LAS VEGAS--Microsoft thinks its deal to acquire partner Nokia's devices and services business won't alienate other Windows Phone OEMs and will in fact help Microsoft better understand their needs and desires, according to a Windows Phone executive.
LAS VEGAS-- Nokia hopes at some point to have a single flagship Lumia Windows Phone smartphone across all the major U.S. carriers, as Samsung Electronics has done with its recent Galaxy S phones. However, as Microsoft prepares to acquire Nokia's devices business, a senior Nokia executive acknowledged that the company is not there yet.
Comcast is recommending that Xfinity subscribers who buy an Xbox One connect the gaming console with an Ethernet cable rather than Wi-Fi due to a glitch affecting the gaming unit's Wi-Fi capabilities.
Netflix continues to face competition from a number of online video players including Amazon, Hulu, and Microsoft. However, a growing lineup of original programs have helped the provider differentiate itself from its competition and regain lost share value after last year's Qwikster debacle.
When I began writing this column in April, I saw trouble ahead for Netflix. The company was still in the process of bouncing back from the Qwikster disaster and I was feeling vindicated for believing I had seen the fiasco coming.
As another year comes towards its end, it would be remiss of me to not to look back at what has been an incredibly eventful year in European telecoms in order to highlight some of the main trends that have not only emerged in the past 12 months, but also look set to dominate the market in the coming year and beyond.
The Whistle, a kids network whose owners include the National Football League, NASCAR and the PGA Tour, expects that its original programming will be available to viewers with a Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming console in 2014, co-founder Jeff Urban told FierceCable on Friday.
Nokia this week overcame a potential hurdle to the closure of the €5.4 billion ($7.4 billion) deal to sell its devices and services unit to Microsoft, but the Finnish company could still face an Indian tax bill that reports now say could rise to as much as 210 billion rupees (€2.46 billion or $3.4 billion), if it loses the ongoing legal battle.
Microsoft is thinking of making its Windows Phone and Windows RT software available free of charge to hardware vendors, according to a report from The Verge, which cited unnamed sources.s.
Nokia is developing a smartphone running on a forked and modified version of Google's Android platform, according to multiple reports.