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BlackBerry will make another Android phone with a physical keyboard

BlackBerry has one last keyboard phone for us. John Chen likes to tease. He's been doing it ever since he took over the CEO role at BlackBerry from Thorsten Heins in 2013, and even now, after the company has rededicated itself to software,...Show More Summary

Ex-BlackBerry CEO Heins reportedly ousted from yet another company

Given the utterly dire state in which he left BlackBerry, I was curious to see if former CEO Thorsten Heins would have better luck in his post-BlackBerry business endeavors. As it turns out, he has not. Re/code notices that Heins isShow More Summary

BlackBerry’s former CEO is being sued for allegedly wrecking yet another company

To say former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins left BlackBerry in a precarious state would be an understatement. He left BlackBerry in 2013 after overseeing the failed commercial launch of BlackBerry 10 and then the failed attempt to take the company private. Show More Summary

The ex-CEO of BlackBerry is being sued by his board for allegedly creating a 'serious trust crisis'

Thorsten Heins, the ex-CEO of BlackBerry, is being sued by three members of the board of Powermat Technologies, where he is now CEO, for allegedly running it without an approved budget. The lawsuit, which was revealed by CNET, also alleges there's a "serious trust crisis" on the company's board. Show More Summary

Did Tim Cook Lie To Save Apple Stock: Apple "Channel Checks" Paint A Very Gloomy Picture

Back in February 2013, Thorsten Heins, then-CEO of what was once the iconic "smartphone" brand Blackberry, publicly lied that its Hail Mary iPhone competitor, the Z10, had "record" early sales. He told CNET, that "BlackBerry nearly tripled...Show More Summary

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

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