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Co-Founders Lazaridis, Fregin Contemplating BlackBerry Buyout
2013-10-12 08:16:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online BlackBerry’s co-founders are reportedly expressing interest in re-assuming control of the troubled smartphone manufacturer formerly known as Research In Motion (RIM), various media outlets are reporting. According to Rob Gillies of the Associated Press (AP), Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin, who currently own eight percent of the company they originally founded in 1984, have filed paperwork with the US Securities and...

2013-08-19 23:20:38

Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is pleased to announce the schedule for BrainSTEM: Your Future Is Now Festival. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is pleased to announce the schedule for BrainSTEM: Your Future Is Now Festival. From Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, this one-of-a-kind scientific celebration will connect the public with the latest and most intriguing technological innovations through a series of...

2013-03-15 12:25:40

WATERLOO, ON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Ontario, Canada, is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Director Neil Turok to a second five-year term at the Institute's helm. In conjunction with the renewal, Perimeter also announced the establishment of the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Niels Bohr Chair in Theoretical Physics, with Dr. Turok as the inaugural chairholder. This is the second Perimeter Research Chair to be...

2012-09-12 10:29:49

WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The University of Waterloo today announced that the official opening of the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC), the site of future innovation in quantum information and nanotechnology, will be held Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. in the new building at the heart of the university campus. "It will be a momentous occasion when the curtain is lifted on this remarkable new building, unique in the world, which will add...

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2012-03-30 10:25:04

Canada-based RIM, maker of the once popular BlackBerry devices, said on Thursday it plans to refocus its attentions to corporate customers, rather than the consumer market. This news, as well as poor sales reports and a bit of a management shakeup was announced during an earnings call. In an effort to refocus on the companies strengths, RIM said they hope to build devices employees will want to bring into the corporate environment and create partnerships with other businesses to produce...

New RIM Playbook Upgrade Includes Email
2012-02-22 05:26:55

Research In Motion, the maker of the Blackberry line of smartphones, has finally unleashed the power of its new Playbook line of tablet computers. The Playbook, launched in April 2011, has finally had email, contacts and a calendar added to its new QNX OS, also called PlayBook 2.0, reports Reuters. The software update releases Playbook users from having to tether themselves to a Blackberry for email use. Frost and Sullivan analyst Craig Cartier told Reuters reports Alastair Sharp and...

Research In Motion Names New CEO
2012-01-23 09:35:09

Did Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, the co-chief executives and co-chairmen of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM), finally get the message? The two heads of the embattled company announced this weekend that they would both be stepping down to be replaced by RIM veteran Thorsten Heins as of today, reports Richard Blackden for The Daily Mail UK. RIM´s line of smart phones heralded the age of always-connected and often distracted business executives and on-the-go business...

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2011-05-03 13:45:00

Research In Motion (RIM) announced this week that it will use Microsoft's Bing search engine and maps as default options on its new BlackBerry devices. RIM's move shows its attempt to compete against a market now dominated by Apple and Google. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said on Tuesday at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Florida that Bing will be "deeply integrated at the BlackBerry operating system level" on RIM's new smartphones. "Microsoft is suddenly gaining some...

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2011-05-02 13:32:15

Research in Motion (RIM) unveiled an updated BlackBerry Bold smartphone on Monday, alongside some new enhancements to its latests operating system. RIM said the touchscreen phone would have more processing power than the Torch, which is said to be a worthy competitor to the iPhone. "The new BlackBerry Bold smartphones and BlackBerry 7 OS are inspired by millions of customers around the world who want the ultimate combination of performance, functionality and style," Mike Lazaridis,...

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2010-09-28 09:25:00

A new challenger is gunning for the Apple iPad, as BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) revealed a new tablet computer focused on catering to the company's core, white-collar business clients, according to various media reports. Dubbed the BlackBerry PlayBook, the device will feature a seven-inch, high-definition LCD screen with 1024x600 resolution. It will weigh less than a pound and will have a touch screen, a built-in microUSB connector, front and rear-facing cameras, and Wi-Fi...