BlackBerry Ltd. plans to cut expenses in half

In the midst of news headlines flying about the future of BlackBerry Ltd.'s future ownership, the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone manufacturer has issued an open letter to its customers. The letter reassures BlackBerry users

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Tech firms large and small ready to hire BlackBerry cast-offs

When BlackBerry Ltd. announced last week it would be axing 4,500 jobs sometime before Christmas, the tech community in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. was left reeling. While the embattled company hasn’t said if all of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

BlackBerry to swallow $1 billion writedown on unsold devices

The hope that the BlackBerry 10 operating system would be the ray of light to clear up the dreary outlook for Waterloo, Ont. based BlackBerry Ltd. Is becoming dimmer as the bad news

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry would be 25th most valuable private firm

Reuters reports this morning that BlackBerry is considering following Dell Inc.'s lead in pulling out of public markets and taking its technology company private, in a story based on anonymous sources. Part of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Radian6 job losses are Canadian startup scene’s net gains: Martell

Salesforce's loss is the Canadian startup scene's gain after the layoffs at Radian6, says leading east coast entrepreneur Dan Martell. This morning ITBusiness.ca broke the news of the layoffs atFredericton, N.B.-based Radian6 in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Social CRM firm Jugnoo lays off 14

Toronto-based Jugnoo Inc. has finished a round of layoffs that reduced its staff size from almost 100 to between 80 and 85 employees, according to the firm.Jugnoo, which offers a Web-based customer relations

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

RIM posts $518 million Q1 loss, cuts 5,000 jobs, delays BB10

Reseach In Motion saw revenue plunge 33 per cent in the quarter ending June 2 to $2.8 billion compared to the previous quarter, causing it to suffer a net loss of $518 million,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 28th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Axe falls at RIM as “hundreds” laid off in Waterloo

The axe is falling at Research in Motion.Rumors that jobs will be cut at the Waterloo, Ont. firm are now areality.  At least one RIM employee in that city tweetedyesterday that “hundreds” of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Burnaby R&D centre to be shut as Nokia announces 10,000 global layoffs

A research and development centre in Burnaby, B.C. is among the locations on the chopping block in a round of layoffs announced by Nokia today.Nokia said it plans to cut up to 10,000positions

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 14th, 2012 John Ribeiro

RIM rumoured to be cutting 2,000 or more jobs

Research In Motion, the ailing maker of the BlackBerry, is planning to cut at least 2,000 staff as part of a global restructuring plan, according to reports.The restructuring could begin in the next

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Electronic Arts Canada offices may see layoffs this week: report

Electronic Arts (EA) is expected to layoff between 500 to 1,000 employees this week, reports Silicon Valley blog Startup Grind.That represents up to 11 per cent of the company's total staff, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Sony set to cut 10,000 jobs in restructuring push

Sony will cut 10,000 jobs globally, or about 6 percent of its workforce, this year as part of a restructuring plan under its new president, Japan's largest business paper reported Monday.The Nikkei, without

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2012 Jay Alabaster

Yahoo poised for ‘thousands’ of layoffs: report

Troubled tech stalwart Yahoo Inc. is poised to lay off thousands of workers, according to a report out today.The job cuts (no exact number was specified) will likely be announced at the end

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

RIM layoffs could help company’s execution, analysts say

Early reaction was mixed to the 2,000 layoffs announced Monday by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, as several analysts said RIM continues to face problems from aggressive smartphone and tablet competitors such as

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 26th, 2011 Matt Hamblen