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Just a week after the launch of Apple's iPhone 6, Blackberry is hoping to ride the smartphone wave with the introduction of its newest device, the Passport. Blackberry sales have been less than stellar in recent years, but it's banking that this new phone, designed in a partnership with Porsche, will pull the Canadian-based company out of the financial doldrums by appealing to a niche smartphone market. Plus, it’s the start of the fall season and the once unbeatable television network FOX has taken a few hits of late since the audience decline of American Idol. Could the much anticipated show Gotham, which premieres tonight, help improve Fox’s ratings woes? We report. 

Segments From this episode

A big week to come in climate change policy

Sep 22, 2014
There's more to just environmental concerns to climate change policy.

There goes the neighborhood: The college students next door

Sep 22, 2014
Colleges work to smooth town-gown relations when students move off-campus.

You could be the life on Mars. Yes, you.

Sep 22, 2014
A Dutch entrepreneur is offering a one-way trip, and reality TV wants a piece too.

Spilling the beans on Starbucks' coffee-beer

Sep 22, 2014
Like a stout, but the other way around?

Blackberry's not dead yet

Sep 22, 2014
Despite the ongoing death watch, Blackberry is still launching products.

Could Gotham improve Fox ratings?

Sep 22, 2014
How can the once unbeatable network improve its ratings this season?

Student loan default rates don't tell the whole story

Sep 23, 2014
Colleges can game the system to hide their students’ problems with debt.

Just a week after the launch of Apple’s iPhone 6, Blackberry is hoping to ride the smartphone wave with the introduction of its newest device, the Passport. Blackberry sales have been less than stellar in recent years, but it’s banking that this new phone, designed in a partnership with Porsche, will pull the Canadian-based company out of the financial doldrums by appealing to a niche smartphone market. Plus, it’s the start of the fall season and the once unbeatable television network FOX has taken a few hits of late since the audience decline of American Idol. Could the much anticipated show Gotham, which premieres tonight, help improve Fox’s ratings woes? We report. 

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