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2012-07-11 07:07:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Research in Motion Ltd.´s new chief executive acknowledged his company´s challenges on Tuesday, but said the next-generation of BlackBerry devices would reverse RIM´s direction and revitalize its future prospects. Speaking in Waterloo, Ontario, at his first shareholder meeting since replacing longtime CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie in January, Thorsten Heins said RIM has spent the past several months...

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2012-07-09 07:21:40

Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry App World - the company's version of the iTunes App Store and the Android Google Play marketplace - has reached the three billion download milestone. The downloadable application service, which debuted in 2009, produced one-third of those three billion downloads in the last six months alone, according to John Paczkowski of All Things Digital. Packowski called it "some good news for Research In Motion amid the unceasing torrent of bad," as well as "a...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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