BlackBerry’s meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada’s Silicon Valley

Very interesting case study about how Blackberry’s implosion sparks a wave of new start-ups.

STORY BY SAYANTANI GHOSH, ASHUTOSH PANDEY AND EUAN ROCHA Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:42pm EDT

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(Reuters) – The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. Instead, there are hot sports cars in the streets and new companies filling the refurbished office buildings.

 
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