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BlackBerry reports near-$1B loss, thanks to Z10 flop
BlackBerry sold around 5.9 million smartphones during its entire second quarter — which is a fair chunk less than the nine million smartphones Apple shifted in single a weekend. As a result, the company reported close to $1 billion in losses during the quarter.
Ballmer bids farewell to Microsoft troops
Outgoing Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who announced in August he will retire, gave his final pep talk to thousands of employees at a companywide meeting on Thursday.
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Samsung sends EU concessions package to avoid antitrust fine
The Korean electronics giant is in hot water with European antitrust regulators over the use of patents in lawsuits against Apple. Now it's offering more in a bid to avoid a massive fine of more than $18 billion.
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