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Microsoft sells feature-phone business for $350M as Nokia returns to mobile devices

Microsoft said it will sell its feature-phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary in a $350 million deal that will also see Nokia return to the mobile-devices business it once dominated.

FCC circulates order on Globalstar's TLPS proposal

The FCC informed Globalstar that an order in its proceeding to use terrestrial low power services (TLPS)  has been circulated  and is now pending action by the full commission.

Windows Store for Business creates new option for developers to promote and sell their apps

Developers now can provide paid apps in volume through Windows Store for Business, the Microsoft web-based portal that " lets IT decision-makers, purchasers and administrators find, acquire, manage and distribute Windows Store apps across their organization's Windows 10 devices."

Microsoft to kill key Wi-Fi Sense feature, but still appears to have big plans for Wi-Fi

Microsoft is pulling support in Windows 10 for its Wi-Fi Sense feature, which enables users to share Wi-Fi access with social network connections and to access public Wi-Fi more easily.

Samsung's Galaxy S7 one of the 'most heavily promoted phones ever,' to be No. 1 U.S. phone in Q2

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge claimed 5.8 percent of U.S. smartphone sales in the first quarter despite not being released until March 11, according to fresh data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Bango to pay $3.5M for U.S. carrier billing provider BilltoMobile

The U.K.-based mobile payments firm Bango said it will acquire the U.S.-based carrier billing business BilltoMobile for at least $3.5 million.

Amazon Web Services commands 31% of worldwide cloud market, says research firm

Amazon Web Services continues to retain its top spot in the cloud infrastructure market with a 31 percent worldwide market share, according to a new Synergy Research report.

Microsoft giving away a Lumia 950 to users who buy the $649 Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft quietly launched a promotion offering customers a free Lumia 950 when they buy a Lumia 950 XL at regular price through its online store.

Microsoft Lumia sales plunge 73 percent in latest quarter

Microsoft's mobile business suffered through another brutal quarter as the company sold only 2.3 million Lumia handsets, down from 8.6 million during the prior year. That marks a 73 percent plunge in Lumia sales year-over-year and follows the 57 percent drop Microsoft endured during the final quarter of 2015.

Following Microsoft's Xamarin acquisition, RoboVM calls it quits

RoboVM, a company that enables native iOS and Android development in Java, recently announced it will discontinue its service on April 30, 2017.