RIM May Be Hiring Bankers to Explore Options
Research In Motion is seeking out banking firms in the search for guidance on its options moving forward, according to three sources cited by Bloomberg. Bloomberg's sources indicate that the company is weighing a bank in Canada, as well as a bank with a global presence. The company, which announced several strategic changes during its March 29 earnings report, is said to be looking at ways to turn itself around. Bloomberg's sources suggest that the company is considering how to best leverage its BlackBerry Messaging platform, as well as licensing its patent portfolio. Microsoft and Samsung are said to be interested in these options, says Bloomberg. RIM declined to comment om Bloomberg's story.
FTC Wants Mobile Industry to Be Better At Security Updates
The current state of mobile device security patches is lacking, according to a new report issued today by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC studied how Apple, BlackBerry, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, and Samsung support their devices over time.
Microsoft Selling Customized Variants of Samsung Galaxy S9
Microsoft has added the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ to its online store. The devices are pre-configured with Microsoft apps and services.
Verizon Won't Sell Huawei Phones Either, Says Bloomberg
Verizon Wireless has cancelled any and all plans it had to sell handsets from Chinese phone maker Huawei due to pressure from the federal government, according to sources cited by Bloomberg. Verizon Wireless was on deck to sell Huawei's flagship device, the Mate 10 Pro, but has bowed to the government's wishes.
FTC Pondering Antitrust Query Into Google's Android
Google may be facing an investigation into its business practices concerning the Android operating system, reports Bloomberg. The U.S.
T-Mobile, Sprint On the Verge of Announcing Merger: Reports
T-Mobile and Sprint are once again weighing a merger between the two businesses and may make an announcement as soon as Sunday, according to multiple reports. Unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times all suggest the two companies, which have flirted with one another for years, are back at the table hammering out a deal.
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