It’s way too early to declare BlackBerry on the comeback trail, but Wired nonetheless finds a lot to like in the company’s recent investment in health tech startup NantHealth, a move that the publication calls BlackBerry’s “first good idea in years.” Why is this particular investment such a good idea? As Wired explains, it’s a sign that BlackBerry has really and truly thrown in the towel trying to compete with Apple and Google and is instead focussing on niche markets where its core strengths are actually valued. “After years of lousy calls and stubborn attempts to stay relevant with consumers, the NantHealth investment is a promising sign that BlackBerry is doubling down on niche markets — the one place where

Apple Inc. (AAPL) wants to help you name that tune. The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad, said two people with knowledge of the product, who asked not to be identified because the feature isn’t public. Apple is partnering with Shazam Entertainment Ltd., whose technology can quickly spot what’s playing by collecting sound from a phone’s microphone and matching it against a song database.

Tiraspol (Moldova) (AFP) - Moldova’s pro-Russian breakaway region of Transdniestr on Wednesday called on Russia and the international community to recognise its independence, as fears grew that it could become a new flashpoint in East-West tensions. The leader of Transdniestr, in an interview with AFP, called on the EU to recognise the Russian-speaking statelet as independent, saying it was vital to ensuring stability in the region following rising tensions in Ukraine. Yevgeny Shevchuk said: “The European Union must recognise Transdniestr which does not present and will not present any risk for it. The call came shortly after Transdniestr’s parliament passed a resolution asking for international recognition of its status as an “independent state”.

Tiraspol (Moldova) (AFP) - Moldova’s pro-Russian breakaway region of Transdniestr on Wednesday called on Russia and the international community to recognise its independence, as fears grew that it could become a new flashpoint in East-West tensions. The leader of Transdniestr, in an interview with AFP, called on the EU to recognise the Russian-speaking statelet as independent, saying it was vital to ensuring stability in the region following rising tensions in Ukraine. Yevgeny Shevchuk said: “The European Union must recognise Transdniestr which does not present and will not present any risk for it. The call came shortly after Transdniestr’s parliament passed a resolution asking for international recognition of its status as an “independent state”.