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BlackBerry Goes On Growth Footing After Years Of Layoffs

08/05/2014, The once iconic Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry was in a free fall over the past couple of years. Its market share evaporated, stock plummeted and new devices flopped in the market. As a result the company was unable to keep all of its workforce which...

BlackBerry Will Shift Focus To High-End QWERTY Handsets

04/15/2014, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been doing a good job of keeping the company in the news. Last year all we heard about the company was either related to its declining sales or precarious financial situation, not much was being said or written about its...

BlackBerry Q20 Renamed ‘BlackBerry Classic’

04/10/2014, At the Mobile World Congress 2014, where the company showed off BlackBerry Z3, CEO John Chen said that they’re working on a high-end QWERTY model which will go back to the Bold’s roots. The company hasn’t shown it as yet, but Chen did...

BlackBerry Will Continue To Bleed Money For Two Years [Analyst]

03/31/2014, Since the top job was handed to John Chen, BlackBerry has taken a number of extreme measures to cut down the rate at which it has been burning through cash. The company has been posting losses quarter after quarter, so it really needs to tighten the belt....

BlackBerry CEO John Chen Declares War On Leakers

03/26/2014, Some might say that BlackBerry CEO John Chen has one of the most toughest jobs in this particular market. That’s because he has been handed the reins of a company that’s bleeding cash, struggling for its survival in the market and trying to...

BlackBerry CEO Gives Turnaround Plans 50% Chance

03/05/2014, Prior to bringing John Chen on board, BlackBerry’s stock had reached new lows last year. The board ousted the sitting CEO, brought Chen in, who then began to restructure the company as well as the top level management. Even though it hasn’t...

BlackBerry Reassures Consumers It Won’t Dump Them For Enterprises

02/02/2014, Over the past few months there have been major changes at BlackBerry. Under the leadership of John Chen, the company booted several top executives from the previous regimes, brought in new talent, restructured itself in four major divisions and tightened...

Search For BlackBerry CEO Has Been Put On The ‘Back Burner’

01/12/2014, BlackBerry has gone through quite a few major changes in the past couple of months. The company abandoned a plan to sell itself after the only takeover bid it had received fell through due to rumored funding issues. Instead it received a $1 billion...

Former HTC Executive To Head BlackBerry’s Hardware Business

01/06/2014, In recent months there has been a lot of speculation about the future of BlackBerry’s hardware business. It hasn’t been able to churn out a hit for a couple of years now, which is why the company has been bleeding market share as well as...

CEO John Chen Not Focused On What ‘BlackBerry Used To Be’

12/30/2013, There’s no hiding the fact that BlackBerry isn’t what it used to be anymore. The company’s market share has eroded over the past few years, its stock reached new lows this year and its devices division hasn’t been able to churn out...

More BlackBerry Executives Expected To Depart Company Soon

12/16/2013, This year has been a particularly tough one for BlackBerry. After the devices it released this year failed to turn its fortunes around, the company put up a for sale sign, but a buyout didn’t go through. Instead it has received a capital injection...