July 5, 2007 |
Toronto -- Research in Motion has received clearance to sell its popular BlackBerry device in China after eight years of trying. The Canadian company says it's finalizing the delivery of its products there. Co-Chief Executive Jim Balsillie, speaking on a conference call with analysts last week, said the company was planning to serve corporate customers in key Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
May 21, 2009 |
Another potential buyer has surfaced for the Phoenix Coyotes, one that would keep the team in Glendale, Ariz. An attorney for Las Vegas-based businessman John Breslow, who owns 3% of the Coyotes, said Wednesday that Breslow told the NHL he has formed a group interested in submitting a bid for the team. Attorney Scott Cohen declined to comment on reports that Breslow's group includes hockey great and Coyotes Coach Wayne Gretzky.
November 7, 2006 |
The Ducks recalled right wing Stanislav Chistov and defenseman Ian Moran from their minor league affiliate in Portland, Maine, and inserted them into the lineup Monday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Chistov and Moran played their first games with the Ducks this season after being sent down six days ago for a conditioning assignment in the American Hockey League with the Portland Pirates.
October 6, 2006 |
Jaromir Jagr seized the moment. Brendan Shanahan captured the night. "I don't think you could have scripted it any better," New York Coach Tom Renney said Thursday after his two superstars led the Rangers to a season-opening 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals at New York. Just moments after being officially introduced as team captain, Jagr needed only 29 seconds to net his first goal and send the Rangers on the winning track.
June 16, 2009 |
A bankruptcy judge rejected Monday the proposed sale of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes to Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie, who would have moved the team to Hamilton, Canada. Judge Redfield T. Baum issued a 21-page ruling concluding that the June 29 deadline imposed by Balsillie did not allow enough time to resolve the complex case. The ruling is a victory for the NHL, which had argued Balsillie was using the U.S.
April 23, 2007 |
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. is introducing a software application that can make Palm Treos and other Windows-based mobile devices made by rivals work like BlackBerrys. The software, due in the fall, is designed to extend BlackBerry's dominance by offering an option to individuals who may not want to switch devices to get the service, and to companies that would like to give employees a wider selection of hand-helds without being forced to support multiple mobile e-mail platforms.
October 14, 2011 |
Research in Motion Ltd. said BlackBerry service was fully restored after its worst-ever outage, but the ramifications continued as the company worked to clear a backlog of messages. Shares of RIM dropped 27 cents, or 1.1%, to close Thursday at $23.61 as concerns about effects of the worldwide service outage added to the company's growing competitive problems. The stock lost 2.2% on Wednesday when the outage hit North America and has fallen nearly 59% this year. RIM has been losing market share rapidly to Apple Inc.'s iPhone and devices using Google Inc.'s Android operating system, and the problems this week shook BlackBerry's reputation for reliability, a key reason for its popularity with corporate and government customers.
January 24, 2012 |
Shortly after BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. named its new chief executive, the struggling company posted a seven-minute video to introduce little-known Thorsten Heins to the world. On Wall Street, which had wanted a bigger shake-up, the meandering video — and the announcement in general — was a flop, doing little to reverse lingering doubts about the smartphone maker. The company's shares tumbled $1.44, or 8.5%, to $15.56 on Monday; its stock was trading at $62.69 a year earlier.
May 29, 2007 |
Since losing left wing Chris Kunitz to a broken hand in the first game of the Western Conference finals, the Ducks have scrambled to find a complement to Andy McDonald and Teemu Selanne on their top line. Todd Marchant, usually a center, most often filled that spot. But Coach Randy Carlyle, trying to assemble a fourth line, put him back at center between Brad May and Scott Thornton in Monday's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals and put rookie Drew Miller on the left with McDonald and Selanne.
April 5, 2010 |
Of all the places the Phoenix Coyotes were rumored to be this season and all the places they've been — including U.S. Bankruptcy Court, where they were purchased by the NHL — they've landed in the most unexpected place of all: the playoffs. The Coyotes are fourth in the West, setting franchise records for points, wins and home wins while earning their first postseason berth since 2002. The team that was abandoned by its owner and all but a few fans, the team whose iconic coach — a guy named Wayne Gretzky — resigned nine days before the season started has become a phenomenon in the desert.