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RIM offloads NewBay at a huge loss in quest for cash

RIM NewBay Sale Synchronoss

Following reports that Research In Motion (RIMM) was looking to scrounge up cash by offloading som “minor assets,” the company has managed to sell cloud-based service provider NewBay in a deal that was confirmed late Thursday, MarketWatch reports. Synchronoss Technologies paid $55.5 million in cash for NewBay and its assets, about half the $100 million RIM spent last October to acquire the firm. If nothing else, the sale will help cover RIM’s $65 million payment to Nokia (NOK) related to the companies’ recent patent settlement.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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