Jim Balsillie

Balsillie Gets A Government Job

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - One of the former heads of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion has been appointed to lead a federal agency dedicated to the growth of clean ...

What Did He Do With All His BlackBerry Stock?

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO, Cananda - Jim Balsillie once re-mortgaged his house to help build the BlackBerry company, but by the end of last year, the smartphone maker's...

Former RIM Co-Chiefs Get $12 Million To Leave Company

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The former co-CEOs of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) will receive a combined $12 million in payouts for leaving their roles a...

RIM Co-Founder Says Goodbye As Company's Earnings Tank

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada Business

Research In Motion co-founder and ex-CEO Jim Balsillie has resigned from the company's board of directors, the company announced Thursday as it missed...

Not Many Suitors For RIM?

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Research In Motion may not have many suitors at home or abroad especially with Prime Minister Stephen Harper's comments that he would like ...

New Gig For RIM Chief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada has identified the team of business executives who will head efforts to enhance trade with Brazil.The Canadian team in the so-called j...

RIM Has 'Lost It,' Investor Says As Pressure Mounts For Change

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Business

UPDATE: Research In Motion stock jumped 6 per cent Thursday as investors took in reports the company is planning to shake up its top management. RIM s...

Business Newsmakers Of The Year: Notorious RIM

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - A long, slow slide into notoriety made 2011 a sorely trying year for Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, the two men at the top of BlackBerry...

New Phones RIM's Last Chance To Compete With iPhone, Android

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Business

Research In Motion has unveiled a new mobile operating system that will power its next-generation BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets to bette...

Can RIM's Reputation Survive This PR Disaster?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Business

Could there be a more bitter irony than a company that built an empire on smartphones and instant messaging standing accused of being no good at commu...

Canada's Tech Leaders Pay Tribute To Steve Jobs

CP | David Friend and LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - A stream of fans and passersby stopped outside Apple stores across the country on Thursday to pay their respects to founder Steve Jobs, with...

RIM Shares Spike On Rumours Carl Icahn Taking A Stake

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - One of Research In Motion's Canadian shareholders says it would support activist investor Carl Icahn buying into the struggling BlackBerry ...

Disconnect Yourself From Your Devices: Why You Need To Take a Technology Break

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

If you have a moment, spare a thought for Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, the co-CEOs and largest shareholders of Research In Motion, Ltd., also kno...

RIM Chiefs Make List Of '9 CEOs Who Should Be Fired'

Daily Finance | Posted 10.08.2011 | Canada Business

Market research shows that RIM is the no. 3 or no. 4 smartphone company in both the U.S. and abroad, and that its piece of those markets has continued...

BlackBerry Maker RIM To Cut 11 Per Cent Of Work Force

The Globe and Mail | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- WATERLOO, Ont. -- Research In Motion says it will cut about 11 per cent of its workforce this year, eliminating 2,000 jobs world...

How Much Is He Worth Now?

Financial Post | Posted 08.24.2011 | Canada Business

Shareholders of Research In Motion Ltd. have taken a beating over the past few months, though none worse than the BlackBerry maker's two chief executi...

Research In Motion Layoff 200 To Cut Costs: Report

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - Research In Motion is moving to cut costs by laying off a reported 200 employees in its hometown, as the BlackBerry m...

Too Slow? RIM Falls Behind In Smartphone Wars

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2011 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Research In Motion seems to have become a victim of timing on the launch of its new BlackBerry smartphones, causing investor selloffs and r...

Should RIM Look To Reboot Its Structure?

CP | Posted 08.16.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - Expectations are high that Research In Motion will spell out how it will fend off competition from Apple and Android ...