October 14, 2013 |
Still use a BlackBerry or thinking about buying one? The company wants you to know everything is going to be OK. BlackBerry has published an open letter as part of an all-out media blitz designed to reassure nervous customers that the Canadian company will not go under. "These are no doubt challenging times for us and we don't underestimate the situation or ignore the challenges," the company wrote in the letter, which it posted on its website Monday. "We are making the difficult changes necessary to strengthen BlackBerry.
September 23, 2013 |
BlackBerry is getting a much-needed lifeline, announcing Monday that it had struck a deal to be bought for $4.7 billion. The Canadian smartphone maker said it had signed a letter of intent with a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, which will take the smartphone maker private. PHOTOS: Top 11 cool, hidden features in Apple's iOS 7 "We believe this transaction will open an exciting new private chapter for BlackBerry,...
September 18, 2013 |
More bad news for BlackBerry (at this point, is there any other kind?): The Canadian smartphone maker will reportedly lay off up to 40% of its workforce by the end of the year. This coming from the Wall Street Journal , which cited unnamed sources "familiar with the matter" saying the cuts would be in all departments and occur in waves, "likely affecting several thousand employees. " PHOTOS: 10 signs it's time to upgrade your computer We called BlackBerry for comment and got the following statement: "We will not comment on rumors and speculation.
July 15, 2009
Frozen blackberry souffle Total time: 55 minutes, plus freezing and optional softening time Servings: 8 to 10 Note: If the sugar crystallizes while cooking in step 3, try the step again in a clean saucepan and add one-fourth teaspoon corn syrup before cooking the sugar, but proceed with the rest of the step as written. 1 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen blackberries 1 cup sugar, divided 1/3 cup blackberry or raspberry liqueur 1/4 cup water 4 egg whites 2 cups whipping cream 1. Cut a sheet of waxed paper that is long enough to fit around a 1-quart soufflé dish and fold it in lengthwise thirds to make a ribbon about 4 inches wide.
May 27, 2010 |
To the uninitiated, the boysenberry may look like a big, blowzy, underripe blackberry, but it is in fact a noble fruit, as distinct from a common blackberry as a thoroughbred is from a mule. Large, dark purple, juicy and intense, it derives its unique flavor from its complex ancestry: sweetness and floral aroma from its raspberry grandmother, and a winy, feral tang from three native blackberry species. It's a California classic, emblematic of the joys of growing up in the Southland before it succumbed completely to sprawl.
April 18, 2012 |
YouMail recently updated its app to include the ability to easily ditch a telemarketer or stalker's call. It turns out that YouMail will be ditching BlackBerry. The company announced that it will suspend further development for the platform . "This was a tough decision, especially since the BlackBerry is what got us our first million registered users and put us on the map as a company," YouMail said in a blog post. "But over the past year we've seen our BlackBerry audience steadily shrink, with a steady exodus of those users moving to the iPhone and to Android.