A car dashboard displaying HERE software

The contest for Nokia’s maps business HERE has become a three-way race between German carmakers, a consortium including Uber and Baidu, and a third gr(...)

A user scans for an available vehicle using the Uber’s app. TomTom beat Google to supply the built-in mapping apps in Apple products, starting with the iPhone 6.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Dutch navigation systems company TomTom NV said Apple would continue to buy its digital maps, giving a vote confidence that sent the Dutch company’s s(...)

Imagine you get a letter in the post offering you free water. Instead of paying Irish Water for your supply, another company promises you a generous q(...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella at the Build conference in San Francisco: ‘Microsoft has bold ambitions for platforms that empower developers across Windows, Azure and Office.’ Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

For a company that only three years ago was accused of failing to innovate, Microsoft isn’t doing too badly. At its Build developer conference, the co(...)

 Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Positive jobs reports sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average sharply higher. Photograph: Getty Images

European shares posted this year’s biggest advance, buoyed by a surprise election win for the British Conservative party and improving US jobs data.In(...)

The Uber logo is seen on a vehicle next to a taxi near Union Square in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Taxi service Uber has submitted a $3 billion bid for Nokia Oyj’s map business HERE, the New York Times has reported citing sources. Finland’s Nokia sa(...)

Alcatel-Lucent reported a net loss but higher software sales, a weak euro and strong demand for its internet routing products  helped it post a better quarter than Nokia and  Ericsson. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, which is set to be bought by larger rival Nokia, improved profit margins in the first quarter despite a marked(...)

 Prime minister of Finland Juha Sipilä: agreed to prioritise a revival of Finland’s stalled economy. It has been   hit by Nokia’s sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft and EU economic sanctions on neighbouring Russia. Photograph:  Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva/AFP

Finland’s populist Eurosceptic “Finns” party is set to enter government as part of a new centre-right coalition.Prime minister designate Juha Sipilä,(...)

 Nokia’s chief executive Rajeev Suri addresses the media during a press conference on the Alcatel-Lucent transaction. Photograph: EPA/Markku Ojala

Nokia reported quarterly profits well below market forecasts at its telecom network equipment business, sending its stock tumbling 10 per cent and ra(...)

Operating profit at Ericsson in the quarter fell to 2.1 billion Swedish crowns ($240 million) from 2.6 billion in the same period last year.

Ericsson has reported a surprise fall in profits as infrastructure spending by mobile network operators in its key North American market remained slug(...)