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Microsoft to Take Over Nokia’s Landmark Headquarters

Microsoft Corp. will take over Nokia Oyj (NOK1V)’s glass-walled headquarters, one of Finland’s best-known buildings, once the software giant’s deal to buy the Finnish company’s mobile-phone business is completed. Microsoft gains occupancy of a landmark complex whose construction in the … Continue reading

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Microsoft + Nokia: Now We’re All Like Apple

Ten years ago, everybody in the tech industry — and I mean everybody — was convinced that the best way to dominate a technology market was to create an operating system and license it to a bunch of other companies. … Continue reading

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Though today is my birthday

but obviously I’m not one of Gen M … @ 04:44 Hey, don’t forget the “Connecting People”! Director Guillermo del Toro showcase “PACIFIC RIM” trailer is here: @ 01:54 ~ 03:41 More on Qualcomm’s insane CES 2013 keynote in pictures … Continue reading

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ITU Patent Roundtable – UPDATE

While the meeting apparently didn’t result in any resolution, ZDnet reports the ITU’s Malcolm Johnson said the ‘heated debate’ “has gone a long way to help clarify the positions” of the companies involved: “Today’s event has gone a long way … Continue reading

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ITU holds patent roundtable

Apple, Google, Motorola, RIM, Microsoft, Ericsson and Nokia discuss fallout from smartphone wars The meeting, held at the UN agency’s instigation, is trying to find ways to let companies which own the key patents benefit from them, while preventing their … Continue reading

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Tech firms and regulators meet at UN patent pow-wow

Leading tech firms, patent officers, regulators and academics are meeting in Geneva to address whether action is needed to prevent intellectual property disputes “stifling” innovation. The event follows a flurry of lawsuits involving smartphone makers. It is focusing on how … Continue reading

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Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility 谷歌買下摩托羅拉手機業務部門

Google 官方部落格:Supercharging Android: Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility Larry Page 的聲明中提到: Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies. … Continue reading

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Microsoft spends $7.5m on net addresses

Microsoft has offered to pay $7.5m (£4.7m) for net addresses from bankrupt telecoms firm Nortel. The 666,624 IP version 4 (IPv4) net addresses were put up for auction as part of the sell-off of Nortel‘s assets. Blocks of IPv4 are … Continue reading

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Two turkeys do not make an Eagle

Ouch, it’s what former Nokia VP Anssi Vanjoki said in 2005 about BenQ buying Siemens’s failing handset business. That’s obvious a wonderful payback from Gundotra because Vanjoki also just said that using Android is like peeing in your pants for … Continue reading

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Is ‘Quadroid’ the new ‘Wintel’?

Quadroid, like Wintel, could pose profit, consolidation challenges for manufacturers Computerworld – “Wintel” is the term that for years defined Windows-based computers running Intel chips. Now a similar expression is emerging for smartphones: “Quadroid.”

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