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BlackBerry Shares Sink on Lazaridis Letdown

Evidently some folks really did believe BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis was going to swoop in like a deus ex machina and return the dilapidated smartphone pioneer to its former glory. Shares in the sadly diminished company closed down nearly nine percent at $7.05 on the revelation that Lazaridis has abandoned his, let’s face it, largely fantastical bid for the company, and reduced his combined stake with co-founder Doug Fregin to below five percent from eight percent.

AllThingsD Week in Review: Snapchat’s Many Suitors, and Finding the Fastest 4G LTE Signal

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

AllThingsD Week in Review: BlackBerry Is Just Resting, and YouTube Goes Mobile First

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

Cerberus Browsing BlackBerry’s Books for Buyout Bid

Sources say Cerberus Capital Management has signed a confidentiality agreement that gives it access to BlackBerry’s books.

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Kik and BlackBerry Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Mobile messaging startup Kik Interactive said Monday that the three-year-old patent infringement case in which it was defending itself against BlackBerry was formally settled September 4. At the time of the lawsuit, Kik had just launched, after founder Ted Livingston had tried to pitch a similar idea while working at BlackBerry (then RIM). BlackBerry’s own Messenger product just finally went multi-platform when it launched on Android and iOS last month.


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Cerberus Chewing Over BlackBerry Bid

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How Low Will Prem Watsa’s BlackBerry Offer Go?

Prem Watsa’s consortium offered $9 per share for BlackBerry. But will it actually pay that?

BlackBerry to Gartner: Not Dead Yet!

I’m getting better!

Will BlackBerry Be Sold for Parts?