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Siri Shows Where BlackBerry’s Voice-Powered Search Went Wrong

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With the unveiling of the iPhone 4S, consumers were given a look at Siri – the personal assistant app that comes with the device. It looks like the technology is powered by Nuance, which RIM also licenses for its voice-powered universal search. It seems both run on Nuance technology and the difference is the implementation. It’s not a stretch for RIM to update the voice-powered universal search in a way that’s even better than Siri.
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BlackBerry Could Make Big Gains in Korea During Patent Disputes

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There’s a lot of talk about the fight between Apple and Samsung over patents and according to an unnamed senior executive at Samsung, the company plans to file suit against Apple as soon as the iPhone 5 is released in Korea. BlackBerry has been making a pretty big push into Korea lately with the Torch and Bold products, and this fight could easily tip smartphone sales in RIM’s favor. More after the jump.
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BlackBerry Needs An Affiliate Program But One That’s Future Proof

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Apple’s affiliate program sets it apart from Android and BlackBerry because it allows bloggers and startups to create companies around promoting other apps and generate revenue doing so. It seems like software drives hardware sales these days so anything you can do to promote the app economy will help your bottom line. RIM needs an affiliate program but it can’t just copy Apple and needs to do something unique. Hit the jump for a few ways this could play out.
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A Look at the Latest Smartphone Apps That Have Launched

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the cross-platform app roundup! This week I noticed a slight trend in the apps I chose for this roundup – they’re all (except the last one) rooted in past technologies. I’m all about paying homage to the classics, and these apps for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry are all great examples of that. So, let’s have a look at what’s hot on the other major platforms so that we might get an idea of what their audiences are looking for.
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IBM Launches Cross-Platform IBM Connections Apps for Enterprise Social Media

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IBM Connections is enterprise-grade social software that lets you build a network of colleagues and experts, and then leverage that network to reach internal goals. It’s an interesting initiative that should be of value to people in very large organizations. Click through to read more.
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RIM Opposes Apple’s Trademark Filing for “WebKit” in Canada

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RIM has filed an official opposing action against Apple’s trademark filing for “WebKit” in Canada. Currently, WebKit is an open source project, but the term “Webkit” seems to be first used by Apple as far as we can tell. It’s not clear on what grounds RIM is going to defend the trademark filing and we’ll have to wait for the official documents. Continue reading after the break.
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