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    Jim Balsillie Cuts Ties With BlackBerry

    The former Co Ceo Jim Balsillie has liquidated all of his stock holdings of his former company. For those  interested you can find the SEC filing here. Mr. Balsillie was a valuable asset to the company formerly known as Research In Motion and  helped the company grow great ties...
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    First Ever BlackBerry’s Codename Given by Jim Balsillie?

    For this edition of WTFact, we’d like to tell you how the very first BlackBerry had the codename ‘Leapfrog’. Codenames are interesting to examine as they sometimes give clues as to what the product might be. For instance, you could follow the trail of the Torch 9800 as all...
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    RIM Patents BlackBerry Smartphone Camera to Capture Thermal Images

    Research In Motion is at it again with what could be another revolutionary feature in smartphones. RIM has pushed a new patent application to the USPTO titled, “Thermographic Augmented Reality Display in an Electronic Device.” The patent describes the application as an electronic device with which you’re able to configure a...
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    RIM to Pay $12 Million to Mike Lazaridis & Jim Balsillie After Exit

    Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the co-founders of Research In Motion creator of BlackBerry, will be receiving $12 million for stepping aside as c0-chief executive officers, according to a company document filed on Thursday. The document noted Mr. Lazaridis and Mr. Balsillie “revolutionized the worldwide wireless industry with the...
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    RIM Thought About Going Private; Here’s Why That Might Be Good

    Before Thorsten Heins took the reigns from Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the two RIM co-CEOs apparently discussed with private equity firm Silver Lake Partners last year about going private. However, talks of the matter ended when they couldn’t agree on RIM’s valuation. According to Bloomberg, there were only “preliminary discussions”...
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    Jim Balsillie Sought Strategy Shift Before He Quit

    Just a few weeks ago we told you about ex co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, resigning from RIM’s board of directors, but just today we found out what made him take this decision. News has come out that Balsillie was seeking to make a radical shift in strategy for BlackBerry. His...
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    RIM Starts Necessary House Cleaning of Employees

    Ever since Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie stepped down as co-CEO’s, giving Thorsten Heins the CEO spot, many changes have been made. We’ve seen how many high level executives had to leave, but it is no secret that there’s still a lot to do. In order for RIM to make the changes they...
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    Jim Balsillie Resigns from RIM Board of Directors

    Research In Motion’s former Co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, has resigned as a Director on the Company’s Board. “As I complete my retirement from RIM, I’m grateful for this remarkable experience and for the opportunity to have worked with outstanding professionals who helped turn a Canadian idea into a global success,” said Jim...
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    What’s Jim Balsillie Doing Now? Getting $5 Million in Funding for Igloo Software

    Jim Balsillie, who was recently Research In Motion’s co-CEO and co-Chairman, is back in the news for his once side-project current company. Igloo inc., to which Balsillie holds the chairman role, is again catching the eye of Canadian venture capitalists. Igloo, which is a corporate social networking startup, received $5...
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