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  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2013 [Al Gore's Current TV on the ropes]

    06/26/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/21/12 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict are going to disappear within a year. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing...
  • BlackBerry 10 arrives Feb 5th in Canada, tomorrow in the UK, US carriers revealed (New OS)

    01/30/2013 10:06:01 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    engadget ^ | Jan 30th, 2013 at 11:23 AM | James Trew
    If you like what you've seen so far from RIM BlackBerry's big launch event today, then you might want to know when you can get it? Those in the US might have hoped the rumors weren't true, but indeed, you will have to wait until March before you can get your hands on BlackBerry 10. Though when it does land, customers of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint (only Q10 confirmed) and T-Mobile (Z10 confirmed) will all be able to get onboard. BlackBerry's giving its home turf a little bit of a head start with a February 5th release date and Bell,...
  • Windows Phone to Pass BlackBerry, but Does It Matter?

    08/22/2012 2:47:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    CIO ^ | 08/22/2012 | Shane O'Neill
    Windows Phone could pull ahead of the beleaguered BlackBerry platform in mobile Web usage this fall to take a distant third place behind Android and iOS. It's a dubious distinction, but it also could be the momentum-builder Microsoft needs. In the spirit of the recent Olympics, Windows Phone is in a race of its own to become a bronze winner in the smartphone dash behind Android and iOS. All it needs to do is pass the wounded soldier known as RIM (Research In Motion). New mobile Web usage data from Web traffic analysis site StatCounter indicates this will happen soon....
  • Analyst sees RIM losing 90 percent of workers

    06/25/2012 8:41:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    C/NET ^ | 06/25/2012 | by Larry Dignan
    Research In Motion (RIM) is a fundamentally broken company that is likely to be split up in parts and may see fiscal year 2014 revenue of about $7 billion, well short of the $12 billion Wall Street currently expects, according to Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley analyst Ehud Gelblum became the latest analyst to ditch any hopes for RIM ahead of what is known to be a fiscal first quarter train wreck. Gelblum downgraded RIM to underweight -- a bit late to that party -- on the idea that the company won't even be able to hold its book value. Any...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2013

    06/21/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 06/21/2012
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict will to disappear within a year. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing. American Airlines will disappear in 2013 because of its inefficiency. It was the premier carrier in the United States for almost 30 years — even surviving through periods when most other carriers went bankrupt. However, it lost its critical advantage of scale when Northwest merged with Delta (NYSE: DAL) and Continental merged with United (NYSE:...
  • Are Nokia and RIM Headed for Ruin?

    06/15/2012 6:26:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 06/15/2012 | Jeff Macke
    In an announcement falling somewhere between a suicide note and an expression of optimism for the future Finnish cell-phone has-been, Nokia (NOK) announced yesterday that it would be laying off 10,000 employees between now and the end of 2013. Obviously the negative part was the plan to lay-off nearly 20% of its existing work-force. The upside was that Nokia seems to truly believe the company will exist as a freestanding concern in 18 months. Unwilling to see the glass as anything but half-empty, Wall Street sent NOK shares down 16% Wednesday. Nokia shareholders should be used to such pain by...
  • Have RIM, Nokia & Apple provided Indian Military with backdoor access to cellular comm?

    01/08/2012 6:57:42 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 7 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 1-6-12 | Manan Kakkar
    In exchange for mobile presence in India, RIM, Nokia and Apple have allegedly provided backdoor access for the Indian intelligence to spy on communication. On January 6th reports of Symantec (makers of Norton Anitvirus) being hacked surfaced. The group of hackers behind the attack were from India.
  • Android Is Destroying Everyone, Especially RIM -- iPhone Dead In Water

