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Published: July 24th, 2018


Nokia mixes old with new at Mobile World Congress

HMD Global is betting on nostalgia and curved glass to get people to buy their new lineup of smartphones. The makers of Nokia-branded phones introduced four new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in

Published on: February 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

The most impactful tech stories of the 2018 Winter Olympics – Tech in Sports Ep. 31

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including a cryptocurrency-sponsored Canadian Olympic speedskater, a tech summit at the NBA All-Star game, Tom Brady's new

Published on: February 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft’s mobile market fortunes continue to shrink, announces 2,850 layoffs

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. clearly doesn't expect its fortunes in the mobile devices market to improve anytime soon, outlining plans to eliminate 2,850 more jobs from its smartphone division and fretting that developers will be

Published on: July 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Experts weigh in on LinkedIn’s future at Microsoft

Experts are divided over whether Microsoft Corp.'s $26.2 billion USD acquisition of LinkedIn Corp., which the companies announced on June 13, is a good thing, with at least one Silicon Valley analyst saying it depends on whether

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft layoffs puts in question company’s mobile future

Microsoft Corp. announced it would be “streamlining” its mobile hardware business, taking a significant write-down of approximately US$950 million and eliminating up to 1,850 jobs, 1,350 of them at its Finland-based Microsoft Mobile

Published on: May 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft reveals FY 2016 plans; includes phones

Orlando, Fla. – Microsoft COO Kevin Turner was his fiery self at the Worldwide Partner Conference. Turner made the company’s Fiscal Year 2016 plans and strategy quite clear for the 12,000 plus channel

Published on: July 16th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft decides to take a big hit on Nokia

Only slightly more than a year since acquiring Nokia as the cornerstone of its mobility strategy, Microsoft Corp. announced it is drastically reducing its staff in that division and taking a multi-billion dollar

Published on: July 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Nokia acquires Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion

It looks like Nokia hasn't quite gotten its fill of the smartphone business. A year and a half after selling its smartphone business to Microsoft, the Finnish multinational telecom vendor announced that it would be

Published on: April 15th, 2015 Dave Yin

Microsoft launches $25 Nokia; Huawei slashes budget phones

Chinese networking equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. appear to have divergent views of the mobile phone market. As Huawei announced plans to phase out more than 80 per cent

Published on: August 11th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft CEO’s getting lean plan means 18,000 job cuts

Washington – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wasn’t kidding yesterday during his keynote that the company needed to get leaner. Nadella announced on the last day of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference that he

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Nokia X2 is Microsoft’s first Android phone

The Nokia X2 is the fourth entry in the X line but it is also the first handset to be released by the brand since Microsoft bought the company last year. This makes

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft recruits partners to focus on verticals with Dynamics AX

ATLANTA - Microsoft's partners community got an encouraging signal they remain an integral part of the business model at this year's Convergence conference, as the Redmond-based software giant trumpeted the success of a

Published on: March 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry bringing BBM to Windows Phones and Nokia X

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) used to just be for BlackBerry smartphones. Then it came to the Apple iOS and Google Android platforms. And now, it’s coming to Windows. Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry announced

Published on: February 24th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Nokia’s smartphone with the 42 megapixel camera

Do you really need a smartphone with a 42 megapixel camera? Nokia thinks you do, and is bringing you just that in its new Lumia 1020 smartphone. A Canadian launch date hasn’t yet

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Jeff Jedras