RIM Wants In on Mobile Ad Game
According to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal, Research In Motion has begun looking to make an acquisition of a mobile advertising company. The move would be in direct response to RIM's competitors Apple and Google, each of which has acquired and launched mobile advertising services in conjunction with their smartphone offerings. The Journal reports that RIM has been talking to a company called Millennial, which is based in Baltimore. Neither RIM nor Millennial offered comment, but the Journal's sources said that acquisition talks between the two have stalled over a final sale price. Millennial has its own advertising network, and also helps broker ad sales.
Verizon Closer to $10B Asset Sale to Pay Down Debt
Verizon Communications has lined up several deals that will earn it up to $10 billion, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company took on a massive amount of debt to buy Vodafone's portion of Verizon Wireless last year.
T-Mobile and Dish Discussing Possible Merger
T-Mobile and Dish Networks are negotiating a potential merger between the two companies, reports the Wall Street Journal. The companies have agreed to some of the broad strokes of combining, but not the details.
Samsung Weighing Management Shuffle
Samsung Mobile CEO J.K. Shin may be in danger of losing his job, reports The Wall Street Journal.
T-Mobile Said to Reject Iliad Buyout Offer
T-Mobile has rejected Iliad's initial offer to buy the company, reports the Wall Street Journal . The $15 billion bid for a 56.6% stake in the company was "not attractive enough" and "dead on arrival" according to a source cited by the Journal .
Google Wireless Service May Require Nexus 6
Google's forthcoming wireless service will only be available to the Nexus 6 handset at launch, reports the Wall Street Journal. Citing sources familiar with Google's plans, the Journal says Google's wireless service will "weave together" access from T-Mobile and Sprint's cellular services, in addition to WiFi.
RIM, the great followers of the mobile industry
What have they done lately that's even remotely innovative?
Mobile Ads? nope.
Slide out keyboard? nope.
what have they done lately? And why should I purchase a blackberry?????