Posted by Shirley Brady on August 13, 2010 06:20 PM
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion has agreed to cooperate with India security offiicials, a government official tells the Wall Street Journal. The government "also has security concerns" about Google's Gmail service and Internet telephony from companies such as Luxembourg-based Skype, the official told reporters.
BP is going ahead with its relief well in the Gulf of Mexico following tests. "Everybody is in agreement that we need to proceed with the relief well," retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen tells Reuters. "The question is how to do it." The decision came as Alabama announced it was suing BP for the "catastrophic harm" that the spill had caused the state.
GM is seen as filing for its IPO next week, sources tell AP.
HP's next CEO should come from within the company — or IBM — according to top technology execs who were polled about the company's future. The majority felt HP should hire from within and stay the course.
IBM, meanwhile, today announced it's buying Unica, a seller of marketing software, for $451.7 million in cash, the latest in a string of acquisitions for the tech giant. IBM is also forecasting an increase in U.S. electronics and appliance sales.
Lan and Tam today announced they're combining to form Latin America's biggest airline.
Lilly's latest patent loss is seen as putting pressure on the pharma giant, despite the company's assurances.
The U.S. FDA today approved the sale of ella, the brand name for a controversial form of emergency contraception that has been available in Europe, and can prevent a pregnancy up to five days after sex.
At least a dozen major drug and device makers are under investigation in the U.S., reports the New York Times. Federal prosecutors and securities regulators are widening their inquiry of bribery allegations as to whether the companies may have made payments to foreign doctors and health officials.