John Paczkowski

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RIM: I’d Like to Use a Lifeline and Call J.P. Morgan

Research In Motion is reportedy close to choosing the financial adviser that will help it make the strategic decisions necessary to vault it out of the Ancient Mariner-esque doldrums in which it is mired. Bloomberg reports that JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the front-runner for the company’s business, and could get the official tap very soon.

Interestingly, RIM insiders continue to insist that the company needs outside counsel to help it ink the licensing deal it hopes will shore up its business. But that seems an unusual explanation. Typically, bankers are brought in to help negotiate large strategic investments. Or sales. That said, I’m told the company is not planning to put itself on the block anytime soon.

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