Today in Tech: Will Sony lay off thousands of employees?

April 9, 2012, 7:30 AM UTC
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* Just who exactly is new Research in Motion (RIMM) CEO Thorsten Heins, and how does he intend to turn around the struggling smartphone company? An inside look. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
* Sony (SNE) reportedly plans to eliminate 10,000 jobs, or 6% of its workforce, as early as December reports Nikkei. (Nikkei via Reuters)
* IBM’s (IBM) four prior CEOs were offered memberships with the Augusta National Golf Club, so why shouldn’t Virginia Rometty gain entrance? Why the all-male golf club has become the center of a gender debate. (The Wall Street Journal)
* Despite officially launching on Easter Sunday, a day when many AT&T stores were closed for the holiday, Nokia’s Lumia 900 phone may have sold well thanks at least in part to healthy sales on Amazon (AMZN). (The New York Times)
* Square COO Keith Rabois explains how the popular company will move beyond payments. (Business Insider)
* Randi Zuckerberg, sibling of Mark, is co-producing a tech-focused reality show for Bravo dubbed “Silicon Valley.” Already, the show has come under fire for a cast that doesn’t include well-known Valley figures. (TechCrunch)
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