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The Amazon App has an easy way to save an extra 20% this Prime Day

Take a picture; your money will last longer.

Have you tried out the Amazon App's Camera features yet? The app can identify and even let you buy a product on Amazon by simply holding your phone's camera up to it. It works as a barcode scanner too, and this month, Amazon customers with an active Prime membership can score an exclusive 20% off coupon to use toward select products when you put one of the camera's features to use before July 15. It's extremely easy to use the camera, and you'll be able to redeem the coupon afterward instantly. Best of all, this offer is available for everyone, even if you have already used the Camera features on the Amazon App before.

Currently, there are three products on which you can use the 20% coupon you'll receive, including the ASUS VivoBook F510UA that drops to $359.99 and normally sells for closer to $500, the Polk Audio RC6s In-Ceiling Stereo Speaker which falls to $80, and TP-Link's AC1200 Smart Wi-Fi Router that you can grab for $35.99 with the coupon. These products are already on sale currently thanks to the upcoming Prime Day, meaning your 20% coupon drops them even further in price. Stuck between which product you want to save on? You can return to the Amazon App tomorrow to use the Camera features again and receive another 20% coupon to use on the select items Amazon has featured on the offer page.

To get started, you'll first need to visit www.amazon.com/scanit on your mobile phone where you can download the Amazon app to your iOS or Android device. Once installed, open the app and tap the Camera icon at the end of the search bar. You'll then be prompted to allow Amazon to access your phone's camera. Once that's completed, you can start the tasks.

How to use Product Search:

  1. Product Search is the default setting when tapping on the Camera icon. You can switch to Product Search after tapping the Camera icon by swiping your finger along the bottom of the screen until you reach 'Product Search'.
  2. Once you're in Product Search mode, point your phone's camera at an item near you that you would like to search on Amazon.
  3. Blue dots should appear on and around the item for a few seconds; if Amazon can identify the item, it will pop up its search results allowing you to view product information and buy the item your camera just viewed. It may also show similar items which relate to the item that was identified.
  4. A pop-up will appear which states 'You've unlocked a 20% off discount on select deals!'. Click it and then tap Redeem on the following page to snag your promo credit.
  5. The item you've scanned must be sold by Amazon for you to complete this offer.

How to use Barcode Scanner:

  1. To find the Barcode Scanner, first tap the camera icon and then slide your finger across the bottom of the screen until you reach 'Barcode Scanner'
  2. Find an item that you'd like to search on Amazon and put its barcode in front of your device's camera.
  3. If Amazon can find the item, it will pop up the item's product page, along with a banner that states 'You've unlocked a 20% off discount on select deals!' which you must click to get your promo credit. As with the previous feature, the item you scan must be sold by Amazon for you to complete this offer.

How to use View In Your Room mode:

  1. As with the other settings, hit the Camera icon and then slide your finger across the bottom. There you'll find the 'View In Your Room' mode to select. Not all devices are compatible with this mode so it may not be available for you at this time.
  2. This mode allows you to see how various best-selling products would look in your home. From here, select an item in the bottom window that you're interested in and then go to a location in your home where you might place that item.
  3. The app will ask where you're planning on placing the item, whether that's on the ground, on a table, or on a wall. Selecting the right option will help the next step work properly.
  4. The item should appear before you as if it's actually there in real life. You can drag it around, make it bigger, or turn it around with your fingers. You can also walk around the item to get a look at it from other angles.
  5. You should also see a banner which states 'You've unlocked a 20% off discount on select deals!' once completed. You'll have to click on it to finish the task and redeem your promo credit.

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Using the Amazon App's Camera features now through July 14 can score Prime members an instant 20% coupon to use on select products, like the ASUS VivoBook F510UA and TP-Link's AC1200 Smart Wi-Fi Router.

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Use AI to automatically edit and enhance your photos for $49 with Luminar 3

Photography is a practical skill that can be applied in nearly every industry, but there’s more to photography than getting the perfect shot. If you want your photos to look as good as possible, you’ll need to edit them to a certain degree. There are dozens of photo editors that offer advanced sliders and tools, but mastering them can take years. If you need an all-in-one photo editor that simplifies your editing process, look no further than Luminar 3 for $49.

