[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to Matthew Talbot, global CEO of BBM (you may know it better as BlackBerry Messenger).
The service is now owned by Indonesia’s Creative Media Works, under licence from Canada’s BlackBerry, which has pivoted to an enterprise focus and away from its consumer smartphone and services business.
BBM continues to enjoy a loyal following in key emerging markets, including Indonesia, Nigeria and South Africa.
In the podcast, Talbot explains what’s happened to BBM in recent years as BlackBerry shifted focus away from its handset business. Find out why he believes the messaging service has a robust future on Android and iOS.
Talbot talks about how BBM is positioned in the market relative to rivals such as WhatsApp and WeChat, and how the company is adding content services, including a new music discovery platform, aimed at growing its South African user base.
How to subscribe to TechCentral’s podcasts
There are many ways to enjoy TechCentral’s podcasts, beyond simply streaming them from our website. A good way is by subscribing to them using an app on your phone, allowing you to listen in the car, at the gym or wherever you happen to be.
The TechCentral Podcast RSS feed is available via iono.fm. Note that this is a separate feed to the weekly TalkCentral podcast, the RSS for which is available here. If you’d like both podcasts in one RSS feed, that’s here.
Use the RSS feeds to subscribe to either podcast (or both podcasts) in your favourite reader (we recommend Pocket Casts for Android, iOS and Windows Phone — look for “TechCentral” in its search engine to find both shows).
We are also available through iTunes. Simply open the iTunes app on your iPhone and search for “TechCentral” to find the two podcasts. — (c) 2017 NewsCentral Media