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RIM Rumors Resurface

Rumors of a Research In Motion sale are swirling again.

Shares in the company rose some 5 percent Thursday on market chatter that it’s looking for buyers. The latest story making the rounds: RIM has hired Goldman Sachs to explore strategic options.

Is there any more truth to this rumor than the ones that preceded it? It’s certainly possible, though, as we’ve said before, RIM’s not a takeover target if no one wants it.

“There are several roadblocks that make an acquisition of RIM unlikely,” Morningstar analyst Michael Holt recently wrote. “We believe RIM should entertain all options at this point, given the serious challenges facing the firm, but there is little evidence to suggest RIM’s board is open to offers at this point in time.”

(Image courtesy of The Joy of Tech)

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik