 10 Comes With Native Facebook App, Timeline - Posted September 27, 2012
With all of the hype about the iPhone 5 and Facebook's renewed focus on Android, it's easy for Blac... [AllFacebook]

Facebook For BlackBerry Update Enhances Icons And Birthday Alerts - Posted September 13, 2012
The Facebook application for Apple iOS devices recently got a major facelift, and an ... [AllFacebook]

AdParlor: Mobile Facebook Ads Are Effective, Especially On Android - Posted July 24, 2012
As Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wonders how the company can make money off mobile users, there's some good news out th... [AllFacebook]

Blackberry App World Downloads Hit 3 Billion - Posted July 9, 2012
While Research in Motion as analysts and journalists speculate that the company may be going out of business, today's news from the company is actually quite positive. Blackberry App World --RIM's answer to the App Store or Google Play-- has hit 3 billion downloads. The ... [PRNewser]

Blackberry App World Downloads Hit 3 Billion - Posted July 9, 2012
While Research in Motion as analysts and journalists speculate that the company may be going out of business, today's news from the company is actually quite positive. Blackberry App World --RIM's answer to the App Store or Google Play-- has hit 3 billion downloads. The ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Which Industries Are Best At Facebook Engagement? - Posted June 27, 2012
How often do you post to a company's Facebook page and receive direct feedback? Your chances at getting a response are better if you're talking to a ... [AllFacebook]

'Skepticism' Is One of RIM's Many Problems - Posted May 30, 2012
Research in Motion has got 99 problems and satisfying demand ain't one. (Ha... groan.) Bloomberg reports that weak sales are leaving BlackBerrys and PlayBook tablets in warehouses to collect dust, the... [FishbowlDC]

Latest Phone Rumors: Facebook Staffing Up - Posted May 29, 2012
Hold the phone: Like a persistent telemarketer, rumors of a Facebook phone ... [AllFacebook]

BlackBerry Takes Cheesy to a New Level With Gawker Ad - Posted May 15, 2012
BlackBerry has placed a "sponsored" post on Gawker featuring a firm called Small Girls PR, which got its awful name presumably because the founders are short. They list their heights ... [FishbowlDC]

Report: Facebook Likes Must Lead Fans To Purchase, Consider, Recommend Brands - Posted May 9, 2012
The latest attempt to quantify what a Facebook like is worth comes from ... [AllFacebook]

Best Buy, BlackBerry Promise Change, But It Sounds Much the Same - Posted March 30, 2012
In the face of changing consumer habits and shifts in mobile technology, two business giants -- Best Buy and Research in Motion -- have announced changes in their business strategies. After a weak earnings report, Best Buy says it's going to close 50 stores and cut 400 jobs. The news comes just... [FishbowlDC]

Four Steps to Get BlackBerry Back on the Positive Path - Posted October 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_28813" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: Adrian Wyld/AP"][/caption] News today from BlackBerry is that Research in Motion is offering $100 worth of free apps and a month of free tec... [FishbowlDC]

BlackBerry Outage is Over, But the Repercussions Continue - Posted October 13, 2011
Research in Motion co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has recorded an apology to customers... [FishbowlDC]

Blocking Twitter During Riots A Bad Idea, Study Proves - Posted August 25, 2011
In the aftermath of the UK riots earlier this month, government officials had floated around the idea of blocking access to Twitter and other social media sites next time something similar occurred. The official reasoning was that this would prevent people from using Twitter to incite violence and plan... [AllTwitter]

Tool of the Day: Mobile Media Toolkit - Posted August 25, 2011
The mobile phone has become an indispensable tool in every journalist's arsenal. Whether you are on an iPhone, a Blackberry, an ... [10,000 Words]

British PM Cameron Threatens to Shut Down Social Media - Posted August 11, 2011
[caption id="attachment_25730" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: PA"][/caption] In response to this week's London riots, British Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed a shutdown of social media services inclu... [FishbowlDC]

British PM Cameron Threatens to Shut Down Social Media - Posted August 11, 2011
[caption id="attachment_25730" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: PA"][/caption] In response to this week's London riots, British Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed a shutdown of social media services inclu... [GalleyCat]

Kontera Recognizes Advertisers with Kontera Interest Awards - Posted June 27, 2011
Kontera recently announced a new award, the Kontera Creative Interest Award. Kontera plans to award the honor quarterly to recognize advertisers "for the most innovative use of cont... [semanticweb.com]

Attention BlackBerry Users: Seesmic Is Discontinuing Its Twitter App At The End Of The Month - Posted June 21, 2011
It seemed like a good pairing, Seesmic being an enterprise level Twitter client and BlackBerry being (still) the top choice for businesses. Unfortunately the two business solutions won't be together for much longer. Seesmic will be discontinuing support for its BlackBerry app at the end of June, effectively signaling t... [AllTwitter]

