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Research, no motion: How the BlackBerry CEOs lost an empire

RIM chief denies Blackberry maker is in a 'death spiral'

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Thorsten Heins defends company less than a week after it revealed an operating loss of $643mCrisis, what crisis? Thorsten Heins, chief executive of BlackBerry maker RIM, told a Canadian radio interviewer that he doesn't believe the company is in a "death spiral" and that "there's nothing wrong with the company...
RIM chief denies Blackberry maker is in a 'death spiral'

BlackBerry maker RIM abandons battle with iPhone and Android

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Struggling smartphone company says it will return to focus on business clients and employees who buy phones for workThe BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion, is to pull back from trying to compete with Apple's iPhone and the Android mobile platform and instead return to its original focus on business users.The...
BlackBerry maker RIM abandons battle with iPhone and Android

RIM brings in ex-Sony and Lightsquared execs as new COO and CMO

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Attempting to get the company back on the right track, RIM has announced the appointment of former Sony Mobile Communications VP Kristian Tear as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Lightsquared executive Frank Boulben as Chief Marketing Officer. RIM, which has been derided for its recent marketing campaign that...
RIM brings in ex-Sony and Lightsquared execs as new COO and CMO

LTE-Enabled PlayBook's Latest Launch Date: "Later This Year"

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First promised well over a year ago, the LTE version of Research In Motion’s PlayBook has, like so many of the company’s products, been delayed to the point of disinterest. But the device is still top of mind at RIM and is evidently headed down the company’s product pipeline. During...
LTE-Enabled PlayBook's Latest Launch Date: "Later This Year"

Apple tops the UK in smartphone sales

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Apple's iPhone takes the lead ahead of RIM, as BlackBerry maker sees phone sales dwindleApple displaced BlackBerry-maker RIM as the best-selling smartphone maker in the UK in 2011, according to figures from the research company Gartner.The data flatly contradict RIM's claims earlier in February that it had secured the top...
Apple tops the UK in smartphone sales
BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha hands-on; meet the elusive BlackBerry Colt

RIM Director: Our New CEO Isn't a Moron Like the Rest of You

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Research in Motion’s leadership change was a long time coming not because its former co-CEOs refused to cede power, but because there was no one inside the company or out who was capable of running it properly — until now. Seriously? Seriously, says RIM director Roger Martin, who scoffs at...
RIM Director: Our New CEO Isn't a Moron Like the Rest of You
RIM loses two more executives following poor Q4 results

RIM to cut 5,000 jobs and delay BlackBerry 10

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Canadian company's deterioration gathers pace, with the BlackBerry maker announcing worse than expected lossesResearch In Motion's dramatic deterioration has gathered pace, with the maker of BlackBerry announcing worse than expected losses and 5,000 new job cuts.The Canadian company behind what was once the world's most popular smartphone appeared trapped in...
RIM to cut 5,000 jobs and delay BlackBerry 10
All eyes are on RIM, CEO Thorsten Heins ahead of earnings call tomorrow

RIM Talked To Silver Lake About Going Private, But Couldn't Agree On Valuation (RIMM)

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Research in Motion talked to private equity firm Silver Lake Partners last year about going private, but talks broke down over valuation. Speaking on Bloomberg West this afternoon, reporter John Erlichman said a source with "direct knowledge" told him the talks happened before current CEO Thorstein Heins took over in...
RIM Talked To Silver Lake About Going Private, But Couldn't Agree On Valuation (RIMM)
RIM sets up BlackBerry server in Mumbai, continues to offer 'lawful access' to Indian government

Today in Tech: Comcast unveils Netflix competitor

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Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * The Verge gives at a long look at Research in Motion’s rise and decline: how it was built and how former co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie lost their...
Today in Tech: Comcast unveils Netflix competitor

RIM posts bleak Q4 results, Balsillie quits board

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RIM recorded poor fiscal fourth quarter results that saw a major upheaval at the company. In the wake of a 25 percent year-to-year drop in revenue to $4.2 billion and a $125 million loss, former co-CEO Jim Balsillie has resigned from the company's board of directors. No explanation was given...
RIM posts bleak Q4 results, Balsillie quits board

Was Google's Disastrous January A Passing Storm Or Sign Of Things To Come?

