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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...

To Find Future Jobs You Have to Look Back

Paul Barter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

Similarly, before your career or your company is disrupted by aggressive new start-ups or the convergence of dominant players from adjacent industries, you should probably look around the table. Don't just look for opportunities in your existing industry.


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

TORONTO - BlackBerry (TSX:BB) interim chief executive John Chen will join the troubled smartphone maker with a hiring agreement that could pay him a m...

BlackBerry Wants $1 Billion Tax Cut

Bloomberg | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Business

BlackBerry Ltd. (BB), which is shoring up its finances after a $4.7 billion buyout deal fell through, is seeking a tax refund of as much as $1 billion...

$22 Million For Failing?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Business

He spent 22 months at the helm of BlackBerry, during which time he presided over disastrous earnings reports, an underwhelming product launch, and an ...

5 Things To Know About BlackBerry's New CEO

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Five things you should know about John Chen, the new executive chairman of the BlackBerry board and interim chief executive of the Waterloo-...

BlackBerry Deal DEAD; Heins Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Business

Fairfax Financial's bid to buy BlackBerry has failed, the struggling smartphone maker has given up the search for a buyer and its CEO will resign, the...

'A Fish-Or-Cut-Bait Day'

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

TORONTO - A major deadline in the battle for BlackBerry's future is set for Monday, and will likely reveal how many outsiders want — or can afford t...

Alternative Plan For BlackBerry Forming: Report

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

TORONTO - The founders of BlackBerry are in discussions to partner with investment firm Cerberus Capital Management LP to make a competitive bid for t...

Facebook To The Rescue?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Business

BlackBerry executives flew to California last week to talk to Facebook about a potential bid for the struggling smartphone maker, the Wall Street Jour...

Ex-Apple CEO Mulls BlackBerry Bid

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Business

A former Apple CEO who famously clashed with Steve Jobs is reportedly considering a bid for BlackBerry. John Sculley, who spent six years as CEO of...

10 Million Downloads In 1 Day

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Within 24 hours of the launch of BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iPhone, the app has been downloaded over 10 million times, BlackBerry is reporti...

BBM For iPhone, Android Is Here

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Business

BlackBerry users rejoice! The Waterloo, Ont. company released versions of its BlackBerry Messenger app for iOS and Android, the two dominant mobile pl...