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This article was published on September 21, 2013


BlackBerry could be saved by co-founder and former co-CEO

BlackBerry could be saved by co-founder and former co-CEO Image by: Justin Sullivan


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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

BlackBerry CEO Addresses Company's DevCon Gathering Here’s a strange one from the alternative reality that struggling phone-maker BlackBerry seems to exist in today. Co-founder Mike Lazaridis, who stepped down from his co-CEO role last year, is said to have approached private equity firms about bidding for the up-for-sale Canadian company.

That’s according to a report from the New York Times, which says the talks were preliminary and therefore there’s no guarantee Lazaridis — who has a 5.7 percent stake — will make an offer.

Huawei, Lenovo and various private equity firms have been linked with bids, but nothing has been confirmed in public.

Related: BlackBerry cutting 4,500 jobs as its Q2 2014 revenues became 50 percent less than analysts expected

➤ BlackBerry Co-Founder Is Said to Consider Bid for Company [New York Times]

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