Akhil Patel

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Why Nokia lost, and Samsung won

How's this for a reversal of fortune: Nokia was once the world's biggest cell phone manufacturer, having introduced the first mass-market mobile handset. On Monday, it sold its devices division to Microsoft for $7.2 billion -- a fraction of the $250 billion it was worth at the turn of the century. …

Where Nokia Went Wrong

Nokia’s agreement on Tuesday to sell its handset business to Microsoft for $7.2 billion is something of a minor business coup for Nokia, since a year from now that business might well turn out to have been worth nothing. It also demonstrates just how far and fast Nokia has fallen in recent years. …

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Nokia Must Ditch Arcane Lumia Numbering System

Microsoft made a slew of announcements at its annual Build conference this week, covering everything from universal Windows apps to the ‘Internet of Things’. But the event was also used by Nokia, ahead of the expected closure of <i>that</i> $7 billion acquisition by Microsoft later this month, to unveil …

Farewell Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile pioneer

You never forget your first cellphone.<p>Mine was the Nokia 5190. By today's standards, it was bulky and embarrassingly lacking in features. It made phone calls and played the game "Snake." Forget a Retina Display; it boasted a monochromatic screen with a green backlight. And how's this for …

Microsoft gets it right with Nokia Lumia ad (clumsily)

You know your life has to change. The only question is how.<p>That seems to be the thought racing around Redmond minds just about now.<p>On the one hand, the company's Stephen Elop doesn't seem sure what will happen with the Nokia name, though something will.<p>On the other, Microsoft releases an ad on …

Microsoft's Elop: Nokia brand soon to vanish from smartphones

Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, starting his new job as head of Microsoft's devices group Monday, doesn't see the Nokia name sticking around for long at Microsoft.<p>"Nokia as a brand will not be used for long going forward for smartphones," Elop said in a Q&A on its Conversations blog (recently …

Nokia reinvents itself again as it offloads troubled phone division

Nokia sold its mobile and tablet business, but it's not dead yet. After almost 150 years of transitioning through making paper, tires, generators, and now phones, Nokia is starting a new era this week. The company's future is refocused on network infrastructure and mapping with its latest earnings …

Brand death: Microsoft will phase out iconic Nokia brand name

Microsoft closed its deal to acquire the mobile and services division of Nokia last fall, and it now appears ready to put Nokia’s iconic mobile brand name out to pasture.<p>The Nokia name dominated a huge chunk of the early history of mobile phones, and its demise will take some getting used to.<p>The …

Bilinguals have stronger, faster brains than the rest of us

Learning another language is touted as a cure-all for all manner of things: dementia, distraction, over-parenting, to name a few.<p>Now, thanks to two …

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

A quick guide to diabetes

Related Stories<p>The advances we've seen in the 18 years H+M has covered WA wellbeing.<p>Australian research shows disadvantaged children move faster into …

Stop Worrying About Making the Right Decision

Much of my work as a coach involves helping people wrestle with an important decision. Some of these decisions feel particularly big because they involve selecting one option to the exclusion of all others when the cost of being “wrong” can be substantial: <i>If I’m at a crossroads in my career, which</i> …

Xiaomi, The Chinese Smartphone Company That's Crushing Everyone, Is Earning A Lot More Money Than People Realize

Xiaomi is currently trying to raise $1 billion in funding, the Journal reports. As part of the fund raise, it has a document detailing its financial performance. The Journal saw that document, and it reports the following:<p>A table in the document showed that Xiaomi's net profit last year rose 84% to …

Welcome back to Washington

OPINION polls before the mid-term elections on November 4th suggested Barack Obama’s party would be beaten, but this was a thrashing. Republicans …

So you think you can dance? Only if you are in HR or sales

Uninhibited dancing is not what you may expect to see at a corporate function, but the guy from Salesforce was amazing.<p>While others were hanging …

Dance

What you need to know about the latest Google, Facebook and LinkedIn changes

Businesses trying to optimise their content for search and social sharing are finding the ground shifting yet again, with key changes from Google, …

Social Media

Why investors are selling Amazon and buying Alibaba

by Alex Pollak<p>Alibabahas been coming off from its first-day jump of 34 per cent, as investors in the US re-considered their weightings and how much …

Investing

‘A pathway to very smart spam’: data-driven marketing can kill your brand

by Mark Cameron<p>The marketing industry has reinvented itself over the past few years. It is difficult to think of an industry that has had to deal …

BRW Fast 100 and Fast Starters companies share their hardest business lessons

Hindsight is 20/20 but if they had their time over the entrepreneurs on this year’s BRW Fast 100 and Fast Starters lists would do a few things …

4 ways to stop people wasting your time

by Dorie Clark<p>People who waste our time have become the scourge of modern business life, hampering our productivity and annoying us in the process. …

Time Management

How your employees can make your social media go viral: Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes

by Ryan Holmes<p>It’s an open secret among social media teams at some of the world’s largest companies: the quickest way to a big social media audience …

New Photos of Vik, a Breathtaking Black Sand Beach in Iceland

On his way home from London, New York-based photographer Navid Baraty made the most of his 17 hour layover in Iceland. Having arrived in the country around midnight and with his flight the next day at 5pm, he knew had only a limited amount of time to explore Iceland's stunning sites. Since daylight …

Mental Health . . . A Photographer’s Perspective (this isn’t going to be easy)

As photographers, writers, illustrators, actors, musicians… As creatives, we create the world that we exist in, we create the world that the rest of …

This TV Commercial Featuring a Penguin Just Won Christmas

Get ready to fall in love with Monty the Penguin. In this new advertisement campaign for upscale UK department store John Lewis comes a video that is guaranteed to warm your heart. The spot, which cost $1.6 million to make is as sweet as you can get for a Christmas commercial. The ad centers around …

What Economists Know That Managers Don’t (and Vice Versa)

Why did Jean Tirole win the Nobel Prize in Economics? Not for the highly-regarded work on competition between small numbers of firms with which his career began more than thirty years ago but for more recent work on how carefully structured regulation can improve performance relative to unbridled …

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of Cosmpolitan.com, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …

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7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

Flying

How going public ruined Twitter

by Justin Fox<p>There was a time when Twitter could be described as “plumbing". Now the best description might be “giant bank account with a company …

Social Media