Nokia Acquires Avvenu
Today Nokia announced that it will purchase Avvenu, a company that enables users to remotely access their PCs from a cell phone. With Avvenu, users can access, use and share files on their PC, even if the PC is off. Nokia will add Avvenu to its Services & Software unit, and plans to offer the PC-accessing service to its operator customers.
Microsoft Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.
Nokia to Pare Down Its Technologies Unit
Nokia today said it intends to cut about 70 jobs from its Technologies unit. "Nokia Technologies has revised its long-term strategy and will consequently reshape [the] organization.
Nokia Makes HERE Sale to Audi, BMW, Daimler Official
Nokia today formally announced the sale of its HERE Maps business unit to a consortium of three German auto makers. Audi, BMW, and Daimler have agreed to buy HERE Maps for $3 billion.
HERE Maps Updated for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
Nokia today updated its HERE Maps products for the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms simultaneously. Nokia says there are "millions of changes" to the maps, but calls out a few specifics.
With Avvenu, users can access, use and share files on their PC, even if the PC is off.
Seems a little insecure to be able to access my PC even if it's turned off.