All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Thorsten Heins’

BlackBerry Buyout Fails, Thorsten Heins Ousted

Today BlackBerry announced that the proposed $4.7 billion buyout for the company has fallen through. Today was the final day that a consortium of interested buyers led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited had for due dilligence. The consortium has been unable to raise the cash for the proposed sale, and instead will be investing $1 billion in BlackBerry through a …

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BlackBerry Thinks Tablets Are A Dead End Business Model

BlackBerry is still in the throes of reinventing itself, but it seems to have found some mild success with its new BlackBerry phones. The same couldn’t be said of its PlayBook tablets, but BlackBerry probably won’t try to take that market anytime soon. Bloomberg reports that BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins called the future of tablets into question at the Milken …

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RIM Names Thorsten Heins New President And CEO

Research In Motion, makers of BlackBerry, have announced that Thorsten Heins has been appointed the company’s new President and CEO. Heins replaces Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, who have served as co-chairs and co-CEOs for several years now. According to the announcement, Heins was recommended to the board by Lazaridis and Balsillie as part of a succession plan that they …

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