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Lazaridis increases his stake in BlackBerry to 8%; bid coming?

0. phoneArena 10 Oct 2013, 14:47 posted on

Just when BlackBerry needs to look hard to see if it has a future, it is a name from its past that might be interested in buying the outfit; co-founder and former co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has increased his stake in BlackBerry to 8% from 5.7% He also has engaged the services of Goldman Sachs and Centerview Partners LLC to discuss his options in relation to the company he steered through its steak and salad days...

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posted on 10 Oct 2013, 16:02 1

1. jamesedward318 (Posts: 99; Member since: 25 Dec 2010)


It is kind of disheartening to see a company fall from grace like this. I remember when it was cool to have a BB and if you didn't use BBM then you were considered a lame. Now if you are still using a BB you are a lame. This is like watching an old withered up football player scarmble around the football field trying to withstand hit after hit knowing he can't take it. The more he gets hit the worse you feel. You kind of just want to see old buddy give it up but he won't go out without a fight. Please BB just lay down and give up.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 17:08

3. Finalflash (Posts: 1440; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


I think people should learn something from the example of Yahoo and BB. If Google comes to you and asks you to join their revolution of whatever it is they are plotting (for the uninitiated, Google founders tried to sell their search algorithm to Yahoo and early on asked BB to adopt Android)....just do it....don't fight it.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 19:59 3

4. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


I wonder how is it possible nowadays that still exist people that label someone else "lame" for what they use or not... It seems pretty lame to me... You can say that it was a trend but using "lame"? I would say that being a follower is much lamer.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 21:34 1

5. raphz (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


+1

really like your comment

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 04:56

6. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


If intel would buy blackberry
Then the next blackberry will have 16 cores of corei7 running at 9.2 Ghz

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 16:03

2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 352; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Oh no, one golden parachute is not good enough. Got to double dip. Why not instead help the poor employees who are being laid off by giving away some shares?

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