RIMM is targeting Google employees
Living in New York City I have attended several 'PLAYBOOK EXPERIENCE'.
Usually they are short term retail related programs from trailer trucks.
Yesterday I attended an late day event at the Chelsea Market, a major food and media building. RIM had an open bar, lots of food, DJ, and many non-RIM employee marketing people.
What made this July 10-23, 2012 event remarkable is the location:
Chelsea Market is across the street from GOOGLE's New York HQ's where perhaps 5000 Google people work.
IMO RIM is trying several tactics.
> Perhaps to attract highly skilled computer scientists to join RIM.
> To build enthusiasm for Google to build apps for PB .... many Google people work on independent projects, otherwise unrelated to their main assignments.
Last edited by mandony; 07-11-2012 at 02:51 PM.
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07-11-2012, 04:06 PM #3
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Good move! There is tremendous talent there that could really change things for RIM. That's the level of talent you need if they are serious about becoming a big player again.
Amazon set up an office in Redmond to do the same thing. Made it very easy for Microsoft employees to move over without even changing their commutes at all.
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07-11-2012, 06:40 PM #4
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You guys keep coming up with this stuff, and we all know it's bogus because certain all-knowing members here have told us all that the PB is dead and no more support is forthcoming, and they are always right. I have to keep repeating this for you guys. RIM wouldn't put time and money into a dead horse.There are trolls in BlackBerry clothing among us. Report, ignore and never reply to obvious troll posts, they will die without responses from you.
- 07-11-2012, 07:20 PM #5
Google has offices in Waterloo as well. I suppose that is a sure sign they're targeting RIM employee's to..right...right? lol. As for the experience events, RIM also had a booth set up in Grand Central...where there also happens to be an Apple Store. Must mean they're looking to recruit Apple retail store employee's surely, lol.
Keep your head on your shoulders folks, things are getting a little crazy around here.
IMO, Knowing the cost of events in the area, RIM is spending many hundred thousand dollars on recruiting, not PB sales.
Last edited by mandony; 07-11-2012 at 08:15 PM.
- 07-11-2012, 08:21 PM #7
This is interesting. Smart move by RIM. I wish I could go to these PlayBook things. Very tactical putting the event right across from Google's building.Check out our blog!: http://conservativecornergroup.blogspot.com/
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- 07-11-2012, 09:03 PM #11
I don't know, unless you really hated your job, would you leave Google to work for RIM right now? Considering everything that's going on with both companies?If your tired of someone's comments, why not just put them on Ignore
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07-12-2012, 12:14 PM #17
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If We're talking about it, here in Crackberry, it's certainly of some significance
I don't agree with traditional way of recruiting engineer or workers in general.
Showing a curriculum in a short interview, doing a couple of tests or having a recommendation letters are in most cases useless, that’s because, most of candidates don’t tell the true, or at least not all the true… some them just lie.
Events like this are good marketing opportunities targeting developers or even future employees.
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