John Paczkowski

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BlackBerry’s BBM Music Takes a Dirt Nap

Remember BBM Music, BlackBerry’s “easy-to-use social and viral music discovery” service? No? Didn’t even know BlackBerry had a music discovery service, did you? Well, BlackBerry said Thursday it will shutter BBM Music on June 2, pulling the plug on a far too limited (for $4.99 a month you can store 50 songs on your BBM Music Profile!) and late-to-market service that was in all likelihood destined for failure from the day it launched. BlackBerry is offering existing BBM Music subscribers a free 30-day trial to Rdio as a good faith gesture.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik