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  • BlackBerry delays Pakistan shutdown as talks on govt access continue

    ISLAMABAD: BlackBerry Ltd will delay shutting down its operations in Pakistan until Dec 30 as negotiations continue over government demands for access to users' private data, the company and the telecoms authority said on Monday...

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had in July demanded BlackBerry give it access to its BlackBerry Enterprise Services, which encrypt data such as emails and instant messages, or shut it down by...

  • Italy covers nude sculptures for Iran president

    ROME: Italy's desire to court visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extended to covering up classical nude sculptures in the museum where he met Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two men made speeches in Rome's Capitoline Museum after a Monday signing ceremony which saw Italian companies tie up $18 billion worth of deals with the Islamic Republic
  • Footprints: Between the covers

    While art historian Naman Ahuja and historian Rosie Llewellyn-Jones spoke of the flowering of the arts in 18th century India, historian Ayesha Jalal and others discussed the different facets of the Partition story and how, as Jalal put it, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh need to end finger-pointing and focus on healing the wounds of the divide...

  • Global Fund report: Health dept ‘covers up mega bungling case’

    LAHORE: The Punjab Primary and Secondary Health Department has ‘dumped’ a report of the Global Fund (GF), an international partnership organisation, wherein it has levelled allegation of misuse of funds by the health authorities...

    In a first communication of its kind, the organisation took up the issue with the National Coordinator Common GF Management Unit, National Institute of Islamabad, exposing many senior officials of the Punjab...
  • Cellular firms told to discontinue Blackberry enterprise services

    ISLAMABAD: The government has again asked mobile phone operators to discontinue Blackberry enterprise services (BES) in the country by Nov 30...

    “Due to serious concerns expressed by security agencies, Mobilink, Ufone and Telenor are requested to give their BES customers 90 days notice for closing their connections by or before Nov 30, 2015,” says a notification issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday... ...

  • BlackBerry unveils second, cheaper, Android device

    TORONTO: BlackBerry Ltd unveiled a second Android-based handset on Tuesday, a device combining Alphabet Inc's popular software and broad app catalog with the Canadian company's security and productivity features at a lower price...

    2-inch touchscreen-only DTEK50 is available from Tuesday for pre-order from BlackBerry's online shop in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands for $299...

  • BlackBerry CEO says turnaround two-thirds complete

    TORONTO: BlackBerry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen said on Monday he was two-thirds of the way toward achieving his goal of turning the Canadian technology company's fortunes around...

    Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry, a once-dominant smartphone maker, has shifted its focus to software that companies and governments use to manage their mobile devices...

  • BlackBerry to outsource handsets, will halt production

    MONTREAL: BlackBerry, the Canadian firm that helped pioneer the smartphone market, said Wednesday it will stop making handsets, outsourcing production to an Indonesian partner...

    Handsets with the BlackBerry name will be produced under license by PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia Tbk, allowing the Canadian firm to concentrate on software and services, a statement by the firms said...

  • BlackBerry avoids smartphone risk with outsource move: CEO

    WATERLOO: BlackBerry Ltd's decision to outsource the development of its smartphones helps it avoid the risks of a competitive market and focus on its more lucrative businesses of software and managing rival devices, its chief executive said on Wednesday...

    O) rose 5 per cent as investors welcomed a further shift away the money-losing handset business, in which BlackBerry had gone from being a market leader to trailing far behind...

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