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9:15 AM ET, January 23, 2012

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Wall Street Journal:
RIM CEOs to Give Up Top Posts in Shuffle  —  WATERLOO, Ontario—After 20 years together at the helm of Research In Motion Ltd., Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, the company's co-chief executives, said they planned to turn over the top job early Monday to a little-known company insider as part of a board and management shuffle.
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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
RIM: Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis step down, co-COO Thorsten Heins is the new CEO  —  It looks like the shake up everybody has been expecting at RIM has finally come to pass.  Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have each stepped down from their co-CEO positions amid growing turmoil …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
New RIM CEO Won't Split Company Up: “I Don't Think There Is a Drastic Change Needed.”  —  Research In Motion isn't broken, so no need to break it up.  But it needs better internal focus, and better external focus, too.  —  That's the takeaway from new RIM CEO Thorsten Heins …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
RIM's new CEO isn't the shakeup it needed  —  For a brief moment, I had hopes that RIM had made a move that would unseat it from the funk it's been sitting in for years.  And then I watched the introductory video of newly-appointed CEO Thorsten Heins.  Anyone who assumes that a simple CEO swap …
Iain Marlow / Globe and Mail:
At Research In Motion, a new CEO vows to silence the doomsayers
Doug Alexander / Bloomberg:   Former Exchange Chief Stymiest Takes Helm at RIM in Shakeup
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
350,000 Textbooks Downloaded From Apple's iBooks in Three Days  —  Though nascent and unproven, Apple's new textbook initiative appears to be gaining lots of momentum — and quickly, too.  Within days of its debut, Apple's iBooks textbook store had already racked up a significant number of downloads.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Cyberlocker Ecosystem Shocked As Big Players Take Drastic Action  —  While the shutdown last week of Megaupload and the arrest of its founder and management team was certainly dramatic, a situation of perhaps even greater gravity is beginning to emerge.  —  Over the past 48 to 72 hours …
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Filesonic Kills File-Sharing Service After MegaUpload Arrests  —  To users of systems like BitTorrent, file-sharing means just that - the sharing of files with others.  But this weekend users of Filesonic, one of the Internet's leading cyberlocker services, sharing files is currently a thing of the past.
Electronista:
Megaupload CEO asks bail, loses US lawyer, sees more arrests
Discussion: TorrentFreak, Bloomberg and PC World
Bloomberg:
Nokia Lumia Sales Seen Topping 1 Million  —  Nokia Oyj (NOK1V)'s first phones running Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) software may have sold enough units last year to help rebuild investor confidence in the Finnish company, which lost $19 billion in market value in 2011.
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Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Tablet and E-Reader Sales Soar
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Exclusive: YouTube hits 4 billion daily video views  —  (Reuters) - YouTube, Google Inc's video website, is streaming 4 billion online videos every day, a 25 percent increase in the past eight months, according to the company.  —  The jump in video views comes as Google pushes YouTube beyond …
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Flaws in Videoconferencing Systems Make Boardrooms Vulnerable  —  SAN FRANCISCO — One afternoon this month, a hacker took a tour of a dozen conference rooms around the globe via equipment that most every company has in those rooms; videoconferencing equipment.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
The Uphill Battle Of Social Event Sharing: A Post-Mortem for Plancast  —  Editor's note: Mark Hendrickson is the founder and CEO of Plancast, a social site for planning events, which he has decided to stop working on full-time.  In this guest post, Hendrickson takes us through a detailed analysis …
 
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