Kara Swisher

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Another Day, Another RIM Sale Rumor

Here comes another rumor about Research In Motion — this time, selling off its struggling handset unit to any variety of possible buyers for all or part of the famed BlackBerry, including Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft. The latest version comes from the Sunday Times, which said that such a consideration is part of an overall strategic review by the beleaguered Canadian company that will be concluded in July. Before that, though, expect financial news — likely bad — this week, when RIM announces its first-quarter earnings.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work