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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.

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.

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.

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.

BlackBerry Puts Itself Up For Sale

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Business

Hopes of BlackBerry returning to its glory days have all but disappeared as the smartphone company delivered the most damning proof that its new phone...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - BlackBerry (TSX:BB) has given layoff notices to 250 workers at its product testing facility in Waterloo, Ont., where the global smartphone c...

Judge: BlackBerry Execs Incompetent, Not Fraudulent

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Business

A U.S. federal court judge in Manhattan has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against BlackBerry on the grounds that it was mismanagement, and not frau...

BlackBerry Delivers A Big Surprise

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - BlackBerry delivered a US$98-million profit in its fourth quarter, surprising analysts who had expected the smartphone maker to report a los...

What do RIM, Arab Spring, Riots, Skype and Donkey Carts Have in Common?

Mike Rizkalla | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada
Mike Rizkalla

On the heels of the successful launch of BlackBerry 10 and the re-boot and re-invention of the company, I can't help but think of the people that endu...

BlackBerry and Apple: A Tale of Two CEOs

Andrea Plotnick | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Business
Andrea Plotnick

The unthinkable has happened -- Apple's brand value has dropped for the first time. Meanwhile, equally improbable, BlackBerry is seemingly rising from the ashes. Yet, for their differences in fortune, the fates of both companies have been inextricably linked to the role played by CEO succession.

The Next BlackBerry Has Landed

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - While the new BlackBerry only landed in Canadian stores on Tuesday and there weren't lineups around the block, telecom carriers were already...

Reason To Smile

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The launch of the new BlackBerry smartphone is getting off to a better start than some had predicted.At least two analysts have weighed in w...

WATCH: BlackBerry Super Bowl Commercial: Is Ad A Game Changer?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Business

It might be the most important 30 seconds in the advertising history of BlackBerry, Canada's smartphone maker. The spot that aired during Super Bowl ...

Parliament Hill's CrackBerry Addicts React To New Device

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Devotees of the BlackBerry smartphone are called CrackBerry addicts.And while many users have managed to kick the habit, if there's one place...

Alicia Keys Named BlackBerry's Gobal Creative Director

Huffington Post Music Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Music

Alicia Keys is apparently in a BlackBerry state of mind. The R&B superstar was just announced as the "global creative director" of the Canadian te...

5 Things That Killed The BlackBerry

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Research in Motion went from being a company revered worldwide for its innovative phones — coveted status symbols proudly carried by world...

Can It Redeem RIM?

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO, Cananda - Once a leader but now derided as a laggard, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion hopes to regain the confidence of cynical smartphon...

Major Computer Maker Says It May Buy RIM

CBC | Posted 01.24.2013 | Canada Business

Shares in Waterloo, Ont.-based Research in Motion rose as much as six per cent today as markets reacted to a report that Chinese PC maker Lenovo would...

Everything's Coming Up BlackBerry!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Shares of Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) raced higher on Friday as one of the company's most prominent analysts gave a stronger vote of confid...

Here's Where RIM's BlackBerry Still Rules

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada Business

BANGKOK - While BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) claws for a diminishing market share in North America, the smartphone maker maintains a ...

11 Business Stories To Watch In 2013

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A look at 11 executives, companies and business stories to watch in 2013: Full text below slideshow Research In Motion and Thorsten HeinsT...

2012's Tech Trends

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Another year, another iPhone. More surprisingly, Apple fans were tempted with not just one new iPad, not two, but three, including the lates...

RIM Shares In Freefall After Better-Than-Expected Earnings

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Shares in Research In Motion plunged more than 20 per cent Friday as analysts raised concerns about less revenue from the lucrative service ...

RIM's Attempt To Reboot

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - After a year of persistent struggles, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion hopes to launch a comeback in 2013 as it works to convince custome...

Place Your Orders

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Rogers Communications said Monday its current wireless customers are now able to place orders for BlackBerry 10 devices.The new BlackBerry 1...