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News from the annual Mobile World Congress in Madrid: Ford may dump Microsoft, embrace BlackBerry for smart cars; Microsoft says Lenovo will make Windows phone; Microsoft aims for cheap cellphones; WhatsApp adds voice; analyst likes Cisco's "small cell" play.
The device, which debuted at last week's International Consumer Electronics Show, lets users attach a BlackBerry-style keyboard to the iPhone 5 and 5s. The startup behind the $99 product, Typo Products LLC, expects to ship new orders by the end of February, according to a statement today.
Square worth $5B?; SAS lands big deal; PayPal's new service; Merck stock jumps; BlackBerry's new sales chief
In our Bulldog blog's tech and life science news update: Square offers shares at $135 each; SAS signs Europe's leading drugstore chain; PayPal testing new service; Merck shares jump on drug news; BlackBerry names new sales chief and lands $250M in investment.
BlackBerry returns to keyboards; $50M in biz for PowerSecure; Twitter stock tumbles; Apple's latest buy; Nortel patents sold; LenovoEMC's new server
Our Bulldog blog wrapup of the latest technology news: BlackBerry is returning to its keyboard roots; PowerSecure books $50M in new business; Morgan Stanley says sell Twitter shares; Apple buys photo app startup; a group of Nortel patents is sold; LenovoEMC unveil a new server targeting smaller businesses.
The latest technology headlines in WRALTechWire's Bulldog Bulletin: Apple to consider more women for board posts; Cary-based SchoolDude launches tech survey; BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest firm; security court backs NSA.
In the news: Alicia Keys and Blackberry; Pozen; Hyundai and Google Glass; Facebook suit; Google cartoon patent
Bulldog Blog: The latest technology news includes Blackberry parting ways with singer Alicia Keys; Hyundai offering Google Glass apps; Facebook faces a privacy suit over scanning of messages; and Google wins a patent for creating comic strips on social networks; Pozen promotes an executive.
"We are very much alive, thank you," says John Chen, who took over as CEO of the struggling Canadian smartphone maker last month. "We understand the realities of the enterprise mobility market better than anyone, and we're in the game for the long term."
The renewables energy unit of Duke Energy is working with a Mooresville-based construction firm to build solar sites in Halifax, Bertie and Pitt counties. Combined they will produce energy for 6,000 homes, Duke says.
The deal involves French startup Scroon, which manages Facebook, Twitter and other social-media accounts for large clients like luxury-good maker LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, wireless operator Orange SA and Warner Bros. Entertainment
Pfizer has told employees who use BlackBerry devices to instead get an Apple phone or one run on Google's Android operating system. The drugmaker cited BlackBerry's declining market share and noted that the company attempted to sell itself.
John Chen, who will attempt to turn around BlackBerry as its new executive chairman and interim chief executive officer, will get $3 million in salary and bonuses, as well as restricted stock valued at $85 million.
BlackBerry bidder Fairfax Financial Holdings walked away from a $4.7 billion takeover plan, sending the stock plunging as the company attempts to recover with a management shakeup and $1 billion bond deal.
Even as BlackBerry's sales tumbled in recent years, the company continued amassing patents, building an intellectual-property hoard that's now central to its effort to entice bidders. Among the interested firms is Lenovo.
BlackBerry co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin said they may propose a takeover bid for the company, racing against the clock to rescue the Canadian smartphone maker that has struggled to find a savior.
Lenovo executives have said repeatedly the world's top PC maker wants to further expand its smartphone business. The latest talk now: A possible "tie-up" with HTC. Meanwhile, as BlackBerry searches for a buyer, Cisco's name keeps coming up. Do these deals make sense?