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Thorsten Heins

RIM CEO tones down the happy talk, says he’s ‘not satisfied’

July 10th, 2012

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has wisely decided to ditch his “there’s nothing wrong with the company as it exists right now” talking point. During his remarks at RIM’s 2012 Annual General Meeting today, Heins said that while he was optimistic that his company could make a comeback, he was “not satisfied” with the state of …

RIM CEO’s optimism could get him sued

July 9th, 2012

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins’s assertion that “there’s nothing wrong with the company as it exists now” could have more dire consequences than the usual howls of laughter from the tech press. The New York Times has spoken with “several securities law experts and some investors” who say that Heins’s overly rosy statements, combined with delays for major …

Live from RIM's BlackBerry World 2012 keynote!

May 1st, 2012

Research In Motion has its work cut out for it. Apple and Samsung went from dominating the smartphone industry to completely owning it in the first quarter this year, and RIM’s struggles continued as its BlackBerry 7 smartphone lineup really started showing its age. All eyes are on BlackBerry 10 as industry watchers try to determine …

RIM: BlackBerry apps are more profitable than Android apps

February 7th, 2012

Research In Motion executivess took the stage during BlackBerry DevCon Europe on Tuesday to clear up a few facts about the company’s success with its BlackBerry App World marketplace. RIM’s new CEO Thorsten Heins said BlackBerry App World is now home to more than 60,000 applications, which is a fraction of what’s available in the …

Former RIM co-CEO Lazaridis says he planned to step down for years

January 30th, 2012

Former Research In Motion co-CEO and co-Chairman Mike Lazaridis said in a recent interview that he had been planning to step down from his role at the helm of the company for several years. While speaking with The Record, Lazaridis confessed that he had been planning to relinquish his co-CEO role for several years leading …

New RIM CEO admits Apple and Google are winning, says change is coming

January 27th, 2012

Investors had been clamoring for Research In Motion co-founders Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis to relinquish their co-CEO and co-chairman roles, and the company finally announced this past Sunday that Balsillie and Lazaridis were out, replaced by new chairperson of the board Barbara Stymiest and new chief executive officer Thorsten Heins. RIM’s stock plunged more than …

Research without Motion: Old guys replaced by new old guy

January 23rd, 2012

Research In Motion hasn’t just had a difficult time innovating since the iPhone was first introduced, the company has had trouble innovating ever since its product started to morph into something more than a simple email messaging device. RIM has always been behind the curve with regard to technology in some ways. It was still …

Meet RIM’s new CEO [video]

January 23rd, 2012

After months of investors unrest, Research In Motion on Sunday announced that Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis were stepping down from their roles as co-CEO and co-Chairmen. Barbara Stymiest was named RIM’s new chairperson of the board, in line with rumors, and former Ericsson executive Thorsten Heins was named president and CEO. Heins and Stymiest hosted …