Shares in BlackBerry Ltd fell more than 6 percent on Wednesday on doubts about a $4.7 billion bid to take the smartphone maker private, and after a big U.S. carrier said it would stop stocking BlackBerry smartphones in its stores.
Alastair Sharp and Sinead Carew
, September 25, 2013
I’ll admit that I got dragged kicking and screaming into the smartphone age.
When it was time to replace my phone a few years ago, I had a choice of pricey smartphones or dumb phones that seemed worse than the phone I was replacing. Since there’s less money to be made in the dumb-phone market, I figured my choices would only get worse.
Who is monitoring the apps that kids use on their phones? The government complained Thursday that software companies producing games and other mobile applications aren’t telling parents what personal information is being collected from kids and how companies are using it.
The decline adds urgency to the Minnesota-based electronics retailer's bid to remake its business by opening smaller stores and focusing on more profitable, fast-growing categories such as tablet computers and smartphones.
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