the company is looking to speed up its effort to find a buyer. The stock jumped in the session's final minutes to close up more than 5% at $10.75, and rose another 1% in after-hours trades. According to the Journal, the company is looking to run a "fast auction process" that could be completed by November. BlackBerry, which announced in August that it had formed a special board committee to evaluate strategic options, has held preliminary talks with potential bidders and "narrowed" its list to begin an actual sales process soon, the report read. There is no guarantee that a sale will take place.