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BlackBerry announces two new executive appointments

BlackBerry announces two new executive appointments

With the new CEO taking the helm of BlackBerry, they wasted no time to appoint new blood to the company to stir the ship around.

Press Release

BlackBerry Announces Two New Executive Appointments

WWATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – December 18, 2013) – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced two appointments that strengthen the Company’s strategy, marketing and operations.

James S. Mackey was appointed Executive Vice President for Corporate Development and Strategic Planning, joining the Company with years of experience executing highly successful corporate strategies that drive growth. Mark Wilson was named Senior Vice President of Marketing and brings extensive experience building brand preference and driving integrated marketing for a number of well-known companies.

“Jim and Mark are important appointments for BlackBerry as they bring extensive experience and add the necessary leadership and depth that will help us drive our transformation,” said John Chen, Executive Chair and CEO of BlackBerry. “I have worked extensively with both of them in the past, have the utmost respect for their experience and accomplishments, and we have developed close and trusted relationships with each other that will enable us to cohesively manage the changes required to reshape BlackBerry.”

Before joining BlackBerry, Mackey served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Open Text Corp., as well as head of Corporate Development at SAP, where he developed and led the Company’s global merger and acquisitions group, including completing more than 40 acquisitions.

Wilson will join BlackBerry in January from Avaya, where as CMO he led the marketing transition to a customer-solutions orientation. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Field Marketing at Sybase, and has extensive experience in marketing roles at AT&T and KPMG. At Sybase, he oversaw branding and advertising, lead generation, sales enablement and mobile product marketing operations.

Twitter for BlackBerry (BBOS and BlackBerry 10) Gets Updated

Twitter for BlackBerry (BBOS and BlackBerry 10) Gets Updated

Twitter for BlackBerry (both BBOS and BlackBerry 10) received updates today. Check changelog below :

For Legacy BlackBerry (BBOS):

  • Larger Home Timeline Photo Preview – Tweets with Twitter photos let you be part of the moment.
  • Click on a Tweet to see how many times it’s been favorited.
  • Tweets with videos are now identified in your home timeline.
  • Searching Twitter is now easier with auto suggestions of topics and users as you type.
  • DM message status in app now syncs across all of your devices and Twitter accounts.
  • Protected Account users can now view, accept or decline follow requests. • Supported on BlackBerry OS 6.0+

For BlackBerry 10 :

  • Home Timeline Photo Preview – Tweets with Twitter photos let you be part of the moment. Tap the image to reveal the full screen version.
  • BBM Connected – Tweet and update your BBM status at the same time.
  • In Line Reply – Join the conversation with an in-line reply when you click on a Tweet.
  • Get to what you love faster with our improved performance and full screen image viewing.
  • Find the accounts you’re looking for with improved search results.
  • Report spam or abuse by clicking on the Tweet details screen.