MIKE LAZARIDIS

  • BlackBerry cofounder Lazaridis cuts his stake in the company December 25, 2013

    Bangalore: BlackBerry Ltd cofounder Mike Lazaridis cut his stake in the company to 4.99 per cent from 8 per cent, and said that a group, which included Lazaridis, walked away from exploring a bid for the troubled smartphone maker. Cofounders Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin in October disclosed in a regulatory filing...
  • Founders Mike Lazaridis, Douglas Fregin looking at buying BlackBerry October 11, 2013

    Toronto: BlackBerry founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are weighing taking over the distressed smartphone company as it searches for a saviour. Lazaridis said on Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he and Fregin are looking to potentially acquire the 92 per cent of the shares...
  • Mike Lazaridis was asked to reconsider his resignation as RIM coCEO March 29, 2013

    Toronto: Research In Motion cofounder Mike Lazaridis said Thursday as he prepared to leave the company for good that the board had asked him to reconsider his decision to step down as coCEO. Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie stepped down in January 2012 after several quarters of disappointing results. Lazaridis said he...
  • RIM parts ways with another top manager October 28, 2011

    Toronto: Research In Motion has parted ways with a senior executive involved with the company's move into "cloudbased" services, adding to a string of highlevel departures from the BlackBerry maker. Jim Tobin, senior vicepresident for software and business services reporting directly to coCEO Jim Balsillie, left the Canadian company months ago,...
  • RIM offers free apps to appease BlackBerry users October 17, 2011

    Toronto: Canada's Research In Motion Ltd said it will offer free premium apps worth more than $100, in a bid to appease its customers following BlackBerry service disruption last week. Research In Motion said the complete selection of premium apps will become available to download at BlackBerry App World for four...
  • RIM scrambles to end global BlackBerry outage October 13, 2011

    Toronto: The company that makes the BlackBerry smartphone is working frantically to end a threeday global service disruption that has frustrated millions of its customers and pumped up pressure on its management to make sweeping changes. Research In Motion, in a hastily announced conference call on Wednesday, vowed to eventually deliver...
  • BlackBerry bosses knocked off billionaires' list June 24, 2011

    Toronto: The two men who created the iconic BlackBerry company have been knocked off the world billionaires' list. With the shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) getting drubbing after its lessthanexpected first quarter results and poor forecasts, coCEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are no longer billionaires, Forbes said...
  • RIM's emailless PlayBook gets tough reviews April 15, 2011

    Toronto/New York: RIM's PlayBook tablet bombed with influential technology reviewers who called the iPad competitor a rushed job that won't even provide RIM's vaunted email service unless it's hooked up to a BlackBerry. The poor initial response to a device the company hopes will get it onboard the tablet computing explosion...
  • Asked questions on India, RIM coCEO walks out April 14, 2011

    Toronto: Research In Motion (RIM) founder Mike Lazaridis ordered a BBC reporter to stop the interview after he was asked questions about his problems with India and Middle East countries which are seeking access to BlackBerry enterprise emails in view of national security issues."That's just not fair," Mike Lazaridis shot...