The Award-Winning Luminar 3 Software Bundle features Luminar 3, a powerful photo editing program that uses AI to streamline your editing workflow. Its Accent AI 2.0 slider will automatically apply edits to color, details, tone, and depth to enhance bland photos. Luminar 3 can also automatically detect and enhance the sky and foliage in your photos to create vibrant, photorealistic results that would otherwise take hours to achieve in a normal photo editor. Finally, Luminar 3 offers a library of over 70 different looks and 50 filters for additional creative control over your photos.

This bundle also includes Deep Dive to Luminar 3 by Richard Harrington. This guide will give you a detailed look into how to use Luminar 3 to develop your photos with filters and looks. You’ll even learn how to get rid of blemishes so that you can deliver the most attractive portraits possible.

Photo editing doesn’t need to be slow and tedious. Luminar 3 uses AI to handle the heavy lifting for you for $49, or 47% off.

Telus pushes software update ABY299 to BlackBerry KEYone owners

In addition to the AT&T and Rogers BlackBerry KEYone updates popping up, Telus has now also released their own June update for BlackBerry KEYone owners. Unlike AT&T, which is just adding patches to older OS builds, the update pushed by Telus is an entirely new build.

Print photos instantly with themed film packs for $100 with the Polaroid OneStep 2

Everyone has a camera nowadays, whether it’s a DSLR or the one on their smartphone. In the right hands, these cameras can produce amazing results. However, one major downside is that digital photos can’t be printed out and shared right away; at some point, you’ll have to upload your photo files to a computer for printing. However, this Polaroid OneStep 2 camera lets you print and share your photos easily for as little as $99.99.

The Polaroid OneStep 2 is an analog instant camera, meaning all you have to do is point and shoot for a photo to print instantly. The OneStep 2 features a high-quality lens and powerful flash to produce sharp photos. There are 6 bundles to choose from, 4 of which come with specialty i-Type film that produces unique results with each shot. For example, Summer Blues film will give your photos a cool tone, while the special edition Stranger Things film features themed designs based on the show. 

One of the best ways to share an unforgettable moment is with a quick photo, and the Polaroid OneStep 2 lets you share these moments instantly for as low as $99.99, or 16% off.

Prices are subject to change.

New BlackBerry Hub+ beta app updates now available

The last BlackBerry Hub+ beta app updates to roll out contained 'stability fixes' across the board, but the latest builds that arrived today include a bit more by way of notable changes including an improved dark theme, better message selection in Hub+ Inbox, and more!

Hub+ Inbox

  • Message selection works more reliably after switching apps

Calendar & Notes

  • Stability fixes

Contacts

  • Fixed the search bar background in the Manage Suggested Recipients screen
  • Fixed invisible text in Dark Theme when editing a group on a tablet

Tasks

  • Task selection works more reliably after switching apps

As always, if you signed up to test the beta release, they should be now appearing the Google Play Store for you, so go ahead and get them downloaded. If you're testing them out, don't forget to file any bugs or feedback on the BlackBerry Center Code.

Save over $1,000 on this 55" LG OLED 4K TV

Purchasing a TV is never an easy task. There's a mess of models to choose from, and you have to carefully research each one to make sure you're getting the most mileage out of your investment. If you're in the market for a new TV but don't want to pour a Ph.D. program's worth of research into getting one, here's a tip: go with the LG B8 Series 55" OLED 4K HDR TV, especially now that it's on sale for nearly 50% off the usual price.

Named one of Consumer Reports' Best 4K TVs of 2018, this LG TV has made a name for itself as a feature-rich powerhouse that can bring movies, sports, and the like to life in your living space. It's engineered with the new LG OLED-exclusive α7 intelligent processor and LG ThinQ® AI, allowing it to produce rich colors and deep details as you immerse yourself in your favorite media.

Keeping pace with much of the tech on the market, this LG TV is smart home-friendly. It comes with Google Assistant built in, so you can control compatible smart home devices using just your voice. And, if you're short on space, don't worry. The B8 series remains sleek and slim for easy wall-mounting or tabletop placement.

While the LG B8 Series 55" OLED 4K HDR TV usually retails for $2,299.99, you can get it on sale today for only $1,199.99, nearly 50% off the normal price.

Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp are currently experiencing an outage

The users most affected are located in Europe and the East Coast of the U.S.

This issue has now been resolved according to the Facebook developers dashboard.

