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www.fastcompany.com/3015582/with-blackberry-up-for-sale-is-microsoft-a-serious-buyer

Aug 13, 2013 ... BlackBerry announced Monday that it was exploring a potential sale, and ... Inevitably, chatter immediately surfaced over how Microsoft could be a possible suitor, since the two ... considered acquiring BlackBerry, which was then called RIM, to prop ... “I think we rightly said the partner approach was better.”.

www.brighthand.com/feature/ibms-rumored-rim-takeover-the-end-of-blackberry

Sep 4, 2012 ... Now comes the rumor of a possible acquisition by the mighty IBM no less, but would ... BlackBerry now seems to be in a tailspin with the rugged ground fast approaching. ... They also blame RIM for keeping too tight a rein on its BlackBerry ... parts including the smartphone development and sales division.

www.theverge.com/2012/2/21/2789676/rim-blackberry-mike-lazaridis-jim-balsillie-lost-empire

Feb 21, 2012 ... Research In Motion, whose BlackBerry phones pioneered wireless email, no longer ... With the declaration "amateur hour is over," it promised to bring ... In the months that follow, more details leak out, including a pair of possible names, .... RIM, the market was saying, would be worth more sold for scrap ...

www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/the-inside-story-of-why-blackberry-is-failing/article14563602/?page=all

Sep 27, 2013 ... Inside the fall of BlackBerry: How the smartphone inventor failed to adapt Add to . .... Not long after Mr. Heins took over as RIM's CEO in January, 2012, he killed ... deal with AT&T – Verizon executives approached RIM in June, 2007, and .... But by 2012, sales of BlackBerry 7 phones had lost steam, and Mr.

techcrunch.com/2013/01/24/another-potential-suitor-for-rim-as-lenovo-ponders-an-acquisition

Jan 24, 2013 ... ... eying the BlackBerry maker as a potential acquisition target or strategic ... And last August, Bloomberg reported that IBM “made an informal approach” to acquire RIM's ... Other rumored suitors for RIM over the past two years have included ... as it seeks to pump new life into its business as PC sales wane.

www.engadget.com/2013/01/28/rim-a-brief-history-from-budgie-to-blackberry-10

Jan 28, 2013 ... Read on to see why reform is possible, but won't be quite so easy. ... a purchase of RIM in 1992 and quickly became the future BlackBerry maker's VP of Finance. ... the most conspicuous participant was IBM, whose smartphone-like ... of 2007 would be key to an explosion in sales over the next few years.

www.businessinsider.com/whats-wrong-with-product-driven-thinking-just-ask-rim-and-nokia-2011-12

Dec 12, 2011 ... The fact that a judge in New Mexico has barred BlackBerry-maker Research in ... such as Ericsson and Apple, have seen their sales and profits climb. ... Apple's iPad continues to increase its lead over the RIM Playbook and other ... An inside- out product-driven approach can work for a short time, but when ...

www.wired.com/2013/09/blackberry-sold

Sep 23, 2013 ... Fairfax CEO Prem Watsa – who resigned from BlackBerry's board last month over "potential conflicts" as the company explored a possible sale ...

crackberry.com/blackphone-fires-back-blackberry-our-approach-more-flexible

Jul 15, 2014 ... The piece focuses primarily on BlackBerry's poor market ... so far as to say BlackBerry's previous tiffs with local governments over lawful ... the same thing: RIM made it technically possible for the formerly-secret ... Closed systems — like BES and Mr. McGarvey's beloved EMM approach — are not attuned to ...

business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/fp-startups/theres-life-after-blackberry-startups-need-for-talent-may-soften-landing-for-laid-off-workers/wcm/88ee5830-3a49-4fd3-b73d-272e530ee3b4

Oct 13, 2013 ... When word of layoffs at IBM's Ottawa offices emerged in June, the management team ... QNX Software Systems, and more workers are expected to cross over soon. ... unwanted talent, FreshBooks is the most direct in its approach. ... “RIM is one company and we're treating it like a whole industry,” he said.