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The Best Time to Be Gay in America: Right Now

In the last decade, though, a sea change of progress has been made on the gay rights front, including the recent ruling by 19 states, plus Washington, D.C., that same-sex couples can marry. However difficult to believe, it's only in the previous 10 years that sexual activity between same-sex, …

Top 25 Black Friday tech deals 2013

So what are the real deals this Black Friday? Check out these top picks from CNET.<p>Every year the Black Friday online circulars hit the Web and lots of sites round up every tech deal under the sun. That's great, but it's always hard to tell the real deals from all the crap that's being advertised to …

Black Friday

DisplayMate tablet shootout puts Retina iPad Mini in last place, with ‘out-dated technology’

DisplayMate, a company specializing in scientific display testing and calibration, gave the Retina iPad Mini third place in detailed lab tests of three leading 7-inch tablets, criticising Apple for “really bad planning” for what it considers to be out-dated display technology.<p>And finally… the iPad …

Microsoft's first act of business as Nokia owner? Cut the Lumia 1020 price

The headline-making Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone-cum-camera is now available for $100 less in the United States, potentially a sign that Microsoft is …

Mobile Technology

The Microsoft-Nokia deal: Fail plus fail equals more fail

”We must indeed all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall hang separately.” Benjamin Franklin reportedly said this during the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But this quote can also be used to explain the Microsoft-Nokia deal, which cedes Nokia's smartphone business to Redmond for …

Microsoft And Nokia: A Marriage Made In Hell?

Microsoft has announced that it will acquire Nokia’s mobile device business and licensing of patents for $7.2 billion. That’s a huge acquisition, even given Microsoft’s deep pockets. Is it a marriage from heaven or hell? Research I did with Professor Abhishek Borah throws some light on the …

Why Microsoft Was Not Stupid To Buy Nokia's Phones

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that it is buying Nokia’s device business and also licensing certain intellectual property from Nokia. There has been much negative commentary. For example Morgan Stanley downgraded Microsoft, and investors voted with their money by selling shares, with Microsoft …

Microsoft and Nokia? Steve Jobs would be snickering

So much for the Trojan Horse theory.<p>You might recall that when Stephen Elop moved to Nokia from Microsoft, some observers suggested that he was a …

Windows Phone

Microsoft Wants To Outdo Google And Apple, Buying Nokia Helps With Neither

So the deal that should have been done 2 years ago is at last completed: Microsoft is buying most of Nokia to take control of its smartphone destiny. Despite saying kind words about having other partners in Windows Phone, though, this move will effectively end the Windows Phone licensing business. …

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Windows Phone

Nokia workers ask, is chief executive a Microsoft mole?

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All Microsoft Employees Should Read Stephen Elop's 'Burning Platform' Memo Right Now

The memo describes in brutal terms how Elop saw Nokia's business — as an oil rig that's on fire, forcing workers to jump into the North Sea. Clinging to a "burning platform" only means certain death, in Elop's thinking.<p>The memo presaged Nokia's joint venture with Microsoft, in which the phonemaker …

Mobile

Technology News, Views, Opinions & Mobile Reviews | Gadgets & Gizmos

Technology News & Mobile Reviews, Gadgets & Gizmos in Video & Photo Reviews at BGR India. Get latest Gadgets & technology news on laptops, mobiles, …

Nokia’s $7.2BN Devices & Services Exit Is Just The Latest Chapter In A 150-Year History Of Business Shifts

You don’t get to be an almost 150-year-old company, as Nokia is, without being good at reinvention. The Finnish company’s latest Houdini trick — announced late yesterday — is to exit smartphones by selling its Devices & Services business unit to Microsoft for $7.2 billion so it can focus on areas …

Nokians mourn the loss of their company to Microsoft

Current and former Nokia employees react to acquisition on Twitter<p>In the hours after Microsoft's announcement that it would be acquiring Nokia's devices and services business, Twitter has seen an outpouring of reactions from those affected by the merger. No one has more at stake than Nokia's …

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Back to the Future

Nokia: the rise and fall of a mobile phone giant

From making rubber boots in a pulp mill to leading the world in mobile phones, Nokia failed to meet the challenge of the iPhone<p>Nokia can trace its roots back to 1865 and a pulp mill in south-west Finland. A century and a half later, Nokia's handset business is being bought by Microsoft for €5.44bn …

How Nokia made the modern cell phone

Nokia is planning a comeback at Mobile World Congress by releasing its first Android phones. For a company that made so much mobile history, the stakes are high.<p>Nokia. Knock-ia. Know-kia. Noh-keea.<p>However you pronounce it, few companies (other than Motorola, of course) have been so influential in …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft Reportedly Rushed Nokia Deal; Is BlackBerry Next Target?

It took six months of negotiations between Microsoft and Nokia before a deal was finalized. According to a new <i>Bloomberg</i> report, dialogue among the …

Microsoft to slash prices of Nokia Lumia smartphones as it targets India as one of the main growth markets

NEW DELHI: Microsoft Corp's dramatic acquisition of Nokia's global cellphone business will result in a reduction in prices of Lumia handsets in most …

As Finland reels, Microsoft doubles down with Nokia phone deal

In an era when shiny new tech start-ups can be worth tens of billions of dollars, Microsoft's deal to acquire Nokia's mobile handset business for …

Nokia is dead, Newkia rises from its ashes

Singapore-based Newkia was formed the day the US$7.2 billion Microsoft-Nokia deal was announced, with the sole aim of acquiring Nokia employees and …