BlackBerry Limited

BlackBerry Limited

BlackBerry Limited is a canadian telecommunication and wireless equipment company founded in 1984 by Mike Lazaridis.

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Post-IPO equity

On November 4, 2013 Blackberry announced raising $1 billion in post-ipo equity from Fairfax Financial Holdings.

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January 13, 2020

Blackberry merges its Cylance ML security solution into its QNX software suite for autonomous vehicles.

Cylance will be used to ensure APK integrity and alert manufactures if it detects a faulty or malicious piece of software installed in the vehicle’s control system. If it detects an anomaly, Cylance will alert the user and vehicle manufacturer.

September 25, 2015

BlackBerry Ltd. confirms it will launch a new Android phone to help bolster its sagging device business.

November 4, 2013

BlackBerry Limited raises a $1,000,000,000 corporate funding round from Fairfax Financial.

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June 23, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced that its QNX® software is now embedded in more than 175 million cars on the road today. This is an increase of 25 million cars since the company last reported its automotive footprint in June 2019. BlackBerry has a broad portfolio of functional safety-certified and secure software including its QNX operating system, development tools and middleware for autonomous and connected vehicles. Automakers and Tier 1s use BlackBerry® QNX® software...
June 9, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders virtually, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 1pm ET. The live audio webcast can be accessed at https://web.lumiagm.com/254044781. A replay of the meeting will be available at https://www.blackberry.com/us/en/company/investors. For more information visit BlackBerry.com/Investors. About BlackBerry BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governmen...
May 20, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced availability of BlackBerry Spark® Suites, offering enterprises a range of tailored cybersecurity and endpoint management options to help protect data, minimize risk, and reduce cost and complexity. BlackBerry Spark Suites combine the best endpoint security and management capabilities. The suites are powered by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and automation for improved cyber threat prevention and remediation from Blac...
April 14, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced the launch of QNX Black Channel Communications Technology, a new software solution that OEMs and embedded software developers can use to ensure safe data communication exchanges within their safety-critical systems. QNX Black Channel Communications Technology is certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D, the automotive industry's functional safety standard, is based on the safe data communication requirements identified in IEC 61508 and miti...
April 8, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced the BlackBerry Enterprise Partner Program and the BlackBerry Cylance Partner Program both received a 5-Star rating from CRN ® , a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2020 Partner Program Guide. The annual guide is the definitive listing of the most rewarding partner programs from technology companies that provide products and services through the IT channel. This is the fourth consecutive year both programs have received the 5-Star...
April 7, 2020
WebWire
ZTR, a market leader in delivering innovative locomotive modernization solutions, and BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB), announced they are combining their proven technology expertise to offer railcar owners, operators and suppliers a powerful new digital monitoring solution. Recognizing there was an immediate industry need for a remote railcar monitoring solution that could withstand the rugged conditions of the railway, provide greater fleet insights and operate with extended ba...
March 24, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced it will be offering businesses additional assistance in implementing their own remote working programs, at no cost. Recognizing the gravity of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, BlackBerry is committed to helping its current customers and other companies support their business continuity plans and remote working policies by enabling a secure, productive and connected environment for workers. This includes quick onboarding and enablement th...
March 11, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced improvements to the BlackBerry Cylance North America Partner Program focused on partner protection, enhanced margins, incumbency with renewals and continued enablement. The BlackBerry Cylance Partner Program was founded on the principles of growth, innovation, and partner enablement. Today, the program offers prevention-first predictive security solutions and a broad spectrum of consulting services supported by field sales and marketing supp...
March 6, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced new enhancements and feature updates to SecuSUITE® for Government and BlackBerry® AtHoc® that enable government agencies to securely communicate and safeguard sensitive data, whether it's engaging in highly confidential mobile conversations or delivering real-time critical information during times of crisis. SecuSUITE for Government 4.0 was recently awarded updated NIAP Certification and listed as a Commercial Solutions for Classi...
