The Legacy Trap: Getting caught by the innovation curve

Innovation. It’s what makes new markets. It’s what creates new opportunities for companies to grow dramatically. And it’s what creates demand when consumers don’t even know they want something.

RIM hires a search firm to find more U.S. tech experience for its board

Canada-based BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has plenty of problems, and among them is a board that isn’t as technically savvy as its competitors. Today at its annual shareholder meeting, RIM chairwoman Barbara Stymiest confirmed that the company is indeed seeking out new board members with technical experience with the help of a search firm.

Can Windows Phone 8 save RIM?

After Research in Motion’s disastrous earnings report yesterday — with a loss of 37 cents a share, an additional BlackBerry 10 delay to 2013, and the reveal that it would cut 5,000 jobs — it’s no surprise that shareholders are desperate for a fix.

How RIM could save itself: With a “super feature phone”

Research In Motion is reportedly attempting to sell itself after rejecting the former co-CEO’s plan to open up its network to carriers. But for some reason it is not pursuing the creation of a lucrative category between smart phones and feature phones — the super feature phone.

The forecast for RIM: cloudy, with a chance of success

There is no doubt RIM’s fortunes have been receding of late. The share of BlackBerry smartphones in North America is plummeting (although still strong in other parts of the world) and revenues are down. Competition is fierce. Can new management and stated objectives for future products at RIM turn things around or is it too late?

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How Walmart can save the BlackBerry

BlackBerry maker, Research In Motion, recently released disappointing Q4 2012 financial performance results. New CEO Thorstein Heins has acknowledged RIM is in need of significant changes if it is to survive, much less stay relevant. The odds are heavily stacked against RIM at this point, but there are still things the company can do to regain its footing in the market.

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New RIM CEO: We need substantial change

On his first-ever earnings conference call, newly christened Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins seemed to come to terms with the bad hand he’s been dealt and admitted that the company was in need of “substantial change.”