I’m back from a timely and tropical Florida break, and now I’m tanned, rested and ready to talk tech stocks. Issue #1 is Research in Motion, a stock on the upswing (at $44 per share) on news that it plans to roll out a new, full-service TV feature in the next week or so. The report comes from NewTeeVee.com, which sites multiple sources in describing the new RIMM TV service (as follows): —It will be a paid-for unlimited monthly subscription service. 
 —Content will be downloaded through a Wi-Fi connection.
 —The service has managed to license content from multiple broadcast …

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Now that the news is out on IBM’s proposed $6.5 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems, analysts are in a lather over why Big Blue wants to make the deal. The Wall Street Journal originally broke the story, reporting that the merger “could help IBM in the finance and telecommunications markets as it tries to expand its role in digitizing key pieces of infrastructure, from electric utilities to water supplies. While some of their technologies and customers overlap, IBM and Sun have been heading in different directions for most of the past decade.” Less charitable media reports say that IBM is …

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The End.