In yet another reminder of how fragile our internet ecosystem can be, it appears Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp are all experiencing outages around the globe. According to Downdetector, the areas experiencing the most trouble are users on the East Coast of the U.S. and Europe.

The Independent reports that WhatsApp users are experiencing issues when trying to send photos, videos, and voice messages. However, text messages seem to be unaffected because they require less bandwidth.

So far, the reason for the outage is unknown, but Facebook has confirmed the outages to Mashable with this statement from a Facebook spokesperson,

We're aware that some people and businesses are currently having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

Are you having trouble with Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp? If so, let us know in the comments, and we'll keep you posted on when everything has been restored to normal.

Swing into Google Play and save up to 40% off Spider-Verse movies!

Spider-Man: Far From Home has hit theatres and posted a record opening of $39M but if you're looking to get caught up on the previous Spider-Man movies, Google Play has you covered.

Rogers BlackBerry KEYone update scheduled for July 5th

While there has been some debate surrounding just how many more updates the BlackBerry KEYone will receive, that hasn't stopped carriers such as AT&T and Rogers from pushing newish builds, and Rogers now has one scheduled for July 5th.

Sign up now for a free 30-day Amazon Prime trial so you don't miss any Prime Day deals

July has arrived, and that means that Prime Day 2019 will be here before you even know it. We've been talking a lot about the upcoming event, but now that we have less than two weeks until the 48-hour event takes place, it's time to really start getting ready. In order to participate in all the deals that will be happening, you're going to need to be a member of Amazon's Prime subscription, which normally costs $119 per year.

If you don't already happen to be a member, don't worry. Amazon offers a free 30-day trial of the service, which gives you full access to all of its great features, without costing you anything. If you sign up for a trial now, ahead of Prime Day, you'll be able to pick up all the discounted goods, try all the services that are free, and so much more.

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Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

To participate in Amazon's upcoming Prime Day event, you'll need to be a Prime member. If you aren't already one, now is the perfect time to sign up for a free 30-day trial so you'll have access to all the benefits.

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Beyond just being able to access the deals, this free trial lets you take advantage of the awesome Prime shipping speeds, which Amazon has been working to make as quickly as next-day in many areas. It makes for a great way to really test out the service and all of its benefits, without any long-term commitment or expense on your end.

Signing up for the trial now will ensure that you have access to the early Prime Day deals that continue to surface, as well as any that may linger on for the rest of the month after the big event.

Once you've signed up for your free trial, you'll want to make sure you are fully prepared for Prime Day and that you check out some of the best deals that are already available. Finally, you can also sign up for our Prime Day specific newsletter list to have the best tips, tricks, and deals delivered right to your inbox as they happen.

How would you improve BBMe?

There is always room for improvements.

It has been nearly a month now since BBM consumer shut down and BlackBerry announced they would be opening up their enterprise-grade end-to-end encrypted messaging platform, BBM Enterprise (BBMe) to individuals. In that time, we've heard from folks who are really digging BBMe and folks who have set off to find a different messaging app that fits their needs.

BlackBerry, Forrest Green and Microsoft partner to modernize Indigenous infrastructure

As part of the Indigenous Technology Summit, BlackBerry has announced they will be working with Forrest Green and Microsoft to help Indigenous communities across Canada deploy new technologies and modernize their technology infrastructure while also setting up skills-based education programs.

"This is nation-building in action," commented Joseph Norton, Grand Chief, Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke. "BlackBerry has the most secure CPaaS communications infrastructure in the world and, when coupled with Microsoft's world class cloud and analytics solutions and Forrest Green's critical systems integrations efforts, First Nations will have the technological tools necessary to manage their communities and ensure the well-being of their people – a significant step towards self-governance. First Nations need to own, control, and possess their own data and communications systems in order to create vibrant, self-sustaining communities."

"Effective community leadership requires both secure communications and access to accurate data to make decisions, allocate funding, and ultimately solve problems," said Charles Eagan, Chief Technology Officer, BlackBerry. "We're proud to provide the Indigenous community with BlackBerry's secure IoT communications and industry-leading AI expertise that will provide the security and privacy First Nations can trust."

The efforts will see a mix of technologies being made available including secure communications, cybersecurity, cloud, AI and ML technologies, which will allow the Chiefs and Grand Chiefs across Canada to make informed, data-based decisions with the overall goal to improve health, education, safety, and economic development.

