BlackBerry to stop making phones

BlackBerry is shutting down its phone business after 14 years of making handsets. The company’s devices were once the phone of choice for professionals, providing access to emails on the move, but BlackBerry has struggled to keep up with competition from rivals Apple and Samsung as mobile users increasingly opt for touchscreens… More at The […]

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Walk to pay off your Apple Watch

Members can bag a Series 2 for just £69 and then “repay the balance” by earning Vitality points. They then take out a credit agreement for 24 repayments of £12.50 at 0% APR but only pay back a percentage of that based on how active they are. To translate physical activity into points, 7,000 steps […]

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Ad blocking growing further

The researchers behind it project an even more pronounced spike next year — up to nearly 300 million total users — given the growing pool of people with internet access in emerging countries. “If U.S. advertisers don’t try to address user experience, they can potentially see another 20 million people added to the ad blocking […]

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Broken Jawbone?

Jawbone, the richly valued maker of wearable gadgets and wireless speakers, appears to be on increasingly shaky financial footing as it struggles to pay vendors and keep inventory in stock. Jawbone abruptly ended its relationship with the customer-service agency NexRep earlier this month after Jawbone failed to make payments, according to an internal NexRep email […]

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