BlackBerry and Facebook reach an agreement in the global fight for patents

BlackBerry Ltd. said it settled a dispute with Facebook Inc. over patent royalties for terms that were not disclosed. “We have resolved our disputes pursuant to a confidential agreement and have no further comment,” BlackBerry spokeswoman Karen Clyne said in an email. Jay Nancarrow, a Facebook spokesperson, said the company had no comment. BlackBerry sued […]

New York Marathon, which was to be held in November, is canceled due to coronavirus

The New York City Marathon, originally scheduled for Nov.1, was canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic, race organizers said Thursday. The New York Road Runners, in association with the mayor’s office, said the decision to cancel the event was made due to concerns for the health and safety of runners, spectators, volunteers and staff related […]

Deaths from covid-19 in the US exceed 110,000, but New York begins reopening

The death toll from coronavirus in the US exceeded 110,000, while reported cases exceeded 1.9 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Cases worldwide exceeded seven million, and deaths totaled more than 403,000. Experts say official totals likely underestimate the scope of the pandemic, in part due to different testing and reporting standards. […]

New York Century 21 department store chain files for bankruptcy and closes stores

Century 21 Stores, an iconic New York department store chain with discounted prices, filed for bankruptcy with plans to close, becoming the latest victim of the retail industry carnage that accelerated during the pandemic. The retailer will keep sales out of business at its 13 stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, according […]

New York Stock Exchange to De-List Three Chinese Telecom Companies

The New York Stock Exchange announced on Friday the upcoming withdrawal from the Stock Exchange of three Chinese telecom companies, in accordance with a presidential decree prohibiting transactions in companies accused of being involved in the development of the Chinese military complex. The three companies in question are China Mobile Communications, China Telecommunications Corp and […]