April 11, 2012, 8:18 AM
Nikki’s research focuses on the financial services and construction sectors. She started out as a Data Analyst in 2006 at Hanley Wood Market Intelligence, gathering competitive benchmark data in the homebuilding industry. During this time, she authored several comprehensive reports on various housing markets across the nation. Nikki holds bachelor's degrees from the University of California at San Diego, and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
BlackBerry Limited recently announced several more changes to its management team. Kristian Tear and Frank Boulben, the company’s COO and Chief Marketing Officer, respectively, have left. BlackBerry has also replaced its CFO by naming James Yersh to the position. Yersh previously served as SVP and Controller of the company. These changes come on the heels of John Chen being appointed Chairman and Interim CEO earlier last month as part of an ongoing reorganization.
December 5, 2013
Blockbuster Entertainment, the UK arm of US-based video-store chain Blockbuster, is set to disappear from UK high streets after 24 years in business. The demise of the British video-store chain comes a month after the owner of Blockbuster stores in the US, cable operator DISH Network, said it would close the remaining 300 stores here. The decision to shutter the last 62 UK stores was made after administrators failed to find a buyer.
December 2, 2013
Changes are coming to the wireless telecommunications services industry with a push from the FCC to allow consumers to unlock their mobile devices once their contract is fulfilled. This would permit the phone to be used on multiple carrier networks. If the wireless industry does not voluntarily allow consumers to unlock their cell phones, the FCC has said it will administer such a policy through increased regulation. The FCC wants wireless companies to notify consumers when their phones become eligible for unlocking. Pressure from regulators for wireless companies to be more open to consumers unlocking their phones may heighten competition between carriers.
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