Cable & Telecom

CES 2015: BlackBerry expands into IoT, wearables, healthcare

LAS VEGAS - BlackBerry is embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables, and is getting its feet wet in healthcare, the company revealed Wednesday during a series of announcements made during CES.The smartphone maker unveiled its cloud-based IoT platform, an efficient, scalable messaging system that combines technology from its QNX Software Systems.  BlackBerry said that it will initially target the automotive and asset tracking industries before extending into the smart energy sector and the healthcare field.BlackBerry also announced that BBM will be available on wearable technologies for a wide range of Android Wear smartwatches, enabling BBM users to receive alerts...