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RIM stock falls on forecast : Certicom board agrees to takeover

Shares of Research In Motion Ltd. plunged after the manufacturer said its quarterly earnings and gross margin would come in at the low end of expectations, despite better-than-expected subscriber growth.The Canadian-based BlackBerry maker said it will exceed its previous forecast of 2.9 million net...

Verisign continues to streamline operations: Dumps part of Euro mobile messaging biz

VeriSign Inc. continued to streamline its business by jettisoning part of its European mobile messaging division.The Mountain View, Calif.-based company had established a mobile foothold in Europe with the 2006 acquisition of Austria's 3united Mobile Solutions AG for $65.5 million. But VeriSign said it...

VeriSign to acquire Certicom after firm spurns RIM takeover attempt

VeriSign Inc. announced plans to acquire Certicom Inc. just days after Research In Motion Ltd. dropped its takeover bid of the Canadian software developer.VeriSign will pay either $40 million net of Certicom's existing cash and short-term marketable securities or a flat $73 million, the...

RIM says ‘phooey’ to Certicom: Withdraws bid after court injunction against $65 million offer

Research In Motion Ltd. yesterday withdrew its offer to purchase Certicom Corp., an encryption firm, after a Canadian court imposed an injunction on its offer.RIM dropped its takeover bid after the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found in Certicom's favor after the latter had...

RIM rebuffed by court on Certicom offer: Mobile device maker founders on takeover

The effort by Research In Motion Ltd. to purchase encryption firm Certicom Corp. was dealt another setback as a Canadian court yesterday "enjoined," or blocked the deal.RIM said it was reviewing the court order by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and was disappointed...

RIM, Nuance continue acquisition dance: Certicom, Zi shareholders get more time

In separate actions, both Research in Motion Ltd. and Nuance Communications Inc. extended their efforts to consummate anticipated acquisitions. For BlackBerry maker RIM, that means extending to Jan. 27 its $52.6 million offer to purchase encryption firm Certicom Corp., and for Nuance it means...

RIM comes up short in Q3, warns that consumer demand is down

Research In Motion Ltd. said today that its fiscal third-quarter results would miss expectations, evidence that the BlackBerry maker, like others, has been swept up in the global economic downturn. RIM warned that revenue in the fiscal quarter just ended would reach the range...

Cingular joins OMTP

ATLANTA—Cingular Wireless L.L.C. has become a member of the Open Mobile Terminal Platform, which makes recommendations to the handset industry on security, hardware, operating systems and browsers. Existing network operator members of OMTP include Vodafone Group plc, Orange SA, Hutchison 3G, KPN Mobile, SK...

Beep Science, LG team for DRM interoperability

OSLO, Norway-LG Electronics Co. Ltd. selected products from mobile digital rights management specialist Beep Science AS to ensure its mobile devices are OMA v2 DRM interoperable, according to a partnership agreement announced by the companies. Beep Science said its DRM products support the Open...

Sierra Wireless uses Certicom technology in Voq

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-Certicom Corp. said Sierra Wireless has embedded its secure movianVPN solution into its VoqMail Professional Edition wireless e-mail solution for the new Voq Professional Phone.Certicom's solution was designed to minimize administration duties for information technology professionals, while bringing a better return on investment...

SmartServ Online to purchase Mobile Airwaves

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.-Wireless content and technology company SmartServ Online Inc. announced it plans to purchase wireless e-mail company Mobile Airwaves Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed."The acquisition of Mobile Airwaves and its Aqivo e-mail enabling software technology will be a critical building...

SmartServ Online to purchase Mobile Airwaves

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.-Wireless content and technology company SmartServ Online Inc. announced it plans to purchase wireless e-mail company Mobile Airwaves Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed."The acquisition of Mobile Airwaves and its Aqivo e-mail enabling software technology will be a critical building...

Certicom to provide security solution for Sony Ericsson P800

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-Certicom Corp., which provides wireless security solutions, and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications announced an agreement that calls for Certicom to develop movianVPN for the new Sony Ericsson P800 smart phone. The joint solution will provide mobile workers with secure access to their corporate...

Certicom exceeds guidance

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-Certicom Corp.'s fourth quarter and year-end results for fiscal 2002, ended April 30, 2002, exceeded previous guidance-marking the third consecutive quarter the company has done so.For the quarter, Certicom reported $3.8 million in revenue, pro-forma costs and operating expenses totaling $6.1 million and...

Certicom beats revenue guidance, reports $32.1 million loss

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario—Certicom Corp. released results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2002, ended April 30, and it announced its fiscal 2003 growth strategy and guidance for the first quarter.Certicom reported a $3.8 million revenue for its fourth quarter, up from previous guidance of...

TI licenses Certicom products for use with OMAP platform

MISSISAUGA, Ontario—Wireless security solutions provider Certicom said Texas Instruments has licensed its products for TI's OMAP platform for handsets, personal digital assistants and advanced mobile Internet appliances."Both carriers and users of 2.5 and 3G mobile devices powered by OMAP processors will benefit from the...

Certicom, Funk team for WLAN security protocol

HAYWARD, Calif.—Certicom and Funk Software have joined to develop the EAP-TTLS 802.1x security protocol that provides security for WLAN connectivity.Funk Software's Odyssey is the first commercial implementation of EAP-TTLS."We are committed to developing and introducing secure WLAN solutions that network managers will actually be...

Honeywall, XM Satellite Radio use Certicom security technology

HAYWARD, Calif.—Certicom announced its Digital Rights Management and content protection security technology and services are being used to provide secure data transmissions in new wireless applications from Honeywell and XM Satellite Radio.Certicom's technology will be used by Honeywell to deliver its Flight Information Systems...

Certicom ships VPN 2.0

HAYWARD, Calif.—Certicom Inc. says it is shipping its virtual private network solution called movian VPN 2.0 for wireless devices using 802.11b, or WiFi, networks."movian VPN allows companies to extend critical enterprise applications such as e-mail and customer relationship management tools to their mobile workers...

Aether, Certicom team on security solution

OWINGS MILLS, Md.—Aether Systems Inc. and wireless security company Certicom announced they will team to upgrade Aether's PocketBlue mobile government application to Advanced Encryption Standard technology using Certicom's SecurityBuilder cryptographic toolkit.

Certicom software to be available with HP Jornada PDAs

HAYWARD, Calif.—Certicom announced its movianVPN security software will be available with the new HP Jornada 560 Series Personal Digital Assistant."Certicom's movianVPN client provides a critical component of a total mobile enterprise solution," explained Kok Khoon Lim of HP. "The ability for IT managers to...

Four companies license Certicom technology

HAYWARD, Calif.-Wireless security company Certicom scored four major software licensing deals, moves the company said further reinforce its role as a leader in the emerging wireless applications market.Certicom said wireless carrier Motient Corp., wireless software and solutions provider Visto, platform provider ThinAirApps Inc. and...

Casio invests $5M in iAnywhere: Investment represents 1% stake

NEW YORK-Casio Inc., Dover, N.J., the American subsidiary of Tokyo-based Casio Computer Co. Ltd., has made a $5 million investment in iAnywhere Solutions Inc., a division of Sybase Inc.Casio, which makes handheld computers and has developed an encryption technology to compete with that of...

Certicom to encrypt handheld devices

Mobile security company Certicom today released its movianCrypt, which the company touted as the industry's most efficient, transparent data encryptor for Palm Inc.'s handhelds.The encryption technology automatically safeguards personal or corporate information, protecting Palm users if their device is lost or stolen. Certicom said...

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