Happy Wednesday! Here's some of the tech news you should know about today:
End of the line for in-house hardware at BlackBerry
The long, drawn-out decline of BlackBerry continues as the company announced this morning it will stop designing its own smart phones and will instead rely on partners for that. As Recode reports, the company's CEO John Chen said, “This allows us to reduce capital requirements and enhance return on invested capital.”
New YouTube app geared toward markets such as India
Google is launching a new YouTube app for Android, "YouTube Go," geared toward markets such as India where data is at a premium. It will offer more offline viewing options, previewing of videos and more prominent ways to choose at what resolution video will be shown. It will be rolling out over the next few months. There's a signup page on the YouTube blog. Google is also expanding Wi-Fi service in India.
Facebook ready for business
Facebook's answer to Slack and Yammer (which Microsoft is shuttering and integrating into Office 365) for business collaboration is apparently ready to launc, likely sometime in October.
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