Friday, March 31, 2017

Ford Hires 400 BlackBerry Employees for Connected Cars Work - Bloomberg

In other northern news, see Google bets on AI in Canada with Google Brain Toronto and Vector Institute investment (TechCrunch)

"Ford Motor Co. agreed to hire 400 employees from BlackBerry Ltd. to help develop wireless technology at the automaker, deepening an ongoing partnership between the two companies involving in-car connectivity.

The shift doubles the number of connected-car engineers at Ford and will help the U.S. company build its own wireless products in-house, said BlackBerry spokeswoman Sarah McKinney. At the same time, it helps the Canadian tech company pare costs as it completes a shift to selling software instead of phones.

“The move enables us to focus all our resources on the new strategy,” McKinney said."
Ford Hires 400 BlackBerry Employees for Connected Cars Work - Bloomberg
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