Nokia http://kplu.org en Analyst: Microsoft CEO 'Seizing The Moment' Restructuring For Mobile World http://kplu.org/post/analyst-microsoft-ceo-seizing-moment-restructuring-mobile-world <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159293956&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>More than 1,300 Microsoft employees in the Puget Sound region got their pink slips Thursday as part of announced cuts to the worldwide workforce that could total 18,000 by the end of the year — the biggest in the company’s history.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17796 at http://kplu.org Analyst: Microsoft CEO 'Seizing The Moment' Restructuring For Mobile World Developers: Microsoft Should Sell Windows Phones to Businesses http://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://kplu.org Developers: Microsoft Should Sell Windows Phones to Businesses Microsoft Buying Nokia's Devices and Services Unit http://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://kplu.org Microsoft and Nokia: will this marriage work? http://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://kplu.org Microsoft and Nokia: will this marriage work? Monday morning's headlines http://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://kplu.org Monday morning's headlines Microsoft teams up with Nokia http://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://kplu.org Microsoft teams up with Nokia