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Analyst Says RIM May License Blackberry 10 OS

Jefferies & Co.’s analyst, Peter Misek, believes that Research In Motion (RIM) could have possible plans to license their future operating system to others. The past year has been anything but successful for RIM and their stocks. Blackberry could be looking at successful Google and Microsoft have been in providing their OS to other manufacturers. There is speculation that Blackberry will agree to license their new OS to Samsung, HTC, and several other companies. Providing consumers with more robust hardware options could strengthen Blackberry’s hold on the enterprise market and could foster more growth in the personal consumer field.

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Microsoft Alleges UK Retailer, Comet, Sold 94,000 Counterfeit Copies Of Windows

Microsoft has blasted Comet, a consumers electronics retailer in the UK, as selling 94,000 pirated copies of Windows Vista and XP recovery discs. Allegedly, Comet produced the copies of Windows in a factory located in Hampshire and included them with PCs that were sold in their stores. Comet has issued a response to these claims made by Microsoft.

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Former PayPal President Scott Thompson Becomes Yahoo CEO

Former interim Yahoo CEO, Tim Morse, will be returning to his last position as Chief Financial Office (CFO) and the former President at PayPal, Scott Thompson, will try to bring something new to Yahoo as their new full fledged CEO.

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Google Acquires 217 Patents From IBM

Google has gone on a patent acquisition shopping spree again. This time around they have purchased 217 patents from IBM that are related to the fields of IM applications, video conferencing, email administration, and much more. This current patent acquisition follow 2 previous separate patent purchases Google made from IBM. The first purchase contained 1,000 patents in July 2011 and the second later for 1,023 in September 2011.

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Google To Mandate “Holo” Theme On All Android 4.0 Devices Running Android Market

Today, Google announced within their Android Developers Blog that all devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) will be required to include a native theme named “Holo” to allow for application compatibility. Google apparently wants the theme and related widgets to provide consumers with a more consistent experience across all Android ICS devices.

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