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BlackBerry's Hometown Waits in Hope of a Renaissance

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On market day in the small Canadian town of Waterloo, Ontario, the snow covers the car parks, and horse-drawn buggies pull up alongside the pickups. Founded two centuries ago on the prairie between the Great Lakes, Waterloo is home to the global smartphone maker BlackBerry, 500 tech companies and an institute of quantum computing, but it was first settled by German Mennonites, a religious sect who reject the inventions of the machine age.

Tim Cook Hints At 'New' iPhone Format and Talks of Rapid Growth

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Apple chief executive Tim Cook hinted that the company could build a cheaper mobile phone that would "not necessarily [be] a cheaper version of the current iPhone", and called a shareholder lawsuit over the company's giant cash pile a "silly sideshow" at the Goldman Sachs conference on Tuesday.

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BlackBerry's Hometown Waits in Hope of a Renaissance

On market day in the small Canadian town of Waterloo, Ontario, the snow covers the car parks, and horse-drawn buggies pull up alongside the pickups. Founded two centuries ago on the prairie between the Great Lakes, Waterloo is home to the global smartphone maker BlackBerry, 500 tech companies and an institute of quantum computing, but it was first settled by German Mennonites, a religious sect who reject the inventions of the machine age.

Chinese mobile firm Huawei facing international blacklisting

Huawei is a poster child for Chinese capitalism. China's second biggest mobile phone business and one of the world's fastest growing companies, it has risen from humble beginnings in 1987, reselling telecoms equipment in the provinces of the People's Republic, to become a multinational, designing everything from mobile-phone mast radios to smartphones and the computer chips that make them run. It is entirely owned by its employees and its founder, Ren Zhengfei.