Kaspersky to shut Washington office
A Russian software-maker,whose products are banned for use in federal information systems by the US government, is seeking to remain in the North American market and prove its products have no hidden capabilities. Kaspersky Lab Inc will close its Washington D.C. office that was selling to the government and will keep working with non-federal customers in the US via its remaining offices in the country, vice-president Anton Shingarev said in an interview in Moscow. BlackBerry Ltd and Qualcomm Inc are expanding their partnership to tap the connected automotive market, the companies said. BlackBerry, which has developed software QNX Hypervisor 2.0 to run complex computer systems in vehicles, said it would use Qualcomm's hardware in areas such as virtual cockpit controllers, electronic control gateways and infotainment systems.