March 3, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) deepened its executive bench with the appointment of Marjorie Dickman as the company's first Chief Government Affairs and Public Policy Officer. Marjorie will be responsible for strategic oversight of the company's global government relations, regulatory affairs, and public policy operations. In this role, she will lead BlackBerry's new Corporate Government Relations and Public Policy organization. Marjorie will report directly to Executive Chairman...
February 24, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced the BlackBerry Spark® platform with a new unified endpoint security (UES) layer which can work with BlackBerry® unified endpoint management (UEM) to deliver zero trust security. Leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation, BlackBerry Spark now offers improved cyberthreat prevention and remediation, and provides visibility across desktop, mobile, server, and IoT (including automotive) endpoints. This comprehensive...
February 10, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced today that CRN ®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named May Mitchell, Vice President, Global Channel Sales and Field Marketing to its 2020 list of Channel Chiefs. This annual list recognizes the top vendor executives who continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, influence, innovation, and growth for the IT channel. May leads BlackBerry Cylance's channel sales and field marketing teams responsible for driving new business growt...
February 5, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced BlackBerry® Digital Workplace, a secure robust workspace that provides users simple and secure online and offline access to corporate on-premise or cloud content including Microsoft® Office 365® resources. Remote anywhere, anytime access to company resources and data is what empowers a modern, mobile workforce. Using traditional VPN or classic VDI, however, can fail to effectively safeguard computers, enterprise networks and othe...
January 21, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced an integration with SafeBreach to help organizations improve their overall security posture with continuous enterprise endpoint security validation. The joint solution is now available to automate the identification of security gaps and prioritize security configuration changes based on potential business impact. BlackBerry Cylance and SafeBreach offer advanced cybersecurity solutions that customers can test in their own environment. Custom...
January 6, 2020
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced it has teamed up with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to demonstrate a connected vehicle software platform for in-vehicle applications that combines the safety and security of BlackBerry's QNX real-time operating system with AWS' Internet of Things (IoT) Services in the cloud and in the car. The platform enables automotive manufacturers to securely access data from vehicle sensors, and create software applications and machine-learnin...
January 3, 2020
WebWire
, , , , • Damon to unveil flagship motorcycle, the 'Hypersport Pro at CES 2020 in BlackBerry Limited 's (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) booth #7515, North Hall. , , • #FutureOfMotorcycling Interactive Experience will be open to all CES attendees in the BlackBerry booth from January 7 - 10, 2020, , , , , , Damon Motorcycles announced that its CoPilotTM advanced warning system will be powered by BlackBerry QNX technology across its entire line-up of advanced electric motorcycles. As part of the agreement...
December 12, 2019
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and MetaMinds (formerly Nova Tech) announced today a new milestone in their partnership that will provide advanced digital infrastructure to students as part of the Government of Romania's National Wireless Campus Project. MetaMinds, an award-winning technology system integrator and managed IT solutions provider, will implement BlackBerry's two-factor authentication software, BlackBerry® 2FA, to deliver Wi-Fi to 4,500 public schools across Roman...
December 9, 2019
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced that its QNX Hypervisor 2.0 for Safety has been recognized as ISO 26262 ASIL D compliant by the independent auditors at TÜV Rheinland, making it the world's first ASIL D safety-certified commercial hypervisor. Using the QNX Hypervisor 2.0 for Safety, developers can partition and isolate safety-critical systems (e.g. body domain control) from non-safety critical systems (e.g. infotainment), ensuring that critical systems are isolated and...
December 6, 2019
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) will report results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 at 8 a.m. ET on Friday, December 20, 2019. The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1-877-682-6267 or live streamed on the company's website at BlackBerry.com/Investors. A replay of the conference call will be available at approximately 11 a.m. ET on December 20, 2019, by dialing +1-800-585-8367 and entering Conference ID #9608207. It will also be available at the link above. ...
November 19, 2019
WebWire
BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and electric vehicle company Arrival Ltd. announced today that Arrival's intelligent, autonomous-ready commercial vehicles will be powered by BlackBerry QNX technology. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its BlackBerry QNX technology to Arrival, including its industry-leading QNX SDP 7.0 real-time operating system to serve as the safe and secure foundation for the ADAS features within the company's autonomous-ready commercial vehic...
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