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RIM indulges in some 'myth busting' at BlackBerry DevCon Europe

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Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations, just took the stage at RIM's DevCon gathering in Amsterdam to build up and promptly knock down a few "myths" about RIM's state of health. First up, he tackled the notion that BlackBerry is a declining platform by saying that App World is...
RIM indulges in some 'myth busting' at BlackBerry DevCon Europe

BlackBerry App World stats: six million daily downloads, higher profitability than Android

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Alec Saunders, RIM's VP for Developer Relations, used the BlackBerry DevCon Europe stage today to "bust a few myths" about the state of the BlackBerry app ecosystem. Firstly, he took issue with the suggestion that BlackBerry users aren't using apps, telling us that there are now over six million...
BlackBerry App World stats: six million daily downloads, higher profitability than Android

RIM: BlackBerry apps are more profitable than Android apps

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Research In Motion executivess took the stage during BlackBerry DevCon Europe on Tuesday to clear up a few facts about the company’s success with its BlackBerry App World marketplace. RIM’s new CEO Thorsten Heins said BlackBerry App World is now home to more than 60,000 applications, which is a...
RIM: BlackBerry apps are more profitable than Android apps

BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android, says RIM

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Showing that it’s not quite dead yet, Research in Motion aimed to “bust a few myths” about its BlackBerry app ecosystem at the company’s Europe BlackBerry DevCon today. RIM VP of developer relations Alec Saunders pointed out that the company is now seeing over 6 million daily App World downloads,...
BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android, says RIM

Facebook and Twitter BlackBerry Apps Get A BBM-Friendly Update

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The folks at RIM are no doubt devoting plenty of time and manpower to their long-awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system, but they’ve found the time to whip up a few app updates to please the nearly 55 million BBM users out there. Consider the newly updated Twitter and Facebook apps...
Facebook and Twitter BlackBerry Apps Get A BBM-Friendly Update

BlackBerry PlayBook now supports Qt in bid to lure disgruntled Nokia developers

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Alec Saunders, RIM VP of developer relations, just announced BlackBerry PlayBook support for the Qt developer framework. Alec was joined on stage by Nokia's Lars Knoll, Qt Chief Architect. Qt is the popular cross-platform application framework that was previously the focus of Nokia's worldwide developer corps. However, when Nokia...
BlackBerry PlayBook now supports Qt in bid to lure disgruntled Nokia developers

RIM To Developers: We’ll Make Sure Your App Earns At Least $10K In Its First Year

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With the release of their BlackBerry 10 beta development tools and Dev Alpha devices earlier today, RIM has made it very clear that they want to build up as much developer love as possible before BlackBerry 10 officially launches. Well, as it turns out, that’s not the only thing they’re...
RIM To Developers: We’ll Make Sure Your App Earns At Least $10K In Its First Year
RIM cutting sideloaded app support for PlayBook in attempt to avoid Android piracy 'cesspool'

RIM: App World Is Now At 60,000 Apps; 13 Percent Of Publishers Earn $100k+

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Research In Motion is undeniably on the ropes at the moment, with the mobile handset maker weathering a decline in global market share, delays on new products, and the departure of its co-CEOs/founders in the last month after several bad quarters. But at a developers’ conference that kicked off...
RIM: App World Is Now At 60,000 Apps; 13 Percent Of Publishers Earn $100k+

RIM says Android app ecosystem is a “cesspool,” but what if Google agreed?

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The former king of smartphones, RIM, has been having trouble getting its fledgling PlayBook OS off the ground, even going so far as to build a system for running Android apps on the platform. This effort hasn’t exactly turned things around for RIM, which is still seeing the PlayBook falter...
RIM says Android app ecosystem is a “cesspool,” but what if Google agreed?

[Infographic] How the App Stores "Really" Stack Up

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If you liken app stores to race horses, Apple is the biggest, baddest thoroughbred in town. Google Play is a fine specimen with some distinct qualities but has a lot of work to do in the practice yard before catching up. Everything else is an also-ran. Windows Phone has been...
[Infographic] How the App Stores "Really" Stack Up

Sony NEX-FS700 cinema camera hands-on (video)

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Sony's otherwise dull pre-NAB press conference yielded one gem -- the NEX-FS700 cinema camera -- which the company announced earlier this month. The FS700 doesn't include 4K shooting functionality out of the box, but it is 4K capable, with the appropriate software coming later in the form of a...
Sony NEX-FS700 cinema camera hands-on (video)

RIM: BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android

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RIM's Developer Relations VP Alec Saunders made aggressive claims about the state of BlackBerry App World at his company's DevCon Europe keynote on Tuesday morning. He contended that the store was the second-most profitable mobile app store after Apple's own and that Android lagged behind significantly. Along with having more...
RIM: BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android

Why on earth would anyone want to join RIM now? We ask someone who just did

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Like boarding a sinking ship, European entrepreneur Luca Filigheddu (Twimbow, Sitòfono) is actually joining Research In Motion. Starting next week, Filigheddu will become part of RIM’s Developer Relations team as BlackBerry Developer Evangelist for the Italian market. That’s obviously not huge news, but we were just amazed why anyone would...
Why on earth would anyone want to join RIM now? We ask someone who just did

RIM to pull BlackBerry PlayBook away from "chaotic Android cesspool"

