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Valeant slide reminiscent of BlackBerry, Nortel legacies

The dizzying rise and rapid fall in the shares of drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is eerily familiar to Canadian investors still smarting from the last time a small market was dominated by single stocks — BlackBerry Ltd. 908 more words

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Former BlackBerry Ltd mogul Jim Balsillie says his NHL dreams didn't endanger the company

BlackBerry Ltd.’s former co-chief executive Jim Balsillie can rattle a long list of factors behind the company’s stunning fall from the top.

Addressing the Empire Club of Canada in Toronto Tuesday, he discussed many of them: patent lawsuits, aggressive competition from Apple Inc.’s iPhone, the failure of the touchscreen BlackBerry Storm. 653 more words

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BlackBerry Classic caters to Bold loyalists

It is rare for smartphone companies to revive a popular model based purely on public demand. It is rarer, still, for them to effectively merge dated functionality with new operating systems and ecosystems. 424 more words

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BlackBerry Ltd issues open letter in effort to silence concerns about its future

After weeks of negative media attention, BlackBerry Ltd. is publishing an open letter aimed at reaching out directly to its customer base as part of an attempt to soothe concerns about the health of its business and allay fears regarding the Canadian company’s long term future. 1,524 more words


No plan B: How BlackBerry has been a hostage to its own early success

Just like rock bands, authors and Hollywood stars, technology companies can often attribute their rise to the top to a single smash hit.

For those lucky few who are talented and lucky enough to catch lightning in a bottle, that single No. 1,450 more words


BlackBerry stock jumps as smartphone company considers sale

WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry shares moved up five per cent after Canada’s flagship technology company said its board has launched a formal review of its “strategic alternatives” — including the possibility of selling the smartphone company. 587 more words


BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins asks shareholders for patience during turnaround

For BlackBerry Ltd., despite a new name, familiar problems remain.

Chief executive Thorsten Heins is again asking shareholders to remain patient, this time as Canada’s embattled smartphone maker enters the second phase of its ambitious turnaround plan. 768 more words