Nokia Buys Dopplr
Today Nokia announced that it has acquired Dopplr. Dopplr, which is based in London and Helsinki, was a privately held company that gives international travelers who like to share their experiences as they travel the opportunity to make recommendations to colleagues and friends that are part of their social networks. Dopplr's seven employees will be folded into Nokia's Services unit. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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 Networks to Buy Panasonic's Base Station Biz
Nokia Networks today announced that it has agreed to purchase select portions of Panasonic's wireless business. Specifically, the company will buy Panasonic's mobile phone wireless base station and related wireless equipment system businesses.
Microsoft Downsizes, Kills off Nokia X
Microsoft today announced a sweeping company-wide re-organization that includes major changes to the mobile device business acquired from Nokia. Of Microsoft's 18,000 layoffs today, 12,500 are within the former Nokia units.
Shoulda been Moto!