Keith Pardy leaves the RIM party

By on March 4, 2011 at 3:36 PM.

Keith Pardy leaves the RIM party

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Research In Motion’s chief marketing officer (CMO), Keith Pardy, will be leaving the company. Citing personal reasons, Pardy will transition out of the company over the next six months. RIM is in the midst of launching its new, highly anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and the timing is, to say the least, unfortunate. The WSJ notes that the CMO revealed his plans to the Waterloo-based company last month. More →

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BlackBerry given the all-clear in India… for now

By on November 1, 2010 at 9:00 PM.

BlackBerry given the all-clear in India… for now

Research In Motion has been getting a lot of stick recently for not providing government agencies controlled access to their encrypted servers. In August, the United Arab Emirates threatened to pull the plug on BlackBerry services before the two parties reached an agreement. In October, India chimed in on the situation giving the Waterloo based firm an ultimatum: meet compliance standards by January 31, 2011 or get shut down. BlackBerry users in India will be happy/unhappy to know that RIM and the Government of India have reached an interim arrangement wherein RIM will allow for the “lawful interception of BBM services.” RIM still has until January 31, 2011 to come up with a final solution to put this whole thing to bed. In the mean time, it’s business as usual. More →

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