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Why is BlackBerry still making phones? CEO Chen gives a very smart answer

One reason that BlackBerry is lucky to have John Chen at the helm is that, unlike his predecessors, he’s very much grounded in reality about the state of the company. So while former CEO Thorsten Heins was known for making delusional...Show More Summary

Former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, now at Powermat: "We want to liberate people from charging cords"

Former BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins, is now CEO and chairman of wireless charging company Powermat. Founder Ran Poliakine will now take the seat of Vice Chairman but still be heavily involved in evangelism and other strategic partnerships. Show More Summary

BlackBerry’s Former CEO Joins Wireless Charging Startup Powermat

Thorsten Heins, who had a turbulent two years as chief executive at BlackBerry, has been recruited to head the wireless charging startup Powermat Technologies.

BlackBerry’s Former CEO Joins Wireless Charging Startup Powermat

Thorsten Heins, who had a turbulent two years as chief executive at BlackBerry, has been recruited to head the wireless charging startup Powermat Technologies.

NO WAY: Ex-BlackBerry CEO's bold prediction might actually be coming true

Was former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins actually right about tablets? While we laughed at Heins’ prediction last year that tablets would be dead in just a few years, there’s now some evidence to suggest that he might have been onto something. Show More Summary

Windows Phone Narrowly Edges Out BlackBerry In The US

Back in 2012, BlackBerry’s then CEO, Thorsten Heins, expressed his belief and confidence that BlackBerry could overtake Windows Phone and become the third most used smartphone operating system, behind both Android and iOS. Unfortunately the latest numbers released by comScore are suggesting otherwise. Show More Summary

Nononononono... BlackBerry might launch another PlayBook tablet

The original BlackBerry PlayBook was certainly not the company’s crowning achievement. In fact, the PlayBook was such a notorious dud that BlackBerry never even bothered to upgrade it to BlackBerry 10 and former CEO Thorsten Heins said that BlackBerry was basically done with tablets for the foreseeable future. Show More Summary

BlackBerry CEO: We’re readying a new flagship phone that will steal users away from Android, iPhone

Just as Thorsten Heins did before him, a new BlackBerry CEO has managed to talk his way into some nice gains for BlackBerry shares in recent months. After diving from the mid-$11 range last fall to a low of just $5.75 this past December,...Show More Summary

BBM Head Leaves BlackBerry

The top management at BlackBerry has been shuffled over the past few months, with several executives from the previous regime being shown the door, including ex-CEO Thorsten Heins. New BlackBerry CEO John Chen has brought on his own team, and has since structured the company into four major divisions. Show More Summary

BlackBerry's Interim CEO Loses 'Temporary' Tag

John S. Chen, the man put in charge of BlackBerry after the ouster of former CEO Thorsten Heins, has made his position permanent. "John said that he would be BlackBerry's CEO until the company is back on solid financial footing," said a company spokesperson to the New York Times. Show More Summary

Analysts on BlackBerry CEO John Chen: Well, at least he's not Thorsten Heins...

Something very curious happened late last week: BlackBerry posted worse-than-expected quarterly earnings and yet its stock soared following the news. Why, you ask? In part because the stock had almost nowhere to go but up since a valuation...Show More Summary

BlackBerry Poached A SAP Executive To Head Up Global Enterprise

Despite losing a string of executives, including its former CEO Thorsten Heins, in recent weeks, BlackBerry made one key hire today. Starting in January, John Sims will be BlackBerry's new president of Global Enterprise services. John S. Show More Summary

Finally, some (sort of) good news for BlackBerry fans

BlackBerry found quite a way to wrap up 2013. First, the company put itself up for sale as it realized there was probably no other way out of the hole its founders had dug. Then, it changed its mind. CEO Thorsten Heins was ousted and...Show More Summary

BlackBerry Interim CEO In It ‘For The Long Haul’

After BlackBerry received a $1 billion institutional investment from Fairfax Financial and other partners, it announced that CEO Thorsten Heins would be leaving the company and former Sybase CEO John S Chen would be appointed as interim CEO. Show More Summary

BlackBerry’s fate may rest in this man’s hands

After former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins couldn’t manage to clean up the mess that co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie left behind, a full or partial sale looked like the company’s only way out the hole it found itself in....Show More Summary

Top BlackBerry Executives Depart Company

BlackBerry has a lot of work to do if it wants to turn its fortunes around. It took the first step by ousting former CEO Thorsten Heins and appointing turn-around legend John S. Chen as the interim CEO. Today, the company announced that it has made some changes in the management and board ranks. Show More Summary

BlackBerry Fires Most Of Its Top Executives

The sea change at BlackBerry continues. Less than a month after firing CEO Thorsten Heins and replacing him with former Sybase chief John S. Chen, BlackBerry is cleaning out the rest of its old executive suite today announcing that the...Show More Summary

BlackBerry job shuffles continue, says good-bye to COO and CMO

2 years agoTechnology : Gigaom

Big changes at BlackBerry continue: On Monday, the company announced that COO Kristen Tear and CMO Frank Boulben are leaving the company. BlackBerry recently replaced its CEO with John Chen following in the footsteps of Thorsten Heins, making for a full executive sweep of late. After watching […]

BlackBerry Shakeup Continues as COO, CFO Depart

(NEW YORK) — The shakeup at Blackberry is continuing after the ouster of CEO Thorsten Heins earlier this month. Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear and Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben, both hired by Heins, will leave the struggling smartphone maker. Show More Summary

BlackBerry Cleans House As COO, CMO And CFO Depart

BlackBerry's executive shifts may have only begun, after exiting CEO Thorsten Heins was replaced by John Chen earlier in November, as three more high-profile C-levels get the boot today. The company announced today that BlackBerry COO Kristian Tear, CMO Frank Boulben and CFO Brian Bidulka have all departed the company. Show More Summary

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