RIM posts strong 3Q earnings, fixes BlackBerry email outage

Following this morning's BlackBerry email outage which has now been fixed, the smartphone maker, Research In Motion Ltd. released better than expected third quarter earnings after the closing bell. See full article.

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Palm posts wider-than-expected loss

Palm Inc reported a wider-than-expected quarterly loss as consumer demand for its smartphones weakened due to increased competition, sending shares down 4 percent on Thursday. See full article.

Palm, Verizon may unveil phone tie-up at tech show

Palm Inc will likely announce plans for Verizon Wireless to sell one of its phones at the Consumer Electronics show in January, according to analysts who also expect a new phone launch at the show. See full article.

Google Branded Chrome OS Netbook out in 2010

The Google phone, A.K.A the Nexus One, was so last week, today, it’s all about a newly-rumored Google netbook. According to TechCrunch's Michael Arrington, Google has already submitted a request for proposal to a hardware manufacturer, with a list of detailed technical specifications. See full article.

Facebook Hit With FTC Complaint

A group that advocates Internet privacy has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over Facebook's decision to open more of its members' information to public view unless they actively take steps to limit their data's exposure. See full article.

Nearby Super-Earth May Be a Waterworld

A rocky and water-rich planet, not much heftier than our own, has been discovered so close to our solar system that astronomers one day may be able to study its atmosphere. See full article.

Libraries ask for oversight of Google books product

Three library associations have asked the Justice Department to oversee Google's plans to create a massive digital library to prevent an excessively high price for institutional subscriptions, the groups said on Thursday. See full article.