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BlackBerry acquires Good Technology

Good Technology joins forces with former rival BlackBerry
BlackBerry purchases Good Technology
The two companies have signed an agreement with a value of $425 million in cash, BlackBerry gaining improved security capabilities across all platforms.

Last week, BlackBerry continued the quest to expand its influence across multiple platforms by announcing the acquisition of Good Technology. Although this does not usually happen, now the financial terms of the deal have been disclosed as well - the definitive purchase agreement involves no less than $425 million in cash.

The official press release highlights that this move will allow BlackBerry "to offer customers the most complete, end-to-end solution that secures the entire mobile enterprise, across all platforms." Good Technology is a Californian company that currently offers a set of apps aimed at enterprise customers, all focused on keeping Android devices safe. Even more, Good Technology has experience with securing other platforms as well.

"By providing even stronger cross-platform capabilities our customers will not have to compromise on their choice of operating systems, deployment models or any level of privacy and security," BlackBerry CEO John Chen also added. Now remains to see how long does it take for BlackBerry to build a device loaded with Android that is as secure as its BB10 handsets. Considering the recent security issues faced by Google's Android, a secure BlackBerry device that uses this platform might become the market hit needed by the company to regain the market share it once had.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-09- 7 (Update: 2015-09- 7)
Codrut Nistor
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