BBM Sees 113 Million Users and 500,000 Channels

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During the Year-End and Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results conference call, BlackBerry announced some key statistics on BBM and Channels. BlackBerry has announced 113 Million registered BBM users, with monthly active users remaining at 85 Million. Additionally, BlackBerry announced they’ve seen 500,000 BBM Channels created. BBM growth hasn’t increased, with many blaming the cause due to notification…

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CricHQ.com Announces BBM Channel

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ANZ BlackBerry customers might be happy to know New Zealand-based cricket technology company CricHQ (crichq.com) has announced that the company’s content will be accessible on a new BBM Channel. CricHQ chief executive Simon Baker said the new BBM Channels feature has provided the tech company with another important platform to showcase its wares. “It’s exciting…

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Four Ways BBM Can Make BlackBerry Some Money

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BBM is a crucial part of BlackBerry’s potential comeback in the coming years. In order to successfully turn the company back to its profitable state, the team that leads the world’s pioneer in messaging will have to figure out a way to make it make money. BBM monetization is important because right now, BBM is…

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WhatsApp Wants Its Users To Know Their Data Is Safe… Even From Facebook

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WhatsApp founder, Jan Koum, wants you to know your data will be safe, even from its new parent company, Facebook. The company published a blog post today addressing concerns that its recent acquisition will lead to user data being stored or collected by social media giant, Facebook. According to WhatsApp, that’s just not the case. WhatsApp,…

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Security Is BBM’s Top Priority

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Security and privacy are at the forefront of everyone’s discussions with regards to any type of tech nowadays. Recent reports of security breaches and flaws that have affected countless companies in all realms of business have made this a very real concern. Despite its struggles in the market, the BlackBerry name has remained synonymous with…

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BBM for iPhone and Android Groups Notification Settings Being Tested In Beta

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One of my biggest problems with BBM for Android and iPhone is apparently being addressed in the latest BBM beta. Since its multi-platform launch, the lack of notification controls for BBM Groups on iPhone and Android has been incredibly annoying for anyone that’s in any type of active groups. Every time someone posts a message…

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BBM To Allow Custom PINs?

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Our beloved BBM is growing right before our eyes. With the introduction of iOS, Android  and soon Windows Phone 8 apps, BlackBerry seeks to make BBM the ultimate messaging app. From the  latest Beta we see stickers, a BBM Shop, sponsored invites, and now comes the rumor of potentially being able to create a unique BBM…

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