Samsung Electronics Co. is already the world’s biggest seller of smartphones to consumers. But to win more corporate and government clients, the South Korean technology giant has to master a new set of skills — and has to do it quickly.
BlackBerry Ltd. executives flew to California to meet with Facebook Inc. last week to gauge its interest in a potential bid for the struggling smartphone-maker, according to people familiar with the matter.
BlackBerry Ltd. laid off several dozen members of its U.S. sales force Monday, according to people familiar with the matter, as the company continues to downsize in the midst of weak sales and diminishing market share.
In an interview in Stockholm, newly elected BlackBerry director Bert Nordberg said the board is aware of the value the company has created in areas like the enterprise business, hardware functionality and secure communications.