Daily Cuppa: RIM continues slide, Adobe hacked, LG sues Samsung

Intel targets Gen Y and the enterprise, AMD and BlueStack team up for Android apps for Windows desktops, and Google Apps dump support for old Windows Office formats.
Written by Spandas Lui, Contributor

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RIM hasn't really had much good news recently, and the situation for the ailing mobility vendor is still looking rather grim, with its second fiscal quarter expected to be a shocker.

Wall Street is expecting RIM to report a loss of US$0.47 a share on revenue of US$2.5 billion for the fiscal second quarter, but analysts are concerned about RIM's cash burn rate. There is also concern that by the time RIM brings out the new BlackBerry, it will be too late.

An internal server with access to Adobe's digital coding signing infrastructure was hacked in a targeted attack in July. The company made this public yesterday.

The hack gave attackers the ability to create malware, faking to be legitimate Adobe software. So far, the company said that there is no evidence that source code was stolen during the hack.

LG Display is suing Samsung for infringing seven of its patents on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel technologies. The products in question ranges from Samsung's Galaxy S-series smartphones to the vendor's tablets.

Intel wants to be hip, but serious at the same time, targeting Gen Y and the enterprise with Windows 8 tablets.

The chipmaker has continued to show its support for Microsoft at a recent product showcase, where the company showed off tablets that covered the consumer and business segment.

Speaking of chipmakers, AMD and BlueStack has joined forces to bring Android apps to Windows desktops. The partnership will see BlueStack, creator of a Windows app that enables users to run Android apps on Microsoft's OS, bring their cross-platform application to AMD-powered tablets and PCs.

Google Apps has dumped the ability to support old Microsoft Office formats .doc, .xls, and .ppt.

Starting from October 1, the cloud-based office suite will only be able to export to newer Office Open XML formats, such as .docx. Changes will affect users of pre-2003 Office versions, but Microsoft does have a compatibility pack out there to ameliorate this.

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