Nokia to Shutter Vertu Business in Japan
Reuters today reports that Nokia plans to fully end its presence in the Japanese market by the end of August. Nokia had already ceased selling its line of S40 and Symbian handsets there, but left its high-end Vertu business intact. Citing difficulty in selling the expensive Vertu phones in a market crowded with more capable smartphones, Nokia will cease offering Vertu services when its current contract with NTT DoCoMo ends next month. Its offices will remain open through the end of 2011, and it will then close up shop completely.
Dec 14, 2017
Google today updated several of its travel tools in ways that should help people find the best, least-expensive options when traveling. Google Flights, for example, now includes tips under search results, such as when prices are abnormally low or high.
Jul 13, 2017
Vertu is through. The company plans to shutter its doors and jettison some 200 employees, according to the Financial Times.
Feb 5, 2018
Google today said it is fully activating the Pixel Visual Core co-processor in its newer Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The Pixel Visual Core allows the Pixel 2 devices to make use of advanced machine learning to improve HDR+ photography.
Jan 15, 2018
SoftBank Group, the parent company of Sprint, is weighing whether or not to offer shares in its own Japan-based wireless company. Under the direction of CEO Masayoshi Sun, SoftBank has transformed itself in recent years into an investor in technology companies.