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.
T-Mobile Hopes to Woo Sprint With a New Tune
T-Mobile has approached Sprint with a new proposal, reports the Wall Street Journal, in an attempt to keep the potential merger of the two companies alive. Talks failed earlier this week when Masayoshi Son, CEO of Sprint parent SoftBank, appeared to walk away from the deal over a disagreement concerning which company would own the other.
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.
Amazon Scales Back Fire Phone Hardware Team
Amazon has reduced the headcount at its Labs126 hardware division, according to the Wall Street Journal. The hardware division is responsible for products such as the Fire Phone and Kindle line of tablets.
Avago Technologies May Buy Broadcom
Avago Technologies is in advanced talks to acquire Broadcom, reports the Wall Street Journal. Terms of the deal are not yet available, and the Journal's sources say the deal may not be signed.
Twitter May Push Tweet Character Limit to 10,000
Twitter is planning to expand the scale of tweets far beyond the traditional 140-character limit, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company might permit regular tweets to reach 10,000 characters, which would match the current limit on the number of characters allowed within direct messages.
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?????