Canada Blackberry

Just When You Thought Nothing Else Could Go Wrong For BlackBerry..

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

BlackBerry and some key executives are facing allegations they misled investors on the state of the company’s future, and how its BlackBerry 10 woul...

Up For A $500-Million Tax Refund

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) expects to receive a US$500-million tax rebate within the next year, according to a recent report filed with regula...

Rogers Won't Touch Newest BlackBerry

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

TORONTO - A decision to forgo the latest BlackBerry smartphone has wireless carrier Rogers defending itself against claims that it's abandoning a long...

What BlackBerry Could Learn From the VW Camper

Jon Packer | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Business
Jon Packer

Smartphone maker BlackBerry is on the ropes and we all know it. Amid the financial turmoil of this once Canadian icon, there was news that the humble VW Camper, itself an iconic brand, is set to be retired at the end of this year.

Verizon Asked BlackBerry To Make 'iPhone Killer,' BlackBerry Failed

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Business

Verizon Wireless approached BlackBerry maker Research In Motion in 2007 to help them create an “iPhone killer” but BlackBerry failed to live up to...

Major U.S. Carrier Removes BlackBerry From Stores

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.26.2013 | Canada Business

If the BlackBerry wants to survive as a consumer product, there’s one thing it really can’t live without: retail distribution. That’s why th...

REPORT: BlackBerry Bidder Seeks Funding

CP | Hugh McKenna and David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - BlackBerry (TSX:BB) has decided to cancel a conference call and webcast that had been scheduled for Friday after the release of its second-q...

Look How Much This Guy Will Make If He Gets Fired

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Business

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins stands to become a much richer man if he loses his job as a result of the sale of his company — thanks to a new compen...

BlackBerry Bought Private Jet Just Months Ago

CBC | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Business

Canadian tech company BlackBerry bought a private jet months before announcing it would lay off 40 per cent of its global workforce and incur a quarte...

How Your Small Business Can Avoid the Mistakes Blackberry Made

Anne Day | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Business
Anne Day

While as small business owners we are moving in very different circles, we can all learn from what is happening in the big business world. Take your lead from your customers, not your competition -- it is your customers who will tell you what they want, and don't want. So listen, and act accordingly.

LOOK: What $4.7 Billion Can Buy You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Business

For many, the $4.7 billion bid for BlackBerry is an unimaginable sum. But compared to the cost of some other things (and plenty of other tech comp...

Here's The Corporate Empire BlackBerry Is About To Join

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Business

It looks like embattled BlackBerry is about to be sold to Fairfax Financial Holdings, billionaire Prem Watsa's holding company. Few people outside...

Meet 'Canada's Warren Buffett,' BlackBerry's Apparent Saviour

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Business

The news Monday that Fairfax Financial Holdings has put a $4.7-billion U.S. bid for BlackBerry has cast an unprecedented spotlight on the Canadian fir...


The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Business

A consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered to buy BlackBerry Ltd. Toronto-based Fairfax is offering US$9 cash for each share it doesn'...

Does BlackBerry Have A Future?

CBC | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Business

BlackBerry's announcement that it would be cutting 4,500 jobs unleashed a flurry of pessimistic speculation over the future of the beleaguered Wa...

Waterloo Mayor Looks On The Bright Side

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Business

News of massive layoffs at BlackBerry (TSX:BB) was met Friday with cautious confidence in the company's hometown that the tech sector hub will be able...

BlackBerry Announces Huge Job Cuts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada Business

BlackBerry announced poor results on Friday and said that it would be laying off 4,500 employees. The company's stock closed down 16 per cent, or $...

BlackBerry To Slash Up To 40% Of Workers: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Business

An unconfirmed report in the Wall Street Journal says BlackBerry is getting ready to slash as much as 40 per cent of its workforce. If true, the mo...

LOOK: Out Of The Blue, A New BlackBerry

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has unveiled another new smartphone, this time with a bigger five-inch screen, as it looks to attract u...

The Future (According to Corporations)

Robert Bolton | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Business
Robert Bolton

Future scenarios should be thought of as being in perpetual draft form; they should be rewritten constantly and thought about critically -- always in the condition of workshopping. Questions about how things like new technologies ought to exist are matters of vital social consequence. They are political decisions; questions that we should all be engaging.

BlackBerry Bidders May Want To Carve Up Company

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Business

A handful of potential bidders, including private equity firms, are lining up to look at BlackBerry Ltd, but initial indications suggest that interest...

NSA Can't Crack BlackBerry: Analyst

CBC | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

BlackBerry's possession of one of the few networks in the world that can't be hacked by the U.S. National Security Agency is a major asset f...

AT&T's 9/11 Tweet Is Bad News For BlackBerry

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada Business

U.S. phone giant AT&T pulled a controversial tweet yesterday after critics accused it of being insensitive to 9/11 victims. The tweet featured an i...

BlackBerry Wants A Big Change From Ottawa

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Blackberry is planning on lobbying Ottawa over foreign takeover rules, amid unconfirmed reports that a takeover by major Canadian pension pl...

Sold Off By November?

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - BlackBerry shares crept up for the third consecutive day as investors responded to reports that the smartphone maker wants to launch an auct...