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Nokia confirms: its patent attacks may continue

Microsoft paid billions for a license to Nokia’s patents, but the company has made explicit that Nokia still owns the patents. The genius of this move is that it allows Microsoft to double down on its patent war with Android. Microsoft boasts that the majority of Android phones sold worldwide have already paid for a license to Microsoft patents. By ... Read More »

Inside LinuxCon and CloudOpen 2013, Part Two: More Co-Located Events

Have you planned your LinuxCon and CloudOpen schedule yet? Hopefully last week’s guide to the Xen Project, OpenDaylight and Tizen mini summits gave you a good start.  In part two of your inside guide to co-located events I’ll give you an overview of what to expect from the Linux Plumbers Conference; Linux Wireless Summit; UEFI Plugfest; and Enea Hacker Day. Other ... Read More »

Microsoft raced to deal with soul-searching Nokia

Microsoft’s agreement to buy Nokia’s handset business, codenamed Project Gold Medal, was more of a sprint than a marathon. Talks between the two companies began in February after both sides agreed a two-year-old collaboration on smartphone development wasn’t working, according to people familiar with the deal. This cannot be true. Internet commenters told me in no uncertain terms that Nokia ... Read More »