Peter Kafka

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RIM Fires 10 Percent of Workforce, Shuffles Managers, Keeps Co-CEOs

Research in Motion is firing 2,000 workers — 10 percent of its workforce — and reorganizing a layer of its top managers. The moves are intended to help the company compete with Apple and Google, whose iOS and Android platforms are overwhelming its once-dominant BlackBerry line. Unaffected by the moves: Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis.


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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