Amazon’s interest in buying a smartphone company is running out and a statue of Apple’s co-founder may be running a small software firm in Hungary. 

Amazon weighed buying RIM but interest cooled: Sources (Chicago Tribune)

Apparently Amazon had BlackBerry-maker RIM in its shopping cart, but after thinking matters over decided not to proceed to checkout. Probably a good idea, since the return policy is murder. Literal murder.

2012 Marks Final CES Keynote for Microsoft (The Official Microsoft Blog)

Microsoft has announced that this will be the last year it holds a keynote or has a booth at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. In a surprise move, the company simultaneously said that it would be presenting the keynote at Macworld|iWorld in 2013.

Steve Jobs Statue Unveiled in Budapest (PR Newswire)

It’s the world’s first Steve Jobs statue! Located outside of the offices of Budapest-based software firm Graphisoft, the bronze sculpture of the late Apple CEO is reportedly so lifelike that three separate engineers have claimed it fired them.

Product News:

IMDb Movies & TV 2.4 - The Internet Movie Database has rolled out the latest version of its iOS app, adding the ability to create an account directly from the app, Watchlist and History buttons on the home screen, improved Facebook sharing, and more. Additionally, iOS 5 users can now receive notifications for entertainment news, new trailers, and theater showtimes. Free.