BlackBerry Ltd

BlackBerry hires former Sony Ericsson executive as head for loss-making devices business

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. has hired Ron Louks as head of its loss-making devices business. Louks had served as chief executive officer at OpenNMS Group and as head of technology at Sony Ericsson.

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Alicia Keys out of Blackberry as creative director

Blackberry Ltd has said in a statement on January 2 that it will be parting ways with its global creative director, musician and celebrity Alicia Keys.

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Former SAP executive John Sims to head BlackBerry's key business segment

Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry on Tuesday announced that John Sims will join the company as head ofmits gloabl enterprise services business. Sims is a former executive at German software firm SAP.

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Two more executives to leave Canada's beleaguered BlackBerry

Sources told the Wall Street Journal that BlackBerry's executive vice president of global sales and official in charge of its mergers and acquisitions strategy will be departing the struggling smartphone maker in weeks.

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BlackBerry rejects proposals of a company break-up

BlackBerry rejected proposals to break-up and sell all or parts of the Canadian company.

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Investors forge USD1 billion BlackBerry bond deal

Investors from US, Canada and Qatar backed up a USD1 billion debt sale deal to boost BlackBerry's cash position.

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Blackberry shakes off Heins, raises USD1 billion via convertible notes after Fairfax deal falls

Blackberry agreed to enter into a USD billion convertible debenture sale, which would saw its top executives including cheif executive officer Thorsten Heins leaving the company

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Fairfax having difficulty in funding for Blackberry offer - sources

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd had until November 4 to negotiate a definitive agreement to buy out Blackberry Ltd.

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Former Apple CEO explores joint bid for BlackBerry- report

A report from Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail said that John Sculley, a former Apple CEO, was mulling a possible bid for BlackBerry.

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Any Blackberry deal by Lenovo may face regulatory hurdle - source

The Investment Canada Act would be a major hurdle for foreign companies like Lenovo who wish to acquire Blackberry as a whole or in parts.

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Co-founders mull over own bid for Blackberry

According to a securities filing, BlackBerry Ltd co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin were said to have an interest in putting up an alternative bid for the smartphone maker.

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Shareholder files class action suit against Blackberry for information fraud

Shareholder Marvin Pearlstein filed a lawsuit against Blackberry Ltd and its top executives for providing false information about the company's financial position and business growth of its newest smartphone line.

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Blackberry cancels scheduled earnings call due to takeover deal

In a released statement, Blackberry Ltd said that it would be cancelling its quarterly earnings call and webcast scheduled for Friday this week.

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Blackberry Patents may raise Fairfax debt - report

Financing for the Blackberry Ltd buyout by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. would be largely dependent on the smartphone maker's debt-free assets, said financial analysts.

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Bidders may split Blackberry - sources

According to sources who told Reuters, interest in buying BlackBerry Ltd was lukewarm that the company would have to break its business up to exit.

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