RIM gives out 6K BlackBerry 10 dev prototypes to seed App World

BlackBerry 10, the hyped mobile operating system that could resurrect the Research in Motion brand, is still months away from reaching consumers. Thousands of developers, however, were given early access to the platform to build BlackBerry 10-ready applications.

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.

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5 more tech deals that need to happen

Earlier this month, Microsoft made the deal of the year when it agreed to purchase enterprise social networking service Yammer. Meanwhile, the IPO market is dead after Facebook’s much-discussed botched issuance and subsequent valuation slide. Suddenly, going public is out, while getting bought is very in.

Can Windows Phone 8 save RIM?

After Research in Motion’s disastrous earnings report yesterday — with a loss of 37 cents a share, an additional BlackBerry 10 delay to 2013, and the reveal that it would cut 5,000 jobs — it’s no surprise that shareholders are desperate for a fix.

Struggling RIM hires a law firm to assist with restructuring

Research In Motion, the company behind the ailing Blackberry platform, has hired a law firm to help it with a company-wide restructuring plan aimed at making the company profitable again. The plan could include selling off resources, seeking joint ventures, or licensing its patents.