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BlackBerry to Help Modernize Canada's Indigenous People's Technology Infrastructure in Collaboration with Forrest Green and Microsoft

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – June 28, 2019 – Today at the Indigenous Technology Summit, BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced it is helping Indigenous communities across Canada deploy new technologies with a view to improving their overall well-being from a health, education, safety and economic development standpoint.

Working collaboratively with Forrest Green and Microsoft, the companies will bring a comprehensive mix of next-generation secure communication, cybersecurity, cloud, AI and ML technologies to Chiefs and Grand Chiefs across Canada – providing them with valuable tools for making better, data-driven decisions. The three parties will also enable residents to take part in skills-based education programs, so they are well-positioned to participate in the digital economy.

"This is nation-building in action," commented Joseph Norton, Grand Chief, Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke. "BlackBerry has the most secure CPaaS communications infrastructure in the world and, when coupled with Microsoft's world class cloud and analytics solutions and Forrest Green's critical systems integrations efforts, First Nations will have the technological tools necessary to manage their communities and ensure the well-being of their people – a significant step towards self-governance. First Nations need to own, control, and possess their own data and communications systems in order to create vibrant, self-sustaining communities."

"Effective community leadership requires both secure communications and access to accurate data to make decisions, allocate funding, and ultimately solve problems," said Charles Eagan, Chief Technology Officer, BlackBerry. "We're proud to provide the Indigenous community with BlackBerry's secure IoT communications and industry-leading AI expertise that will provide the security and privacy First Nations can trust."

Taking place at the Mount Royal Club in Montreal, the Indigenous Technology Summit is playing host to more than 15 First Nations Chiefs, the Métis National Council, dozens of Indigenous entrepreneurs, and senior level federal government executives. The summit will feature Indigenous representation from coast-to-coast-to-coast including the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Northwest Territory), Mustimuhw Information Solutions (Vancouver Island), the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (Quebec) and the Atlantic Policy Congress (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia), all of whom are on hand to discuss how to achieve Canada's recent commitment to spend $1 billion with Indigenous controlled businesses by 2023, a 17 fold increase on the $60 million/year the federal government currently allocates. The single fastest growing vertical for federal government spend is in the information technologies / knowledge economy.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) is a trusted security software and services company that provides enterprises and governments with the technology they need to secure the Internet of Things. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company is unwavering in its commitment to safety, cybersecurity and data privacy, and leads in key areas such as artificial intelligence, endpoint security and management, encryption and embedded systems. For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.

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YouTube changes give you more control over suggested channels and videos

I love YouTube. I probably spend far too much time watching YouTube videos, like Rene's hour-long video covering everything you need to know about macOS Catalina, but their algorithm for recommended channels and videos I might want to watch next is a dumpster fire. Luckily, YouTube seems to know this and are rolling out some changes that give you more control over suggested channels and videos.

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Watch the replay of BlackBerry's 2019 Annual General Meeting

While today was all about BlackBerry's earnings report, BlackBerry also held its Annual General Meeting this week and if you missed out on the conference call, you can now take in the video replay, which includes all the slides and data to help break things down.

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BlackBerry and LG expand connected and autonomous vehicle technology partnership

BlackBerry and LG Electronics have announced an expansion of their partnership which will see them working together to speed up deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology across multiple OEMs and suppliers. As part of the agreement expansion, LG Electronics will use a wide array of BlackBerry QNX software and services.

BlackBerry announces Fiscal Year 2020 Q1 results

BlackBerry today announced first quarter fiscal 2020 results while BlackBerry CEO John Chen re-affirmed the fiscal 2020 outlook with Cylance integration being ahead of schedule, investments taking place and over 30 new secure communication products and services coming this year.

First Quarter Fiscal 2020:

  • First quarter fiscal 2020 total company non-GAAP revenue of $267 million, or 23% growth year-over-year; total company GAAP revenue of $247 million, or 16% growth year-over-year
  • First quarter fiscal 2020 total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue of $260 million, a record quarterly high; total GAAP Software and Services revenue of $240 million
  • First quarter fiscal 2020 non-GAAP BlackBerry Software and Services (excluding Cylance) revenue growth of 8% year-over-year; GAAP BlackBerry Software and Services (excluding Cylance) revenue growth of 10% year-over-year
  • First quarter fiscal 2020 non-GAAP earnings per basic and diluted share of $0.01; GAAP loss per basic share of $0.06 and GAAP loss per diluted share of $0.09
  • First quarter fiscal 2020 free cash flow usage of $49 million, before considering the impact of acquisition and integration expenses, restructuring costs and legal proceedings; free cash flow usage of $66 million, as reported

"We are off to a good start to achieve our financial outlook for fiscal 2020," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. "We are ahead of our schedule in our Cylance integration, while investing in the right opportunities to drive long-term growth and profitability for BlackBerry. Customers are looking forward to our robust product cycle this year, with over 30 new secure communication products and services to be released."

