Jim Balsillie

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Sidewalk Labs proposed Area1 and Area2 of Portland development. Photograph: Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty

The former fish processing plant is so unremarkable that, at first, my taxi driver speeds right past it. He shrugs as we come to a stop in an empty pa(...)

A BlackBerry user risks repetitive thumb strain in 2007, at the height of the company’s succss. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The BlackBerry phone, whose tactile keyboard caused repetitive thumb strains as it became the ultimate business gadget no self-respecting chief execut(...)

A still image captured from a video footage from the research vessel Martin Bergmann of the Arctic Research Foundation shows what they say is the wreckage of the of HMS Terror in the bottom of Terror Bay in Canada on September 3rd. Courtesy Arctic Research Foundation/Handout via Reuters

On its very first sonar pass of the season, the Canadian Arctic research vessel Martin Bergmann spotted a shipwreck on the sea-floor off King William (...)

Blackberry brochures: the company was reduced to bit-players with a 1 per cent share of the smartphone market

The rise of RIM, the firm behind Blackberry, from tiny upstart Canadian company to a $20 billion corporation, employing about 20,000 staff and owning (...)

BlackBerry chief executive John Chen introduces the Passport smartphone. Photograph: Aaron Harris/Reuters

Last month, the company that pioneered the concept of the smartphone unveiled a brand new device featuring a completely different screen size from pre(...)

What can Ernest Hemingway teach us about industrial disruption? The master of terse prose was more concerned with war, pugilism and other overt displa(...)