Nokia http://www.kplu.org en Developers: Microsoft Should Sell Windows Phones to Businesses http://www.kplu.org/post/developers-microsoft-should-sell-windows-phones-businesses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Microsoft’s plan to buy Nokia’s </span>cellphone<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> business shows the company is serious about competing in the smartphone world.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But developers of smartphone apps say Microsoft should focus on getting businesses to buy Windows Phones for their employees.</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 23:27:44 +0000 Ashley Gross 9867 at http://www.kplu.org Developers: Microsoft Should Sell Windows Phones to Businesses Microsoft Buying Nokia's Devices and Services Unit http://www.kplu.org/post/microsoft-buying-nokias-devices-and-services-unit <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Microsoft says it is buying Nokia's devices and services business, and getting access to the company's patents, for a total of 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion) in an effort to expand its share of the smartphone market.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 04:40:16 +0000 The Associated Press 9856 at http://www.kplu.org Microsoft and Nokia: will this marriage work? http://www.kplu.org/post/microsoft-and-nokia-will-marriage-work <p>When Nokia decided its <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbian">Symbian</a>&nbsp;operating system wasn&#39;t the path to success in the smartphone market and started looking for outside options, it found two major suitors: Microsoft&#39;s <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/default.aspx?WT.srch=1&amp;WT.mc_id=Search&amp;6A3C8556-8651-476E-BB34-9282C1DE5675">Windows Phone 7</a> and Google&#39;s <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/default.aspx?WT.srch=1&amp;WT.mc_id=Search&amp;6A3C8556-8651-476E-BB34-9282C1DE5675">Android</a>.</p><p>The Friday before Valentine&#39;s Day, Nokia announced it was hooking up with Microsoft. Will this marriage work? <a href="http://stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson says this deal may not be the best thing that ever happened to Nokia, but it won&#39;t be the worst.</p><p> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:15:25 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 822 at http://www.kplu.org Microsoft and Nokia: will this marriage work? Monday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/monday-mornings-headlines-8 <p>Making&nbsp;headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Wind, rain, snow hitting Western Washington</strong></li><li><strong>Search continues for missing Lake Washington kayaker</strong></li><li><strong>Nokia Getting Microsoft Billions to Ditch Smartphone</strong></li><li><strong>Ferguson Jumping Into Attorney General Race</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>High Winds and Rain Expected for Western Washington</strong></p><p>The National Weather Service <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=WAZ517&amp;warncounty=WAC027&amp;firewxzone=WAZ649&amp;local_place1=Ocean+Shores+WA&amp;product1=High+Wind+Warning">has issued a wind warning</a> for the Washington coast and northwest interior through Monday evening.</p><p>Forecasters say the frontal system also is bringing heavy rain to parts of Western Washington and snow to the Olympics and Cascades. A <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=WAZ519&amp;warncounty=WAC033&amp;firewxzone=WAZ659&amp;local_place1=7+Miles+S+Skykomish+WA&amp;product1=Winter+Weather+Advisory">winter weather advisory is in effect </a>for the mountains where 10-to-18 inches of new snow are expected by Tuesday. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:04:58 +0000 KPLU News Staff 785 at http://www.kplu.org Monday morning's headlines Microsoft teams up with Nokia http://www.kplu.org/post/microsoft-teams-nokia <p>In a widely expected move, <a href="http://www.nokia.com/press/press-releases/showpressrelease?newsid=1488007">Microsoft and Nokia have announced</a> they're joining forces on the smartphone front. Nokia has long been a leader in the cell phone industry, but has fallen behind Apple and Google in the smartphone arena. Microsoft has been playing catch-up with its Windows Phone 7. The new partnership melds Nokia hardware with Microsoft software in what the companies hope will be a winning combination.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 21:24:33 +0000 Dave Meyer 781 at http://www.kplu.org Microsoft teams up with Nokia