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It’s a little stunning to contemplate how wrong things have gone for Google (NSDQ: GOOG) in just the first month of 2012, as the company hopes to put a disastrous January in the rear-view mirror with perhaps another tear-jerking Super Bowl ad this Sunday. Larry Page and Sergey Brin...
Was Google's Disastrous January A Passing Storm Or Sign Of Things To Come?

RIM chiefs Lazaridis and Balsillie's best quotes

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The RIM co-chief executives and co-chairmen got plenty right but also thought the iPhone would be a 'challenge' to usersMike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie were the co-chief executives and co-chairmen of Research In Motion (RIM) from its inception in the 1990s through to their resignation from the position in January...
RIM chiefs Lazaridis and Balsillie's best quotes
iPhone beating BlackBerry in Canada shows how bad RIM is broken

Former RIM co-CEO wanted rival devices to connect to BlackBerry networks before he left

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Prior to stepping down from his position as co-CEO at Research in Motion (RIM), Jim Balsillie is reported to have engaged in talks with numerous high-profile mobile carriers around the world in the hope of securing deals that would see rival mobile devices owners connect to its proprietary networks. Sources...
Former RIM co-CEO wanted rival devices to connect to BlackBerry networks before he left

SHAKE UP: Blackberry Loses Two More Top Execs (RIMM)

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TORONTO (Reuters) - Blackberry maker Research In Motion Ltd is losing two more senior executives as the money-losing company embarks on a strategic overhaul that its new chief executive says could result in its sale. Alan Brenner, a senior vice president for the BlackBerry platform, will leave after a...
SHAKE UP: Blackberry Loses Two More Top Execs (RIMM)

RIM BOARD MEMBER: Our Critics Are Idiots -- We Had No Choice But To Run The Company Into The Ground

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A board member of Research in Motion offers an interesting new take on the company's implosion. There was no way to avoid disaster, the board member says, because the two co-CEOs who flew RIM into a mountain were absolutely the best people for the job. The Globe and Mail:...
RIM BOARD MEMBER: Our Critics Are Idiots -- We Had No Choice But To Run The Company Into The Ground

RIM to Former Co-CEOs: Here's $12 Million For a Job Well Done -- Until About 4 Years Ago

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When Research In Motion’s long time co-chairmen and co-chief executives Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie relinquished their management roles earlier this year, their incentive to do so was more than just an angry mob of shareholders and critics calling for their ouster. It was money. Nearly $12 million in combined...
RIM to Former Co-CEOs: Here's $12 Million For a Job Well Done -- Until About 4 Years Ago

RIM May Not Survive, but Its Founders' Non-Profit Side Projects Will

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About four years ago I visited Waterloo, Canada. The main purpose of the trip was to visit the headquarters of Research In Motion, the now-floundering maker of the BlackBerry line of smartphones. RIM was at that point at the zenith of its power. Its share price earlier that summer had...
RIM May Not Survive, but Its Founders' Non-Profit Side Projects Will
Why RIM Lost Its Crew, Its Groove

RIM told to consider the 'unpalatable'

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Analysts claim Research In Motion will eventually fail if its loss-making ways continue"As nice as the Apple iPhone is, it poses a real challenge to its users," explained Jim Balsillie in November 2007, when Apple's touchscreen device had been on sale only a few months. "Try typing a web key...
RIM told to consider the 'unpalatable'
Jim Balsillie quit RIM over veto of radical reinvention, BBM expansion, says Reuters

RIM Gave Its Former Co-CEOs A Combined $12 Million In Payouts

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It sure does pay well to manage a company's decline. After stepping down earlier this year, RIM's former co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie were given a combined payout from the company of about $12 million, AllThingsD reports. SEC filings show that Balsillie received a payout of $7.93 million for...
RIM Gave Its Former Co-CEOs A Combined $12 Million In Payouts

RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie Had A Radical Plan For The Company Just Before He Resigned (RIMM)

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Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie was pushing for a big change in the company's operations just before he left, Reuters reports. Balsillie wanted to sell access to RIM's network to carriers. The carriers could then sell that to consumers. Here's Reuters: The plan would have let the carriers use...
RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie Had A Radical Plan For The Company Just Before He Resigned (RIMM)
RIM’s Jim Balsillie tried to reinvent the company, expand BBM, before he quit
The spoils of failure: Former RIM co-CEOs net $12M after stepping down
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