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BlackBerry CEO Heins to net $55.6M if fired after acquisition

Thorsten Heins stands to make $55.6 million in salary, incentives, and equity if he is ousted from BlackBerry.

By Aug. 16, 2013


Thorsten Heins takes over at RIM

There's no doubt that Thorsten Heins took on a huge challenge when he took over as the CEO of Research in Motion. But he's tackled the job with a degree of ownership and optimism.

By Dec. 11, 2012


BlackBerry's Heins: Apple's iOS is a little long in the tooth

The company's chief executive says that Apple's user interface is "now five years old," indicating the company isn't innovating as quickly as it should.

By Mar. 18, 2013


RIM CEO Heins: 'I'm not happy with the situation at RIM'

The company's chief adds, however, that he believes there is a path to success that will come by way of BlackBerry 10.

By Jul. 10, 2012


RIM CEO Heins to developers: We have a 'clear shot' at No. 3

RIM's Thorsten Heins says with BlackBerry 10, the company will mount its worldwide comeback.

By Sep. 25, 2012


Who is RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, anyway?

The BlackBerry maker is rolling the dice on a new CEO who knows the old way. Yet Thorsten Heins isn't a name many outside the Canadian company will recognize. Who is he, where does he come from, and what does he believe he must do to save RIM?

By Jan. 23, 2012


RIM's co-CEOs step down; insider Heins takes helm

Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis resign their positions in the beleaguered company as profits decline and investor disappointment grows.

By Jan. 22, 2012


BlackBerry to cut 40% of its workforce, 4,500 jobs

It's tough times for the Canadian company, as it's announced massive jobs cuts ahead of disappointing results.

By Sep. 21, 2013


Fed agency dumps BlackBerry for iPhones

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency drops BlackBerry, says RIM smartphone not keeping up.

By Oct. 22, 2012


BlackBerry maker RIM set to lay off 2,000 -- report

The once-strong mobile company will hand out pink slips worldwide come June 1, Canada's Globe and Mail is reporting.

By May. 26, 2012