Liz Gannes

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RIM Found Liable for $147M in Patent Suit

A San Francisco jury found on Friday that RIM’s BlackBerry Enterprise Server infringed Mformation’s patented mobile device management software, meriting royalty payments of $147.2 million based on U.S. sales. In a statement, RIM — which just issued a gruesome first-quarter earnings report — said it doesn’t believe the Mformation patent in question is valid, and that it may appeal.


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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