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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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# wall street shuffle
'The French Revolution of finance': Why Reddit users and Wall Street are doing battle over GameStop
Major Wall Street hedge funds have lost billions in recent days.
# hashtag10
10 iconic hashtags in honour of its 10th birthday
Happy Birthday hashtags.
# End of an era
Blackberry is killing off its last traditional keyboard phone
The company said the Classic had “long surpassed the average lifespan for a smartphone in today’s market”.
Blackberry is back, and it's hoping this phone will turn its fortunes around
The Blackberry Passport is aimed towards professionals, and is hoping that going back to the basics will make it a hit.
# Expenses
Ivor Callely sentenced to five months in prison
The ex-Senator pleaded guilty to making a false expenses claims.
# voice
BlackBerry users are getting their own Siri-like assistant soon
It has the wildly imaginative name of ‘Blackberry Assistant’.
# turn up for the books
Blackberry surprises everyone by making a profit
The company was expected to continue making a loss as it changes from hardware to services, but it managed to surprise everyone by reporting a net profit of €16.8 million in the latest quarter.
# Moving On
Blackberry may stop making phones if they continue losing money
The company’s CEO John Chen said the company plans to not be dependent on handsets for revenue and focus more on investments, acquisitions and partnerships.
# Messaging
10 messaging apps that are worth downloading
Because there is much more to messaging apps than Whatsapp and Viber.
# berry good
Struggling BlackBerry sold for $4.7 billion
The move comes three days after BlackBerry announced it was laying off 40 per cent of its workforce.
# Surveillance
NSA 'can access most smartphone data'
That is according to the German newspaper Der Spiegel, which says that data included contacts, call lists, SMS traffic and more.
# Surveillance
UK 'tapped phones and emails' of other countries at G20 summits
The Guardian says diplomats at a finance ministers’ summit in 2009 were tapped – on the day that a British-hosted G8 begins.
# caught rapid
Rumbled: BlackBerry creative director Alicia Keys caught using iPhone
The R&B singer was previously known as an iPhone addict – and seemed to have relapsed back to her old ways…
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Vine, emojiart and a gaming grampa
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# BlackBerry
Long-overdue Blackberry makeover to be unveiled
Most analysts consider a BlackBerry 10 success to be crucial for the company’s long-term viability.
# Wales
Police appeal over Blackberry bath attack video
It is understood the victim was punched, kicked and stamped on before her attacker pours bathroom products over her body.
# mobile merchant
New app allows Chip and PIN processing on your mobile
The app uses a Bluetooth-connected PIN pad to securely process payments through a smartphone.
# blazer
Platini wants a Germany-Spain final
The 2008 finalists won their respective groups to progress to the quarter-finals and Platini would like to see the two countries go all the way.
# Working
More than half of Irish workforce will work away from their desk by 2016
Mobile workers will represent 57 per cent of the total working population by 2016 it is estimated.
# banking on the go
Bank of Ireland to launch iPhone app tonight
Don’t worry, Android users: an Android app will be launched in the coming weeks.
# BlackBerry
'We can't do everything ourselves': Blackberry to focus on corporate customers
Makers Research in Motion have seen their devices struggle against the likes of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Friday
Thank God it’s Friday morning’s round-up of the sports news stories.
# BlackBerry
CEOs who founded Blackberry maker RIM to step down
The once iconic company has struggled to compete with innovations such as Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone in recent years.
# Premier League
Divine intervention: Bishop of Blackburn asks fans to lay off Steve Kean
Kean has been under intense pressure from Rovers’ fans who have held protests and demanded his sacking for months.
# Tech Junkies
Got a new smartphone? Here are 10 sports apps you need to download
If you can’t wait to clog up your shiny new toy with app after app after app, here’s a helping hand.
Sarkozy's party denies new claims that Strauss-Kahn was set-up
The denial comes following the emergence of new details in the case which forced the one-time French presidential favourite to resign earlier this year.
# BlackBerry
BlackBerry aims to placate angry customers after disruptions
The company’s customers will be offered free app downloads after outages left millions without services last week.
# blackberry crumble
BlackBerry users consider switching brands
The smartphone company experienced a number of outages this week, which frustrated many customers. Now a survey says some have already bought new phones – and others are thinking of moving from BlackBerry.
# Blackberry Blackout
BlackBerry says 'significant improvement' in service
The company says it is continuing to monitor the situation as services are slowly being restored to full working order following a three-day blackout across the globe.
# BlackBerry
BlackBerry users hit by second day of international outages
Problems with the smartphone now appear to have spread to four continents, despite earlier claims that they had been fixed.
# BlackBerry
BlackBerry users hit by international network breakdown
Up to ten million users across Europe and the Middle East were reportedly left without services today.
# Riots
Social network chiefs meet British government, police over riots
A spokeswoman for the Home Office said there was “no suggestion” that the sites would be closed down.
# Riots
London police used BlackBerry messages to foil attacks
Police were sent to areas at high risk of rioting and looting after detectives checked through the messages of handsets taken from people allegedly involved in the violence.
# Riots
MI5 called in to decrypt rioters' BlackBerry Messenger data
The Guardian says the UK’s electronic interception centre has also been asked to try and find those responsible for starting riots.
# Your Say
Poll: Should governments be able to block social network users?
In the wake of this week’s violence in England and David Cameron’s Commons speech yesterday, we’re asking for your views on curtailing social network use.
# London riots
BlackBerry website hacked by anti-police 'hacktivist' group
BlackBerry’s manufacturer said it would allow police to access BlackBerry Messenger posts – and got hacked in return.
# BlackBerry
In pictures: Check out the new BlackBerry touchscreen smartphones
Five new BlackBerry devices have been launched today, one of which is a touchscreen-only smartphone to rival the iPhone and Android models.
# Tablet Wars
Amazon to do battle with iPad with tablet of its own
It will reportedly run Google’s Android operating system.
# BlackBerry
Blackberry's new products target dominance of iPhone and Android
The manufacturer Research in Motion indicated that a new OS and new phones will jump a generation.