Today in Tech: Research in Motion co-CEOs resign

January 23, 2012: 2:45 AM ET

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Research in Motion's new CEO, Thorsten Heins

* Research in Motion (RIMM) co-CEO Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis stepped down after two decades of running the company together. Taking their place: Thorsten Heins, who joined RIM in 2007 and had been serving was one of two chief operating officers, overseeing software, hardware and sales. In an interview, Heins believes the rollout of a new operating system later this year will help draw developer interest and impress consumers and business users. (The Wall Street Journal)

* A fascinating (and lengthy) look at why much of Apple's manufacturing now occurs overseas. Worth a read when you have the time. (The New York Times)

* How Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTL) are reinventing themselves in a post-PC era. (Fortune)

* All you need to know about Kim Dotom, the high-flying, freewheeling "megamind" behind the popular file-sharing site Megaupload. Dotcom was arrested last week over charges of costing the entertainment industry $500 million via pirated content shared on his site. (Fast Company)

* Why The Pirate Bay, which has so far escaped Megaupload's fate, remains enemy #1 for anti-piracy advocates. (CNNMoney)

* Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey recently spoke at the DLD Conference in Munich, Germany about why Twitter's business model works and how Square will expand beyond the U.S. (TechCrunch)

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JP Mangalindan
JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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