Has BlackBerry received a takeover offer from Samsung?

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The Canadian handset maker has vehemently denied that it has received an offer of US$7.5 billion. Last week, headlines were ablaze with reports that BlackBerry Ltd. had received a takeover offer from Samsung Electronics Co., worth an estimated US$7.5 billion, sending the stock price for the Canadian technology company skyward. However, since that time, the company has flat-out denied that it was in talks with Samsung for that purpose. This contradiction to the original claims that BlackBerry could potentially be taken over by Samsung brought the stock prices right back…

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BlackBerry apps are now being offered for free

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As of yesterday, and running until Christmas day, one application for BB10 platform users will be free per day. The struggling Canadian handset maker has now announced that from December 1 through 25, it will be offering BlackBerry apps for free, one each day, including some of its most popular names. The company that once led the smartphone marketplace is now scrambling to draw positive attention to its brand. According to a spokesperson from the company, these free BlackBerry apps are a way for the device manufacturer to begin “kicking…

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Technology news from BlackBerry includes dead deal and removed CEO

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As the Fairfax deal ends and Heins heads out, an investment is now on the table. BlackBerry Ltd. is making top technology news as it is now abandoning its previous strategy to seek out a buyer and has now chosen to raise $1 billion in new funds, while it replaces some of its directors, as well as its CEO. The company had previously received a letter of intent from Fairfax Financial Holdings, Ltd. for purchase. That technology news was made very shortly after BlackBerry had released its most recent figures…

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Technology news made as BlackBerry goes up for sale

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After a dramatic attempt to recover the company after the release of its latest products, the for sale sign is now up. BlackBerry has just announced that it is now officially exploring alternatives for the company’s future, and the fact that it is considering its sale among those options is making top technology news headlines. The company, based in Waterloo, Canada, was once considered to be the industry leader and just recently dropped into fourth place. Shares in the company have been halted as of August 12 as the company…

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