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Nokia to miss Q1 deadline for Microsoft deal; rules out India link

Nokia said its €5.4 billion ($7.4 billion) deal to sell its devices and services unit to Microsoft is now expected to close in April, missing the previous deadline of the first quarter of the year.

Report: Microsoft's Nadella wants company to be full of 'challengers'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hasn't been on the job for two months yet, but he is apparently full of large ideas about how he wants the company to run under his leadership.

Sony plans original series for PlayStation

Sony Corp. is entering the original series fray, announcing production of a one-hour drama series called "Powers" that will be available for download on its PlayStation 4 console.

NSN CEO Suri tipped to take helm at Nokia

Rajeev Suri, the current CEO of Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), is hotly tipped to become parent company Nokia's next chief executive once the sale of its handset business to Microsoft is completed.

Report: Microsoft to waive Windows Phone license fees for Indian vendors

Microsoft will waive license fees for its Windows Phone software for two Indian handset vendors, Karbonn and Lava, according to a  Times of India  report. The report, which cited unnamed sources, made clear that Microsoft was pursuing the move to bolster its market share in the fast-growing Indian market.

IDC cuts tablet growth rate forecast for 2014, cites maturing market

Research firm IDC thinks the tablet market will grow in 2014 compared to 2013 but at a slower pace than it previously forecasted, with a maturing market, stabilizing prices and a decline in low-cost tablets all contributing to the weaker growth.

Report: Microsoft's Nadella, Gates and others initially opposed Nokia deal

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, co-founder Bill Gates and other board members and executives initially were against former Steve Ballmer's idea to purchase Nokia's handset business and licenses its patents for $7.5 billion, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report.

Report: Google, Samsung press China on conditions for Microsoft/Nokia deal

Google and Samsung Electronics are prodding Chinese regulators to ensure that once Microsoft's deal for Nokia's handset unit closes they won't be forced to pay higher patent licensing fees, according to a  Bloomberg  report.

The downfall of Intel's AppUp experiment, explained

The stats from just two years ago sound pretty good to me: A new user every 56 seconds. A download every 16 seconds. More than 2.6 billion possible devices to run the apps on. And yet, there's nothing too surprising about Intel's decision to close its AppUp app store, other than what took so long. 

Nokia exec: Android-based X phones fill a gap in our portfolio

BARCELONA, Spain—Even if the optics may be somewhat awkward, Nokia's embrace of Google's Android platform for its X family of phones was needed to fill a gap in Nokia's device portfolio, according to a top Nokia executive.