WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(June 2, 2020) - BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) (TSX:BB) today announced the appointment of Thomas Eacobacci as President. Eacobacci will be responsible for driving BlackBerry’s sales, field marketing, engineering, and customer support for BlackBerry Spark® and BlackBerry IoT Solutions.  BlackBerry Advanced Technology Labs, licensing, and corporate functions will continue to report to John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO. 

BlackBerry is poised to be the leader in the enterprise IoT software market. BlackBerry’s software solutions now set the standard for how connected endpoints are built, secured, managed and communicate.  Its technical leadership for these solutions is widely recognized, and its reputation for security and privacy is undisputed. With its strategy and technology in place, the company is now focused on revenue growth and market share expansion in this highly attractive market.

Eacobacci brings to BlackBerry 20 years of customer-facing and go-to-market leadership expertise from his successful career with Citrix, where most recently he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Americas.  Throughout his tenure with Citrix, Eacobacci has held global leadership roles across sales, services, customer success, and sales operations. Prior to joining Citrix, he spent seven years with Accenture managing and designing application systems and processes for various large international clients.

Eacobacci will join BlackBerry on June 15 and report to Mr. Chen.

“I am pleased to welcome Tom to BlackBerry to lead the BlackBerry Spark and IoT Solutions Groups,” said Mr. Chen.  “Tom is a key addition to the Company.  His deep experience in enterprise software and security, and long track record in executing go-to-market initiatives will be instrumental in expanding our addressable market and growing market share.”
“I am very excited to join BlackBerry and lead the next phase of its market expansion,” said Eacobacci. “BlackBerry’s technology and vision for the industry are impressive.  BlackBerry is an iconic company with incredible employees, partners, and customers. I am eager to work with John to deliver on this opportunity.”

WINDSOR and WATERLOO, ONTARIO – May 11, 2020 – The University of Windsor and BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced they have partnered to develop and deliver a cybersecurity curriculum for the University’s Graduate Master’s Program in Applied Computing. The curriculum, called BlackBerry Bootcamp, will be taught as part of a required Network Security course, and completion of the curriculum will account for a portion of the student’s final grade.
BlackBerry Bootcamp will cover a range of cybersecurity topics including digital identity protection and privacy, software engineering, the latest techniques of cybercriminals, advanced threat detection technologies, and more. It will be delivered over 10 weeks starting on May 18, as a remote learning program to ensure students can continue their education during the COVID-19 health crisis.
“The University of Windsor is pleased to partner with BlackBerry to provide learning opportunities for our students,” said Rob Gordon, President at University of Windsor. “This innovative remote learning collaboration will provide students a unique opportunity to develop crucial data science skills and expertise that will allow them to excel in an increasingly digital marketplace.”
“Ontario continues to lead the way with innovative partnerships that enhance the educational opportunities for our post-secondary students. I am pleased to see the University of Windsor partner with BlackBerry to provide practical training on cybersecurity, software engineering and privacy protection,” said Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities. “I commend the collaborative spirit shown by BlackBerry and the University of Windsor.”
“We are delighted to partner with the University of Windsor on student education and enable them to have a successful STEM career,” said Neelam Sandhu, Vice President of Business Operations & Strategic Accounts, Office of the CEO at BlackBerry. “Now more than ever partnerships such as this are critical to ensure students can continue to learn remotely and prepare them to pursue careers in high-demand fields such as Data Science.”

