Not at all. I appreciate all the hard work from so many longs on this board. But I have a little more time these days and I'm always keeping my eye on the prize.
"We mustn't under any circumstances let our development become dependent on companies like Google," said Joachim Pfeiffer, spokesman for Merkel's parliamentary bloc on economic and energy policy
Great article, I recommend reading complete article. Great opportunity here for Here. Nokia has stated that their Here Maps are customizable and Google Maps are not. This is a big differentiator and very interesting how this plays out.
Google Inc. (GOOGL)’s push into cars is meeting growing opposition in Germany, where lawmakers are backing the likes of Audi and Mercedes-Benz as they seek to limit the software company’s access under the hood.
Like in a smartphone, Google’s Android Auto will let drivers interact with their cars’ music and navigation systems. What carmakers don’t want, though, is for Android to control cars just as it does phones and tablets.
That also worries German politicians. They don’t want the country’s flagship industry to have its importance diluted if Google gains access to data on the behavior and whereabouts of cars and their passengers. And if the German manufacturers who dominate the technologically innovative luxury segment aren’t ready to play along, Google may find it more difficult to penetrate the industry as a whole.
“The data that we collect is our data and not Google’s data,” Audi Chief Executive Officer Rupert Stadler said, echoing comments from Volkswagen AG (VOW) CEO Martin Winterkorn and Daimler AG (DAI) CEO Dieter Zetsche. “When it gets close to our operating system, it’s hands off.”
Already concerned about Google’s market power, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government wants to prevent the Mountain View, California-based company from building a monopoly position as a partner for developing cars that will ultimately drive themselves. The automotive industry accounted for 6.5 percent of all taxable revenue in Germany in 2012, according to the Federal Statistical Office, making it the country’s biggest manufacturing sector.
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I Agree. Actions speak for themselves. Look at the deal Nokia struck to buy the remainder 49% of NSN, look at the deal Nokia struck to sell it's D&S to Microsoft. These deals were desperately needed for Nokia and yet they managed to massively benefit from the terms. Post those deals Nokia's has made multiple small acquisitions that totally benefited Nokia. I have full confidence in Nokia's upper management team and absolutely no confidence in rumors from Germany, France or India.
Yes this problem is severe. Nokia wants to reinforce it's networks with security built into them, rather than the traditional way of laying on top of networks( which we are all seeing doesn't work).
Thank you. I'm wondering if the dollar figure may have some influence with the arbitration that Nokia and Samsung are in right now.
Lafollehistoiredumonde, I just read another article tiled "Nokia Here maps coming to iOS early 2015, Windows Phone shelved" I couldn't paste it but it was very interesting. It seems there's more to this talk. One thing I have noticed recently is that Nokia Here Maps works better on my wife's Samsung S5 as far as pinpointing address to right or left side of street. On Windows 8 on my 929 Here just says you have arrived. Microsoft is beginning to show mucho problems. They better keep paying Nokia to help them get through this mobile phone transition or better get ready for new competition from proven world leader in that field.
That's a good dollar figure for Qualcomm. Interesting that court made public a dollar figure. How did they come up with that number?
Maybe it's all that possum meat getting to his head. You know they carry so many diseases, if not cooked thoroughly bad things can happen.
Just sell and move onto your better picks, no need to bash your own investment. If you think Nokia just crossed the roughest seas they ever faced just to die on the shores of France than sell and move on. This board is filled with long investors who have opposite views of short traders. But of course you're free to speak your mind and so are we.
Thank you for clarifying. I just read this from NPU:
There are some reports doing rounds about Microsoft taking over the “development of HERE apps for Windows Phone” from HERE. This is based on a news report published in a Finnish daily, but it now seems to be a case of mistranslation. We reached to “Pino”, Social media manager for HERE and he says,
mistranslation. As I said before, we’re in talks with Microsoft on who’s gonna develop ‘location apps’ on WP. HERE apps are dev by HERE
The important thing is that WP users will have updated apps, no matter who’s doing it ;-)
we updated the HERE apps just few days ago with new navigable countries, for instance
So, seems the status of “HERE apps for Windows Phone” has not changed from what we heard last. Nokia and Microsoft are in talks and as per Pino, HERE apps will be developed by HERE team, if any.
