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  • BlackBerry Cuts 250 Workers, Calls It Efficiency
    By on July 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    First time accepted submitter Dawn Kawamoto writes “Want to become more efficient? Try lopping off 250 workers. That’s what BlackBerry did this week — saying it was a move to become more efficient. From the article: ‘“This is part of the next stage of our turnaround plan to increase efficiencies and scale our company correctly for new opportunities in mobile computing. We will be as transparent as possible as those plans evolve,” (more…)

  • Dubai’s Police Chief Calls BlackBerry a Spy Tool
    By on September 4, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    crimeandpunishment writes “Does the battle over the Blackberry ban in the United Arab Emirates have its roots in a spy story? Dubai’s police chief says concern over espionage (specifically, by the US and Israel) led to the decision to limit BlackBerry services. The UAE says it will block BlackBerry email, messaging, and web services on October 11th unless it gets access to encrypted data. Comments by Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim are often seen as reflecting (more…)

  • Force Behind BlackBerry Makes N.H.L. His New Challenge
    By on May 14, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    A chief executive of BlackBerry is on a mission to bring the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes back to Canada — which put him on a path to national sainthood of sorts.