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Apr 10, 2014
Apr 10, 2014

BlackBerry may consider exiting handsets, eyes investments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd would consider exiting its handset business if it remains unprofitable, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday, as the technology company looks to expand its corporate reach with investments, acquisitions and partnerships.

“If I cannot make money on handsets, I will not be in the handset business,” John Chen said in an interview, adding that the time frame for such a decision was short. He would not be more specific, but said it should be possible to make money off shipments of as few as 10 million a year.

Apr 8, 2014
Apr 8, 2014
Apr 4, 2014
Apr 3, 2014

Alberta proposes alternative to federal markets watchdog

TORONTO, April 3 (Reuters) – Alberta is working to build
support among fellow Canadian provinces for a proposed
alternative to a national securities regulator, establishment of
which the resource-rich province has long opposed, its finance
minister said on Thursday.

In September, the federal government launched a unified
regulatory regime intended to replace the patchwork of
provincial securities regulation that now exists across the
country. So far only Ontario and British Columbia have signed on
to the new regime, which provinces are not required to join.

Apr 2, 2014
Mar 31, 2014

Telus names new CEO, Entwistle stays on as executive chairman

TORONTO, March 31 (Reuters) – Canadian telecommunications
company Telus Corp shuffled its top ranks on Monday, with
Chief Executive Officer Darren Entwistle set to become executive
chairman and long-time lieutenant Joe Natale due to replace him.

Analysts were broadly positive about the promotion of
Natale, who is currently Telus’ chief commercial officer, though
Entwistle is expected to remain active in his new role.

Mar 30, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
    • About Alastair

      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
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      English, Arabic
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