Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘video-first’ strategy takes a hit as Facebook says it gave advertisers inflated video metrics

[ad_1] Facebook Inc.’s rapid growth has been tightly linked to convincing advertisers that people are watching more videos on its social network. Now the company is disclosing it has been giving marketers an inflated number for the average time being spent viewing online clips. The company, owner of the world’s largest social network, boosted the…

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Will BlackBerry Ltd keeping making hardware? Time’s up for CEO John Chen’s profitability deadline

[ad_1] “Software is the new BlackBerry.” So screams the headline on BlackBerry Ltd.’s website just days before CEO John Chen hits his self-imposed September deadline to make the mobile company’s foundering hardware division profitable again or get out of the segment. BlackBerry highlights before its collapse 1996: Research in Motion launches the Inter@ctive Pager, the…

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