LG's phone with two front-facing cameras is the latest move in an ongoing battle to deliver sexier self-portraits.
The $16.6 billion deal will see the companies combine their networking and telecoms strengths.
The acquisition will give BlackBerry access to more corporations and government agencies that use AtHoc's crisis communications software.
The parent of the wireless carrier gains a set of new online advertising tools in the deal, as well as media sites such as The Huffington Post.
Customers in the US, UK and elsewhere will no longer be restricted to ordering the watch online.
The e-commerce giant wants to "avoid customer confusion" by directing buyers to other video-streaming devices, including its own family of Fire TV gadgets.
The iPhone's share of the US smartphone market dropped in advance of the new lineup, says Kantar WorldPanel ComTech, but it will certainly bounce back as the new phones gain traction.
On July 1, the payment-services company will start offering buyer protections for services, e-books, software downloads, digital music and much more.
Retailer's customers can use the mobile-payments system to complete transactions on its app, with in-store capability coming later this year.
The social network will have to contend with a class-action lawsuit over its refusal to provide refunds when children spend money on the site without the permission of their parents.