Buried in the avalanche of bad news in BlackBerry Ltd.’s latest quarterly results was a 32 percent increase in companies installing its servers. The gain may hold the key to the company’s survival, whether or not a tentative $4.7 billion offer to take the smartphone maker private works.
HTC Corp. is being shut out of the introduction of Microsoft Corp.’s next Windows software, people with knowledge of the matter said, cutting off another source of revenue after HTC reduced its second-quarter sales forecast by 13 percent. The shares fell to the lowest in two years.
Samsung Electronics Co. became the world’s biggest smartphone maker last quarter, pushing Apple Inc. into second place, as its phone shipments more than tripled, according to the market research firm IDC.