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Losing the signal : the untold story behind the extraordinary rise and spectacular fall of BlackBerry

Author: Jacquie McNish; Sean Silcoff
Publisher: New York, NY : Flat iron Books, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is one percent. What went so wrong? Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. The rise and fall of BlackBerry reveals the dangerous speed at which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McNish, Jacquie.
Losing the signal
(DLC) 2015012152
(OCoLC)887848291
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacquie McNish; Sean Silcoff
ISBN: 9781250060181 1250060184 9781443436205 1443436208
OCLC Number: 906813869
Description: 1 online resource
Other Titles: Untold story behind the extraordinary rise and spectacular fall of BlackBerry
Responsibility: by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff.

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In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is one percent. What went so wrong? Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. The rise and fall of BlackBerry reveals the dangerous speed at which innovators race along the information superhighway. With unprecedented access to key players, senior executives, directors and competitors, Losing the Signal unveils the remarkable rise of a company that started above a bagel store in Ontario. At the heart of the story is an unlikely partnership between a visionary engineer, Mike Lazaridis, and an abrasive Harvard Business school grad, Jim Balsillie. Together, they engineered a pioneering pocket email device that became the tool of choice for presidents and CEOs. The partnership enjoyed only a brief moment on top of the world, however. At the very moment BlackBerry was ranked the world's fastest growing company internal feuds and chaotic growth crippled the company as it faced its gravest test: Apple and Google's entry in to mobile phones.

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