OneRepublic to get a Nokia-powered VR music video
Nokia’s mobile business may have been bought then shut down by Microsoft, but the company it left behind remains a going concern in Finland, working on new technologies. Like virtual reality, in fact: its OZO device is...
September 26, 2016
Former Nokia design boss exploring ‘music as medicine’
Marko Ahtisaari used to be head of Nokia’s design team in its pre-Microsoft period. Now he’s become the CEO of a startup called The Sync Project, which has a musical focus. “The Sync Project’s mission is to develop...
July 16, 2015
Microsoft loses 7.8k jobs and writes down Nokia acquisition
In the history of corporate acquisitions, Microsoft’s decision to pay $7.3bn for Nokia’s devices and services business in 2012 is looking like one of the most-regretted ones – certainly within Microsoft. The deal was...
July 10, 2015
Report claims Nokia is planning a smartphone return
Nokia sold its smartphones division to Microsoft, but what’s left of the company is reportedly planning a return to the market once the terms of that deal – which bar it from competing in the mobile market for a set period...
April 21, 2015
Samsung apologises for ‘free music’ ad in South Korea
Oh dear, Samsung. The company’s music team has posted an apology on its Facebook page for an ill-advised promotional campaign for its Milk music service. The ad – according to Digital Music News’ translation – suggested...
February 17, 2015
Music Hub gets a stay of execution in Australia
On Friday, we reported that Samsung was pulling the plug on its Music Hub offering and focusing its efforts on Milk instead. It now appears that Music Hub will continue in Australia after the 1st July closure date that Samsung...
August 6, 2014
What next for Nokia’s MixRadio? ‘Basically, we’re planning a spin-off…’ (Exclusive)
Today, Microsoft announced plans to cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, including 12,500 from the Nokia Devices and Services unit that the company recently acquired. That's around half the staff that came over as part...
July 17, 2014
Microsoft reportedly planning major round of layoffs
Microsoft is preparing for a new round of job cuts, including some of the company’s “areas of overlap” with Nokia. That’s according to a report on Bloomberg yesterday, which suggested that the layoffs...
July 17, 2014
Microsoft completes its acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services division
Nokia’s mobile handset business is now part of Microsoft, after the latter company’s acquisition closed on Friday. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is transitioning to executive vice president of Microsoft’s devices...
July 1, 2014
Microsoft to finalise Nokia acquisition this week
Microsoft announced last year that it would buy Nokia’s devices and services division, but the deal hasn’t yet closed. Microsoft has provided an update on when that will happen though: “The transaction will...
June 30, 2014
Nokia says MixRadio has ‘dozens of times’ the users of Beats Music globally
Nokia still hasn’t published active user numbers for its MixRadio music service, but that hasn’t stopped the company from taking a public pop at Beats Music – and in the process, shedding a bit more light on...
June 5, 2014
Nokia takes MixRadio into China after hitting 30m-track milestone
MixRadio has been an interesting turnaround for Nokia's digital music business. Where Comes With Music was widely hyped but underperformed in the market, MixRadio has been relatively under the radar for much of its life. However,...
March 26, 2014