Thorsten Heins

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Name: Thorsten Heins
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Blackberry slices off juiciest bits, bottles them in 'Tech Solutions'

The essential guide to IT transformationBlackBerry has sliced off its juiciest bits and will preserve them in a new unit called “BlackBerry Technology Solutions” (BTS) that it hopes will deliver a jolt of growth.The new unit will be led by Dr. Sandeep ... [Published The Register - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

BlackBerry still on shaky ground, but it continues to secure lucrative security clearances

(Image: CNET/CBS Interactive)BlackBerry has secured a key security clearance from the US government for its Android and iOS device management service.Read thisBlackBerry's Passport: Crazy enough for work?Read moreThe US Defense Information Systems Agency, ... [Published ZDNet - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

BlackBerry sees end to cuts; eyes new hires

BlackBerry has completed a restructuring process which has seen it significantly cut its workforce and aggressively control costs in recent years, according to an internal memo from John Chen ( pictured ).According to the CEO’s missive, cited by Reuters ... [Published Mobile Money Live - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 7 reports

John Chen: There's No Margin for Error to Complete BlackBerry's Turnaround to Success

BlackBerry's restructuring process is finally over.The Waterloo-based smartphone maker shrunk its workforce by 60% over three years in an attempt to reinvent itself following a post-Recession collapse under the competitive pressures of Apple's iPhone ... [Published Tech Vibes - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

More evidence iPad sales are falling: Best Buy notes PC resurgence

Tim in a panic?Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) says tablet sales are "crashing." Makes for a great headline, but what's really going on?The company's CEO tells us that the tablet market is saturated, but people are again buying new PCs -- especially convertibles. ... [Published Computerworld - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Best Buy’s CEO says most people don’t upgrade their tablets

“The tablet is dead!” the Internet said, shortly after news broke that iPad sales had dropped 9 percent. All of a sudden former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins’ claim that “tablets are not a good business model” and that they will die off in five year’s ... [Published Digital Trends - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

CrackBerry Part Deux? BlackBerry CEO Isn't Quite Sure

Remember at BlackBerry's height when people referred to the company as CrackBerry because of how devoted (and addicted) users were to their devices? While, those days are long behind the Waterloo, Ontario-based company, CEO John Chen isn't giving up on ... [Published Entrepreneur.com - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

BlackBerry Forging Ahead

CBJ – Despite the odds which have seemed overwhelmingly against a successful rebound, BlackBerry has managed to pull itself out of the ruins and continues to make progress on an impressive road to recovery.   It wasn’t that long ago when some financial ... [Published Canadian Business Journal - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

BlackBerry names Marty Beard COO

Mobile communications retailer BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY ) announced former LiveOps CEO Marty Beard as COO on July 21.Beard will oversee cross-functional organizations such as marketing, BlackBerry 10 application development, customer care and quality, ... [Published FierceRetail - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 2 reports

Q&A: BlackBerry's New Marketing Chief Wilson Discusses Challenges

In January, Mark Wilson was named senior VP-marketing at BlackBerry, following an executive shakeup that saw the departures of CEO Thorsten Heins, COO Kristian Tear and CMO Frank Boulden. Mr. Wilson, who was previously CMO at telecommunications company ... [Published CMO.com - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 2 reports

GC of the Year: Sobeys lawyer Karin McCaskill troubleshoots her way to the top

2014 General Counsel of the Year Award Recipient: Karin McCaskill Karin McCaskill is your prototypical general counsel. She knows how to get deals done, can handle litigation and understands that success hinges on knowing the business and building ... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jun 20 2014]
First reported May 14 2014 - Updated May 15 2014 - 2 reports

Blackberry is preparing a keyboard-equipped phone with a high-resolution screen

Blackberry may finally be preparing to launch a new QWERTY keyboard-equipped handset, the company’s first since the Q10 was announced in January 2013. The handset, spotted by TechCrunch , is mentioned in the Blackberry 10.3 SDK release, which also ... [Published GigaOM - May 14 2014]

