There was a time only a few years ago, when the BlackBerry was the undisputed champion of the smartphone market, a title now held by Apple's iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy. Renee Montagne talks to Bloomberg News technology commentator Rich Jaroslovsky about the new BlackBerry model that comes out Wednesday.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark office recently granted Apple's request to protect pretty much every single thing you see in its stores. This includes "a clear glass storefront surrounded by a paneled facade" and "an oblong table with stools set below video screens flush mounted on the back wall."
Despite the groundings of its 787 because of battery trouble, the aerospace company plans to deliver dozens more Dreamliners this year. The cyberspace retailer, meanwhile, reported a big drop in profits.
It's called cord-cutting when people give up their cable TV subscriptions because they feel they get enough to watch over the air and the Internet. Cord-cutting is a big fear for cable TV companies. But there's something new for them to worry about: Young people who never get cable subscriptions in the first place.
Ford Motor Company will soon hand out record profit-sharing checks to its hourly employees. At General Motors, profit-sharing checks are expected to be pretty fat, too. Profit sharing appears to have permanently replaced the expectation of a guaranteed hourly wage increase at Detroit's Big Three.
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