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Ex-BlackBerry co-CEO Jim Balsillie dumps entire stake

A year ago, Balsillie owned 26.8 million shares of stock in the smartphone maker. Now he's down to zero.

By February 14, 2013


Golden parachutes for Balsillie, Lazaridis in wake of RIM ouster

According to a filing with the SEC, co-CEO Jim Balsillie received the greater amount -- about $7.93 million in total entitlements -- upon his departure.

By June 15, 2012


RIM's Balsillie had radical plan to save company, report says

The former co-CEO and co-chairman apparently wanted to offer his company's network to carriers in the U.S. and elsewhere to boost the BlackBerry maker's financials.

By April 13, 2012


Former RIM CEO to lead Canadian agency on green tech

Jim Balsillie, the former co-CEO of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, is appointed to chair of Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

By June 25, 2013


Executive infighting reportedly led to BlackBerry's downfall

Deep rifts in the struggling handset maker's executive ranks hobbled its ability to compete in the mobile market and led to its eventual downfall, sources tell The Globe and Mail.

By September 29, 2013


RIM ready to name new chairman, report says

Under heavy investor fire, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie could give up their posts as co-chairmen to make way for an independent director.

By January 3, 2012


RIM's co-CEOs: Their employees didn't like them either

An informal survey of RIM employees found that, like the company's customers and Wall Street, they weren't so hot about the job co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie did running the show.

By January 23, 2012


BlackBerry founder hikes stake in company, weighs takeover

Founder and former co-CEO Mike Lazaridis hopes to save the foundering smartphone maker.

By October 10, 2013


Did RIM shelve an idea to license BBM to competitors, carriers?

According to a new report, Research In Motion instead decided to focus its efforts on a new phone and BlackBerry 10.

By May 24, 2012


BlackBerry buyout deal is dead, CEO replaced

A deal to buy BlackBerry has apparently fallen through, leading the ailing company to fire its boss and recruit a new man at the top.

By November 4, 2013