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Blackberry slices off juiciest bits, bottles th... [Published The Register - Aug 19 2014]
Apple: A Reversal Of Fortune Seems Inevitable [Published Seeking Alpha - Aug 09 2014]
BlackBerry still on shaky ground, but it contin... [Published ZDNet - Aug 06 2014]
BlackBerry is ready to hire as Chen says restru... [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 06 2014]
Blackberry Ready For Turnaround But No Margin F... [Published Bidness Etc - Aug 05 2014]
John Chen: There's No Margin for Error to Compl... [Published Tech Vibes - Aug 05 2014]
BlackBerry's restructuring process is finally o... [Published Vator.tv - Aug 05 2014]
BlackBerry Ends Restructuring, Tips New Hires [Published PC Magazine - Aug 05 2014]
BlackBerry Goes On Growth Footing After Years O... [Published UberGizmo - Aug 05 2014]
BlackBerry completes three-year restructure plan [Published Mobile News - Aug 05 2014]
BlackBerry sees end to cuts; eyes new hires [Published Mobile Money Live - Aug 05 2014]
Optimistic BlackBerry eyes recruitment drive [Published Computer Reseller News UK - Aug 05 2014]
BlackBerry completes restructuring as CEO looks... [Published V3.co.uk - Aug 05 2014]
BlackBerry (T.BB) rolls out BBM for Windows pho... [Published Stockhouse Canada - Jul 31 2014]
More evidence iPad sales are falling: Best Buy ... [Published Computerworld - Jul 31 2014]
Best Buy’s CEO says most people don’t upgrade t... [Published Digital Trends - Jul 30 2014]
Is BlackBerry ripe for a comeback? [Published Business Spectator - Jul 30 2014]
CrackBerry Part Deux? BlackBerry CEO Isn't Quit... [Published Entrepreneur.com - Jul 29 2014]
BlackBerry Forging Ahead [Published Canadian Business Journal - Jul 28 2014]
BlackBerry names Marty Beard COO [Published FierceRetail - Jul 23 2014]
BBM for Windows on the way [Published IT Web - Jul 21 2014]
Bloodiest job cuts in tech history [Published SiliconANGLE - Jul 18 2014]
Q&A: BlackBerry's New Marketing Chief Wilson Di... [Published CMO.com - Jul 18 2014]
Q&A: Blackberry's New Marketing Chief Wilson Di... [Published Advertising Age - Jul 17 2014]
10 Brands That Might Not Survive 2015 [Published Business Insider Australia - Jul 15 2014]
BlackBerry: 3 Keys To Unlock $20 Before 2015 [Published Seeking Alpha - Jul 14 2014]
BlackBerry's Turnaroud Is All About CEO John Ch... [Published The Street Latest - Jun 20 2014]
GC of the Year: Sobeys lawyer Karin McCaskill t... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jun 20 2014]
GC of the Year: Sobeys lawyer Karin McCaskill t... [Published Financial Post | Business » Legal Post - Jun 20 2014]
Blackberry is preparing a keyboard-equipped pho... [Published GigaOM - May 14 2014]
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Bloodiest job cuts in tech history [Published SiliconANGLE - Jul 18 2014]
An internal Microsoft memo revealed that the software giant is cutting 14 percent or 18,000 of its workforce.  Over the years, Microsoft has amassed 127,000 employees, with 30,000 coming from its acquisition of Nokia.  New CEO Satya Nadella wants ...
GC of the Year: Sobeys lawyer Karin McCaskill t... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jun 20 2014]
2014 General Counsel of the Year Award Recipient: Karin McCaskill Karin McCaskill is your prototypical general counsel. She knows how to get deals done, can handle litigation and understands that success hinges on knowing the business and building ...
GC of the Year: Sobeys lawyer Karin McCaskill t... [Published Financial Post | Business » Legal Post - Jun 20 2014]
2014 General Counsel of the Year Award Recipient: Karin McCaskill Karin McCaskill is your prototypical general counsel. She knows how to get deals done, can handle litigation and understands that success hinges on knowing the business and building ...
Blackberry is preparing a keyboard-equipped pho... [Published GigaOM - May 14 2014]
Blackberry may finally be preparing to launch a new QWERTY keyboard-equipped handset, the company’s first since the Q10 was announced in January 2013. The handset, spotted by TechCrunch , is mentioned in the Blackberry 10.3 SDK release, which also ...
Blackberry is preparing a keyboard-equipped pho... [Published GigaOM Network - May 14 2014]
Blackberry may finally be preparing to launch a new QWERTY keyboard-equipped handset, the company’s first since the Q10 was announced in January 2013. The handset, spotted by TechCrunch , is mentioned in the Blackberry 10.3 SDK release, which also ...
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