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  1. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    I heard a rumour that Sebastien Marineau (VP of software) was let go. Anyone know if this is true?
    01-21-14 12:28 PM
  2. Elite1's Avatar
    If it is true, there will surely be an announcement coming in near future.
    01-21-14 01:34 PM
  3. greatwiseone's Avatar
    Would be surprised if they did. He's clearly Dan Dodge's go to guy over at QNX. They might have moved him back into the QNX division rather than the device division.

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    01-21-14 02:47 PM
  4. goodgoogleguy's Avatar
    Yes. He is history. Gone to greener pastures
    01-28-14 03:11 PM
  5. sixpacker's Avatar
    Yes. He is history. Gone to greener pastures
    Presumably a non-blackberry pasture?
    01-28-14 03:17 PM
  6. oilgeo10's Avatar
    Anybody there with VP in their job title before Chen's arrival, should be gone , imo.

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    01-29-14 09:20 AM
  7. sixpacker's Avatar
    Anybody there with VP in their job title before Chen's arrival, should be gone , imo.

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    He was actually one of the modernising influences brought in from qnx. Did some good work in dragging the monolith into the 21st century. Still no official confirmation of course.
    01-29-14 10:41 AM
  8. sixpacker's Avatar
    He was actually one of the modernising influences brought in from qnx. Did some good work in dragging the monolith into the 21st century. Still no official confirmation of course.
    Indeed, for what is worth, I now have it confirmed he is gone.

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    RubberChicken76 likes this.
    02-21-14 03:03 PM
  9. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    He was actually one of the modernising influences brought in from qnx. Did some good work in dragging the monolith into the 21st century.
    Yeah, but also the "whoops - we forgot to make it work on the 1 GB QNX devices we already have in market" snafu happened on his watch too.
    02-24-14 09:59 AM
  10. greatwiseone's Avatar
    For those wondering what happened to him......he's off to Apple.

    CanLII - 2014 ONSC 1790 (CanLII)
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    03-25-14 01:58 PM
  11. TGR1's Avatar
    For those wondering what happened to him......he's off to Apple.

    CanLII - 2014 ONSC 1790 (CanLII)
    Interesting and makes sense given Apple's in-car push.
    03-25-14 02:03 PM
  12. jonty12's Avatar
    I hope BlackBerry has this type of decisive victory in court with Typo as well.
    03-25-14 02:24 PM
  13. sixpacker's Avatar
    For those wondering what happened to him......he's off to Apple.

    CanLII - 2014 ONSC 1790 (CanLII)
    Sounds like the court case will delay that til July. In my experience unusual for these resignation cases to go to court, generally considered a pointless exercise.
    Gilles Let likes this.
    03-25-14 04:20 PM
  14. jr4941's Avatar
    Sounds like the court case will delay that til July. In my experience unusual for these resignation cases to go to court, generally considered a pointless exercise.
    For a contract? No, I would say that it's common for labour lawyers to sue over this or at least settle.
    03-25-14 05:04 PM
  15. jr4941's Avatar
    Man... Chen doesn't mess around, though
    03-25-14 05:05 PM
  16. sixpacker's Avatar
    Man... Chen doesn't mess around, though
    Over aggression causing some good guys to resign, doesn't sound smart to me.
    qwerty4ever likes this.
    03-26-14 04:51 AM
  17. r0v3rT3N's Avatar
    Over aggression causing some good guys to resign, doesn't sound smart to me.
    How is reducing a role "over-aggression"?
    According to Marineau, that bundled with the new direction and current state of the company is why he wanted to leave. It's not like Chen sued him as soon as he was appointed as CEO.

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    03-26-14 06:14 AM
  18. neoberry99's Avatar
    True

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    03-26-14 06:50 AM
  19. lnichols's Avatar
    He signed the contract thinking the company would be sold and gutted because this is what TH and Prem had planned and he would have gotten a fat severance package and went to Apple anyway since he was in talks with them. When that didn't happen he just decided to leave anyway. Apple should have just bought BlackBerry for nothing with the Scrooge McDuck cash pike they are sitting on, but I think that they decided they could get everything in Bankruptcy for cheaper.

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    03-26-14 07:27 AM
  20. sixpacker's Avatar
    How is reducing a role "over-aggression"?
    According to Marineau, that bundled with the new direction and current state of the company is why he wanted to leave. It's not like Chen sued him as soon as he was appointed as CEO.

    Posted from my Red Zed
    My view is that it was more an issue of management style and a failure to persuade, rather than reducing a role per se. Also interesting they were doing hush hush promotions while a freeze was in place. Not good practice.
    03-26-14 12:05 PM
  21. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    Over aggression causing some good guys to resign, doesn't sound smart to me.
    Quite a few people I know at that company are glad to have seen him go ...
    03-26-14 12:24 PM
  22. propeller10's Avatar
    Anybody there with VP in their job title before Chen's arrival, should be gone , imo.

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    That is an ignorant comment. Obviously you are not aware of his Job title.
    03-26-14 03:37 PM
  23. propeller10's Avatar
    Quite a few people I know at that company are glad to have seen him go ...
    why?
    03-26-14 03:38 PM
  24. habs_fan's Avatar
    http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/#!/content/1.2587382/

    Look at CBC twisting BlackBerry news again The government needs to stop funding CBC

    Posted via CB10
    03-26-14 07:30 PM
  25. treaker's Avatar
    http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/#!/content/1.2587382/

    Look at CBC twisting BlackBerry news again The government needs to stop funding CBC

    Posted via CB10
    CBC is very pro Apple. Just have to read the reviews for each company.

    Z10 on Telus
    03-26-14 08:08 PM
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