Nokia Acquires Plum Social Location Firm
Today Nokia said that it has acquired certain assets of a small U.S.-based company called Plum. Plum provides social location services. It will be folded into Nokia's Services unit.
Hands On with the Nokia 8
The Nokia 8 is the first flagship phone from the "new Nokia". What separates it from the rest of Nokia's current lineup is the dual-camera system with Zeiss lenses.
MoviePass' Location Tracking Draws Customer Ire
MoviePass, the popular movie subscription service, raised eyebrows this week when it admitted that it tracks users' location before and after they attend movies. MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe called attention to the matter when speaking at an industry event.
Apple Scoops Up Mapsense
Apple has purchased a small mapping company called Mapsense, reports Re/Code. Apple paid between $25 million and $30 million for the San Francisco-based firm, which "builds tools for analyzing and visualizing location data." The company's 12-person team will be folded into Apple's Cupertino headquarters.
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.