Alicia Keys Was Actually Dropped By BlackBerry After Sales Failed To Increase? By Grab Media, a blinkx company Guess that ending between Alicia Keys and BlackBerry wasn't so mutual after all! It's been about a year since the smartphone company named the Girl On Fire songstress as its Global Creative Director and according to reports, Alicia failed to help the company get out of their slump. ...Read More »
BlackBerry Shares Sink On Lazaridis Letdown By Grab Media, a blinkx company Evidently some folks really did believe BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis was going to swoop in like a deus ex machina and return the dilapidated smartphone pioneer to its former glory. Shares in the sadly diminished company closed down nearly nine percent at $7.05 on the revelation that Lazaridis has abandoned his, lets face it, largely fantastical bid for the company , and reduced his combined stake with co-founder Doug Fregin to below five percent from eight percent. ...Read More »
Co-founder Lazaridis Cuts Stake In BlackBerry By Grab Media, a blinkx company BlackBerry Ltd co-founder Mike Lazaridis cut his stake in the company to 4.99 percent from 8 percent, and said that a group, which included Lazaridis, walked away from exploring a bid for the troubled smartphone maker. Co-founders Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin in October disclosed in a regulatory filing they were considering a bid to buy the company. ...Read More »
Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort impress guests with NEC displays In order to continually go beyond basic guest satisfaction, the teams behind Casino Arizona and Serving as premier destinations for dining, shopping and nightlife, Casino Arizona and its sister property, Talking Stick Resort, have been pillars in Scottsdale, Arizona. Each week, thousands of visitors come through both properties to enjoy the amenities, which include a 240,000-square-foot casino Las Vegas-style entertainment and 36 holes of championship-level golf at the Talking Stick Golf Club. Talking Stick Resort realize they have to first meet and exceed the standards set by their competitors. Although they are located in Scottsdale, the blazing neon lights of Las Vegas are just five hours away. Similarly, multiple other quality offerings are in the Phoenix market. So when the teams laid out plans for the future of both properties, they knew they needed something special to help them stand apart from the competition. ...Read More »
Three BlackBerry Executives To Leave By Grab Media, a blinkx company BlackBerry said that two top executives were departing and a third was replaced in a widely expected shake-up following this month's naming of a new chief executive, and that more changes were coming. The troubled smartphone maker, based in Waterloo, Ontario, said Kristian Tear, its chief operating officer, and Frank Boulben, its chief marketing officer, will leave. BlackBerry also said Roger Martin, a board member since 2007, has resigned. ...Read More »
Pfizer's Prescription For BlackBerry-Using Employees: IPhone And Android By Grab Media, a blinkx company Interim CEO John Chen says BlackBerry isnt dwelling on the past, but looking to the future . Unfortunately for the languishing smartphone maker, some of its big clients are doing the same, even in spite of Blackberry's new products. Other companies, like Pfizer, are responding to the uncertainty around Blackberry's business by beginning to phase out its devices entirely. In a recent memo to employees , Pfizer — one of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies — told the BlackBerry users among them to switch to an iPhone or Android handset when their wireless contract next permits an upgrade, due to BlackBerrys “volatile state.” ...Read More »
BlackBerry CEO: We're In This For The Long Haul By Grab Media, a blinkx company Now that BlackBerry executive chair and interim CEO John Chen has been charged with turning the foundering company around and returning it to its former glory, how does he propose to do it? In part, by embracing the devices that beat BlackBerry into submission in the smartphone market it pioneered. The company is rejiggering its business to succeed in a Bring Your Own Device world. ...Read More »
As Microsoft Looks On, Nokia Reports A Rise In Smartphone Sales By Grab Media, a blinkx company Microsoft has yet to get its hands on Nokia 's handset business, but the American technology giant got some good news Tuesday. Nokia, the struggling Finnish telecommunications company, said it sold 8.8 million of its high-end Lumia smartphones in the third quarter of the year, a 19 percent increase from the previous quarter. Nokia also sold 55.8 million low-cost phones over the same period, a small quarterly rise. ...Read More »
Canadian Government Likely To Seek Promises From Lenovo In Blackberry Bid By Grab Media, a blinkx company If Lenovo winds up bidding for troubled Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, the Chinese computer company should prepare for heavy scrutiny in the U.S. and Canada. ...Read More »
