All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Jim Balsillie’

RIM’s Former CEOs Get $12 Million Payout For Leaving

Back in January Research In Motion – the struggling makers of the BlackBerry smartphone platform – appointed Thorsten Heins as the company’s new president and CEO. Heins replaced former co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis. As part of that succession plan – reportedly proposed by Balsillie and Lazaridis themselves – Balsillie retained a seat on RIM’s board while Lazaridis became …

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RIM: Customers Tired of Being Told What to Think by Apple

Apple and Google have become known for taking shots at one another during announcements and presentations. We talked about this at length here. However, Google’s not the only target of Steve Jobs these days. BlackBerry maker RIM was on the receiving end of some other harsh comments from Apple’s CEO this week when the company reported its financial results for the last quarter. 

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