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Research in Motion plans to drop the ability to sideload Android apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook, Alec Saunders, vice president of developer relations, announced Friday on Twitter. Saunders said that RIM wanted to avoid "duplicat[ing] the chaotic cesspool of Android market." This is a kick in the shins at...
RIM to pull BlackBerry PlayBook away from "chaotic Android cesspool"

‘NY Tech Day’ to Cement City’s Tradition of Massive Tech Events

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Mr. Petersen. We New Yorkers like our tech expos like we like our pizza: big and cheesy. So, what is NY Tech Day? It's a "science fair for startups," and an event to "celebrate New York's awesome startup ecosystem," but more concretely, it's going to be a gigantic one-day expo...
‘NY Tech Day’ to Cement City’s Tradition of Massive Tech Events
RIM backtracks on stopping sideloaded BlackBerry PlayBook apps, plans separate anti-piracy measure

RIM Will End PlayBook Sideloading to Escape "Android Market Cesspool"

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Sideloading is a great way for PlayBook owners to get more Android apps on their tablets while they wait for native versions to be released. But for Research In Motion, it’s becoming a developer-relations problem at a time when maintaining good ties is paramount. The growing list of paid Android...
RIM Will End PlayBook Sideloading to Escape "Android Market Cesspool"

Why is there no Netflix for porn?

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Make no mistake: The Extreme Entertainment Network, coming to Roku this summer, doesn’t cater to fans of sky diving or BMX competitions. Instead, it’s trying to stretch the envelope in a different space: porn. Extreme Entertainment will offer Roku users unlimited viewing of adult content for a flat monthly fee...
Why is there no Netflix for porn?

RIM closing the Android market “cesspool” on the PlayBook

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“[P]iracy is a huge problem for Android devs, and we don’t want to duplicate the chaotic cesspool of Android market.” Research In Motion is planning to drop the ability to sideload Android applications on its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, citing that 53 percent of surveyed Android developers believe app piracy is...
RIM closing the Android market “cesspool” on the PlayBook

RIM not totally flushing Android’s cesspool on PlayBooks

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Research In Motion on Tuesday clarified earlier statements about removing the ability to manually install Android applications on the BlackBerry PlayBook. The company previously said it was closing the loophole, known as side-loading, in the next PlayBook software update. Now it says the option will still be available, but locked...
RIM not totally flushing Android’s cesspool on PlayBooks

NY Tech Day Is Sold Out, and Here’s Who’s Going

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The Armory, in a time before startups. (http://dmna.ny.gov) The all-day startup showcase that is NY Tech Day is this Thursday, and the organizers have just released the list of participants, sponsors, and keynote speakers. More than 160 companies will be there exhibiting, including Birchbox, Boxee, Chartbeat (new logo today!), Meetup,...
NY Tech Day Is Sold Out, and Here’s Who’s Going

RIM clarifies, to use unique locked BlackBerry app sideloads

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RIM's Developer Relations VP Alec Saunders on Monday clarified his position on restricting sideloading on the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10. He noted that, rather than blocking a manual transfer of an app from PC to device, RIM would be encrypting apps to prevent bootlegged copies while still allowing legitimate...
RIM clarifies, to use unique locked BlackBerry app sideloads

Did I Say RIM Was Removing PlayBook Sideloading? I'm Sorry, I Meant Improving.

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Looks like Research In Motion is having second thoughts about dropping app sideloading as a feature of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Either that, or just bemoaning its decision to announce the move in off-handed/ham-handed way over Twitter. In a post to the BlackBerry Developer Blog this morning, RIM VP of Developer...
Did I Say RIM Was Removing PlayBook Sideloading? I'm Sorry, I Meant Improving.
Bezos defends Amazon, police lead protesters out of annual meeting

FOR SHAME: Amazon Has Finally Promised To Improve U.S. Working Conditions (AMZN)

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Amazon, you should really be ashamed of yourself for this one. At the company's annual meeting today in Seattle, CEO Jeff Bezos promised that the company will spend $52 million this year to add air conditioning to its warehouses, reports the Seattle Times. That's because Amazon was outed last year...
FOR SHAME: Amazon Has Finally Promised To Improve U.S. Working Conditions (AMZN)
RIM drops app-sideloading support thanks to “Android Market Cesspool”

RIM Lashes Out Against One App’s Retreat From BlackBerry

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By Will Connors A few days ago the video voicemail application maker YouMail announced on its blog that it was suspending further work on its BlackBerry app, citing a “steady exodus” of BlackBerry users to other smartphones. The company even posted a handy chart showing the decline in daily BlackBerry...
RIM Lashes Out Against One App’s Retreat From BlackBerry

RIM putting BlackBerry 10 test units in developers' hands in May

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It's telling, perhaps, when a VP for your company uses the word "finally" while discussing plans to release test models for your upcoming mobile operating system -- but it's certainly a pretty accurate sentiment when dealing BlackBerry 10. Talking up RIM's plans to release up to 2,000 prototypes running...
RIM putting BlackBerry 10 test units in developers' hands in May

After Three Years, Visual Voicemail Service YouMail Calls It Quits On BlackBerry

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Freemium visual voicemail service YouMail never forgot their roots — then they first launched in late 2007 with the mission of making visual voicemail available to the masses, they soon focused their attention on what was then the market-leading smartphone platform: BlackBerry. I don’t need to tell you that RIM’s...
After Three Years, Visual Voicemail Service YouMail Calls It Quits On BlackBerry
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