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CNBC Panel on BlackBerry Going Private: Who Would Buy?

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It’s interesting to note that the purchase of BlackBerry is so highly politicized. The CNBC panel mentioned the issue that since BlackBerry is so engrained in government and defence, the US probably wouldn’t let the Chinese purchase the company. The Canadian government, also being so heavily locked down in the company, probably also wouldn’t allow the purchase, although they have explicitly said they would be supportive of the company’s decisions. But even from a private perspective, it’s hard to think of a company that would have the power to really leverage BlackBerry and bring it to the 3rd smartphone position. The Koreans are doing well with Samsung and it’s not clear whether it makes sense for them either. Check out the full video after the break.
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CNBC Announces CNBC Pro Mobile Suite for Investors

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CNBC Pro

CNBC has announced an app for investors called CNBC Pro that offers a suite of services, including real-time global market data, live access to CNBC programming, and price and news alerts. The app comes at a pretty hefty price for the average consumer, at $24.99.month or $269.99/year, but it’s tailored for investors who will ideally able to make a significant amount of money with this data at their fingertips. Features of CNBC Pro include:
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David Pogue responds to review criticism

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Following up on his article responding to criticism for his review of the BlackBerry Storm, New York Times technology critic David Pogue has hit the TV circuit. I normally wouldn’t have posted this, as after Al Sacco’s rebuttal, I feel I am over Pogue’s review. However, the video is an excellent lesson for RIM. RIM knew they were releasing an OS update shortly after launch, we knew it, but David Pogue didn’t. If RIM had told him rather than keeping mum, they probably wouldn’t have received such a negative review from one of the most influential voices in the technology world. Click the link below to see Pogue’s CNBC interview.

David Pogue talks BlackBerry Storm on CNBC