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RIM Takes a Bath on NewBay Sale (Updated)

MrBubbleResearch In Motion has finally found a buyer for NewBay, the provider of white-label cloud-based content services it acquired last October for a price somewhere around $100 million.

Synchronoss Technologies has agreed to buy the company from RIM, though at a price significantly lower than the struggling handset maker paid for it: $55.5 million. The transaction includes all NewBay assets and intellectual property with the exception of $3 million in cash, which RIM will retain.

That’s quite a discount, with RIM eating roughly half of the cost of the original acquisition. It’s a bittersweet transaction for the company, which was at last able to sell off an asset it had been looking to unload, just at a lousy price.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

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December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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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