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The one BlackBerry layoff that BlackBerry fans can cheer

03
Jan
2014

Normally, layoffs are a bad sign for a company’s financial health. In the case of one particular BlackBerry layoff, however, it’s more a sign that the company is being better run than under previous management. Canada’s CTV News reports that BlackBerry is parting ways with Alicia Keys, the pop star whom the company hired last year to be its “creative director.” BlackBerry wouldn’t say much about its decision to part ways with Keys and would only say that it “enjoyed the opportunity to work with such an incredibly talented and passionate individual.” Whatever creative direction Keys provided was sorely lacking, however, as BlackBerry had an absolutely miserable year marked by mass layoffs, terrible sales and horrendous earnings reports. The decision

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