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  • retiredexaon retiredexaon Aug 5, 2012 10:45 AM Flag

    IBM must acquire both AKAM & RIMM, big blue will fly

    Yield, you have no idea who I am but I will grant that IBM has some nifty small tricks in it's bag.

    That being said, IBM used to move into a market segment to dominate it and crush the competition asap, though that practice goes back a long time.

    So why have they NOT entered the hand-held market for, oh, 10 or more years? Maybe they see that it is NOT what IBM specializes in, which is big data and data centers (ooops, forgot about Texas there.)

    Besides, RIMM is a dead company anyway, Blackberry had it's day in the sun and it is now dead. Or soon to be. If you are a true believer in IBM, I would rather think that IBM can do better in hand-held than buy a comatose technology.

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