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If you don't own a BlackBerry, well, you probably don't care that some 8 million users worldwide are having big problems with their devices, oh, right about now -- with no fix in the foreseeable future. (Update: Service is back up. Whew.) To me, frankly, the most interesting thing about this story from the Bloomberg News service was one of the bylines attached to it: Crayton Harrison, who many of you will recognize as The Dallas Morning News' longtime technology writer. Turns out, this month he jumped ship to Bloomberg -- as did Dallas Morning News assistant business editor Alan Goldstein, who's in New York now editing on the Bloomberg bond desk, where, no doubt, he will tangle with Goldfinger and Pussy Galore. --Robert Wilonsky

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