Jan
27
2017
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Nokia introduces MIKA, a digital assistant for engineers and telecom operators

Nokia Shutterstock Nokia’s got a nice, adorable name picked out for its new voice assistant. MIKA stands for “Multi-purpose Intuitive Knowledge Assistant,” letting engineers and telecom operators access information through voice commands. The system is powered by the company’s cognitive services platform, using “augmented intelligence with automated learning to provide access to… Read More

Jul
16
2015
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Microsoft Will Never Give Up On Mobile

Hand holding a Lumia 1520 phone running Windows mobile. When Microsoft announced its wrenching $7.6 billion write-down last week, it was easy to presume that the company was giving up on mobile. At the very least, the financial avalanche sent a strong signal that Windows phone in its current guise has failed in a major way. Read More

Oct
30
2014
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LED Startup Digital Lumens Gets $23M In Funding Led By Nokia Growth Partners

277719260_c6f3d9a3c5_b Nokia made its name in mobile phones, breaking new ground and holding the title of world’s biggest handset maker for a number of years before the onslaught of competition from OEMs like Samsung and Apple reversed its fortunes. Now that Nokia has sold that business on to Microsoft, the pared-down, enterprise-heavy remaining Nokia is looking for the next big thing in communications.… Read More

Jul
16
2014
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Microsoft May Axe One-Fifth Of Its Nokia-Sourced Finnish Workforce

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 8.16.55 AM According to a local-language report in Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, Microsoft is gearing up for around 1,000 layoffs in Finland. Microsoft acquired around 4,700 employees in the country when it purchased substantial assets from Nokia, a deal that closed in April. We reached out but Microsoft declined to comment. At work here is the fact that Microsoft is widely expected to be… Read More

May
30
2014
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Nokia Buys Desti To Add AI To HERE Maps, Will Shut App Down

desti1 Nokia, now lightened of its handset load thanks to Microsoft, has made an acquisition to expand its HERE mapping business, one of the assets that has remained with the Finnish company. It has bought Desti, a mapping startup and app maker that uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help people find what they are looking for. Desti is a spin-out from SRI International,… Read More

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