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RIM Struggles to Boost BlackBerry's Image, as New York Times Kills App

The New York Times has stopped support for its BlackBerry app, saying it needs to consolidate its efforts elsewhere. Meanwhile, RIM execs are doing all they can to keep morale and brand image boosted. Read More >

Cisco Cuts 1,300 Job Amid Corporate Spending Slowdown

The job losses come two months after Cisco executives warned about enterprises slowing their IT spending in the face of a struggling global economy. Read More >

BlackBerry Maker RIM Faces Restless Shareholders

Investors criticize RIM's board of directors, but executives said that despite recent setbacks, they're still confident about the company's future. Read More >

Apple Sued for Siri Patent Infringement

A Chinese company claims Apple's Siri technology infringes on a patent for software providing a similar service. Read More >

RIM CEO Says BlackBerry 10 Will Make RIM a Smartphone Leader

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, on a Canadian radio program, said U.S. BlackBerry sales are going to stink for six months, but BlackBerry 10 will make RIM a strong player in the smartphone and mobile computing markets, specifically in the U.S. and Canada. Read More >

RIM Asks Developers to Keep Working Despite BlackBerry 10 Delay

RIM is apologizing to developers for delaying the release of BlackBerry 10. Calling their dedication and excitement "gratifying and humbling," the company pledged that RIM would try to be worthy of their trust and support. Read More >

Apple's Senior Hardware Chief to Retire

Apple's Dan Riccio, current vice president of iPad hardware engineering, will take over for Mansfield following a transition period. Read More >

RIM Must Make Tough Choices to Survive

Research In Motion is running out of options and may soon be forced to put itself on the sales block, but who will buy the troubled company? Microsoft? Samsung? While there is still life in RIM, the company needs to make some tough decisions quickly. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Gartner BYOD Study: Enterprises Just Say Yes

The rapid proliferation of consumer mobile devices is changing the traditional IT environment in enterprises, according to a survey by Gartner. Nearly all (90 percent) of enterprises surveyed have already deployed mobile devices, with smartphones -- such as iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices -- being most widely deployed. Eighty-six percent of respondents surveyed said that they plan to... Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: 10 Ways Samsung Galaxy S III Trumps iPhone 4S

A battle royale is brewing between smartphone superstars Apple and Samsung. Both companies are vying for the top spot in unit shipments, and according to recent data, they're both securing the vast majority of profits in the mobile device market. Suffice it to say that Apple and Samsung won't be satisfied until one of them has waved a white flag and given up all claim to the mobile space.... Read More >

RIM Dissmisses Rumors of Company Split

RIM, responding to reports that it may split its hardware and services businesses, reiterated that it is focusing on partnerships, licensing opportunities and strategic business model alternatives to save the business. Read More >

DARPA Wants to Lock Down Android Smartphones for Military Use

DARPA has granted a $21.4 million contract to security firm Invincea to create a secure version of the Android operating system for use in mobile devices in field Army bases. Read More >

Is Nokia's Windows Phone Plan Doomed to Failure?

Nokia, while struggling to rebuild its brand, keeps managing to dissuade consumers from buying its phone. Early advocates of the brand are feeling baffled by the recent Windows Phone 8 announcement. Read More >

Mobile Travelers Worry Over Privacy, Staying Charged

The need to have access to mobile computing devices is impacting the way Americans feel about travel, an Intel report finds. Read More >

News Slideshow: Microsoft's Surface Tablet: 10 Features CIOs Will Love

Microsoft has made a significant move in the tablet market, unveiling its Surface tablet on June 18. The device is designed to compete against Apple's iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook, and others. No pricing has been announced yet. The product is expected to hit the market at the same time that Windows 8 is made commercially available, which is expected be in... Read More >

Apple's 13-Inch MacBook Pro to Get Retina Display: Report

Two analyst reports suggest Apple's MacBook Pro 13-inch model will have Retina displays by the end of the year. Read More >

Apple's Siri, Search Apps Could Save Businesses Millions

A report from EasyAsk found U.S. businesses could save up to $800 million daily through Siri-like search applications. Read More >

Nokia to Slash 10,000 Jobs, Focus on Lumia, Location-Based Services

Nokia, which phone sales pummeled by Apple, Samsung and other Android phones, is cutting 10,000 jobs in a effort to save cash as it works toward its goals. Three high-level executives have stepped down. Read More >

Apple's Siri 'Eyes Free' Solution Coming to a Car Near You

Landrover, BMW, Audi and others have committed to integrating an on-wheel or in-dash button for connecting to Apple s Siri-based Eyes Free solution within one year. Change the industry? Sure. Solve distracted driving? Who knows. Read More >

RIM Kills 16GB PlayBook, Pledges Tablet Commitment

RIM s decision to discontinue the 16GB version of its PlayBook tablet may be part of the belt-tightening measures the company is taking as it awaits the launch of its BlackBerry 10 platform and handsets. Read More >

Why Android Dominates the Mobile Market

Google's Android platform has skyrocketed to the top of the mobile market and has become entrenched there with little sign that another mobile OS will soon topple its dominant position. There are several reasons why that has happened. Read More >

Apple to Announce Major Refresh of Mac Computers at WWDC: Report

Apple may unveil MacBook Air notebooks with Retina displays or otherwise upgraded Mac computers at WWDC, a report says. Read More >

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Siri Changes Coming

Apple CEO Tim Cook, at the All Things D event on May 29, opened up as much as the CEO of one of the world's most secretive companies can. He hinted at big things to come for iPhone's Siri voice-recognition service. Read More >

Job Cuts at BlackBerry Maker RIM Could Reach 6,000

With the upcoming BlackBerry 10 facing iPhone 5 and other big launches, analysts say they're remaining "cautious" about RIM's prospects. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: 10 Reasons Why RIM's Survival Depends on Ditching the BlackBerry

NEWS ANALYSIS: Research In Motion has come to a difficult place in its lifecycle. For the first time in its history, RIM's BlackBerry smartphones are not highly sought-after devices. Apple's iPhone and a host of Android-based devices are now capturing the attention of today's customers. Cost-cutting and Read More >

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