Articles in the Interviews Category
This was an awesome interview Donny from the Inside BlackBerry Blog had with Thorsten Heins CEO of BlackBerry about what he’s excited about most for BlackBerry 10, what’s next for the company, and a few other questions. So sit back and enjoy a quick interview with Thorsten Heins in New York right after the BlackBerry Launch Event Keynote.
Source: Inside BlackBerry
Alan opened up the fourth Hackathon event in San Francisco, one of many organized nationwide. I had the opportunity to speak with Alan Brenner about the BBM Platform, and the Hackathon event. It is amazing to see these events that RIM is putting on and it how it really gives developers the ability to work and share together, and to learn from each other and the professionals.
Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis suggests that the BlackBerry is the king of all smartphones. In a recent interview with the folks over at Computer Woche, he explains why the iPhone is not topping the BlackBerry device. Lazaridis says how folks “however, tend to easily forget that we have tailored our portfolio to different market segments.” When you think about it, RIM is catering its devices to every type of customer. Whether it be a multimedia guru looking to load tons of music and video or a corporate CEO looking to email away, RIM has put out a device. In this day in age we see both touch screen and QWERTY buttoned BlackBerry devices released while the iPhone provides only a single touch screen device, with slow and small updates down the road.
-by Mac Jadalhack
We were given the opportunity to chat with Adil Lalani, one of the founders of TwitVid.com. So what’s TwitVid? It’s a Twitter website that gives users the unique ability to “tweet” videos. Recently they released a TwitVid application for the BlackBerry handheld, enabling Twitter users across the world to share and view videos.
UberTwitter, one of the most famous BlackBerry Twitter applications recently provided their users with the new ability to send videos via Twitter, as they have embedded TwitVid into their mobile application. Lalani emphasized though, that although UberTwitter was using TwitVid’s service to enhance their own, there is no intention on forming a business partnership.
Unfortunately, the minds at TwitVid were unable to comment on any future upgrades due to the relative newness of the application, but they did tell us that improvements to the application’s features are coming. UberTwitter’s recent offering of a premium version of their app naturally brought up the question of monetization as far as TwitVid is concerned. Lalani said “at this time our mission is to make consumers happy as we have no plans to monetize. We are focused right now on growth. We want to be the kings of video tweeting.”