Canada Blackberry

'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...

Will This Chinese Giant Buy BlackBerry?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada Business

Chinese computer giant Lenovo is considering a bid for all of BlackBerry, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The company, which has been ma...

BlackBerry: Don't Give Up On Us

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - BlackBerry (TSX:BB) is appealing to its customers to stay with the troubled smartphone maker as it restructures.In an open letter released M...

Co-Founders May Want To Buy BlackBerry

CP | Craig Wong and Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

BlackBerry co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are looking at making a potential takeover bid for the troubled smartphone maker (TSX:BB).Acc...

Apple Seeks To Cherry-Pick BlackBerry Workers

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Business

Apple Inc. hosted a recruitment drive not far from BlackBerry's offices last month, in the wake of the company's announcement it is planning to lay of...

Rogers Backtracks On BlackBerry

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

TORONTO - Rogers Communications says loyal BlackBerry smartphone users have spoken, and it will carry the BlackBerry Z30 after all.The telecom giant s...

This Province Loves The iPhone Best

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Albertans are buying smartphones and tablets more than any other consumers in Canada — and they prefer Apple products — while francophon...

Google, Cisco, SAP Eye BlackBerry Bids: Report

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2013 | Canada Business

BlackBerry Ltd, on the block as its smartphone business struggles, is in talks with Cisco Systems, Google Inc and SAP about selling them all or parts ...

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...