Those who happen to swear by them Windows Phone-powered handsets from Microsoft tend to rest in the knowledge that this device holds one particularly strong point over the rest of its competitors, and that would be their HERE Maps suite. Well, it seems that this particular cutting edge will be no more in due time, since it has been said that Nokia will put a stop to the development of its HERE Maps suite for Lumia handsets.
Originally, HERE Maps, being a free offline voice-guided navigation was introduced as a dedicated app in the Play Store, has already picked up millions of downloads along the way. It makes plenty of sense after all, since HERE Maps will stash the regional and country maps locally on the device, as opposed to requiring a constant Internet connection – which would also chalk up insane phone bills at the end of the month if you happen to be roaming.
According to Udo Szabo, who is head of the HERE mobile development unit at Nokia, has mentioned, “Now we are developing applications on the basis of a realistic market.” Of course, Microsoft will continue to pay Nokia licensing fees so that they can make use of HERE Maps on its handsets, and they do look as though they will continue developing the app by themselves, too.
Thursday 18 December 2014 | 08:42 CET | News
Telenor’s wholly owned subsidiary Telenor Denmark selected Nokia Networks to supply and implement its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) platform, following the successful completion of the first voice calls over LTE in the operator’s live network.
With VoLTE, Telenor’s Danish customers can look forward to richer communication services and high-definition voice calls with higher quality than regular voice applications. Call setup times are significantly faster and the caller can rely on voice continuity with no dropped calls.
Nokia Networks will implement and integrate its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Open TAS (Telecommunications Application Server), Home Subscriber Server (HSS) and Border gateway (Open BGW) to enable VoLTE services. Nokia NetAct network management system (OSS) will monitor, manage and optimise Telenor networks to ensure optimal interworking with the current network. The new IMS-based network will allow Telenor in Denmark to consolidate its DSL VoIP offering on the same platform, providing operational efficiency and preparing for future voice services. Nokia Networks will provide its Professional Services including network planning and optimisation and system integration for a smooth transition to VoLTE.
Telenor Denmark said customers can look forward to using VoLTE during the course of 2015. The trials were carried out at its Aalborg network testing centre.
Here is a quote from one article. "The two companies could merge or agree close cooperation, the magazine said, adding that talks had resumed in the European autumn. Shares in Alcatel rose 5.8 percent following the report. Nokia was up 2.1 percent."
Which is it a merge or agree close cooperation? Big difference between the two. Going from Suri own words and actions merge is out of the question, but close cooperation with VoLTE is possible and makes more sense. Remember the rumor about Nokia buying Juniper when in fact it turned out to be close cooperation.
Nokia India is responsible, the India High Court offered Nokia the parent company the ability to transfer factory to Microsoft during sale of D&S but only if Nokia would accept all responsibilities of Nokia India. Nokia wisely said no and this is were we are now.
Exactly right, now this is were Ernst & Young step in who will be in control of what happens going forward. I'm sure that what you say is now in play.
CHENNAI: Beleaguered telecom giant Nokia has appointed Ernst & Young to run the operations of Nokia India Private Ltd., which owns the mothballed Sriperumbudur plant of company, to run its administrative operations from January 1.
Nokia India is a discontinued subsidiary of Nokia Oyj, Finland, whose assets have been frozen by the income tax department due to tax disputes. Post December 31, all specialist employees of Nokia India will move out and any clearances or payments should be authorized and ratified by E&Y, sources said.
Nokia India is both a manufacturer and developer of the Nokia SEZ. While manufacturing operations are shut since November 1 and its workers have been given a golden handshake, its responsibility as a developer continues.
My words. Thank you Nokia for trying to take the high road but also realizing that there is no hope for justice and no need to waste anymore precious time trying to do right with villains. Seems to me Nokia is preparing for the worst case scenario and now is beginning to control this nightmare, possibly filing bankruptcy for Nokia India and walk away knowing they did all they could have done and continue to hold up their heads. Nokia has captured potential buyers that are willing to purchase factory and employ the unemployed back to work which is very good for everybody but you know the old saying you can lead a horse or even a jackass to water but you can't make them drink it. I'm glad to see Ernst & Young taking over.