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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and chief technology officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.

In today's edition, Jeremy and Eric look at all the troubles befalling Research In Motion, from a shareholder revolt led by a small investment firm to network outages. While Eric and Jeremy still see great potential in RIM's core assets, specifically its services business, the business is degrading at a more rapid pace than investors might realize, and a leadership shake-up is desperately needed.

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At the time this article was published Eric BleekerandJeremy Phillipsown no shares of the companies listed above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Google, Apple, and Microsoft.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of Apple, Google, and Microsoft; creating a bull call spread position in Microsoft; and creating a bull call spread position in Apple. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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