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BlackBerry moves beyond mobile devices (RCR Mobile Minute)

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BlackBerry is imagining a world where contact lenses measure blood sugar levels for diabetics, and cows are connected to the Internet so that we know more about the quality of our milk and meat. It can all be done with tiny sensors and software, and BlackBerry wants to make sure that software is readily available to developers. This week the company launched BlackBerry IoN, an open source software platform to enable developers to create applications for the Internet of Things.
BlackBerry’s new CEO, John Chen, comes from the software world and is working hard to expand the Canadian company’s open source software offerings. Earlier this year, Ford reportedly decided to use BlackBerry’s software instead of Windows for its in-vehicle infotainment system.
In other news today, Google is reportedly working with Ruckus Wireless on a nationwide Wi-Fi network, and Samsung may finally have a smartwatch that can make phone calls on its own. See today’s video for more:
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Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse is the publisher of Network Builder Reports ( At RCR, Martha authored more than 20 in-depth feature reports and more than 2,400 news articles. She also created the Mobile Minute and the 5 Things to Know Today series. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York and managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Martha is the board president of Austin's Trinity Center and is a member of the Women's Wireless Leadership Forum.

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