Microsoft confirms elimination of Nokia's Salo phone unit, up to 2,300 jobs

Microsoft on Friday announced the closure of Nokia’s former cellphone development unit in Salo, Finland, along with plans to cut up to 2,300 jobs in the country, part of a broader plan to refocus the company and make it more profitable.

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Bidding intensifies for Nokia's Here maps as Uber offers $3B

Whether or not Apple is still in the running to buy Nokia’s Here, the digital mapping service will likely sell for more than $3 billion thanks to a bid made by transportation service Uber.



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Microsoft prepping Continuity-like features for Windows 10 alongside new flagship handsets – report

Just over a year after closing its acquisition of Nokia’s phone division, Microsoft is reportedly set to reenter the high-end handset space with a pair of new Lumia devices that will feature powerful internals and carry the mobile banner for Windows 10.



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Independent Nokia Technologies aiming to return to phone market – report

Although Nokia’s original mobile phone division was sold to Microsoft in 2013, one of the company’s three remaining divisions — Nokia Technologies — is planning to re-enter the phone world, a report revealed on Monday.



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Nokia unveils new folding OLED display as rumors say similar tech headed for Apple's 'iWatch'

Nokia’s Semiconductor Energy Laboratory has unveiled a new kind of OLED display that can be folded like a book while in use, similar to technology that Apple is thought to be exploring for future iPhones and the long-rumored “iWatch.”



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Microsoft's new Nokia ad "Not Like Everyone Else" is… for the colorful

After taking over Nokia’s handset operations on Friday, Microsoft has released a new a new ad that presents its phones as “Not Like Everyone Else,” distinguished primarily by the iPhone 5c-like colors of Apple’s top selling middle-market iPhone.



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Microsoft completes $7.2B Nokia acquisition, will now attempt a messy transformation into a low-margin hardware company

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, with Stephen Elop of Nokia
As of this morning, Microsoft officially owns Nokia’s handset business. The deal cost Microsoft $7.2 billion, and in one fell swoop it turns the software company into one of the world’s largest hardware companies, not only becoming the primary source of Windows Phone devices (the Lumia brand accounts for around 90% of all Windows Phones sold), but also taking on the hundreds of millions of low-end phones that Nokia currently produces for developing markets. But… now what?

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Microsoft, Nokia March to Altar


Microsoft’s ambitious $7.4 billion acquisition of Nokia’s mobile business is set to close Friday. There have been some minor changes to the deal since its announcement, said Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith. The original deal did not address the management of online assets, for example. The two companies have agreed that Microsoft will manage the Nokia.com domain and social media sites for the next year. Some of these changes presumably resulted from the global regulatory approval process the deal had to undergo.

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