If you're looking for the full table breakdowns, they can be found on the BlackBerry Investors website in addition to the supplemental financial information as well as the conference call transcript once it has been uploaded.

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BlackBerry Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2020 Total Company Non-GAAP Revenue Growth of 23% Year-Over-Year and GAAP Revenue Growth of 16% Year-Over-Year

First quarter fiscal 2020 total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue growth of 35% year-over-year; total GAAP Software and Services revenue growth of 27% year-over-year

First Quarter Fiscal 2020:

  • First quarter fiscal 2020 total company non-GAAP revenue of $267 million, or 23% growth year-over-year; total company GAAP revenue of $247 million, or 16% growth year-over-year
  • First quarter fiscal 2020 total non-GAAP Software and Services revenue of $260 million, a record quarterly high; total GAAP Software and Services revenue of $240 million
  • First quarter fiscal 2020 non-GAAP BlackBerry Software and Services (excluding Cylance) revenue growth of 8% year-over-year; GAAP BlackBerry Software and Services (excluding Cylance) revenue growth of 10% year-over-year
  • First quarter fiscal 2020 non-GAAP earnings per basic and diluted share of $0.01; GAAP loss per basic share of $0.06 and GAAP loss per diluted share of $0.09
  • First quarter fiscal 2020 free cash flow usage of $49 million, before considering the impact of acquisition and integration expenses, restructuring costs and legal proceedings; free cash flow usage of $66 million, as reported

WATERLOO, Ontario, June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today reported financial results for the three months ended May 31, 2019 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).

First Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results

  • Total company non-GAAP revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $267 million, up 23% year-over-year. Total company GAAP revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $247 million, up 16% year-over-year. Total non-GAAP software and services revenue of $260 million, up 35% year-over-year. Total GAAP software and services revenue was $240 million, up 27% year-over-year. First quarter recurring non-GAAP software and services revenue (excluding IP licensing and professional services) was above 90%. Non-GAAP gross margin was 75% and GAAP gross margin was 72%.

  • Non-GAAP operating income was $5 million. GAAP operating loss was $36 million. Non-GAAP earnings per share was $0.01 (basic and diluted). GAAP net loss was $0.06 per basic share and $0.09 per diluted share. GAAP net loss includes $35 million for acquired intangibles amortization expense, $17 million in stock compensation expense, $1 million in acquisition and integration charges, a benefit of $28 million related to the fair value adjustment on the debentures, and other amounts as summarized in a table below.

  • Total cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $935 million as of May 31, 2019. Free cash flow used, before considering the impact of acquisition and integration expenses, restructuring costs and legal proceedings, was $49 million. Cash used in operations was $64 million and capital expenditures were $2 million.

"We are off to a good start to achieve our financial outlook for fiscal 2020," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. "We are ahead of our schedule in our Cylance integration, while investing in the right opportunities to drive long-term growth and profitability for BlackBerry. Customers are looking forward to our robust product cycle this year, with over 30 new secure communication products and services to be released."

Outlook

BlackBerry re-affirms its fiscal 2020 outlook of total company year-over-year non-GAAP revenue growth and non-GAAP profitability for fiscal 2020.

Fiscal 2020 total company non-GAAP revenue growth of between 23% and 27%, driven by a double-digit percentage increase in billings. Non-GAAP revenue growth is broken down as follows:

  • IoT year-over-year non-GAAP revenue growth of between 12% to 16%;
  • BlackBerry Cylance year-over-year non-GAAP revenue growth of between 25% to 30%;
  • Licensing year-over-year non-GAAP revenue decline of 5%; and
  • Non-GAAP service access fees to be between $10 and $20 million of revenue in FY20.

