Deals Rumor Mill: BlackBerry, SoftBank, Chevron

Law360, New York (February 25, 2014, 12:02 PM EST) -- The top executive at BlackBerry Ltd. said he would consider spinning off the sputtering smartphone maker's messaging unit after building it out a bit more, according to a Tuesday report from Bloomberg. Under John Chen's leadership, the Canadian company has redoubled its focus on the popular BlackBerry Messenger service, a key driver of a stock rally in recent months. Marketplace interest in BlackBerry's next moves has been fanned by Facebook Inc.'s announcement last week that it would shell out $19 billion in cash and stock for...
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