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A Nokia Lumia 620 Windows smartphone sits on display inside an O2 store in Manchester. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Finnish national pride was dented last week with the acquisition of Nokia’s phone business by Microsoft. Nokia was a key player in the development of (...)

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer,  and Nokia’s Stephen Elop. Microsoft reached an agreement to acquire the handset and services business of Nokia for about €5.4 billion. Photograph: Angel Franco/The New York Times

A mood of cautious optimism tempered with a dash of anxiety has spread on Microsoft’s leafy campus in the Seattle suburbs, as the world’s biggest soft(...)

Sony Corp’s President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai presents a new Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone during it’s world premier at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin yesterday.

Sony’s chief executive Kazuo Hirai has vowed to shake off corporate complacency to put the Japanese electronics firm back in the game against archriva(...)

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Image of the week: Miami niceDubai World is poised to sell its 50 per cent stake in the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, as it seeks to cu(...)

An Apple event in San Jose, California. Huge corporations like Apple, Google and Microsoft could be broken up, as Standard Oil was in the past. Photograph: New York Times

Vodafone’s sale of its US business – one of the biggest corporate deals in history – tells how modern capitalism works. Instead of investing the £84 b(...)

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer: one of the last of the tech chief executives who has wide public recognition, an extensive history in the industry and a forceful and singular personality. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Is the stage finally going dark on the era of the rock-star technology chief executive?The question arises with the imminent departure of chief execut(...)

Beware of the “accidental IT manager”. That’s the warning from Microsoft Ireland, which has published a report showing that 66 per cent of Irish small(...)

An ’ethical hacking enthusiast’ from southern India is to receive a $12,500 bounty from Facebook after discovering a vulnerability which allowed him to delete any photo hosted on the social network. File photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

An “ethical hacking enthusiast” from southern India is to receive a $12,500 bounty from Facebook after discovering a vulnerability which allowed him t(...)

A man shows a Sony Smart Watch II at  IFA, one of the world’s largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin

In recent years Berlin’s IFA, one of the world’s biggest consumer electronics show, has seen tugs-of-war over flatscreen televisions, then tablets.Thi(...)

Although Nokia is still the second-biggest mobile phone maker in the world, it has slipped from the top five in the more lucrative smartphone market.  Photograph: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg

The news that Microsoft has bought Nokia’s phone business is the end of an era for the mobile market. Although it may not have invented the mobile pho(...)

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