Weekend Reading: May 2 Edition — Nokia joins the family, Xbox goes original, YouthSpark challenge winners announced

Hopefully your week has been as filled to the brim with excitement as ours. If not, Weekend Reading is here with the opportunity to live vicariously. Check out what we’ve had cooking (or in some cases cooling) below… An update to Internet Explorer to remedy a reported vulnerability went live Thursday. If you have automatic…

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Microsoft looks to remake the mobile market with acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services business

Microsoft finalized its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business on Friday. In September 2013, Microsoft entered into an agreement to purchase the Nokia Devices and Services business, which includes its smartphone and mobile phone businesses, its design team, manufacturing and assembly facilities and operations, and sales and marketing support. To learn more about…

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Microsoft acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services business finalized

On Friday, Microsoft finalized its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. Microsoft and Nokia first formed a strategic partnership to build mobile devices together in February 2011, and the result was the Lumia line of smartphones, which has received critical and industry acclaim. In September 2013, Microsoft entered into an agreement to purchase…

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The Nokia Devices and Services acquisition close date

The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft. Today we are excited to share that we have completed the steps necessary to finalize Microsoft’s acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. The transaction will be completed this Friday, April 25, when we’ll officially welcome…

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Weekend Reading: April 11th Edition – Nokia Devices and Services acquisition approved in China, plus two awesome robot stories!

The days are getting longer and the bees are waking from their long winter slumber here in Seattle. In celebration, we’re pollinating your weekend reading with news buzzing from around the globe. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday announced approval of Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services business, subject to certain conditions. In…

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Chinese Ministry of Commerce approves Microsoft-Nokia deal

The following post is from David Howard, Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Antitrust, Microsoft. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on Tuesday announced that it has approved our purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services business subject to certain conditions. MOFCOM’s decision effectively adopts Microsoft’s current patent licensing practices. In reaching its…

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Weekend Reading: April 4th Edition — Cortana coming to Windows Phone 8.1 and Microsoft creates a cloud portal

This edition of Weekend Reading is all about the Build developer conference in San Francisco where Microsoft unveiled new opportunities for developers, the new Microsoft Azure Preview Portal, Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana on the way, and updates to Windows 8.1. Cortana, your personal virtual assistant in Windows Phone 8.1, was introduced at Build. Cortana…

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Microsoft unveils updates to Windows and Windows Phone at Build 2014

On Wednesday, Microsoft took the wraps off of Windows Phone 8.1 and announced updates to Windows 8.1 at the Build developer conference in San Francisco. The company also outlined new opportunities for developers. Finally, Nokia also announced three new Lumia smartphones that will run on Windows Phone 8.1. Meet Cortana and check out the Windows…

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An update on Nokia Devices and Services acquisition

The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft. We wanted to provide a brief update on the status of the regulatory process for approval of Microsoft’s acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. We are nearing the final stages of our global regulatory approval…

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Mobile World Congress, Microsoft and Nokia

The following post is from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Communications at Microsoft. Mobile World Congress is in full swing in Barcelona this week, one of the biggest events of the year for the mobile industry. I love Barcelona, and am sad to miss MWC this year. There is something about the combination…

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