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Though it would be more than a decade before the name reached any level of brand recognition, Research In Motion was actually founded by two engineering students way back in 1984. Current co-CEO Mike Lazaridis was on board from day one, but contrary to popular belief, his chief exec counterpart Jim Balsillie didn't join RIM until 1992, when he reportedly mortgaged his home to put $250,000 into the company. RIM began as an electronics and computer science consulting business, and within four years of its start-up would begin focusing on transmitting wireless data, a hallmark decision for the fledgling tech enterprise.
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Armed with a massive food and agriculture data set from the United Nations, passionate coders and science communicators got a chance to tackle solution... More Armed with a massive food and agriculture data set from the United Nations, passionate coders and science communicators got a chance to tackle solutions to Earth’s food challenges at National Geographic’s Future of Food Hackathon in May 2014. By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.
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