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RIM Stumbles

blackberryman Reporting fourth-quarter earnings after market close Wednesday, Research In Motion said it added 4.9 million new BlackBerry subscribers during the period, exceeding forecasts of 4.4 million to 4.7 million.

Welcome news given recent concerns about the impact new Apple (AAPL) iPhones headed to market might have on sales. Sadly for RIM (RIMM), the revenue and earnings per share posted today were both below expectations. The company earned $710.1 million, or $1.27 per share, on revenue of $4.08 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.28 per share on revenue of $4.3 billion, according to consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters.

At $69 RIM shares are down 6.7 percent in after-hours trading.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald