Apple now sells Nokia products on its store

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Apple is once again directly selling Nokia products through its online store, and they should be available in its physical retail locations soon too. This is after Apple and Nokia announced that they have agreed a settlement to a patent lawsuit that began in December. The companies said they have moved from adversaries to business partners, settling all litigation. The pioneer mobile tech giant will provide network infrastructure services to Apple, Apple will stock Nokia’s Withings products once again in Apple Stores and pay ongoing license fees to use Nokia’s intellectual property. The…

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Microsoft in antitrust suit against InterDigital over mobile technology

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Microsoft has filed an antitrust lawsuit against InterDigital Inc., upping the ante in a legal dispute over mobile technology that threatens to impair Microsoft’s effort to sell its new smartphones. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Delaware, where InterDigital is located, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) accuses the patent-licensing company of balking on its promise to fairly license its technology, according to a report from Reuters. The legal dispute with InterDigital is part of the hangover from Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia in 2014. For the full story about Microsoft ,…

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Microsoft admits Nokia acquisition was a bad deal

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Barely a year after Microsoft paid $9.5 billion for Nokia’s handset unit, the company says it has lost $7.6 billion of that value. That’s equal to about 95 percent of what Microsoft paid for the assets, excluding the cash that came with them. Along with a hefty writedown, Microsoft plans to cut as many as 7,800 jobs, many of them related to the purchase of the Finnish mobile phone maker. Reports Bloomberg “I am committed to our first-party devices including phones,” Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s current CEO, wrote in an email to employees about the moves.…

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BlackBerry finally cedes to Indian government monitoring its servers

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Blackberry appears to be losing an ongoing dispute with the Indian government over the state’s access to its data, as today an internal document from the state’s Department of Telecommunications stated “the lawful interception system for Blackberry Services is ready for use.” According to the Economic Times, after over two years of pushback, BlackBerry has finally ceded to the Indian government’s insistence that the Canadian phone maker provide the state with access to portions of data exchanged between any of its users. The company has provided a solution that allows…

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Deal Is Easy Part for Microsoft and Nokia

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Microsoft Corp. MSFT -4.55% struck a $7 billion bargain with Nokia Corp. NOK1V.HE +1.15% to bolster a mobile future for the software giant. But the odds are long that a deal can reverse the fortunes of two laggards in a cutthroat market. Microsoft Corp. MSFT -4.55% struck a $7 billion bargain with Nokia Corp. NOK1V.HE +1.01% to bolster a mobile future for the software giant. But the odds are long that a deal can reverse the fortunes of two laggards in a cutthroat market. Microsoft is wagering a purchase of Nokia’s phone business will…

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Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s device and services division

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Microsoft will acquire Nokia’s devices and services unit and license the company’s mapping services in a deal worth $7.2 billion in a bid to bolster the company’s position in the smartphone market. The software giant will pay $5 billion for “substantially all” of Nokia’s phone unit and another $2.2 billion to license its patents, the companies announced late Sunday. As part of the deal, Stephen Elop will step down as Nokia chief executive to become the executive vice president of the devices and services division. Elop, a former Microsoft executive,…

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