Category: BlackBerry

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BlackBerry launches QNX Cloud Business division, with Alec Saunders as VP

Freed now from an interim title, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is not slowing down in his efforts to remake the struggling technology company. In the past 40 days, BlackBerry’s new corporate commander has signed a manufacturing deal with Foxconn, announced the liquidation of three million square feet of office space, and hired a new President

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BlackBerry is selling the majority of its Canadian real estate, ‘remains committed to being headquartered in Waterloo’ (Update)

BlackBerry’s escalating stock price may not slow down anytime soon: the company just announced it is divesting the majority of its Canadian real estate. Partnering with CBRE Limited, the world’s largest commercial real estate brokerage, BlackBerry intends to further secure its financial position by selling whatever real estate it no longer requires, both in Waterloo

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BlackBerry hires Eric Johnson as President of Global Sales

Another week, another executive hire at BlackBerry. Eric Johnson will join the company as President of Global Sales and will report directly to CEO, John Chen. BlackBerry previously announced Mark Wilson as Senior VP of Marketing and John Sims as head of Enterprise Services. Both these execs came from SAP, as did Johnson, by serving as

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Fairfax is buying an additional $250 million of BlackBerry bonds

Fairfax Financial Holdings is buying another $250 million worth of BlackBerry through unsecured subordinated convertible debentures. The bond purchase is in addition to the $1 billion previously purchased in November, and will likely be used by the company to secure any losses it experiences in the coming quarters. BlackBerry’s CEO, John Chen, wants to turn the

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BlackBerry is no longer searching for a CEO

Interim BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, is no longer. As of today, his title is merely chief executive officer. During a CES roundtable in Las Vegas today, Chen said that the company has stopped searching for a new leader, satisfied with the vision that Chen has set out in his many interviews and open letters. The

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