RIM Makes BlackBerry Fusion Available to Businesses
Research In Motion today announced that its Mobile Fusion product is now available to businesses that wish to use it. Mobile Fusion allows corporate IT departments manage not only BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets, but also smart devices running Android and iOS from a single console. The product is meant to help RIM cope with the growing use of other smartphone platforms encroaching in its core business market. The product was first announced in November 2011 and is a key part of its strategy to regain footing in the enterprise.
SanDisk to Buy Fusion-io
SanDisk today said it has agreed to buy Fusion-io for $1.11 billion in cash. SanDisk is known for flash-memory drives and memory cards for mobile devices.
Google Maps to Host Ads In the Form of 'Promoted Pins'
Google today said it plans to place advertisements in Google Maps on mobile devices. The change is meant to help Google's business customers promote their own businesses to people who search through Google Maps.
BlackBerry, Samsung Announce Security Tie-Up
BlackBerry and Samsung today agreed to sell one another's security software. The joint effort is meant to help Samsung sell more phones and to help BlackBerry win more BES customers.
BlackBerry Finalizes Acquisition of Good Technology
BlackBerry today said it has completed its $425 million purchase of Good Technology. Good Technology provides mobile email products as well as mobile device management tools to businesses.