The Wall Street Journal is reporting that two acquisition-hires have left BlackBerry recently. T.A. McCann, a vice president in charge of all social networks, had joined BlackBerry when his contact-management company Gist was acquired back in 2011. The report says McCann quit about two weeks ago. McCann had been in charge of third-party social networks apps on BB, and he was also in charge of BlackBerry Messenger.
And, Marc Gingras, who has been with BlackBerry since his social-calendar company Tungle.me was acquired by the company in 2011, has also left. Gingras had been tasked with building the new calendar and contacts applications for BlackBerry 10; and, sources close to Gingras say that he was also responsible for the new BlackBerry Hub feature of BB10.
The report says that BlackBerry tried to convince both men to stay, but was obviously unsuccessful in its attempts.