Mike Lazaridis

  • BlackBerry co-founder Lazaridis cuts his stake in the company 25-12-2013 11:51 AM

    Bangalore: BlackBerry Ltd co-founder 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. Co-founders Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin in October disclosed in a regulatory...
  • Founders Mike Lazaridis, Douglas Fregin looking at buying BlackBerry 11-10-2013 01:20 PM

    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...
  • RIM parts ways with another top manager 28-10-2011 01:14 PM

    Toronto: Research In Motion has parted ways with a senior executive involved with the company's move into "cloud-based" services, adding to a string of high-level departures from the BlackBerry maker. Jim Tobin, senior vice-president for software and business services reporting directly to co-CEO Jim Balsillie, left the Canadian company months...
  • RIM offers free apps to appease BlackBerry users 17-10-2011 02:24 PM

    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...
  • RIM scrambles to end global BlackBerry outage 13-10-2011 06:35 AM

    Toronto: The company that makes the BlackBerry smartphone is working frantically to end a three-day 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...
  • BlackBerry bosses knocked off billionaires' list 24-06-2011 10:23 AM

    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 less-than-expected first quarter results and poor forecasts, co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are no longer billionaires, Forbes...
  • RIM's email-less PlayBook gets tough reviews 15-04-2011 10:55 AM

    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...
  • Asked questions on India, RIM co-CEO walks out 14-04-2011 10:07 AM

    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...