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BlackBerry Will Launch 2 Mid-Range Android Smartphones This Year: CEO

BlackBerry, after launching its high-end Android smartphone Priv, is said to be focusing on the mid-range segment this year. The company CEO John Chen in an interview said the Canadian smartphone maker will be launching two new mid-range Android smartphones this year, but did not reveal the exact time-frame of launch. It is worth mentioning that Chen had in the ... Read More »

Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer Does About-Face on Linux Technology

Fifteen years after calling the open-source operating system Linux a “cancer,” former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has softened his position. Speaking on Wednesday night at a dinner hosted by Fortune magazine, Ballmer said the position was right for the time, but the threat from Linux was now “in the rearview mirror.” “The company made a ton of money ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Phone With 6GB RAM, Micromax CEO Resigns and More News From This Week

After the flurry of mobile phone releases last week, this time around we saw fewer launches, and more variety in the headlines. In India, Micromax CEO Vineet Taneja resigned two years into the job. In August, Micromax Chairman Sanjay Kapoor had stepped down just about a year after joining, and there has been some other high level churn at the ... Read More »

Micromax CEO Vineet Taneja Resigns After 2-Year Stint

Vineet Taneja, chief of India’s second-largest handset maker Micromax, has stepped down after a two-year stint with the company. “Vineet has moved on to pursue other interests. We would like to thank him for his contribution and wish him good luck,” a Micromax spokesperson said in an emailed statement. The company hasn’t yet named a successor to Taneja. It said ... Read More »

FarmVille Creator Zynga Taps Former EA Executive as CEO

“FarmVille” creator Zynga Inc named former Electronic Arts Inc executive Frank Gibeau as its chief executive, betting on an industry veteran to help accelerate its transition into a mobile games-focused company. Shares of Zynga, which also said founder Mark Pincus would be executive chairman, were up 8.8 percent in extended trading on Tuesday. Gibeau, who joined Zynga’s board in August ... Read More »

Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Resistance in FBI iPhone Case

Apple CEO Tim Cook got a standing ovation Friday at his first stockholder meeting since his company’s epic clash with the FBI unfolded. He defended the company’s unbending stance by saying: “These are the right things to do.” On Thursday, the tech giant formally challenged a court order to help the FBI unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a murderous ... Read More »

Unlocking San Bernardino iPhone Would Be ‘Bad for America’ – Apple CEO

Apple chief Tim Cook on Wednesday said that complying with a court order to help the FBI break into an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters would be “bad for America,” and set a legal precedent that would offend many Americans. “Some things are hard, and some things are right, and some things are both – this ... Read More »

Google CEO Backs Apple Again in Encryption Battle With FBI

Google chief Sundar Pichai on Wednesday expressed his support for Apple in its standoff with the FBI over unlocking an iPhone as part of a terror probe, warning that creating so-called “backdoors” into encrypted communications could have “bad consequences”. “We want to take a very strong stance against any form of backdoor whatsoever,” chief executive Pichai said during a conference ... Read More »

Nokia CEO Says ‘Not in a Hurry’ to Get Back Into Smartphone Business

Nokia, which sold its mobile and devices divisions to Microsoft in 2014, has on several occasions confirmed it intends to get back into the smartphone business. Now, the company says it will not be hasty with its re-entry. Finland’s biggest company on the sidelines of its talk about the adoption of 5G network ahead of Mobile World Congress also addressed ... Read More »

Datawind CEO Questions Freedom251 Price; Planning to Launch Rs. 1,500 Smartphone

Datawind, the maker of world’s cheapest tablet PC, today questioned the Rs. 251 pricing of Ringing Bells’ Freedom 251 smartphone, and said that the scheme will neither impact the company nor market players. “Every month, about two crore mobile phones are sold in India. The company [Ringing Bells] claims to have 25 lakh bookings and some crore registrations. If the ... Read More »