    04/02/2011 5:13:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/02/2011 | Henry Blodget
    Google's Android OS has gained an astonishing 7 points of market share in the US smartphone market in the past three months, Comscore says. RIM's market share over the same period collapsed, dropping almost 5 points. Apple's share increased slightly, but is dead in the water and has now fallen way behind Android. Android now has a third of the US market (33%). RIM's share has plummeted to 29%. Apple is holding at 25%. In the "also ran" category, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 did nothing to stop its decline, which fell from 9% to 7.7%. And Palm, which is barely...
  • PlayBook will run Android Apps

    03/28/2011 9:23:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Monday, 28 March 2011 09:44 | David Stellmack
    Now confirmed, but will not make launch We have been telling you about the possibility that the upcoming release of the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook will be able to run Android applications. At first, this was just a rumor and some idle talk. Later, we started hearing more whispers about it and it looked like a real possibility. Now, RIM has confirmed that it is real and Android 2.3 applications will be able to be run on the PlayBook.
  • Kodak Is Suing RIM And Apple For $1 Billion (patent infringement)

    03/25/2011 9:10:30 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 25 March 2011 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Kodak is suing RIM and Apple to get royalty payments relating to patents, and a decision should come down today, Bloomberg says. Kodak's CEO has said that he expects to get licensing payments totaling $1 billion.A Kodak VP writes us: "the U.S. International Trade Commission is expected to announce whether it will review an initial determination from an ITC judge which suggested that Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s BlackBerry don’t infringe Kodak’s patent. If the ITC's full Commission decides to review the earlier ruling, then another process would begin at the ITC, in which the full Commission will ultimately decide if...
  • Verizon exec: We don’t need Windows Phone 7 – or Nokia

    02/17/2011 11:45:27 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Seattlepi ^ | February 17, 2011 at 9:49 am
    Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest mobile carrier, is satisfied with its three smart-phone platforms and doesn’t need Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7, the company’s chief technology officer said Wednesday.Tony Melone told CNET News that the mobile industry could use a third major operating system to join Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. But, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, he said he wasn’t sure Microsoft’s platform is the right one.“I do want a strong third OS out there,” Melone told CNET. “It gives the carriers more flexibility and balances the interests of all the parties. But I still have doubts whether...
  • RIM PlayBook fondleslab to 'run Google Android apps'

    02/10/2011 9:15:37 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    The Register ^ | 11th February 2011 05:04 GMT | Cade Metz in San Francisco
    Research in Motion – maker of the BlackBerry and the upcoming PlayBook tablet – is building software that will allow the PlayBook to run Google Android applications, according to a report citing people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that RIM plans to integrate the software with the PlayBook's QNX-based operating system and that it could arrive in the second half of this year. The PlayBook is slated to arrive in the US sometime in the first quarter. In unveiling the PlayBook this fall, RIM said it was working on a "next generation" Java virtual machine, and later, rumors...
  • Say Hello to the World's New Sovereign Nations: Facebook, Google and RIM

    11/30/2010 7:22:56 PM PST · by Rabin · 13 replies · 2+ views, Corporate Counsel ^ | November 24, 2010 | Douglas J. Wood
    Can any government, acting alone, shut down or meaningfully regulate these Internet giants? Isn't it inevitable that they will soon be immune from control by any single sovereignty? The unified power of Facebook's population, Google's knowledge base, and RIM's communications platform leads to no other conclusion.
  • Reports: Nearly Twice As Many Androids Shipped Last Quarter As iPhones

    11/01/2010 9:45:07 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 29 replies · 1+ views
    TechCrunch ^ | November 1, 2010 | Erick Schonfeld
    In a report that is raising eyebrows this morning, UK-based market research firm Canalys estimates that total shipments of Android phones in the U.S. during the third quarter were nearly twice as large as iPhone shipments. Out of 20.9 million smartphones shipped in the U.S., about 44 percent, or 9.1 million, are running the Android OS. Apple, shipped an estimated 5.5 million phones, or 26 percent of the total. Apple ships only one phone, the iPhone. And it became the single largest smartphone in the U.S., surpassing all Blackberry phones combined (with RIM shipping an estimated 5.1 million phones, or...
  • Seven inches is enough, RIM tells Jobs

