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Carl Wiese to head BlackBerry’s global sales

telecom | 07/13/2015 2:07 pm EDT

BlackBerry Ltd. said Monday that Carl Wiese has been hired as its president of global sales, replacing John Sims who has left the company. The company said in a press release that Wiese comes from spending more than a decade in senior roles at Cisco Systems Inc., most recently as senior vice-president in charge of global sales and getting products to market. "Carl has extensive experience in enterprise software and emerging technology solutions, which will be instrumental as BlackBerry moves toward stabilizing revenue and sustaining profitability," BlackBerry CEO John Chen said in the release. Sims was announced as BlackBerry's president of global enterprise services in December 2013, coming over from SAP AG, where Chen had also worked before joining BlackBerry....

BlackBerry expands mobile-payment service in Indonesia

Media | 09/18/2014 6:26 pm EDT

BlackBerry Ltd. said Thursday that its mobile payment application will be made available to iPhone and Android smartphone users in Indonesia in early 2015. The company said in a press release that BBM Money has already been available in for BlackBerry users in Indonesia since early last year. “By combining our DNA around security, and the real-time collaboration and privacy attributes of BBM, we are uniquely placed in the growing mobile payments space,” John Sims, BlackBerry's president of global enterprise services, said in the release. BlackBerry said low debit-card...

Andrew Bocking leaves BlackBerry’s BBM unit

telecom | 02/10/2014 9:27 pm EST

BlackBerry Ltd. confirmed Monday that Andrew Stocking has left his post as executive vice-president of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). His LinkedIn profile shows that he’s held that position since June last year, and has been...