It hardly comes as a surprise to many that BlackBerry isn’t doing so hot at the moment. We’re not sure what it is, it could be that more people prefer iOS and Android compared to the BlackBerry platform, it could be the hardware, it could also be the ecosystem in which there aren’t as many BlackBerry apps compared to iOS and Android.
However BlackBerry has a new leader in the form of John Chen who promises to turn the company around. In fact Chen recently expressed that he had a 50-50 chance to turning things around which we’re not sure if it should be taken as a good or bad sign. However despite these changes, UK carrier Three does not think that it will work out.
Read full post →UK Carrier Thinks BlackBerry Is Dying Slowly
The gaming industry is a huge one consisting of millions upon millions of players of different races, cultures, gender, preferences, age, location, and so on. In fact this is a pretty huge demographic that can be tapped into for all sorts of research, but at the same time it can also be used for political agendas, which is what Microsoft could be thinking of.
According to a report from the Washington Post, they claim that Microsoft has been working with CPAC and are pushing the idea of possibly using Xbox Live gamertags and public information to help build a database in which it can be used to target political ads on your dashboard, Skype, and MSN.
Read full post →Microsoft Could Be Selling Your Xbox Live Information For Targeted Political Ads