BlackBerry founder and former Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said that he’s confident that users of iPhones and other devices will embrace the company’s BlackBerry Messenger platform, which will be offered on rival phones later this year. “BBM is by far the most compelling wireless experience and wireless social-networking environment,” Lazaridis, who stepped down as co-chief executive [...]
Last week we told you about Mike Lazaridis stepping down as Vice Chair and Director. One would think he was severing all ties to BlackBerry, and that would include his shares. And we know he has a lot of shares in BlackBerry which could net him a tidy sum. He spoke to Reuters and he [...]
ICF Names BlackBerry Founder and Vice Chairman Mike Lazaridis as 2013 Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year
NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Apr 4, 2013) – The Intelligent Community Forum, a New York-based think tank dedicated to studying the use of information and communications technology to create 21st century communities, today named BlackBerry Founder and Vice Chairman Mike Lazaridis Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year for 2013.
Here is a bit of interesting information from BlackBerry Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-end Fiscal 2013 Resultsformer Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis will be retiring from BlackBerry’s Board of Directors effective May 1, 2013. “The Company also announced that Mike Lazaridis, having fulfilled the commitment he made to the Board in January 2012, has decided to retire [...]
Mike Lazaridis, founder of company BlackBerry, Research in Motion has opted in a stake of C$100 million ($97 million) into quantum technology that could likely be developed to create medical devices much like the medical tricorder from “Star Trek” Mike Lazaridis has started a fund called Quantum Valley Investments, that is focused on created quantum products with a three [...]
Mike Lazaridis has been “in Motion” to get newly innovative technology back in his favor. He has donated $100 million to the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre that will open this Friday, September 21 in Waterloo, Ontario, the approach of this new centre will recreate the the conditions that made AT&T Inc.’s Bell Labs a center of technological [...]
It has been quite sometime since Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis stepped down as co-CEO’s of RIM, today they are both back in the news. RIM has file documents detailing their compensation packages. Mike Lazaridis of course will be staying on board as vice-chairman of the board. He will be keeping his own office as [...]
In the two days before Mike Lazaridis stepped down as CEO, he purchased a total of 3.9 Million stock in RIM. With the value of the stock currently at $15.90, that’s just about $50 Million.
In an interview with The Record, Mike Lazaridis talks about stepping down from RIM’s Co-CEO position. WATERLOO — It was a day that had been coming for years and Mike Lazaridis knew it had to happen. But as he gave up his co-chief executive officer position at Research In Motion, the company he founded in [...]
Reasearch in Motion just cannot catch a break from the shareholders… There is a report circling around the interwebs that RIM is setting up to remove Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie co-chairmen of the board. Back in July we told you how RIM had six months to show they need to have both the Co-CEO [...]
Wednesday 12th October – 23:30 (GMT-5) In Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, we are seeing a significant increase in service levels. Service levels are also progressing well in the U.S., Canada and Latin America and we are seeing increased traffic throughput on most services, although there are still some delays and services levels may [...]
When it comes to the technology sector there are thousands of upstart companies that dream of making it big. Most of the time this is not accomplished without the help of special people that encourage and offer and guidance. RIM is no different in this case, as when they were first starting up they received some sound [...]
Earlier we brought you news of an open letter by an high level RIM employee, now RIM has officially responded to this claim letter. An “Open Letter” to RIM’s senior management was published anonymously on the web today and it was attributed to an unnamed person described as a “high level employee”. It is obviously [...]
Over the past few months it is no new news that RIM is in a transitional period with the launches of new products and new operating system that have yet to show strong support by the general public, more so because of timing and knowledge of said devices. RIM really has implemented a new way [...]
The Joy of Tech has taken a stab at RIM Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis. RIM has been under fire since last weeks earning calls and hearing from some investor’s about the Co-CEOs stepping down.
Northwest & Ethical Investments wants to split the roles of Co-CEO’s and Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie?!?
Reuters is reporting a proposal has been submitted by Northwest & Ethical Investments, that would split the roles of Co-CEO’s and Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie as well as amend its bylaws to ensure the chair is an independent board member. Northwest & Ethical Investments is pushing for a shareholder vote so there would be [...]
At last week’s PlayBook launch event, Mike Lazaridis made a mention of a few key features of the PlayBook that have not really been discussed until now. The first of the features is the fact that the PlayBook will be recieving DNLA certification. There are quite a few different things that DNLA will do for the PlayBook. The [...]
RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis walked off the set of a BBC interview with BBC’s reporter Rory Cellan-Jones. Jones asked a question on the recent security issues in the Middle East. To which Mike responded: “You implied that we have a security problem, we don’t have a security problem … we’ve just been singled out, [...]
Co-CEO of RIM, Mike Lazaridis, does not usually take part in interviews but the New York Times was able to grab one with him over the weekend. Here are some notable points from the interview: