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RIM Begins “Cost-Optimizing” Employees

Research In Motion didn’t waste any time implementing that “cost-optimization program” it announced while reporting earnings last week. The company began sacking employees at its Waterloo, Ontario, headquarters today. It’s not yet clear how broad these initial cuts are, but various media reports put the number at about 200.

RIM declined comment on the news Tuesday, but the move comes just days after it announced plans to cut an unspecified number of jobs as part of what co-CEO Jim Balsillie euphemistically described as a “streamlining.”

“I wouldn’t call this a reorganization or a restructuring,” he said last week. “If we don’t have an efficient organization, that’s not helping anybody. This is more of a streamlining exercise.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work