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Power struggle at company headed by ex-BlackBerry boss: report

Media | 12/09/2015 2:57 pm EST

Three board members of Powermat Technologies Ltd., a maker of wireless mobile-device chargers, are suing the company and CEO Thorsten Heins, accusing them of unauthorized operations that threaten the operation's viability, according to a report. The website CNet reported Wednesday, based on court documents filed in Israel, where Powermat has an office, that these board members accuse Heins, a former CEO of Canada's BlackBerry Ltd., and the company of operating without an approved budget and pushing the company toward financial ruin. The report quoted a filing from the company in...

Thorsten Heins to lead Powermat Technologies

telecom | 11/18/2014 3:33 pm EST

Powermat Technologies Ltd., a New York-based maker of public charging stations for mobile devices, said Tuesday that it has appointed former BlackBerry Ltd. CEO Thorsten Heins as its new CEO and chairman. Its outgoing CEO and founder Ran Poliakine will remain with the company as vice-chairman, Powermat said in a press release. Powermat said it is in the midst of an expansion of its global presence, including a recent deal with Starbucks Corp. to install charging stations at its coffee shops across the U.S. Heins was replaced by John Chen as BlackBerry CEO last November....

Former BlackBerry boss ranked third-highest paid wireless exec

telecom | 04/16/2014 7:44 pm EDT

Former BlackBerry Ltd. CEO Thorsten Heins was the third-highest paid executive in 2013 among wireless companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges, according to the website FierceWireless. Based on...

BlackBerry announces changes to management, board

telecom | 11/25/2013 5:12 pm EST

BlackBerry Ltd. on Monday announced it was making changes to three top management positions and a board seat. It said Kristian Tear is leaving the position of chief operating officer, and Frank Boulben is departing from the job of chief marketing officer, without giving a reason for their departures. BNN reported that BlackBerry is not replacing them...

BlackBerry still ‘in early phases of transition,’ Heins says

telecom | 07/09/2013 9:08 pm EDT

BlackBerry Ltd. shareholders approved the company’s decision to change its name from Research in Motion Ltd. as CEO Thorsten Heins told investors the company “is still in the early phases” of its transition at an annual meeting. In an address at the company’s annual and special shareholders meeting...

‘RIM’ becomes ‘BlackBerry’ as new Z10 devices launched

telecom | 01/30/2013 8:43 pm EST

Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) changed its name to BlackBerry and launched its new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system Wednesday. “As we launch BlackBerry 10 around the world, now is the right...