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Jul 2, 2012

Telcos back Firefox phone platform to rival Android

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Major telecom companies, including Deutsche Telekom and Sprint, will support a new Firefox smartphone platform to turn up the heat on Google and Apple in the mobile software market from next year.

Mozilla Foundation, creator of Firefox Internet browser, said phone makers ZTE and TCL Communication Technology will roll out the first Firefox phones using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors in early 2013.

Jun 22, 2012

CORRECTED: Look, no hands! Augmented reality gets a grip

FRANKFURT/HELSINKI (Reuters) – One day in March 2000, just days before the dot-com bubble began its journey back to earth, German engineer Thomas Alt first glimpsed the future of technology.

“Do you know augmented reality?” his boss at Volkswagen asked.

He did not.

“Neither do I, but you are about to, because this will be your project,” he said, dropping a stack of papers on his desk.

Jun 21, 2012

Insight: Look, no hands! Augmented reality gets a grip

FRANKFURT/HELSINKI (Reuters) – One day in March 2000, just days before the dot-com bubble began its journey back to earth, German engineer Thomas Alt first glimpsed the future of technology.

“Do you know augmented reality?” his boss at Volkswagen asked.

He did not.

“Neither do I, but you are about to, because this will be your project,” he said, dropping a stack of papers on his desk.

Jun 21, 2012

Look, no hands! Augmented reality gets a grip

FRANKFURT/HELSINKI, June 21 (Reuters) – One day in March
2000, just days before the dot-com bubble began its journey back
to earth, German engineer Thomas Alt first glimpsed the future
of technology.

“Do you know augmented reality?” his boss at Volkswagen
asked.

He did not.

“Neither do I, but you are about to, because this will be
your project,” he said, dropping a stack of papers on his desk.

Jun 15, 2012

Nokia job cuts may hasten, not stop, death spiral

HELSINKI (Reuters) – With the latest round of job cuts announced this week Nokia’s (NOK1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research) chief executive Stephen Elop could be hastening rather than arresting the once dominant Finnish phone maker’s decline.

The company has cut a third of the workforce in its phone business during the 21 months Elop has been in charge and the latest 10,000 lay-offs will now include its main source of innovation, the research and development team.

Jun 15, 2012

Analysis: Nokia job cuts may hasten, not stop, death spiral

HELSINKI (Reuters) – With the latest round of job cuts announced this week Nokia’s chief executive Stephen Elop could be hastening rather than arresting the once dominant Finnish phone maker’s decline.

The company has cut a third of the workforce in its phone business during the 21 months Elop has been in charge and the latest 10,000 lay-offs will now include its main source of innovation, the research and development team.

Jun 15, 2012

Call app could lift Facebook sales -VoIP firm Rebtel

PARIS, June 15 (Reuters) – Instead of just “liking” – why
don’t you call?

A simple proposition like this could lift Facebook’s
annual revenue by $800 million and give the social network a
direct-billing relation with millions of users, the chief of
mobile calling firm Rebtel told Reuters.

Jun 15, 2012

Nokia cuts 10,000 more jobs as losses deepen

PARIS (Reuters) – Nokia plans to cut 10,000 more jobs, bringing the total to one in three staff, as it loses market share to cellphone rivals Apple and Samsung and burns through cash, raising new fears over its future.

In a second profit warning in nine weeks, Nokia said on Thursday that its phone business would post a deeper-than-expected loss in the second quarter due to tougher competition, which it expected to continue.

Jun 14, 2012

Nokia to cut one in five jobs

PARIS (Reuters) – Nokia (NOK1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research) plans to cut one in five jobs at its global cellphone business as it loses market share to rivals Apple (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and Samsung (005930.KS: Quote, Profile, Research) and burns through cash, raising new fears over its future.

In a second profit warning in nine weeks, Nokia said on Thursday that its phone business would post a deeper-than-expected loss in the second quarter due to tougher competition.

Jun 14, 2012

Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs after weak second quarter

PARIS (Reuters) – Loss-making Finnish cellphone maker Nokia plans to cut another 10,000 jobs globally in its biggest revamp in recent history, while it warned the second-quarter loss from its cellphone business would be larger than expected.

The cuts, which include the closure of Nokia’s only plant in Finland, bring total planned job cuts at the group since Stephen Elop took over as chief executive in 2010 to more than 40,000.