Daily 411 – BlackBerry finds a buyer

The 411 is your daily dose of news relating to online culture! Oh Em Gee, smartphone manufacturer Blackberry has officially gotten acquisition offer worth $4.7 billion. Bittersweet feelings over here (even though I’ve never been a crackberry user myself) just cause I feel like Canadian innovation is getting…well, unfortunately what it deserves. Let’s consider for a moment that at its peak in 2008, when Blackberry was the BIG player in corporate email and Apple was just launching its game-changing iPhone, the company was worth $80 billion. Ouch.

Here are some links to web-related happenings you NEED to know about:

Canada’s Fairfax offers to acquire BlackBerry in $4.7 billion deal [PCWorld]

Google Project elevates Street View with glorious travel photography [PSFK]

Abercrombie & Fitch does parody of “What Does the Fox Say?” feat. Many Six-Packs  [AdWeek]

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I'm a journalist, producer and host who thought I would get into "traditional" broadcasting until the lusty call of the Internet drew me in. I've been fortunate enough to have launched 10 web series about a wide range of niches, like: Greek culture, Wines, India and Battlestar Galactica (BSGcast FTW!). But these days I love being one-half of Nat&Marie, exploring Internet Culture and dissecting how the web affects IRL and vice versa. Instagram's my vice and Technoviking is my home boy!

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