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RIM’s Freefall: Stock Drops to Eight-Year Low

Research In Motion’s unrelenting downward spiral took the company’s shares to a new 52-week low this week.

On Tuesday, the company’s stock price closed at $11.09 — a price it has not seen since December of 2003. Another ugly decline for RIM, which has shed more than three-quarters of its value in the past year alone.

Evidently, the brief run-up in RIM’s stock price prior to the unveiling of the company’s long-awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system at BlackBerry World earlier this month has proved untenable. And the prospect of watching the first BB10 phones go head to head with the next iteration of Apple’s iPhone this fall has sent investors fleeing into the woods.

RIMM Chart

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As I write this, RIM’s market cap is hovering at just about $6 billion. Hard to believe that just five years ago that number was about $80 billion, and RIM was the most valuable company in Canada by stock market value.


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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