THIS past week has been quite the whirlwind ride in the tech industry. For this week, I have here are some of the significant updates.
Goodbye BlackBerry phones
On a recent post by the New York Times website, it’s reported there that BlackBerry will no longer make smartphones. Quite the shocker if you ask me because BlackBerry, for me, defined the smartphone when it first offered them back in the day. It was what everybody was dreaming of -- a marriage between the Palm Pilot and the mobile phone. According to their announcement, “the company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners.”
RIP Meerkat app
More sad news is that a star of SXSW last year, Meerkat, is now officially out of the game. Permanently. Ben Rubin, Life on Air co-founder (Life on Air is the company behind Meerkat) tweeted:
We just removed Meerkat from the AppStore ?? bitter sweet moment seeing it go while celebrating @houseparty— Ben Rubin (@benrbn) September 30, 2016