Conference Call and Webcast

A conference call and live webcast will be held today beginning at 8 a.m. ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1- 877-682-6267 or by logging on at https://www.blackberry.com/us/en/company/investors . A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 11 a.m. ET by dialing 1-800-585-8367 and entering Conference ID #3689875 and at the link above.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) is a trusted security software and services company that provides enterprises and governments with the technology they need to secure the Internet of Things. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company is unwavering in its commitment to safety, cybersecurity and data privacy, and leads in key areas such as artificial intelligence, endpoint security and management, encryption and embedded systems. For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.

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BlackBerry Hub+ beta app updates bring 'stability fixes' across the board

A new batch of BlackBerry Hub+ beta app updates has now arrived through the Google Play Store for those of you out there who are about that beta life. Hub+ Inbox, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and Notes all have updates, but the changelogs have been kept small this time around and highlight 'stability fixes' across the board.

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AT&T releases June update for the BlackBerry KEYone

Although it's not listed on their support page as of yet, AT&T has now released their June software update for BlackBerry KEYone owners who purchased their device from the carrier. The update is coming through as ABX992 and features all the security patches for June.

Create and manage your business's e-commerce platform for $49 with fesh.

Whether you’re an amateur hobbyist selling projects on the side or an established brand servicing millions of customers, you need a powerful and flexible e-commerce platform to sell your goods online. There are countless apps and services that’ll help you accomplish this, but if your time is focused on running your online business, your e-commerce platform should be as simple as possible. Fesh. is the perfect tool for this, and you can sign up now for just $59.

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The easier and more intuitive your e-commerce platform is the more likely you’ll gain customers and fesh. has all the tools necessary to help you deliver for $59, or 96% off.

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BlackBerry QNX software is now embedded in more than 150 million vehicles!

Ahead of their Fiscal Year 2020 Q1 results being announced on June 26, 2019, BlackBerry has announced BlackBerry QNX software is now embedded in more than 150 million vehicles, marking a 30 million increase since 2018 when it was announced they had reached 120 million.

"As this milestone proves, BlackBerry's footprint in the automotive industry has never been stronger," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. "The world's leading automakers, tier ones, and chip manufacturers continue to seek out BlackBerry's safety-certified and highly-secure software for their next-generation vehicles. Together with our customers we will help to ensure that the future of mobility is safe, secure and built on trust."

To verify the number, BlackBerry made use of Strategy Analytics which calculated the deployments across Automotive OEMs and tier ones including Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, KIA, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

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BlackBerry's QNX Software Now Embedded in More Than 150 Million Vehicles

WATERLOO, Ontario, June 24, 2019 /CNW/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced that its QNX software is now embedded in more than 150 million cars on the road today. This is an increase of 30 million cars since the company reported its automotive footprint in 2018.

BlackBerry, a leader in automotive cybersecurity, has the highest level of automotive certification for functional safety with ISO 26262 ASIL D and decades of experience in powering mission-critical embedded systems in automotive and other industries. Automotive OEMs and tier ones use BlackBerry QNX technology in their advanced driver assistance systems, digital instrument clusters, connectivity modules, handsfree systems, and infotainment systems that appear in car brands, including Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, KIA, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

"As this milestone proves, BlackBerry's footprint in the automotive industry has never been stronger," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. "The world's leading automakers, tier ones, and chip manufacturers continue to seek out BlackBerry's safety-certified and highly-secure software for their next-generation vehicles. Together with our customers we will help to ensure that the future of mobility is safe, secure and built on trust."

BlackBerry engaged with research and industry analyst firm, Strategy Analytics to verify the volume of QNX deployments based on the number of QNX products that are shipped in the automotive market and the number of cars that contain QNX products and technology. The vast majority of QNX software products that are integrated and used in automotive ECUs are licensed on a per-unit royalty basis. BlackBerry QNX technology includes QNX Neutrino OS, QNX Platform for ADAS, QNX OS for Safety, QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, QNX Platform for Digital Cockpits, QNX Hypervisor 2.0 and QNX acoustics middleware.

For more information on BlackBerry products and services for the automotive industry, please visit BlackBerry.com

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) is a trusted security software and services company that provides enterprises and governments with the technology they need to secure the Internet of Things. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company is unwavering in its commitment to safety, cybersecurity and data privacy, and leads in key areas such as artificial intelligence, endpoint security and management, encryption and embedded systems. For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.

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