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Comcast opens hood on NBCU cross-promo strategy 'Symphony'

Making good on its promise to investors to turn its 2011 purchase of NBCUniversal into a cross-platform-advertising powerhouse, Comcast has pulled back the veil to its broad, multi-media advertising product, which it calls "Symphony."

Nokia plans to return to the handset market in 2016 by licensing its brand

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri confirmed the rumors that have been swirling around the company for a few months, and said that next year the company will re-enter the mobile phone market by licensing its brands and designs.

Microsoft follows Google, NCTA in dissing Globalstar plan

Some big names came together at a Washington, D.C., event this week to voice their concerns about Globalstar's proposed terrestrial lower power service (TLPS). Among them: Google, Microsoft, the Wi-Fi Alliance, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).

Microsoft devices chief Elop to leave company in executive shakeup

Microsoft is reshuffling its leadership team, and devices chief Stephen Elop is leaving the company as part of the shakeup. Elop, a Microsoft executive who had been CEO of Nokia, returned to Microsoft when the software giant completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset business in April 2014. 

Apple is building its own high-speed network to deliver content: Report

Apple reportedly has become the latest content provider to decide that building its own network to provide a speedier lane for its content is better than using traditional pipes from incumbent providers.

Comcast hires former Nike exec Satchell as product chief

After bumping product-team leader Charlie Herrin to the vitally needed customer service czar position in September, Comcast announced Wednesday that it has finally found a replacement for him to lead its product teams.

Microsoft to bring its Cortana digital assistant to Android and iOS

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana digital assistant to Google's Android and Apple's iOS platforms. The company's decision to do so is part of a broader effort by Microsoft to bring features and services from Windows 10 to non-Windows smartphones.

Xbox One turns into cord-cutting threat with OTA tuner addition

Microsoft unveiled its long-awaited over-the-air tuner add-on for the Xbox One, immediately entering the gaming/entertainment console into the growing list of OTA devices targeted to cord cutters.

Microsoft faces uphill climb convincing iOS and Android developers to port apps to Windows 10

In the three weeks since Microsoft announced it would let developers who have written apps for Google's Android and Apple's iOS port those apps to phones and tablets running Windows 10, Microsoft hasn't exactly had its door beaten down by developers.

The question facing app developers following Microsoft's latest 'universal app' invitation

When you're the third choice--and a distant third choice at that--the only option you have is to be the best third choice imaginable. That, in essence, is what Microsoft proved with the latest plank in its "universal app" strategy.