Loaded: New CEO at BlackBerry maker
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Popular file-sharing site FileSonic limits use after the MegaUpload arrests, Obama uses Google+ Hangout, and Research In Motion's co-CEOs resign to make way for a new leader.
It's Monday, January 23rd, 2012. I'm Brigitte Carey on cnet.com and it's time to get loaded. The chief executives behind the BlackBerry line of products have resigned as part of a management shuffle. Research in motion, Co CEO's, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis stepped down leaving Thorsten Heins, the chief operate officer for product and sales to take the brains as the new CEO. The former CEOs will remain on the board of directors. Over the past year, leadership committed a number of blunders and lost investor confidence leading shareholders' calling for a changed up. One such disapproval, research in motion will not introduce a new BlackBerry phone until the later part of this year. The new CEO Heins has joined the company 4 years ago. A popular file online sharing service called FileSonic has disabled the sharing of files in the wake of criminal charges against another file sharing destination, megaupload.com. Last week, the department of Justice, and the FBI charged (Mega upload?) with piracy crimes accusing the site of profiting from users who distribute pirated films and TV shows. FileSonic has not given an official explanation for the abrupt service change over the weekend. But the service now can only be used to retrieve files users have uploaded personally. FileSonic also suspended a rewards program that paid users when others downloaded their files. It seems details of LG's flagship Android Smart phone have been late. it's called the LG X3. And according to info from the site pocket now, the X3 will pack a Tegra 3 quad core processor, a large 4.7 inch display, 16 gigs storage and an 8 megapixel camera. It's possible that LG will officially release details at the mobile world congress meeting next month. Last week, Apple introduced textbook support for the iPad and 3 days later, Apple has reportedly sold 350,000 digital textbooks in its i book stores, according to data from the analyst from Global Equities Research. Textbooks in the iPad are able to be interactive with video and 3D models and cost 1499 or less. President Obama wants to hang out with you. Well, so to speak. The White House will be using the video chatting service out the Google Plus Social network. It's called Hang out and starting today, the White House You Tube channel will be taking and answering questions about the state of the union address on Tuesday. And on Monday, January 30th, the most popular questions will be answered on a Google Plus hang out session from the west wing. (??) questions may also be invited to the live video chat. A survey by few research (??) twice as many people in the United States on tablet since the holidays. The same surge was seen in adults that own E Readers. The percentage also doubled. Those are headlines for today. I'm Brigitte Carey for cnet.com and you've just been loaded.