RIM hires a search firm to find more U.S. tech experience for its board

Canada-based BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has plenty of problems, and among them is a board that isn’t as technically savvy as its competitors. Today at its annual shareholder meeting, RIM chairwoman Barbara Stymiest confirmed that the company is indeed seeking out new board members with technical experience with the help of a search firm.

Yahoo’s new board members show investor Dan Loeb is already winning

Proxy battles are tailored made for tech blog coverage: conflict, deadlines, inflammatory letters! But the latest move by Yahoo, which appointed three new board members yesterday, is not the smack in the face that blogger Kara Swisher (who we typically defer to in all things Yahoo), is making it out to be.