A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the weekend's most newsworthy bits below.
"The world doesn't need another platform."
-- Google VP of Engineering Andy Rubin on Windows Phone 7 (Google 24/7)
More than one million users could find their cell services halted, but the ban could be just the PR boost RIM needs for its suffering reputation.
It's been a rough month for Research in Motion: its shares have tumbled, a study concluded that half of BlackBerry users plan to switch over to an iPhone or Android headset, and the BlackBerry 6 and BlackBerry Torch 9800 launch did little to sway critics MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 6, 2010 12:11 PM ET
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