NEW HIRES: Frank Boulben will be the new chief marketing officer at BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. Kristian Tear is the new chief operating officer.
THE BACKDROP: It's coming as the struggling company looks to regain market share lost to Apple's iPhone. RIM's new CEO described the marketing job as critically important.
VACANCIES: RIM has been without a chief marketing officer since last year and without a chief operating officer since Thorsten Heins was promoted to CEO in January.
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