Today in Tech: Will Google’s Dropbox rival launch next week?

April 17, 2012, 7:30 AM UTC

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* Research in Motion (RIMM) is reportedly seeking a financial advisor to help the ailing handset maker weigh strategic options. One analyst suggestion? License out the BlackBerry operating system to a company like Samsung. Also: A look at RIM’s only (and lonely) BlackBerry story. (Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal)

* Hulu is holding an “upfront” this week for advertisers, an annual event cable channels and network broadcasters hold to pitch new original programming. The streaming service will also announce new numbers: over 2 million paid subscribers, half a million more than it had late last year. (The New York Times)

*  Amazon (AMZN) buyers beware. Knock-offs of bestselling books on the e-commerce site are more prevalent than you may think. (Fortune)

* Apple (AAPL) has a new Vice President of Sales in Zane Rowe. Rowe previously served as executive VP and Chief Financial Officer of United Continental. (AllThingsD)

* Microsoft (MSFT) unveiled that various versions of Windows 8 will be available upon release, including Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, and Windows RT, geared specifically towards tablets. (9 to 5 Mac)

* Some details have reportedly leaked about Google’s (GOOG) Dropbox competitor, Google Drive. When Google Drive launches next week for Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS, the Mountain View-based company will offer each user 5 GB of free storage, 3 GB more than Dropbox offers upfront. (The Next Web)

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