Jim Balsillie

  1. RIM Takes On Apple's iPad

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, a late entrant in the booming tablet market, will take on Apple's iPad with competitive pricing of its rival Playbook device. The Canadian firm's tablet, set to launch in the first quarter of next yea ...

  2. RIM's Balsillie Responds To Barbs From Apple's Jobs

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion's Jim Balsillie brushed off Steve Jobs' critique of RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer, saying the Apple CEO's barbs made no sense outside of his company's "distortion field." Jobs on Mo ...

  3. RIM Launching New Version Of Touchscreen BlackBerry

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is launching a new version of its touchscreen Storm smartphone, marking its latest move in the fight with Apple's iPhone. The Storm2, as the device is known, is "a biggie for us," RIM co-Chief Exe ...

  4. RIM Opens Software Store For BlackBerry

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion has launched an online store selling entertainment, games, news, and travel applications to its BlackBerry users. RIM said on Wednesday its online store was immediately available to BlackBerry owners in Britain, Canada, and the ...

  5. Google's Eun Defends YouTube

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Speaking at a MidemNet keynote in Cannes, Google's VP of content partnership David Eun described Warner Music Group ordering the removal of its repertoire from YouTube as "unfortunate." But he insisted label partners can benefit hug ...

  6. Canadian Music Week Kicks Off

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The opening day of Canadian Music Week saw heated discussion on who should pay for losses incurred by record companies due to piracy, with many suggesting Internet service providers are central to a solution. A standing-room only crowd watched a g ...

  7. Canadian Music Week Takes On Challenges Of Changing Industry

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canadian Music Week (CMW) will focus on new concepts and alternative revenue streams that artists and labels can pursue, event founder/ president says Neill Dixon, while speakers like Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie will discuss the possib ...

  8. BlackBerry Creator Targets Music Industry

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST BlackBerry creator Jim Balsillie believes the mobile email device he invented will soon take the music industry by storm. The chairman and CEO of Research in Motion (RIM) is on a mission to make the "Crackberry" as addictive to music-lov ...