News In Brief: Dell, RIM, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook

RIM has bought Canadian mobile browser developer, Torch Mobile, for an undisclosed amount. Torch Mobile developers will join RIM to focus on utilizing the WebKit-based mobile browser expertise.

Dell has launched ProSupport Mobility Services for asset and data protection for SMEs. The new suite allows clients to track and recover lost laptops and enables users to delete data remotely in the case of theft.

Deutsche Telekom has acquired a 17% stake in Indian telco Devas Multimedia, and will launch a high-capacity radio network for broadband connections in metropolitan areas of India from 2010. CEO Rene Obermann is stepping up expansion in emerging and developing countries in Asia and Africa.
 
Facebook is increasing staff by 50% this year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Bloomberg. He said that that since no other companies were hiring in the recession, Facebook has benefited from the surplus of engineers available. Facebook currently has 1,000 employees.

 

 

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