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Nokia and RIM Shares Jump in Wake of Apple Patent Win

After Apple was handed a major victory last Friday in a patent case against Android smartphone maker Samsung, shares of Nokia, the predominant Windows Phone manufacturer, jumped nearly 9 percent on Monday morning. A possible reason for the sudden surge: Trouble for Samsung could be indicative of a larger problem for Android, so manufacturers of rival smartphone platforms may end up benefiting. Similarly, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion also saw a slight bump in shares on Monday, up almost 2 percent from its opening price.


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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