    10/20/2010 6:28:53 PM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 73 replies
    News Limited ^ | October 20, 2010 | AFP
    ANADA'S Research In Motion has fired back at Apple's Steve Jobs over his claims that the iPhone is outselling the Blackberry and that 7-inch tablet computers have no future. "We think many customers are getting tired of being told what to think by Apple," RIM co-chief executive Jim Balsillie said in a blog post responding to the comments made on Monday by Jobs. Jobs, speaking to financial analysts during a conference call, dismissed 7-inch tablets as "tweeners" saying they were "too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with an iPad". He suggested makers of 7-inch...
  • Tech Rivals Wage War of Words

    10/20/2010 8:08:30 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 4 replies
    Top technology executives found themselves in another round of back-biting this week, after Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs went out of his way to publicly criticize his competitors and their products. Jim Balsillie, co-chief executive at BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd., fired back Tuesday, saying in an emailed message that he thinks "many customers are getting tired of being told what to think by Apple." Mr. Jobs made a surprise appearance on Apple's quarterly earnings call Monday for the first time in two years. After briefly highlighting the success of the iPhone, Mr. Jobs went straight for RIM,...
  • Nielsen: iPhone 4 Fails to Stave Off Android Invasion

    10/06/2010 9:44:25 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 29 replies
    PC World ^ | Oct 5, 2010 4:11 pm | Jared Newman, PCWorld
    The last time Nielsen declared Android to be the most popular smartphone operating system in the United States, Google's victory was incomplete. Apple hadn't launched the iPhone 4 yet, and sales were bound to spike in the months that followed. But here we are, two months later, and Nielsen has once again found that more people bought Android phones in the last six months than any other platform. Indeed, Apple's iPhone sales spiked in July, which was the first full month of iPhone 4 sales. Nielsen found that 26 percent of people who bought smartphones between February and July got...
  • Android is number one OS among US phone buyers over the last six months

    10/05/2010 11:09:02 AM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 56 replies
    Engadget ^ | Oct 5th 2010 | Vlad Savov
    BlackBerry OS? Dead! iOS? Dead! Symbian? Never stood a chance. Android's exponential growth has today been illustrated by Nielsen's statisticians who present us with the above chart of recent US smartphone purchases. It shows that over the six months leading up to August 2010, 32 percent of American new phone buyers had grabbed themselves a device with Google's OS on board, which is comfortably ahead of RIM at 26 percent and Apple at 25 percent. These results corroborate NPD's figures on the matter -- which peg Android at 33 percent of new US purchases -- and reiterate the idea...
  • RIM debuts tablet called BlackBerry PlayBook

    09/28/2010 8:21:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Sept. 27, 2010, 9:34 p.m. EDT | Dan Gallagher, MarketWatch
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Research In Motion Ltd. lifted the wraps Monday off a touch-screen tablet device called the BlackBerry PlayBook, making it the latest wireless-device maker to step into the new market. At the company’s annual DevCon conference in San Francisco, RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis billed the PlayBook as “the first enterprise-ready tablet.” He said the tablet is designed to “amplify” the experience of the company’s BlackBerry smart phones, which can pair with the tablet through a Bluetooth connection. “This will enable a new world of computing that you can hold in the palm of your hand,” Lazaridis said...
  • RIM Readies Its Answer to iPad

    09/22/2010 10:59:30 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 | PHRED DVORAK And TING-I TSAI
    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. could unveil its new tablet computer—as well as the operating system that will power it—as early as next week at a developers' conference in San Francisco, said people familiar with RIM's plans. The tablet, which some inside RIM are calling the BlackPad, is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of this year, these people said. It will feature a seven-inch touch screen and one or two built-in cameras, they said. It will have Bluetooth and broadband connections but will only be able to connect to cellular networks through a BlackBerry smartphone, these people...
  • Gartner Says Android to Become No. 2 Worldwide Mobile Operating System in 2010

