Wilfrid Laurier names business school for BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis

WATERLOO, Ont. – Wilfrid Laurier University is naming its school of business after BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis. The tech pioneer gave the Waterloo, Ont.,-based school $20 million earlier this year to establish a program for technology executives and leaders. The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics will be housed in a new, $103-million building on […]

Co-founder Mike Lazaridis has sold off 3.5 million shares in BlackBerry since Monday

As I sit here and type this article, I am watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas with my family I received a BBM from a good friend informing me that former BlackBerry Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis had sold off 3.5 million shares in BlackBerry since Monday. The sale of the shares are said to be worth $26 million […]

Cerberus and Mike Lazaridis working towards a joint bid for BlackBerry – Fairfax Financial not enough funds for BlackBerry bid

Well in someone’s eyes the make or break day for BlackBerry is tomorrow. As most of you may have heard Cerberus and Mike Lazaridis are considering joint bid for BlackBerry. Tomorrow marks the two week due diligence period for Fairfax Financial. As of now the Dow Jones is reporting that Cerberus has signed an NDA […]

Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin look to bid on BlackBerry

Well it looks like the rumor about Mike Lazaridis looking to bid on BlackBerry is not a rumor at all! Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin have submitted a SEC filing looking to buy all of the shares of BlackBerry they currently do not own. Together they filed a 13D with the SEC, this 13D form […]

Mike Lazaridis Receives An Award, Visionary Of The Year

Kind of strange that he is receiving the award after he left BlackBerry. But The Intelligent Community Forum gave Mike Lazaridis the award Visionary of the Year for 2013 because he was the person to secure real-time push-email communications possible on wireless devices for the first time .The requirements for choosing the right person/organization: The […]

Former Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis Said iOS & Android Users Will Embrace BBM

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 […]

Mike Lazaridis Is Keeping His BlackBerry Shares

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.

Former Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis Vice Chair and a Director of BlackBerry Steps Down

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 Seeking to Make Real “Star Trek” Like Medical Device

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 […]

Former RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis Puts $100 Million Toward Nano Plan!

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 […]

RIM to Compensate Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis Nearly $12 Million Combind After Leaving

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 […]

Mike Lazaridis Bought $50 Million In RIM Stock Before He Stepped Down As Co-CEO

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.

Lazaridis Talks About Stepping down

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 […]

Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie to be Removed from Power?!?

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 […]