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  1. missing_K-W's Avatar
    I could just imagine when the Minister of industry has this acquisition over his desk...He probably wouldn't be able to hear himself think through all the world leaders and their governments opposing this severely over the wire......

    We should make up a list of "10 reasons why the Canadian government would oppose this"

    RIM is to valuable to the Canadian tech industry and local governments for a foreign takeover to ever occur...

    First of all....It would be nearly impossible for anyone to acquire 50+% of shares in the company...

    Has anyone put much thought into how many preferred shares could/would be available? I don't think so....because they would be nearly impossible to obtain
    08-07-11 05:39 PM
  2. Branta's Avatar
    In that case, why even bother visiting a thread called "Google to Buy RIM. Why?"? Obviously this transaction has yet to occur, which renders everything said here speculative. Therefore, if you aren't interested in speculation, why bother reading?
    Good point, no news or rumor here. Simply a piece of uninformed speculation making a circular tour back to where it started life. "Chinese Whispers" on steroids.

    Off to Rehab where it should have been when first posted.
    08-07-11 05:49 PM
  3. kevinnugent's Avatar
    If QNX is so secure, even so that it is used for important stuff, and Google makes it open-source, wouldn't that defeat the very same principle of security which is why Google could potentially buy RIM?
    QNX was open source - right up to the day RIM bought the company.
    08-07-11 08:57 PM
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