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BlackBerry’s fate may rest in this man’s hands

04
Dec
2013

After former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins couldn’t manage to clean up the mess that co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie left behind, a full or partial sale looked like the company’s only way out the hole it found itself in. That might have been BlackBerry’s only out, but the company instead decided to stay the course — Heins was fired, talks of a sale were cancelled and John Chen was appointed interim CEO. While Chen has merely been named interim boss, a new report from Reuters states that Chen is in it for the long haul and as such, the company’s fate may rest in his hands. Referring to Chen as a “turnaround specialist” after his work with Sybase in

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