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More Layoffs

CBC | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Business

BlackBerry has laid off 120 workers employed at the BlackBerry 2 building in Waterloo, Ont., on Monday. According to a statement issued by the c...

BlackBerry Outage Across Canada

CBC | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Business

Some BlackBerry users across the country have reported widespread outages affecting email and messaging. According to the website Canadianoutages.c...

Do You Know The Social Media Secret?

Mitch Joel | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Living
Mitch Joel

The San Francisco based startup Secret (that was founded by two former Google and Square employees) is getting tons of attention, followers and fans. In short, you can write anything that's on your mind, add photos or colors to the background and customize this content while being able to share it, free of judgment, and without attaching any of your personal information or profile to it.


CP | Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Business

BARCELONA, Spain - BlackBerry will release a low-cost smartphone in Indonesia in April and plans a broader release of a phone that restores a beloved ...

BlackBerry To Expand BBM Reach

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Business

BARCELONA, Spain - BlackBerry Ltd (TSX:BB) says it will make its BBM text messaging system available to two more types of smartphones, those running t...

​BlackBerry CEO 'Outraged'

CBC | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Business

​BlackBerry CEO John Chen is angry the U.S. carrier T-Mobile offered BlackBerry customers an upgrade to an iPhone for no money down. In a blog pos...

New BlackBerry CEO Has Already Made $138 Million

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

BlackBerry stock has been on a tear in recent days, pushed up in part by the announcement of a massive contract from the Pentagon for 80,000 new smart...

It's The Great BlackBerry Real Estate Selloff!

CP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry is selling the majority of its commercial real estate holdings in Canada, but the struggling smartphone maker refused Tu...

Fake Engine Roars For Today's Overly Polite Cars

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - For car lovers, there is just something about a revving engine that gets the blood moving faster.Now automakers can capitalize on that feeli...

BlackBerry Users Dumber Than iPhone Fans?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

As if BlackBerry needed more bad publicity, along comes a new test suggesting users of the Canadian company’s smartphones are, well, a little slower...

Meet The New Guy

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) (Nasdaq:BBRY) has hired another tech industry veteran for a key leadership role, as the smartphone maker pushes ahe...

Why BlackBerry Is Suing Ryan Seacrest's Startup

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - BlackBerry (TSX:BB) is suing Typo Products, a company co-founded by TV personality Ryan Seacrest, saying that its new iPhone case rips off t...

BlackBerry Waves Bye-Bye To Alicia Keys

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - BlackBerry is parting ways with Alicia Keys after a year-long collaboration between the singer and the smartphone maker.The Waterloo, Ont.,-...

BlackBerry Co-Founder Sells $26-Million In Company Shares

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed the week with a strong advance as it played catch-up with U.S. indexes after being shut for Christmas and Bo...

The Biggest Winners And Losers In Canadian Business, 2013

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman and Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

What is it with international Canadian brands soaring and then fizzling? Remember Nortel? It was one of the biggest companies in the world until i...

BlackBerry Makes A Huge Sale .. Of Its Buildings

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 12.20.2013 | Canada Business

BlackBerry just made a massive sale —not of its phones but of its real estate. The troubled tech company sold five of the buildings in its Water...


CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Business

WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry plans to forge stronger partnerships with others in the tech industry and build better relationships with longtime busines...

BlackBerry Won't Last Long If It Keeps Burning Through Cash Like This

CP/Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Smartphone maker BlackBerry’s “life span appears threatened” if it continues to burn through cash at the current rate, the Wall Street Journal r...

BlackBerry Rejected Bieber's Offer Of Rescue: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.06.2013 | Canada Business

Add another to the growing list of BlackBerry’s bad decisions. Pop sensation Justin Bieber offered to be a brand ambassador for BlackBerry, but t...

Here's Where BlackBerry's Market Share Is Now ZERO

CP/Huffington Post Canada | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Business

BlackBerry's market share in China and Spain has fallen so low it's listed as "zero" in a new market analysis. The study from Kantar WorldPanel fou...

BlackBerry 'Very Much Alive, Thank You'

CP | Rob Gillies, The Associated Press | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - BlackBerry's interim chief executive said Monday reports of the death of the company "are greatly exaggerated."Former Sybase CEO John Chen s...

Another Shakeup

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

The executive offices at BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) are undergoing major changes as the smartphone maker announced Monday that chief operating officer K...

BlackBerry To Launch $2,400 Phone

CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

BlackBerry, which is having difficulty selling its new Z10 phones, has turned to Porsche to create a new customized luxury phone. Unlike its Z10, w...

Why RIM Never Really Understood What a Blackberry Was

Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy

Too many people at RIM thought, and still think to this day, that a Blackberry was about security in communications and a whole host of other features and benefits. This is a classic case of looking at a product from an engineering standpoint rather than a psychological one. Unlike RIM, Steve Jobs era Apple has always understood exactly what people are buying.

Desperate Waterloo Seeks BlackBerry Replacement

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

WATERLOO, Ont. - After BlackBerry helped build its reputation as the epicentre of Canada's technology sector, Waterloo, Ont., is working against the o...