BlackBerry Outage Not Winning Any Fans for RIM

Research in Motion (RIM)--maker of the popular BlackBerry line of smartphones, confirmed an email outage earlier today. The issue has since been resolved, and RIM reports that service is back to normal, but it's never good for marketing or public relations to have the word "outage" come up.

BlackBerry service hit by second outage in a week

An outage hit BlackBerry smartphone service in the Americas on Tuesday night, operator Research In Motion confirmed via its support service. The outage is the second to affect users in less than a week.





Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown

Congressional leaders have finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers," deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence.