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  1. Business Blog

    October 1, 2013

    The innovator's dilemma that bamboozled BlackBerry

    A new account of “the fall of BlackBerry” in Canada’s Globe and Mail sheds light on the torment of the country’s once-mighty...

  2. March 28, 2013

    BlackBerry founder to quit phonemaker

    BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis will quit the company he set up in the late 1980s as the Canadian handset maker revealed a...

  1. February 14, 2013

    Balsillie sheds BlackBerry stake

    Former co-chief executive of BlackBerry Jim Balsillie has severed ties with the handset maker by selling off his remaining...

  2. July 23, 2012

    Watsa shows confidence in RIM strategy

    Fairfax Financial Holdings, a Toronto-based financial services group run by the Canadian investor Prem Watsa, has become...

  3. June 15, 2012

    RIM ex-chiefs secure $12m in exit payouts

    Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, Research In Motion’s former co-chief executives, will receive about $12m in exit payments...

  4. June 1, 2012

    Heins faces up to RIM’s problems

    When Thorsten Heins signed up for the top job at Research In Motion in January, he knew he faced a tough challenge to turn...

  5. May 29, 2012

    RIM warns of loss as banks assist review

    Research In Motion, the struggling Canadian manufacturer of the BlackBerry family of smartphones, suffered a fall of about...

  6. May 27, 2012

    RIM expected to reveal job cuts

    Research In Motion, the Canadian manufacturer of BlackBerry smartphones, is expected to announce significant job cuts soon...

  7. March 29, 2012

    BlackBerry reviews future as sales slump

    Research In Motion is to conduct a major review of “strategic opportunities”, which could result in the maker of BlackBerrys...

  8. March 29, 2012

    Chief needs to say goodbye to old RIM way

    The title of a recent Barclays analyst’s note about Research In Motion, the Canadian maker of BlackBerry smartphones, said...

  9. January 30, 2012

    More than two reasons against dual heads

    I’ll say one thing for co-chief executives: two scapegoats are better than one. Since Research in Motion’s fortunes took a...

  10. January 29, 2012

    Physicist at head of RIM refines his pitch

    Thorsten Heins found out the week before Research In Motion investors that he was about to become chief executive, replacing...

  11. January 29, 2012

    Heins aims for BlackBerry turnround, not break-up

    Research In Motion’s new chief executive has promised a turnround in its troubled US market and said he would resist calls...

  12. January 23, 2012

    Glory days an old memory in RIM’s new world

    The decision of Mike Lazaridis, Research In Motion’s founder, and Jim Balsillie, his co-chief executive for 20 years, to...

  13. January 23, 2012

    RIM shares hit by doubts over new chief

    Shares in Research In Motion have weakened further in reaction to a sweeping board and management shake-up at the BlackBerry...

  14. January 23, 2012

    ‘Safe choice’ set to tighten reins at RIM

    Thorsten Heins jokes that as a German, he knows something about discipline. That attribute is set to play a serious role in...

  15. January 23, 2012

    RIM chief damps down sale speculation

    Only last week shares in Research In Motion jumped more than 8 per cent on speculation that the Canadian maker of the...

  16. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2012

    BlackBerry maker shakes up board

    Research In Motion’s joint chairmen and chief executives, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, have resigned as part of a...

  17. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2012

    RIM co-chiefs step down

    Research In Motion’s joint chairmen and chief executives, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, have resigned as part of...

  18. January 23, 2012

    BlackBerry maker shakes up board

    Research In Motion’s joint chairmen and chief executives, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, have resigned as part of a...

  19. January 23, 2012

    New RIM chief executive admits to challenges

    Thorsten Heins, Research in Motion’s new chief executive, concedes that the Canadian manufacturer of BlackBerry smartphones...

  20. January 23, 2012

    BlackBerry maker shakes up board

    Research In Motion’s joint chairmen and chief executives, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, have resigned as part of a...

  21. January 18, 2012

    RIM rises on speculation of Samsung tie

    Shares in Research In Motion gained over 8 per cent on speculation linking the Canadian manufacturer of BlackBerry...

  22. FT Alphaville

    January 4, 2012

    RIM shares rise on new chairman reports

    Shares in Research in Motion rose 7 per cent on Tuesday, their biggest increase in two weeks, on a report that the...

  23. January 3, 2012

    RIM considers appointing new chairman

    Research In Motion, the Canadian manufacturer of the BlackBerry smartphones, may bow to investor pressure and name an...

  24. December 30, 2011

    RIM suffers annus horribilis

    It has been an annus horribilis for Research in Motion, the Canadian manufacturer of the PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry...

  25. December 27, 2011

    Tech sector: prize blunders

    Soulless technology marches relentlessly forward; decidedly human corporate management staggers about, often in the wrong...

  26. FT Alphaville

    December 21, 2011

    RIM shied away from Amazon bid

    Research In Motion turned down takeover overtures from Amazon.com and other potential buyers, preferring to concentrate on...

  27. December 15, 2011

    RIM co-chiefs’ salaries cut to $1 each amid crisis

    Research in Motion, the Canadian manufacturer of the BlackBerry family of smartphones and the PlayBook tablet, responded to...

  28. October 13, 2011

    RIM founder endures a week of frustration

    It has been a tough and “frustrating” week for Mike Lazaridis, Research In Motion’s founder and co-chief executive. For most...

  29. September 15, 2011

    RIM shares slump 20% after missing targets

    Research in Motion, the Canadian-based maker of BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets, has suffered a further setback...

  30. September 6, 2011

    Investors press RIM to reform board

    Research in Motion, the Canadian manufacturer of BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets, faces fresh pressure from...

  31. July 13, 2011

    Research In Motion chiefs defend record

    Research In Motion’s joint chief executives have launched a vigorous defence of their record and expressed confidence in the...

  32. FT Alphaville

    July 1, 2011

    RIM bows to pressure on governance

    Research in Motion has promised to study changes to its board and management, avoiding an ugly showdown with shareholders...

  33. July 1, 2011

    RIM considers splitting co-chief jobs

    Research in Motion has bowed to institutional shareholder pressure agreeing to consider splitting the roles of its two...

  34. June 22, 2011

    Tech chiefs call for long-term leap of faith

    When you’re worth $17bn, you can afford to be misunderstood. Not that Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, felt...

  35. May 1, 2011

    RIM struggles to last the pace

    Has BlackBerry maker Research in Motion lost its mojo? RIM stunned investors last week by issuing a profit warning that it...

  36. April 29, 2011

    BlackBerry maker’s shares plunge on profit warning

    Research in Motion’s shares plunged as much as 11 per cent in after-hours trading after the BlackBerry maker issued a...

  37. April 20, 2011

    Two chiefs can be wiser than one

    Goldman Sachs publicly pooh-poohs the idea but thoughts are turning to who will succeed Lloyd Blankfein as its chief...

  38. December 17, 2010

    RIM profits surge on Blackberry appeal

    BlackBerry devices proved their enduring appeal in Research In Motion’s third quarter, with the Canadian smartphone maker...

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