MADDEN NFL 25 ANNIVERSARY EDITION

IT DONT FEEL LIKE THEY BEEN MAKING THIS GAME FOR 25 YEARS

Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition($100) continues the tradition of incremental gameplay improvements, this time adding better ballcarrier control. Made to improve your performance as a running-back, dual-threat quarterback, or a safety, you get 30 new moves added to your carrying arsenal. Also included in the anniversary edition: a Madden Ultimate Team Subscription for the first 17 weeks of the season, and exclusive deals from DirecTV.

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BlackBerry confirms it is considering going private

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BlackBerry Z10

BlackBerry launched its new Z10 smartphone this year. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

BlackBerry, the embattled smartphone maker that was once the must-have brand for City bankers and technology geeks, has confirmed it is considering selling the company.

The announcement, which follows weeks of speculation that it was looking at a range of new ownership options, came just before US markets opened and after trading in the group’s shares had been suspended.

In a statement, the company said its board of directors had “formed a special committee to explore strategic alternatives” including “possible joint ventures, strategic partnerships or alliances, a sale of the company or other possible transactions”.

BlackBerry has been losing money after failing to keep up with its rivals – chiefly Apple and Samsung – as increasing numbers of mobile phone users move to smartphones. In its most recent quarter the company lost $84m (£54m) and expects to lose more money in the three months to the end of September.

Going private or being bought would allow the company to reorganise its business without the pressure of outside shareholder scrutiny – which is intense after the value of the firm slumped from around $84bn in 2008 to less than $5bn now.

In an attempt to compete with its rivals, the company recently announced two new smartphones – the touchscreen Z10 device and the Q10, which includes a mini keyboard favoured by many BlackBerry users.

Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry’s president and chief executive, said: “We continue to see compelling long-term opportunities for BlackBerry 10, we have exceptional technology that customers are embracing, we have a strong balance sheet and we are pleased with the progress that has been made in our transition.”

The special committee comprises Heins, directors Barbara Stymiest, Richard Lynch and Bert Nordberg, and will be chaired by Timothy Dattels.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“My new favorite word is ‘awkward.’…The reason we need to be in search of awkward is that awkward is the barrier between us and excellence, between where we are and the remarkable. If it were easy, everyone would have done it already, and it wouldn’t be worth the effort.”
-Seth Godin

YG (@YG) feat Young Jeezy (@Young Jeezy) – You Betta Kno

YG and Young Jeezy are back with the release of their new visual called You Better Kno, which is a remix of Rocko’s U.O.E.N.O. single.

Silent Dj (@SilentDJ) Sleeper Of The Week: Kevin James (@IAMKevinJames) – Soon

SoundCloud: Kevin James- Soon

Its Monday once again and that means its that its time for Silent Dj Sleeper Of The Week. This week pick is Soon by Kevin James. Once Again don’t forget hit up Silent Dj on Global14 for more $ilent Dj sleepers.