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How long can BlackBerry's phone business survive? (The 3:59, Ep. 67)

We discuss BlackBerry's earnings, look at the possible expansion of Google Fiber and check in with the Democrats staging a protest on the House floor via Facebook Live.


BlackBerry continues to drop the ball.

The embattled phone maker reported results Thursday that saw continued declines in its phone business, confirming the sentiment shared by AT&T earlier this month. It may be only a matter of time before BlackBerry scraps the hardware business as it continues its transformation into a business software and services provider.

Special guest Iyaz "The Wolf" Akhtar and I also chat about Google Fiber and its possible expansion into big cities with the acquisition of Webpass, which is a small internet service provider that has its own speedy fiber network.

Lastly, we offer a quick update on the House Democrats' protest over the lack of action on gun control legislation -- an act that is being broadcast on Facebook Live. It's now gone past 24 hours.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng, Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

How long can BlackBerry's phone business survive? (The 3:59, Ep. 67)


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