Mobile Minutes: Blackberry, Sprint, Pebble, bitcoin ATM


BlackBerry lays off 65 workers focused on mobile apps for consumers
Canada’s BlackBerry Ltd. has laid off 65 employees who were mainly focused on developing mobile apps for consumers, further underscoring the smartphone maker’s focus on the enterprise market to return to profitability.
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Following T-Mobile’s lead, Sprint begins free trials
Last week in Seattle T-Mobile unveiled their latest “Uncarrier” moves, offering potential switchers from other networks the ability to try out their new 4G LTE network for free for one week with an iPhone 5S. On Monday Sprint followed suit, announcing a similar deal at an event in Chicago.
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Pebble watch partners with Misfit for new fitness tracking app
Wouldn’t it be great if wearable gadgets all played nicely with each other? The Pebble watch and Misfit Wearables seem to be doing just that: a new partnership has put the Misfit Shineactivity tracker’s fitness ecosystem on Pebble’s watch.
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Israel gets its first bitcoin ATM
Yaniv Moyal pulled out a wad of shekels last week and fed the bills, one by one, into Israel’s first bitcoin cash machine. Moyal, a lawyer and advocate for the virtual currency, converted just over 2,000 shekels ($578) into about one bitcoin stored in his online wallet.
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