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.

Beware the king: Zuckerberg’s voting power a risk to shareholders

As VentureBeat’s Jolie O’Dell pointed out yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg managed to strike a deal with some key investors and friends that gives him 57 percent of the shareholder voting power. For a public company, it’s an almost unheard of concentration of authority, a troubling sign for those who focus on shareholder rights.

Amazon Cloud Drive doesn’t spook competing investors

Amazon might have grabbed a first-mover advantage by beating Apple and other companies to the punch with a web-based music storage and streaming service — but it wasn’t enough to floor investors in the same way companies like Apple have done in the past with these kinds of announcements.