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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

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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus