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BlackBerry Buyout Negotiations Continue, Drive Up Stock Price

As we discussed on this blog in August, BlackBerry Ltd. (formerly Research in Motion) had appointed a special board of directors committee to consider its strategic alternatives in light of its enormous drop in global market share. At that time, the New York Times’ DealBook blog had reported that BlackBerry’s market share had fallen to only 2.9 percent, and its value had fallen by 92 percent over the previous five years. Faced by these poor business prospects, the company was considering the sale of some assets or even the whole company, going private, or a joint venture. More >

BlackBerry Ltd. Exploring a Sale, Joint Venture or Going Private

After stories by Reuters and Bloomberg last week sent rumors swirling about the company’s future, this week BlackBerry Ltd. (formerly Research in Motion) clarified an announcement made last year that the company is considering a variety of “strategic alternatives.” Those alternatives reportedly include a potential sale of the business or its assets, the organization of an unspecified joint venture, or the possibility of repurchasing its stock in an effort to take the company private. The difference between last week’s rumor and this week’s announcement is that BlackBerry has now appointed a special committee of its board of directors to oversee the implementation of whichever alternative is chosen. More >

Planning For Your Online Afterlife

You may think that your Last Testament and Will (herein "will") clearly and thoroughly identifies all of your assets. But, it is very likely something is missing. This is not necessarily your fault because these items are of a new, unique nature and have not been considered "property" until very recently. So, what is it you are overlooking? Your online accounts. More >

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