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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

Sep 27, 2013 ... Not long after Mr. Heins took over as RIM's CEO in January, 2012, he killed it, ... 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. ..... People counted IBM, Apple and other companies out only to be proven wrong.

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.infoworld.com/article/2619548/blackberry/back-to-business-is-rim-s--new--blackberry-strategy.html

Mar 29, 2012 ... The troubled BlackBerry maker continues to see customer disinterest ... That across-the-spectrum approach is what Apple used to make iOS the ...

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. ... consumer world as early as 2003, but its approach was increasingly reactionary. ... the most conspicuous participant was IBM, whose smartphone-like Simon ... Curve of 2007 would be key to an explosion in sales over the next few years.

www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2015/05/26/blackberry-iphone-book

May 26, 2015 ... BlackBerry has tried to revive its fortunes in smartphone sales by ... for the market that Research in Motion (RIM), as it was then called, had controlled for so long. ... BlackBerry's revenue steadily climbed, then dropped over the last decade. ... The Chinese are likely motivated by the potential to make their ...

www.cbsnews.com/news/leadership-lessons-from-blackberrys-demise

Apr 2, 2012 ... RIM's struggles illustrate how not to run a brand, a product line, or a company ... Sales went through the roof, topping $1 billion in 2005 and $10 billion just four years later. ... There simply is no excuse for a "wait and see" approach when ... Had IBM (IBM) promoted from within the company in 1993 instead of ...

2machines.com/184127

At the time, Heins claimed he was focusing on potential partnerships and ... Six years ago, BlackBerry, then called Research in Motion, or RIM, peaked at around $230 a share. ... over $10, Heins, last week, formed a “special committee” to explore a sale or joint venture. .... Then, one day, a local dentist approached Lazaridis.