Jim Balsillie

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Business Standard India
BlackBerry stops making phones, to focus on software1985: Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin co-found Research In Motion as an elect
BlackBerry stops making phones, to focus on software
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
1985: Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin co-found Research In Motion as an electronics and computer science business 1992: Jim Balsillie joins RIM as co-CEO, mortgaging his house and investing $250,000 Jan 1999: RIM launches rebranded BlackBerry... Read more
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ExtremeTech
BlackBerry kills its smartphone division, will pivot to software, services licensingof what passed for third-party (and mostly vertical-market) apps on BlackBerrys
BlackBerry kills its smartphone division, will pivot to software, services licensing
ExtremeTech / Posted 2 days ago
of what passed for third-party (and mostly vertical-market) apps on BlackBerrys. At the time, BlackBerry’s joint CEOs, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazardis, insisted that the company’s fortunes would recover thanks to increased uptake in foreign... Read more
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The Irish Times
BlackBerry joins the ranks of the tech dinosaursera. Many bought those models and never bothered tapping in a phone number. Mr
BlackBerry joins the ranks of the tech dinosaurs
The Irish Times / Posted 2 days ago
era. Many bought those models and never bothered tapping in a phone number. Mr Lazaridis and his co-chief executive Jim Balsillie believed the hype and would enter the stage at trade shows to the blaring tunes of the Black Eyed Peas,... Read more
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The Irish Times
Arctic shipwreck discovery sheds light on explorers' last moments2014 when a new underwater search effort – supported by the Ottawa government a
Arctic shipwreck discovery sheds light on explorers' last moments
The Irish Times / Posted 11 days ago
2014 when a new underwater search effort – supported by the Ottawa government and sponsored by Canadian tech billionaire Jim Balsillie – discovered the wreck of Terror’s consort, HMS Erebus, in Queen Maud Gulf. This was some 160 km to the south... Read more
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Fortune
How to Make a Deplorable Error Even WorseBut they never took the competitive threat seriously, either publicly or intern
How to Make a Deplorable Error Even Worse
Fortune / Posted 14 days ago
But they never took the competitive threat seriously, either publicly or internally. And that cost them the market. Co-CEO Jim Balsillie dismissed the iPhone’s potential at the time, saying, “It’s kind of one more entrant into an already very busy... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Globalization lessons from Canada’s C-suitearen’t buying your value proposition. The next phase of our global journey was
Globalization lessons from Canada’s C-suite
The Globe and Mail / Posted 15 days ago
aren’t buying your value proposition. The next phase of our global journey was in the fall of 2004, when [former Co-CEO] Jim Balsillie and I – along with a few colleagues – got together with top industry players at the GSM Forum in Nice, France.... Read more
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CTV News
Royal Canadian Navy played a crucial role in HMS Terror discoveryNorth, Newton said. His base in Halifax also sends sailors from across the Roya
Royal Canadian Navy played a crucial role in HMS Terror discovery
CTV News / Posted 18 days ago
North, Newton said. His base in Halifax also sends sailors from across the Royal Canadian Navy to the Arctic. ARF founder Jim Balsillie thanked the navy Monday for helping the research team. “This historic discovery could not have happened... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Wreck of Franklin's doomed 1846 expedition through the Northwest Passage 'found by Canadian team'Strait in a desperate attempt to escape south. The hunt was partly organised b
Wreck of Franklin's doomed 1846 expedition through the Northwest Passage 'found by Canadian team'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
Strait in a desperate attempt to escape south. The hunt was partly organised by the Arctic Research Foundation - set up by Jim Balsillie, a Canadian tech tycoon and philanthropist, who co-founded Research in Motion, creator of the Blackberry. Mr... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
HMS Terror, second ship from doomed Franklin expedition, located: foundationBergmann is operated by the Arctic Research Foundation, which is backed by Wate
HMS Terror, second ship from doomed Franklin expedition, located: foundation
The Globe and Mail / Posted 18 days ago
Bergmann is operated by the Arctic Research Foundation, which is backed by Waterloo-area entrepreneurs Tim MacDonald and Jim Balsillie. Since 2008 major searches have narrowed down to two main northern zones – the Queen Maud Gulf and the... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Government report on TPP cost ignores innovation damagepublic consultation still ongoing. Leading figures in Canada’s digital economy,
Government report on TPP cost ignores innovation damage
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 19 days ago
public consultation still ongoing. Leading figures in Canada’s digital economy, such as former Research-in-Motion CEO Jim Balsillie, have warned the TPP could cost billions and become “the worst public policy decision in the country’s... Read more
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Pembroke Daily Observer
Trading away our wealthas finished products -- desks, chairs, beds, cabinets -- tariff free." Canada
Trading away our wealth
Pembroke Daily Observer / Posted 21 days ago
as finished products -- desks, chairs, beds, cabinets -- tariff free." Canada misses biggest opportunities for growth Jim Balsillie is the former co-CEO of Canada's biggest tech start-up, Research In Motion, which became Blackberry. He says,... Read more

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