BlackBerry co-founder Michael Lazaridis has trimmed his stake in the company to just below 5% after selling 3.5 million shares last week, reported AP. The sales disclosed in a regulatory filing came after BlackBerry Ltd. announced a third-quarter loss of $4.4 billion. BlackBerry's products are falling further behind the iPhone and devices running on Android software.
Muck Rack's community of journalists, which has grown to nearly 20,000, analyzed journalists, organizations and their Twitter reach. The most followed journalists on Twitter were Anderson Cooper, No. 1, with over 4.6 million Twitter followers and at No. 2, Piers Morgan with nearly 3.9 million. This year the New York Times took the top spot for the most journalists on Twitter (it was second last year). Reuters grew their number of tweeting journalists the most by more than doubling. CNN has the most collective followers with over 18 million.
Google and Audi are reportedly preparing to announce a partnership to develop Android-based in-car entertainment and information systems. “They also plan to disclose collaborative efforts with other automotive and tech companies … to establish Android as an important technology for future vehicles,” The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. The effort by Google comes amid similar efforts by Apple.
Facebook’s mobile-first strategy appears to be taking hold in Europe and parts of the Middle East, according to a partner report obtained by TechCrunch. Indeed, all listed countries are seeing over 50% of total users accessing Facebook from their mobile devices. Chris Cox, Facebook’s Product VP, is quoted in the report as saying: “We’re not ever going to be a media company … There’s not a great history of mediums becoming good at creating content.”
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