Committee Says RIM CEO, Chairman Can't Be Same Person
A committee investigating the leadership structure at Research In Motion has decided that whoever serves as Chairman of the Board may not also be an employee of the company. It recommends that the company change its organizational mandate to reflect this decision. RIM's board recently removed co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, who also served as co-Chairmen of the Board. RIM replaced Lazaridis and Balsillie with Thorsten Heins as CEO, and appointed Barbara Stymiest as the new chairperson. This new structure ensures the board will act independently of company management.
T-Mobile and Sprint Agree to Merge and Unite Under T-Mobile Brand and Leadership
Apr 29, 2018
T-Mobile and Sprint today announced plans to merge in an all-stock deal that will create a "New T-Mobile" worth $146 billion. The new company's combined radio spectrum assets will allow it to accelerate deployment of 5G technology.
JBL Headphones First to Use USB Type-C with HTC 10
HTC and JBL today announced a pair of headphones optimized for the HTC 10 smartphone. What's unique about these headphones is they are among the first to use the USB-C connector, rather than standard 3.5mm headphone jack, to connect with the HTC 10.
BlackBerry Motion Eschews the Keyboard, Packs Huge Battery
Oct 9, 2017
TCL today announced the BlackBerry Motion, a follow-up to the KEYone that drops the keyboard in favor of a larger touch screen. The Motion boasts a 5.5-inch full HD screen that's covered in a nano-diamond coating to prevent scratches.
Verizon CEO McAdam to Retire, Will Be Replaced by Vestberg
Jun 8, 2018
Verizon Communications today said long-serving Lowell McAdam will vacate his position as CEO on August 1. He will remain with the company as Executive Chairman of the Board through the end of the year, and then transition to a Non-executive Chairman role in 2019.