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BlackBerry CEO hunt 'on the back burner,' Chen retains job

updated 08:49 pm EST, Fri January 10, 2014

New CEO will remain on the job until company's fortunes turn around

The man named as interim head of BlackBerry will be staying on the job for a bit longer. CEO John S. Chen, who took the job in November following the ouster of Thorsten Heins and collapse of the sale of the company, will keep the title of CEO until the company is "back on solid financial footing."

"After earnings, and again in meetings with media and analysts at CES, John said that he would be BlackBerry's CEO until the company is back on solid financial footing," BlackBerry spokesman Adam Emery told The New York Times. "The search for a CEO has been put on the back burner for now."

Chen's took the job after a quarter seeing BlackBerry losing $4.4 billion. He has removed some executives from their positions, has started the process to outsource design and manufacture of BlackBerry's next mobile devices, and is moving away from consumers and planning on servicing government and big business.



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