A Failed Consumer App Might Be Your New Favorite Tool
Consumer apps are setting their sights on business integration
There’s only so much room for success stories in technology, and that means eventually some formerly dominant players, overtaken by competition, are aging out.
We saw this recently with Google+, which shut down somewhat dramatically after some data leaks, and now we’re about to see it with BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM. That instant-messaging service predicted the later success of Apple’s iMessage, WeChat and numerous other messaging platforms, but as BlackBerry’s own fortunes faded in the mainstream phone market, so too did BBM, which will close up shop at the end of May.
It’s not even owned by BlackBerry anymore, having been sold to the Indonesian firm Emtek three years ago.
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