Lenovo Approaches Blackberry By Grab Media, a blinkx company Chinese PC maker Lenovo is actively considering a bid for all of BlackBerry and has signed a nondisclosure agreement with the Canadian smartphone maker. Dana Cimilluca joins the News Hub. Photo: Getty Images. ...Read More »
Amazon to remove abuse-themed content from Kindle Libraries. By Grab Media, a blinkx company Former Apple boss wants the tech company to buy big business. Video Streaming hits a popularity high. LG announced flexible smartphone technology! ...Read More »
BlackBerry Shares Up On Interest From Strategic Buyers By Grab Media, a blinkx company TORONTO (Reuters) - Shares of BlackBerry Ltd rose 4 percent on Monday, following news of potential interest from strategic buyers in the embattled smartphone company and an analyst upgrade on the company's stock. ...Read More »
BlackBerry Shares Rise On Interest From Strategic Buyers By Grab Media, a blinkx company TORONTO (Reuters) - Shares of BlackBerry Ltd rose more than 4 percent in trading before the bell on Monday, following news of interest from strategic buyers in the embattled smartphone company and an analyst upgrade on the company's stock. Shares in the company rose above the $8 mark after a Reuters report on Friday that the Waterloo, Ontario-based company is in talks with Cisco Systems , Google Inc and SAP about selling them all or parts of itself. ... ...Read More »
Limping BlackBerry Makes Buyout Overtures To Google, Others By Grab Media, a blinkx company The beleaguered smartphone maker is seeking "preliminary expressions of interest" for all or part of the company from Google, Samsung, LG, and others, according to news agency Reuters. [Read more] ...Read More »
Cerberus Reportedly Mulling A Run At BlackBerry By Grab Media, a blinkx company The smartphone maker is said to have held talks with firms specializing in "distressed investing" including Cerberus Capital Management LP. [Read more] ...Read More »
Ahead Of The Bell: BlackBerry By Grab Media, a blinkx company NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of BlackBerry edged lower before Thursday's opening bell with hurdles beginning to materialize before a potential deal to put the troubled smartphone maker up for sale. ...Read More »
BlackBerry Shares Rise On Possible Cerberus Bidding Interest By Grab Media, a blinkx company TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The possibility of a second offer for BlackBerry Ltd reversed a slide in its stock price on Wednesday after the struggling smartphone maker said it expected to record $400 million in pre-tax charges related to cuts announced last month. ...Read More »
BlackBerry's Death Benefits Will Be Paid Out To Apple, Samsung By Grab Media, a blinkx company The BlackBerry story is far from over and regardless of whether or not the Fairfax buyout happens, the company will live on in one form or another. BlackBerry as we know it today will almost certainly soon be dead, however, and the company's handset business may indeed be among the casualties. Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes issued a note to investors on Tuesday night discussing the U.S. smartphone market along with the early smartphone upgrade plans and trade-in programs that are now proliferating. Also buried in his research, however, was a note about BlackBerry. "We believe that Apple and Samsung are seeing some support from the demise of Blackberry and transitions at Nokia, which could be fuelling [sic] some new unit ...Read More »
Video: BlackBerry's Death Benefits Will Be Paid Out To Apple, Samsung By Clip Syndicate The BlackBerry story is far from over and regardless of whether or not the Fairfax buyout happens, the company will live on in one form or another. BlackBerry as we know it today will almost certainly soon be dead, however, and the company's handset business may indeed be among the casualties. Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes issued a note to investors on Tuesday night discussing the U.S. smartphone market along with the early smartphone upgrade plans and trade-in programs that are now proliferating. Also buried in his research, however, was a note about BlackBerry. "We believe that Apple and Samsung are seeing some support from the demise of Blackberry and transitions at Nokia, which could be fuelling [sic] some new unit ...Read More »
BlackBerry Boosts Restructuring Charge Estimate To $400 Million By Grab Media, a blinkx company TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd expects to take $400 million in pre-tax charges related to cost-cutting, quadruple its estimate of $100 million earlier this year, the smartphone maker said in a regulatory filing late on Tuesday. The company expects to spend $400 million in severance, "network simplification costs" and other expenses in this fiscal year and the first quarter of next year combined. In the first quarter it said it would take charges of $100 million for the current fiscal year, ending March 1, 2014. ... ...Read More »
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