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Nokia acquires Withings to make more devices

Nokia acquires Withings to make more devices

It would seem more and more each time Nokia reveals another acquisition that they got the better end of the deal when they sold their phones division to Microsoft. Today they've announced that they've made a deal with Withings to acquire their digital health products and apps business in its entirety. This means that Nokia's back in business - in one of the most (surprisingly) long lasting sectors of the smart device universe over the past decade - health technology. Devices. Apps. Withings is about to be part of Nokia.

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Nokia OZO camera will produce Disney’s upcoming VR content

Nokia OZO camera will produce Disney’s upcoming VR content

Nokia’z OZO virtual reality camera will soon be used by Disney to create VR content for its movies and more. This comes via a new partnership between Nokia and Disney announced today, which will have Nokia supplying its VR software and equipment to Disney for what it describes as “special VR content." This isn’t the companies’ first instance of working together, though — Disney used Nokia’s tech to produce a pair of 360-degree videos for The Jungle Book.

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Nokia OZO camera adds live virtual reality broadcasting

Nokia OZO camera adds live virtual reality broadcasting

The Nokia OZO camera has been updated with some new features, chief among them being the addition of livestreaming in VR. This move means the camera can be used to record and broadcast VR footage for live events, with those at home watching using a 360-degree video viewer or their VR headset. As well, the camera now features 3D stitching, and a VR player SDK. The camera just recently started shipping to buyers.

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Nokia OZO Professional VR camera launches in Europe for immersive VR videos

Nokia OZO Professional VR camera launches in Europe for immersive VR videos

Nokia has announced that it has launched its new professional VR camera in Europe called the OZO professional VR camera. Along with the camera Nokia is also launching post-production partnerships intended to produce end-to-end solutions for creating VR experiences. The camera has some interesting features including real-time VR preview, wireless operation, and 360-degree VR audio along with live video broadcasting capability.

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Stephen Elop has another new job

Stephen Elop has another new job

After leaving Microsoft for a job at Nokia, then joining Microsoft again, Stephen Elop left Microsoft again to join another company. That company is Telstra. That's Australia's largest telecommuinications provider Telstra, a company that Elop is now a part of with a brand new (newly created) title as Group Executive - Technology, Innovation, and Strategy. We must assume that it'll only be a matter of time before the company is assimilated by Microsoft and Elop is given another leadership position which he will assume for less tan two years - that's sarcasm.

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WhatsApp is ending support for old platforms like BlackBerry, Nokia

WhatsApp is ending support for old platforms like BlackBerry, Nokia

Popular messaging platform WhatsApp has seen almost non-stop growth since its Facebook acquisition a few years ago, even reaching one billion active users earlier this month. The app has been around for seven years now, but with that age and growth the company has decided to discontinue support for WhatsApp on several older mobile operating systems. The good news is that there's a fairly small chance the device you have will be affected, unless of course you're a big BlackBerry or Nokia user. Likewise if you rely on an ancient Android phone.

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This is Nokia’s Next Big Thing (and 5G plays a huge role)

This is Nokia’s Next Big Thing (and 5G plays a huge role)

Nokia may be out of the phone business but the next step for the storied brand might see have an impact on more pockets than ever before. The company has brought new devices to Mobile World Congress 2016, but unlike previous years they're not smartphones. Instead, It's Nokia AirScale, a 5G-ready ecosystem that, while you may never hear the name in daily life, could end up gluing together your future handsets, IoT devices, cars, smart homes, and more.

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Line pulls the plug on MixRadio

Line pulls the plug on MixRadio

Poor MixRadio. for years it's been passed around, with hopes of finding a permanent home, where it can serve up music for the masses. Unfortunately, instead of finally taking off and making it big, it would seem that the final nail has been driven into its coffin today.

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Cancelled Nokia McLaren prototype photos arrive a year late

Cancelled Nokia McLaren prototype photos arrive a year late

Some dreams do come true, but many also remain just as they are: dreams. One of those dreams, at least for Windows Phone fans, was the Nokia RM-1052, more popular for its codename McLaren. Heavily leaked near the end of 2014, what should have been Microsoft's new flagship vanished without a trace, to be replaced a year later by the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Now it has resurfaced on the Interwebs again, and again as a prototype, as a leaked device, and as a reminder of a feature that never came to be and might never come at all.

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Nokia HERE deal closes as German automakers grab robo-car tech

Nokia HERE deal closes as German automakers grab robo-car tech

Nokia's deal to sell digital mapping and location services specialist HERE to a trio of German automakers has closed ahead of schedule. The agreement, announced back in August, was initially expected to get regulatory approval sometime early in 2016, but that came through sooner than expected and Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler wasted no time in inking the contract.

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Inside OZO, Nokia’s audacious plan for its VR future

Inside OZO, Nokia’s audacious plan for its VR future

Virtual reality may be new for Nokia, but reinvention isn't. The story of Nokia's various incarnations is one that has been told many times over the past decade. Sure enough, the company best known today for its cellphone business was once a major producer of paper products, of rubber, and of cables.

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Nokia OZO is a $60,000 360-degree camera for VR pros

Nokia OZO is a $60,000 360-degree camera for VR pros

Nokia may not be the first name you'd associate with virtual reality, but the Finns are aiming to make a splash with OZO, their $60k VR camera. Teased back in July, and up for preorder from today, the oddly-shaped camera signifies one of Nokia Technology's new businesses after it and its smartphone division parted ways in 2014.

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