    09/10/2010 8:56:33 AM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 36 replies
    Gartner Research ^ | September 10, 2010 | Gartner
    STAMFORD, Conn., September 10, 2010 —    The worldwide mobile operating system (OS) market will be dominated by Symbian and Android, as the two OSs will account for 59.8 percent of mobile OS sales by 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. ... Gartner predicts that by 2014, open-source platforms will continue to dominate more than 60 percent of the market for smartphones. Single-source platforms, such as Apple's iOS and Research In Motion's OS, will increase in unit terms, but their growth rate will be below market average and not enough to sustain share increase. Windows Phone will be relegated...
  • Android Soars Past RIM And Apple In Q2: Now The U.S.'s Top-Selling Smartphone Platform

    08/02/2010 10:32:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 143 replies · 38+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 08/02/2010 | Dan Frommer
    It's happening, Apple! Google's free and open-source Android operating system shot past its competitors last quarter to become the top-selling U.S. smartphone OS, according to research firm Canalys. Android accounted for 34% of the 14.7 million smartphones sold in the U.S. last quarter, while RIM was 32.1% of the market and Apple was 21.7%, Canalys estimates. That's a huge victory for Google, which was zero two years ago. Yes, Apple's iPhone 4 didn't launch until the very end of the quarter, and Q3 should be bigger for Apple. But the fact that Google is anywhere near Apple's market share --...
  • Nokia, RIM, HTC, Samsung and Motorola: Shut Up, Apple

    07/19/2010 3:39:48 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 18 replies
    AllThingsDigital ^ | July 19, 2010 | John Paczkowski
    There’s nothing wrong with the iPhone 4 that isn’t wrong with its rivals. That claim, made by Steve Jobs at the special iPhone 4 press conference Apple held last Friday, drew a loud round of catcalls from the smartphone industry, which clearly didn’t appreciate being tarred with the same brush that has smeared Cupertino these past few weeks. Nokia (NOK), Research in Motion (RIMM), HTC, Samsung and Motorola (MOT) have all issued statements taking issue with Apple’s claims and accusing it of unfairly trying to draw them into its death-grip drama. Here are their rebukes. -snip- Research in Motion: Apple’s...
  • Global Smartphone Market Soared 50 Percent Over Past Year

    04/30/2010 1:01:44 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 7 replies · 334+ views
    Paid Content ^ | Apr 30, 2010 12:11 PM ET | Tricia Duryee
    The global smartphone market saw its best quarter for the first time in almost three years, according to Strategy Analytics, a research firm. It found that global smartphone shipments jumped by a gigantic 50 percent to 54 million in Q1 from 36 million in the year-ago period. Smartphones accounted for 18 percent of all smartphones shipped. Nokia (NYSE: NOK) shipped a record 21.5 million smartphones to have a leading market share of 40 percent. RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) shipped the second-most handsets to beat Apple (NSDQ: AAPL). The BlackBerry-maker’s market share stands at 20 percent, while Apple’s is at 16.4 percent....
  • Android, RIM Gain Market Share, Apple Stable, Motorola Drops [Mobile Market Share]

    03/30/2010 7:55:16 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 4 replies · 344+ views
    Techie Buzz ^ | Wednesday, 10th Mar 2010 | Keith Dsouza
    comScore has released a new report on Mobile market share for quarter ending January 2010. There is not much surprise there, but Android has taken a huge leap in the market share gaining 4.3% to have a market share of 7.1% in January 2010, RIM too gained 1.7% to remain the market leader with 43% share Motorola saw a disappointing quarter losing 1.2% share in the handset market, however, they were still market leaders with 22.9%, followed by LG with 21.7%, Samsung with 21.1% and Nokia with 9.1%. RIM, the manufactures of Blackberry saw the only modest increase in devices...
  • Taiwan is inseparable, says China

