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Bitcoin ATM Debuts in Ottawa at Clocktower Brew Pub in Byward Market

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BlackBerryCool author and BiT Capital representative, Kyle Kemper.

Now, the virtual medium of exchange is making a real-world appearance in the ByWard Market with the help of an Ottawa startup, marking the beginning of what could be a burgeoning Bitcoin market in the nation’s capital.

Last week, the city’s first Bitcoin ATM, or “BTM,” was unveiled at the Clocktower Brew Pub. The machine is manufactured by Ottawa-based Bit Access – a startup working out of Invest Ottawa’s offices on Aberdeen Street – and allows users to use traditional currency to buy the digital dollars.

Read the full article in The Ottawa Business Journal at this link.

Did BlackBerry’s QNX Connected Car Miss A Cross-Platform Opportunity?

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YOU.i is a company that specializes in User Interface design and User Experience. The company has recently announced a cross-platform, connected car concept called The HIVE, that has some interesting implications for companies like QNX. YOU.i even calls BlackBerry out specifically, saying “companies like BlackBerry owned QNX missed a big opportunity at CES.” It’s an interesting point and BlackBerry could very well be going in this direction. BBM and BES 10 are both cross-platform, and QNX going cross-platform with infotainment is surely part of the plan.
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Task Management App “did u?” Gives You An Added Push To Finish Your To Do List

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Introducing did u? from Appsiders on Vimeo.

The “did u?” app is a very simple app that has one goal in mind: to help you finish your To Do list. While To Do lists can get long and cumbersome, the “did u?” app seeks to simplify the experience. With “did u?”, you simply add a List, fill it with items, and set a deadline. The app will then ask if you’ve completed those items, giving you an added push to get things done.

Read the full article over at Macgasm.net.

BlackBerry Missing From Wearables: 2014′s Hottest Consumer Tech Trend

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One of the biggest trends right now in consumer tech and mobile devices is wearables. Whether it’s The Quantified Self or a means of better interacting with your devices, wearables is one of the hottest items in consumer tech right now. But where does BlackBerry fit in? iOS and Android both have very crucial roles in wearables, as most of these devices are integrated into both platforms. BlackBerry seems to be going full enterprise, but one can’t help but notice there is a lot of opportunity for BlackBerry in wearables, but with nothing really going on.
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Win A $4,500 Trip To New York, Miami, Los Angeles, or Toronto With BBM

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BlackBerry is running a fun promotion right now where you win an amazing $4,500 weekend that you’d help plan as well as giving you weekly chances to win tickets, gift cards and more. The trip could take you to New York, Miami, Los Angeles, or Toronto and all you have to do is share your BBM Pin. Details below.
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What To-Do Is A Simple To Do App For BlackBerry 10

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What To-Do is a simple, native, To Do list that allows you to set a list of To Dos, then say whether or not you have completed those tasks. The app is a solid choice for anyone looking for a simple solution for tracking their basic tasks. This app is in some ways complementary to the first party BlackBerry Remember app which allows you to track notes across folders and sync them with Evernote. Check out the app if you’re looking for a simple way to track your tasks.
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