Feeds

Man stabbed at BlackBerry bash

Aggro at RIM party

Business security measures using SSL

Research in Motion's latest BlackBerry promotional shindig ended in bloodshed last night after a man was stabbed in the neck at the London event, which was attended by pop singer Jessie J.

Police were called to a Bankside Vaults, Southwark nightclub in Southwalk shortly after midnight after a 30-year-old man was allegedly slashed with a broken bottle after an argument broke out.

A Scotland Yard spokesman today said a 25-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the attack. Meanwhile, the victim is being treated in an east London hospital. His condition was said to be "serious".

RIM BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone

The event held was to promote BlackBerry's instant messaging service, BBM, popular with BlackBerry-packing yoof.

That's a market the the manufacturer is increasingly associated with. Among UK consumers with a household income of over £40,000, RIM's handset brand ranks in ninth place behind Apple, Android, Samsung, Nokia and others, according to pollster YouGov's BrandIndex.

To reverse this trend, RIM last week announced it would now focus on its core corporate userbase and hinted it would abandon the consumer market, a move it quickly denied.

But perhaps RIM really should turn its attentions to the juvenile consumer market, rather than focus on the business end. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
Apple's Watch is basically electric perfume
It isn't just me-too Apple that's lost its lustre: Gadget mania is over
In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE
Rival electronic giant tries to iron out allegations
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.