    05/25/2006 12:36:51 AM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 544+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 25MAY06 | The Times of India
    BEIJING: China on Thursday denounced as an 'exaggeration' the latest Pentagon report that its military could pose a credible long-term threat to the US and reaffirmed its strong resolve to deny independence to Taiwan. "China is strongly resentful of and firmly opposed to a US annual report on its military power," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said while reacting to the Pentagon's report. "The 2006 China Military Power Report, issued by the US Defence Ministry, has continued to spread China's threat and severely violated the principles governing international relations," Liu said. He said the report, still with the "Cold...
  • US Concerned About China's Military Buildup

    05/24/2006 12:47:23 AM PDT · by familyop · 46 replies · 852+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 23MAY06 | Al Pessin
    A new report by the U.S. Defense Department says China is continuing to increase its military capabilities in ways that have already altered the regional military balance and is causing concern about China's future intentions. The annual report is required by Congress. The report says China is increasing its force of short range ballistic missiles that could attack Taiwan and other regional targets, and looking to buy or develop more advanced and capable aircraft and ships. The report says China is also increasing its high-technology ability to disrupt other countries' access to communications, computer networks and other services essential to...
  • U.S. Issues Rejection in BlackBerry Case

    02/22/2006 12:48:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 691+ views
    Richmond, Va. -- The U.S. patent office on Wednesday issued its first of several anticipated final rejections of patents held by NTP Inc. related to Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry device, two days before a judge will hear arguments on an injunction on the wireless e-mail service. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is expected to issue final rejections of four other patents at the heart of the court case, but it's unclear when those actions could come. Another uncertainty is whether the agency's act will sway U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer, who has made it clear he is...
  • Leaders congratulate 55th anniversary of Viet Nam-Russia diplomatic ties

    01/29/2005 7:13:48 PM PST · by familyop · 5 replies · 368+ views
    Vietnam News Agency ^ | 29JAN05 | Vietnam News Agency
    Ha Noi (VNA) -- President Tran Duc Luong and Prime Minister Phan Van Khai exchanged messages of congratulations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and PremierMikhail Fradkov. In their messages, the Vietnamese leaders wrote: "Viet Nam and the Russian Federation (the former Soviet Union) officially established their diplomatic ties on Jan. 30, 1950, creating a foundation for the traditionally friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries for the last half of century. "Over the past 55 years, the Vietnamese and Russian people have mutually fostered and developed the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries. "A joint communique...
  • Nepal’s Maoist Insurgency

    07/26/2003 8:09:49 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 661+ views ^ | July 25, 2003 | Steven C. Baker
    Nestled in the rugged Himalayas, the little known mountain kingdom of Nepal could not seem to be more removed from current geopolitical concerns. Yet on its frozen mountains a revolutionary battle rages. For seven years, Maoist rebels have sought to establish a second totalitarian state in central Asia, at the price of thousands killed and an entire nation left ravaged by its violence. Beginning in February 1996, Marxist-Leninist-Maoists led by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) -- CPN(M) -- and its leader “Comrade Prachanda” (his real name is Pushpan Kamal Dahal) launched an ongoing effort to overthrow the Kingdom of...
  • Naked Couple Exits Truck During Standoff In Florida

    02/19/2003 2:51:31 PM PST · by Shermy · 47 replies · 636+ views
    WKMG ^ | February 19, 2003
    WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. -- A couple involved in a police chase ended a standoff with authorities on Interstate 75 when they disrobed and ran out of their borrowed truck, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Nicholas Daicoff, 29, was charged Tuesday with fleeing and attempting to elude police, domestic battery, leaving the scene of a crash and resisting an officer without violence. He was being held without bail at the Land O' Lakes jail. He was accused of hitting his wife, Louisa Meyer, 28, during the chase, and telling her to strip her clothes during a 45-minute standoff with officers because...