Research In Motion (RIMM) +3% AH after Bloomberg reports IBM has informally approached RIM about...

|By:, SA News Editor

Research In Motion (RIMM) +3% AH after Bloomberg reports IBM has informally approached RIM about acquiring its network operations centers (NOCs), which secure/compress content delivered to BlackBerries. Many have called on RIM to turn its NOCs into a standalone business that services multiple platforms. But former co-CEO Jim Balsillie was reportedly kicked out for wanting to do this. Bloomberg adds no one has shown interest in RIM's hardware ops, and no talks between RIM and IBM are currently under way.