Microsoft has completed its purchase of Nokia’s mobile phone business for 5.44bn euros ($7.5bn; £4.5bn). The deal between the two firms should have been completed earlier this year but it was delayed by a hold-up in regulatory approvals. The sale will see the end of production of mobile phones by Nokia.
Microsoft has started offering an iPad edition of its Office software suite,it was announced at the first launch event hosted by Satya Nadella since he became chief executive of the firm. Three separate productivity apps are available - Word, Excel and Powerpoint – each of which has been optimised for touch-based controls.
A court in Turkey has ordered the suspension of a controversial ban on the social media site Twitter but it could be weeks before it takes effect. Turkish users of Twitter expected to regain access shortly after the ruling but it remained blocked. The country’s telecommunication authority (TIB) has 30 days to decide
Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country. Some users trying to open the twitter.com website are apparently being redirected to a statement by Turkey’s telecommunications regulator.
Facebook’s purchase of mobile messaging service WhatsApp has been opposed by privacy groups. Mark Zuckerberg’s firm is planning to buy the company for around £11bn. Opponents want US regulators to stop the deal until Facebook provides more information on what it plans to do with the personal data of WhatsApp’s
As facebook celebrates 10yrs speculations are that whether it will live to celebrate 11th anniversary. If the recent studies are anything to go by, its days are definitely numbered. Various reports suggest it is haemorrhaging users, that teenagers find it
Technology giant Microsoft has announced that Satya Nadella will be its next chief executive. Indian-born Mr Nadella is currently Microsoft’s head of Cloud and Enterprise, which builds and runs the firm’s computing platforms and
If you are owner of Xbox and you have been experiencing some disc drive problem,worry no more because Microsoft have discovered and acknowledge the cause of this problem. Some users say the drive is making very loud noises when they try to insert a disc and in some cases is not reading discs at all.
Three women rescued from a house after allegedly being held as slaves for 30 years were kept in “horrific conditions”, a source has said. Freedom Charity said it had been called by a woman who said she and two others were being held in south London.
Apple has reported closed a deal to acquire PrimeSense, the 3D-sensor company behind Microsoft’s Kinect sensor.