28 September 2016

BlackBerry, once a phone innovator, to stop making its own

In this Tuesday, March 3, 2015, file photo, Blackberry's Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen speaks during a presentation at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, BlackBerry announced plans to stop making its signature smartphones internally, signaling a strategic shift for a company that built its reputation on innovative smartphone technology. "We believe that this is the best way to drive profitability in the device business," Chen said in a statement Wednesday.
BlackBerry plans to stop making its signature smartphones internally, signaling a strategic shift for a company that built its reputation on innovative smartphone technology.
Rather, all development for BlackBerry-branded phones will be left to BlackBerry's partners, which will license BlackBerry's technology and brand, while the Canadian company concentrates on growing its software business.

Pakistan says India will 'disintegrate' when Kashmir is free

In this Friday, April 25, 2008 file photo, Pakistani Petroleum Minister Khawaja Mohammed Asif, right, shakes hands with his Indian counterpart Murli Deora after their joint news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's Defense Minister says its nuclear-armed rival India will "disintegrate" when the people living in disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir got independence from New Delhi. Khawaja Muhammad Asif said Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 that Pakistan will continue to extend moral support to Kashmiri people in their struggle.
Pakistan's defense minister on Wednesday said India will "disintegrate" when Kashmir gains independence, in a sign of mounting tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.
Khawaja Muhammad Asif told The Associated Press that Pakistan will continue to extend moral support to the people of the disputed Himalayan region, which is split between Pakistani and Indian control but claimed in its entirety by both.

Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique

Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people — the mother, the father and an egg donor.
The goal was to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from his mother, who had previously lost two children to the illness.
The birth of the boy is revealed in a research summary published by the journal Fertility & Sterility. Scientists are scheduled to present details at a meeting next month in Salt Lake City.