RIM rumoured to be planning Apple TV competitor

July 15, 2011

RIM rumoured to be planning Apple TV competitor


Rachel King reports on the potential product.

Nerdberry is reporting that RIM is developing a BlackBerry OS-based media box similar to Apple’s set-top box that will be dubbed as the “BlackBerry Cyclone.” Expected features include HDMI, Wi-Fi connectivity, and access to Netflix, YouTube and more unspecified channels.”

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Microsoft still knows how to build big businesses

The VAR Guy

The VAR Guy reports on why it’s not over for Microsoft.

“The real challenge: Microsoft is so freakin’ large. The company’s annual revenues grew to $62.4 billion in 2010, up from $44 billion in 2006. With such large numbers in play it’s sometimes easy to overlook hot growth areas — such as SharePoint, Lync and Dynamics. And the channel media — including The VAR Guy — sometimes spends too much time focused on sexy devices rather than business applications.”

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Google Q2 revenues Top $9 billion but where are Google apps?

Talkin’ Cloud

Matthew Weinberger reports on the giant’s earnings.

“Not mentioned anywhere in that statement? Google Apps. It could account for the entirety of that 3 per cent — or $270 million — not represented by search and ads, but there’s no way to be sure — Google has its fingers in many pies.”

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Harmeet reports on channel partner programs, new technologies and products and other issues relevant to Canada's channel community. She also contributes as a video journalist, providing content for the site's original streaming video. Harmeet is a graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism.

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