Beyond Nokia: A love story

It was October 2011. Verena Rentrop and Elsie Parumog, two Nokia staff stationed on opposite sides of the world, were having a routine work chat when something more pressing came up. With another wav

Magic Leap goes to Finland in pursuit of Nordic VR and AR talent

Dennis Mitzner Contributor Dennis Mitzner lives in Tel Aviv and writes about startups and technology trends. More posts by this contributor Magic Leap goes to Finland in pursuit of Nordic VR and AR ta

Withings adds heart-rate monitoring to its analog fitness watch

There’s really only so much you can do with your analog fitness watch before it turns into something else. Withings already has one of the nicer offerings in the space in the form of the Steel &#82

Nokia’s Ozo VR camera now more affordable, heading to China

Nokia has reduced the price of its high end VR camera Ozo by $15,000. The new global price-tag for the teardrop-shaped device, which captures 360° spherical video and 360×360 surround sound to creat

Former CEO of Angry Birds-maker Rovio tapped to help bring Nokia handsets back

Those are words I never expected to write – certainly not in that order, at least. But the journey to reintroduce the once-mighty Nokia brand back into the ever-competitive mobile market has been a

Nokia and Samsung announce expanded patent licensing deal

Nokia and Samsung are cozying up together for the second time this year after the duo announced an expansion of the patent licensing deal that they agreed back in February.

Snowfox trackerphone is another mobile alternative for parents to give kids

Finland-based Internet of Things startup Haltian, which back in 2014 crowdfunded an IoT developer device aimed at lowering the barrier of entry to building connected devices, is lining up its next IoT

Smartphone sales growth will drop to single digits in 2016, says Gartner

Analyst Gartner is expecting a big drop in smartphone sales growth, projecting the market will shrink from 14.4 per cent growth in 2015 to just 7 per cent in 2016 — with only 1.5 billion smart

Nokia completes $190M acquisition of Withings health gadget maker

Back in April Nokia announced it was buying health and fitness focused gadget maker Withings for €170 million (~$190M). At the time it was expecting the acquisition to close in Q3 but it has now

Microsoft is laying off 1,850 to “streamline” its smartphone business, takes $950M charge

Following last week’s news of Microsoft selling off its feature phone business for $350 million, today Microsoft turned its attention to smartphones: the company announced it would lay off 1,8

Nokia confirms another 1,000 layoffs in Finland

As a late Friday coda to this week’s news of Nokia’s old feature phone business getting sold once again, today Nokia quietly confirmed it is laying off 1,032 employees in its home mark

Microsoft offloads Nokia feature phone business to Foxconn for $350M

Microsoft is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia back in 2013 to a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million, it announced today. At the same time former owner

Nokia buys France’s Withings for €170M to ramp up in health tech and IoT

Nokia’s history as the world’s biggest mobile phone maker is becoming a distant memory, but it’s not out of the gadget business just yet. To build out its health technology busin

Highlights From Mobile World Congress 2016

This week, we went to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2016. We covered a panel about mobile ad blocking, Mark Zuckerberg talked about Free Basics and encryption, Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 an

Nokia: We’re In No Rush To Get Our Brand Back On Phones

After exiting the smartphone market dramatically by selling its mobile making division to Microsoft for $7.2 billion back in 2013, Nokia has hinted it is looking to return to the smartphone business b

Nokia Growth Partners Announces $350M Fund Focused On IoT

What do you finance if you're in the network business and need to encourage your customers to upgrade faster to the next generation of cellular tech (aka 5G)? Why the Internet of Things of course...

What New Mobile Hardware To Expect At MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress, the biggest tradeshow specifically focused on mobile, kicks off in just over a week's time in Barcelona so here's a quick rundown of some of the big hardware-focused announcemen

Nokia Closes Its $2.8B Sale Of Here To The Audi, BMW And Daimler Car Consortium

One of the bigger makers of maps and location services used in mobile phones and connected cars has now been taken over by a consortium of car makers. Today Nokia completed its sale of Here to Audi 

Nokia Is Betting On VR Making It In Hollywood

Former mobile phone maker Nokia has professional filmmakers in its sights with a new piece of camera hardware it's been cooking up since early 2013. After teasing its plans this summer, the Finnish fi

Ex-MySQL CEO Marten Mickos On Leadership And The Open Source Revolution

Marten Mickos discusses leadership lessons, the evolution of open source and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Europe.
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