AllThingsD Week in Review: BlackBerry’s Future and Predictions for Tech in 2014

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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At BlackBerry, a New Strategy Emerges

The dilapidated smartphone pioneer has inked a dozen deals that will see BBM preloaded on a bunch of Android handsets in emerging markets.
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BlackBerry Racks Up 20 Million New BBM Users in a Week

Twenty million new users in a week is great, but what now?
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BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android Is Here

The struggling company’s messaging service finally goes cross-platform.
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Kik and BlackBerry Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Mobile messaging startup Kik Interactive said Monday that the three-year-old patent infringement case in which it was defending itself against BlackBerry was formally settled September 4. At the time of the lawsuit, Kik had just launched, after founder Ted Livingston had tried to pitch a similar idea while working at BlackBerry (then RIM). BlackBerry’s own Messenger product just finally went multi-platform when it launched on Android and iOS last month.

BlackBerry Messenger Hits Android and iOS This Weekend

BlackBerry Messenger finally goes cross-platform.
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BlackBerry Weighs Messenger Spinoff

The move signals that BlackBerry is trying to position BBM as a valuable asset ahead of a potential sale.

Gist and Tungle Founders Bail on BlackBerry

BlackBerry confirms that T.A. McCann and Marc Gingras resigned last month.
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Yahoo Falls For Tumblr, Google I/O, and Bill Gates on Steve Jobs — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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BlackBerry Messenger on iPhone and Android: A Big Move Made Too Late?

At long last, BlackBerry is taking its popular messaging service cross-platform.
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Saying Goodbye to Online Lurking

Samsung Gets Its ChatON

BlackBerry Launches Its $5 Music Service

BlackBerry Music: $5 a Month, 50 Songs