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Alec Saunders Joins RIM as VP of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development

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Alec Saunders is no stranger to BlackBerryCool and the tech community. We’ve long followed Alec’s blog and have reposted some of his content that deals with BlackBerry and the smartphone industry. Alec is also an entrepreneur and it will be great to get someone at RIM who understands the needs of startups and small businesses, which seem to be really powering the smartphone app business. More after the jump.
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Rumor: Neil Sainsbury, Former BBSmart Founder, Promoted to Developer Relations

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After the resignation of Mike Kirkup late last week, rumor has it that RIM will replace him with Neil Sainsbury. Neil’s former role at RIM was a Senior Application Development Consultant, where is job involved managing the technical relationship with game development and multimedia software companies, among other duties. He’s also the founder of BBSmart, makers of some very popular BlackBerry apps. It’s a logical promotion and it should be interesting to see what impact he has on the company. Click through for more details.
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Mike Kirkup, Director of Developer Relations, Resigns From RIM

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Mike Kirkup, Director of Developer Relations, has resigned from RIM. According to his personal blog, he’ll be taking some time to step back and consider his next steps. It should be interesting to see where he goes next. We have seen a few senior employees at RIM leave to start their own businesses, and if Kirkup did the same it would be pretty awesome. More after the jump, including our nomination to replace Kirkup.
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WEBINAR: Making Enterprise Grade Security Easy in Mobile App Development

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RIM and Pyxis Mobile are hosting a webinar on security issues in mobile apps on August 31 at 1pm EDT. The webinar will touch on a few subjects including an overview of BlackBerry 7 devices and the QNX OS. Below is some additional information.
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Developers: Register for the Foursquare Global Hackathon

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The foursquare global hackathon takes place on September 17th-18th in cities all around the world. This is a great opportunity for developers to get together and work on a foursquare app that you could finish and take to market in just one day. With the help of other coders, foursquare experts and everyone else attending the event, you could end up with a really solid product at the end of the hackathon. Foursquare is hiring so this is also a great time to show off your skills. Continue reading for more info.
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RIM Launches Closed Beta of Native SDK for QNX Tablet OS

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Things are moving along with the QNX transition over at RIM as the company has today announced a closed beta of the Native SDK for the Tablet OS. This version of the SDK is targeting game developers and will allow them to code in a C/C++ environment and take advantage of a deeper API set. Click through to read more about the SDK.
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