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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik