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11:35 PM ET, January 22, 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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Iain Marlow / Globe and Mail:
At Research In Motion, a new CEO vows to silence the doomsayers  —  Research In Motion Ltd.'s RIM-T new chief executive officer says the company is doing everything right and does not need a change in strategy, and must instead focus on harnessing its talent to improve the BlackBerry and revive sales.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
RIM Posted This Video Of The New CEO Rambling About Why He Loves The Company  —  This guy doesn't exactly make you want to run through a wall to smash the competition.  Meet RIM's new CEO, Thorsten Heins.  —  Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.  —  Join the conversation about this story »
Doug Alexander / Bloomberg:
Former Exchange Chief Stymiest Takes Helm at RIM in Shakeup  —  Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) — Barbara Stymiest, the former banker and stock exchange executive who's been ranked among the world's most powerful businesswomen, now faces a new challenge helping turn around Research In Motion Ltd. …
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.
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Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
MediaFire CEO: Unlike Megaupload, our business model isn't built on piracy  —  As the strange case of file-sharing site Megaupload continues to unfold, many wonder if the federal government will begin to clamp down on similar sites that function like Megaupload, with easy sharing and hosting of copyrighted files.
Discussion: Digital Trends and Gizmodo, Thanks:@seanludwig
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Uploaded.to Blocks US Visitors After MegaUpload Shutdown
Discussion: Prefix Magazine and Techie Buzz
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 …
Reuters:
Europe to issue tough new data-protection rules soon  —  (Reuters) - The European Union will propose tough new rules in the coming days on how corporations handle Internet users' personal data, a long-awaited move that could have far-reaching implications for Web giants such as Google Inc and Facebook.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
NYTimes: Why Apple builds its products in China  —  The NY Times just published an absolutely fascinating piece on Apple and why it builds almost all of its stuff in China.  Go read it.  Clearly some of our politicians could learn a lot from it.  —  The short of it is that companies …
Fred Wilson / A VC:
A Post PIPA Post  —  On my way from a breakfast meeting to the office yesterday I got a phone call on my cell phone with a 202 area code on it.  I picked up the call and on the other end of the line was someone in Congress who I've known for a decade or more.
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Chester Yung / Wall Street Journal:
Hong Kong Freezes Megaupload Assets  —  HONG KONG—In an enforcement action Friday, Hong Kong Customs froze more than 300 million Hong Kong dollars (US$39 million) in assets held by the popular file-sharing site Megaupload.com, which was shut down by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Thursday.
 
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