(Burbank, CA) – Ruh-Roh! Break out the popcorn and the chew toys, grab a comfy seat and get ready to connect with friends and family because Scooby-Doo and the whole Mystery Inc. gang are bringing the party to your house. On Friday, May 15 everyone is invited to the Twitter #ScoobMovieNight premiere event, hosted by the big dog himself, to celebrate the release of the brand new, fully animated, full-length action adventure feature “SCOOB!” on Premium Video on Demand or Premium Digital Ownership.
Starting at 7p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, this Twitter special event preshow for all audiences features fun Scoob moments with stars from the movie, including Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, Tracy Morgan, Frank Welker, Iain Armitage, Arianna Greenblatt, Mckenna Grace and Pierce Gagnon, and director Tony Cervone. Lennon Stella will exclusively premiere an acoustic version of lead single “Summer Feelings” Feat. Charlie Puth, while Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown and Ava Max will be on hand to showcase their newly released single “On Me,” both from “SCOOB! Check out TikTok dance videos from the hugely popular #ScoobDance challenge that has rocked over 3 billion views; plus Scoob trivia questions, interviews and, yes, in honor of the beloved Great Dane with the great big heart…dogs, dogs and more adorable dogs; along with a new Scoob-themed PSA from Best Friends Animal Society (bestfriends.org) about helping homeless dogs and cats find their own best friends, just like Scooby and Shaggy did.
Following the exciting preshow, fans across the U.S. and Canada who then want to watch the movie can rent or buy “SCOOB!” and share Tweets about their favorite moments using #ScoobMovieNight. “SCOOB!” will be available for a 48-hour rental via Premium Video On Demand for $19.99, or premium digital ownership for $24.99, beginning on Friday, May 15 (prices listed SRP). The title will be available on participating digital platforms.
“SCOOB!” reveals the never-before-told story of Scooby’s origins. It shows how one of history’s most famous friendships began when an adorable, homeless puppy met a lonesome young boy named Shaggy, and how the two of them joined forces with aspiring young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to become the celebrated Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face the biggest and most challenging mystery of their careers: a plot that will unleash the legendary ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this “dogpocalypse,” they discover that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.
“SCOOB!” features an all-star ensemble cast led by Will Forte, two-time Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, Tracy Morgan, Simon Cowell and Frank Welker.
It was directed by Warner Bros. animation stalwart Tony Cervone, an Annie Award nominee for the feature film “Space Jam,” two-time Emmy nominee for his work on “Duck Dodgers” and one of the creators of the popular Scooby-Doo series “Mystery Incorporated.”
The film was produced by Pam Coats and Allison Abbate. Adam Sztykiel, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Jesse Ehrman, Dan Povenmire and Chris Columbus served as executive producers. The “SCOOB!” screenplay is by Adam Sztykiel and Jack C. Donaldson & Derek Elliott and Matt Lieberman, story by Matt Lieberman and Eyal Podell & Jonathon E. Stewart, based on characters created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Cervone’s creative team included editors Ryan Folsey and Vanara Taing, and composer Tom Holkenborg.
“SCOOB! The Album” features exclusive tracks from top artists and rising stars including lead singles “Summer Feelings” and “On Me,” plus brand new songs from Jack Harlow, Galantis Feat. Faouzia, R3HAB Feat. A R I Z O N A, Pink Sweat$ and more.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, “SCOOB!” is rated PG for some action, language and rude/suggestive humor.
“Scooby-Doo” and all related indicia are trademarks and copyright of Hanna-Barbera Productions © 2020 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved.

08 MAY 2020 (TORONTO) - Academy Award® nominated actress and multi-platinum recording artist Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Half Written Story,’ part 1 of her two-part project, is available everywhere now (Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company). Executive produced by Koz (Dua Lipa, Madonna), ‘Half Written Story’ encompasses an effervescent brand of pop that traverses an array of emotions and explores the many dimensions of heartache as demonstrated by the hopeful mood of lead single “I Love You’s” to the reflective ballad “Wrong Direction.”

“I am incredibly proud of this project and this collection of songs. It’s some of my most personal and favorite music I’ve released and I’m so excited it’s finally out for everyone to hear. I hope you enjoy,” says Hailee.

Hailee first revealed the two-part project last month with the release of “I Love You’s” and performed the lead single on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last week. Praised as a “soaring break up anthem” by USA Today and heralded as “upbeat and catchy – the perfect type of song to play on repeat” by Glamour, “I Love You’s” has quickly amassed 29 million streams. Shortly after single release, Hailee shared the “empowering” (Harper’s BAZAAR) official video for the single which she directed alongside Sarah McColgan and has over 5 million views already.

In addition to “I Love You’s” and “Wrong Direction,” ‘Half Written Story’ features three new songs that demonstrate a newfound fearlessness, confidence and vulnerability to Hailee’s musicality and songwriting. On “Your Name Hurts,” she shares a raw and often-devastating outpouring of emotion, each lyric showcasing her powerful vocal command. “Man Up” matches Steinfeld’s swaggering flow with a tongue-in-cheek vocal sample used to brilliantly scathing effect. Meanwhile, “End this (L.O.V.E.)” offers up a burst of untamed imagination, cleverly twisting a classic love-song sentiment with its warped beats and piercing lyrics (e.g., “‘L’ is for the way you lied to me”).

Part 2 will be released this summer.

‘Half Written Story’ track listing:
I Love You’s
Your Name Hurts
End this (L.O.V.E.)
Man Up
Wrong Direction

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