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BlackBerry CEO Briefs White House to Keep Obama Loyal

BlackBerry Ltd. Chief Executive Officer John Chen has held talks with the White House to ensure President Barack Obama and other staff members continue to use their BlackBerry devices.

“As part of my meeting customers I have briefed the White House from an IT perspective,” Chen said in an interview yesterday with Bloomberg Television at Oasis: The Montgomery Summit in Santa Monica, California. “It’s just customer outreach -- and they were nice enough to share some of their thoughts with me.”