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BlackBerry gets blogged 5,000 times per day

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Social media has been a huge help for smartphone manufacturers. The blogosphere can be a better PR tool than the largest firms in New York, assuming you have something good to spread. The Hatorade can also spread quickly.

To determine what the Internet thinks of your brand, you have to sift through blog posts, YouTube comments, Facebook wall scribbles, message boards and Twitter “tweets.”

That’s where we look to new software called Sysomos, a social media monitoring tool born out of research at the University of Toronto. There is already some interesting data from the software.

“A brand like BlackBerry has, on average, more than 5,000 posts on a single day … no human can flip through (that),” said Nilesh Bansal, co-founder of Sysomos, a social media monitoring tool born out of research at the University of Toronto.

At 5,000 posts per day, RIM is getting an incredible amount of coverage on their devices. Personally, I’d like to know what percentage of that coverage is ReTweets and post scrapes.

Article courtesy of Robert Rocha and the Montreal Gazette.

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Research in Motion is selling copious smartphones despite economy

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A lot of the information I am about to post has already been described in previous stock market and share analysis reports. I am reposting this because the numbers are presented in various ways and it’s nice to get a reminder that the economy isn’t in total shambles.

That being said, RIM has sold its 50 millionth BlackBerry! While everyone is talking about these TETs (tough economic times), RIM isn’t blinking and continuing to sell smartphones and saturate the market with hands-down the best device.

RIM reported record high revenue of US$3.46 billion in their most recent quarter, up 84 percent compared to the same time last year, as it shipped 7.8 million devices, also a new high for the company. Net profit for the quarter rose to $518.3 million, up from $412.5 million last year. RIM has also added 3.9 million new BlackBerry subscribers!

Smartphone sales are a sure bet these days. Surveys of family expenditures during the holidays report that half of respondents say they would buy electronic devices before the end of the year. Expect many of these electronic devices to be smartphones.

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Research in Motion (RIM) financial analysis update

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The Financial Post Trading Desk is reporting that RIM’s first-quarter revenue is estimated to come down to US$3.1-billion on seven million new units shipped.

Raymond James & Associates is giving an Outperform rating on RIM stock with a target price of US$66.

Citi analyst Jim Suva, however, has a Hold on the stock with a target price of US$46. Mr. Suva remains skeptical in the near term, estimating earnings-per-share growth of just 7% this year, which is “hard to get excited over.”

Hopefully upcoming device launches such as the Niagara will quell any market uncertainty.

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Research in Motion (RIM) among Canada’s Top 100 Employers

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Even though we’re hearing incessantly about the economic crisis, many of us are still happily going to work at a job we love. More than 2,100 companies in Canada applied to be among Canada’s Top 100 Employers in both public and private sectors.

Each job was rated based on eight key criteria: physical workplace; work atmosphere as a social setting; pay and benefits; vacation and provisions for time off; communication to employees; performance management; training and skills development and community involvement. Applicants are assigned grades for each category, and they are then compared with others in their industry to determine whether they make the national or regional cuts. The scores are not published in the final lists, and the top employers are not ranked in any particular order.

Among Canada’s Top 100 Employers was Research in Motion (RIM)!

Research In Motion Ltd., Waterloo, Ont.

Gives employees a free BlackBerry on their first day and covers usage and service fees; offers tuition subsidies to employees; celebrated its 20th anniversary by hosting a private concert for employees that featured Aerosmith and the Barenaked Ladies; offers a profit-sharing plan and year-end bonuses; provides on-site massage services, flu shot clinics and discounted gym memberships.

Interested in working at RIM? Check out our job boards for great opportunities here.

Click through to read the other Top 99 Employers

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