BlackBerry Said No to Bieber: ‘He’s Not Going to Last’

Justin BieberTime and cruelty have a wicked relationship. I fancy they sit in a bar together most nights and look back to see what they both have wrought. That’s why tonight they might be having a beer, a giggle, and dance at news that has just emerged about the company formerly known as RIM. Bloomberg Businessweek has been chatting to quite a few current and former employees of BlackBerry in order to understand what went right and what went less right. While you might be fascinated with some of the technological debates surrounding this fascinating company, I was moved by one sole tale. It is the tale of a fine young Canadian who — according to Vincent Washington, senior development manager at RIM between 2001 and 2011 — came to his fellow Canadians with a very modern idea.

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