Would you Buy "Uber50", a 50 Cent-Themed Twitter Client? - Posted April 15, 2011
What a pair of unlikely bedfellows. UberSocial for Blackberry and 50 Cent are partnering to bring you "Uber50", a Twitter Client for Blackberry that comes with logos, icons, background art and even sounds from G-Unit Records rap... [AllTwitter]

RIM Exec Loses It, Shuts Down BBC Interview - Posted April 13, 2011
[caption id="attachment_19043" align="alignright" width="304" caption="Lazaridis holding a Blackberry Playbook tablet. Photo: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith"][/caption] Faced with a question from BBC reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter for Blackberry v1.1 Released, Adds Location, Push @Mentions - Posted April 12, 2011
Blackberry users, rejoice: the official Twitter for Blackberry app has been updated. Version 1.1 has been released, and will be in the Blackberry App Store within the next 24 hours for all your downloading pleasure. After six weeks of testing, Twitter for Blackberry v1.1 is now ready fo... [10,000 Words]

Twitter for Blackberry v1.1 Released, Adds Location, Push @Mentions - Posted April 12, 2011
Blackberry users, rejoice: the official Twitter for Blackberry app has been updated. Version 1.1 has been released, and will be in the Blackberry App Store within the next 24 hours for all your downloading pleasure. After six weeks of testing, Twitter for Blackberry v1.1 is now ready fo... [AllTwitter]

Orchestr8 Adding Some Magic To Sentiment Analysis and Managing Semantic Output - Posted March 30, 2011
One of the issues organizations confront when they take to semantically processing data is how to handle all the results of that work. The output of extracting entities, tagging concepts, classifying page topics and parsing sentiment makes its way to a data store that can get prett... [AllTwitter]

GetGlue Rolls Out BlackBerry App - Posted March 18, 2011
Entertainment-based social network GetGlue announced the release of a free BlackBerry app, joining its apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Android. Users can check in to TV shows, movies, music, games, and books; share check-ins via Twitter and Facebook; see what friends are currently watching, reading, or liste... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

HootSuite for Blackberry Gets a Big Update - Posted February 24, 2011
HootSuite for Blackberry users, rejoice: the social media dashboard has been updated to deliver almost the same functionality as the robust web-based version. You can now manage multiple Twitter accounts, along with your LinkedIn profile, Facebook pages, ... [AllTwitter]

Photos, Comments Check In at foursquare - Posted December 20, 2010
Photos and comments can now be added to check-ins on location based mobile app foursquare via the iPhone and foursquare.com, with an update for the Android operating system to be released later this week, the company announced on its blog. From the post: Comments m... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

BBC iPlayer for BlackBerry Now Available - Posted November 5, 2010
The British Broadcasting Corp. officially released ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

CBS Sports Mobile BlackBerry App Debuts - Posted October 25, 2010
Who says the BlackBerry is only for business use? Not CBS Sports, which launched the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

LinkedIn for BlackBerry v1.5 Supports BlackBerry OS 6.0, BlackBerry Torch - Posted October 21, 2010
Professional network LinkedIn released LinkedIn for BlackBerry v1... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tech, Media Dominate Landor Associates' 2010 Breakaway Brands Study - Posted October 11, 2010
Clif Bar and Kraft Foods have something else in common besides edible products: They were the only two companies to crack the top-10 list in the 2010 Breakaway Brands Study from strategic brand consulting and design firm ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

CBSSports.com College Network Releases Free GameTracker Apps for Android, BlackBerry - Posted October 11, 2010
CBSSports.com College Network launched 190 free mobile GameTracker apps covering 95 NCAA colleges and ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Kobo App Will Come On BlackBerry PlayBook - Posted September 30, 2010
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Kobo App Will Come On BlackBerry PlayBook - Posted September 30, 2010
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WattPad Announces App For PlayBook - Posted September 28, 2010
Yesterday BlackBerry unveiled its plans for a new tablet computer called the PlayBook and since then it seems that all of the eReader app companies are g... [PRNewser]

WattPad Announces App For PlayBook - Posted September 28, 2010
Yesterday BlackBerry unveiled its plans for a new tablet computer called the PlayBook and since then it seems that all of the eReader app companies are g... [Inside Mobile Apps]

BlackBerry's PlayBook Tablet Coming 2011 - Posted September 27, 2010
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BlackBerry's PlayBook Tablet Coming 2011 - Posted September 27, 2010
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RIM's Rumored BlackPad Could Be Out This Season - Posted September 22, 2010
There are a number of new tablets coming out this season to compete with the iPad, and now things could get even more interesting. Research in Motion, the company that makes Blackberry, is r... [PRNewser]

RIM's Rumored BlackPad Could Be Out This Season - Posted September 22, 2010
There are a number of new tablets coming out this season to compete with the iPad, and now things could get even more interesting. Research in Motion, the company that makes Blackberry, is r... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Smart Alternatives to the iPhone 3G - Posted July 23, 2008
For everyone out there who wants an iPhone 3G-type phone but doesn't want an iPhone, InformationWeek has an article talking up what it calls "8 killer iPhone 3G alternatives." If you don't w... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

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