BlackBerry Cofounders Consider Making a Bid

BlackBerry cofounders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are considering buying the beleaguered company themselves, according to a filing made this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is one of the many pending possibilities for the company, which has decided to go private in order to salvage its brand and operations. Lazaridis and Fregin […]

You Can Run but You Can’t Hide on Facebook

Facebook announced Thursday that it will finish killing off the privacy setting that previously let users opt out of searches. Members of the social network used to have a privacy setting called “Who can look up your Timeline by name?” that allowed their profile to be hidden from searches within the site, even if another […]

Russia Nabs ‘Blackhole’ Hacking Suspect

Police in Russia have arrested a man suspected of masterminding a pair of famous hacking tools — the Blackhole and Cool exploit kits, favorites among cybercriminals looking to install malware. Russian authorities have been mum on the situation, but security firms have reported a decline in the programs’ use. Also, Alexander Gostev, the chief security […]

Aereo Flies Higher on Court Ruling, App News

Aereo, the upstart TV streaming company that’s giving the broadcasting industry dyspepsia, has won yet another court case against broadcasters. Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton of the U.S. District Court for the district of Massachusetts ruled this week denying the motion of Hearst Stations, doing business as WCVB-TV, for a preliminary injunction against Aereo. WCVB-TV had […]

Alitalia Board Approves Capital Increase

(MILAN) — The Alitalia board on Friday approved a 300 million euro ($400 million) capital increase as part of a rescue plan for the struggling flagship airline. The capital increase includes up to 75 million euros from the Italian Postal Services, and the rest from the consortium that runs Alitalia and a bridge loan from […]

Lenovo’s Android Laptop Will Bend Over Backwards

Manuals from Lenovo that were leaked onto the Internet indicate that the company is working on a laptop running Android. Not only were two manuals for the IdeaPad A10 discovered this week on the Web — one dated July and the other dated August — but Lenovo has reportedly since confirmed the upcoming product. Android […]