Technology Headlines: TIm Cook Not Trying To Be Steve Jobs

Research in Motion (RIM), the company behind the Blackberry smartphone, has warned it will make a loss in its latest quarter. This news comes following a loss of ground as a number of customers are switching to iPhones and Androids.

Talking at the Wall Street Journal’s annual All Things Digital conference in California Apple’s new chief executive Tim Cook has said he is not trying to be the next Steve Jobs.

He also said that TV is an ‘area of intense interest‘ for the company looking forward.

A top Israeli minister has fed speculation that the Jewish state could be responsible for a powerful new virus said to have been used in a fresh attack on computers in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Technology Headlines: Huge Cyber Attack Discovered

A large-scale, complex targeted cyber-attack that collected private data from countries such as Israel and Iran has been uncovered, researchers have said. It is believed that the malware could well have been open for almost two years.

Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs have said that the malware, known as Flame, is ”one of the most complex threats ever discovered”.

Reports in Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper say that Research in Motion, the maker of BlackBerry phones, is preparing for a major restructuring that will see it eliminate at least 2000 jobs worldwide.

And finally there are fresh reports that Facebook will launch their own phone next year. The New York Times cited unnamed sources, including Facebook employees, suggesting that the network had been hiring several smartphone engineers.