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August 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
Nokia Corp. named the head of its cellphone unit to succeed Jorma Ollila, the longtime chief executive who steered the producer of consumer electronics and cables past Motorola Corp. to become the world's No. 1 maker of mobile handsets. Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, 52, is slated to replace the 54-year-old Ollila as CEO in June 2006.
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September 7, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
An ad for a new Nokia Corp. smartphone shows off the device's amazing ability to stabilize a video shot under rocky conditions. Except the images shown in the ad were faked. The ad is for the Lumia 920, the company's upcoming flagship phone with a technology called PureView. It's supposed to stabilize hand-held video and shoot better pictures at night. The ad, which can be viewed on YouTube, shows a man and a woman riding bikes, with the man supposedly shooting video with the Lumia 920. Parts of the ad that were staged to look like they were shot by the phone were not, according to tech news site The Verge.
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May 24, 1989
Patent Complaint to Be Investigated: The U.S. International Trade Commission voted to investigate a cellular telephone patent-infringement complaint by Motorola Inc. against Tandy Corp. and Nokia Corp., Motorola said. Motorola filed a complaint with the ITC in April against Nokia and Tandy seeking to stop imports into the United States and sales in this country of portable and mobile cellular radio-telephones that Motorola contends infringe seven of its patents.
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March 21, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times
Nokia Corp. is taking steps to make sure that you never miss another phone call, text or email alert again: The company has filed a patent for a tattoo that would send "a perceivable impulse" to your skin whenever someone tries to contact you on the phone. According to the patent filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the phone would communicate with the tattoo through magnetic waves. The phone would emit magnetic waves and the tattoo would act as a receiver. When the waves hit the tattoo, it would set off a tactile response in the user's skin.
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October 17, 2008 | Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writer
Qualcomm Inc., the San Diego-based chip maker, will receive about $2.3 billion as part of a royalty-fight settlement with Nokia Corp., the world's leading maker of cellphones. The one-time payment, which Nokia made public Thursday when it reported third-quarter financial results, was roughly what analysts had expected since the two companies announced that they had reached an agreement in July. Qualcomm's shares gained $2.60, or 7%, to $38.89. Nokia's shares jumped $1.50, or 10%, to $16.57.
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July 11, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Wireless technology company Qualcomm Inc. said the United States International Trade Commission had launched an investigation into whether Finland's Nokia Corp. and its U.S. unit engaged in unfair trade practices and infringed six Qualcomm patents. San Diego-based Qualcomm said it had sought an exclusion order to bar importation of Nokia handsets that might infringe Qualcomm patents.
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November 26, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Nokia Corp. Chief Executive Jorma Ollila said the mobile phone market probably would grow more next year than researchers expected, helped by soaring demand in countries such as China. "Much like this year," unit sales will be "above third-party expectations" in 2006, Ollila said. Gartner Inc. on Nov. 22 said handset volumes would grow 10% to 15% next year, down from 20% this year. The technology market research firm and competitors such as Strategy Analytics Inc.
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August 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Nokia Corp. said it had agreed to buy Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. for about $60 million as the world's No. 1 cellphone maker seeks to grab a larger share of the growing digital mobile music market. Under the deal, Nokia will pay $4.50 for each share of Loudeye, a provider of digital music platforms and digital media distribution services. Finland-based Nokia aims to provide a music download service under its own brand next year. Loudeye shares rose $2.56, or 145%, to $4.33. Nokia's U.S.
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November 8, 2005 | From Associated Press
Qualcomm Inc. is suing Nokia Corp. for alleged patent infringement, firing back quickly in a widening dispute over next-generation wireless technologies one week after Nokia and five other companies filed an antitrust complaint against San Diego-based Qualcomm in Europe.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2011 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
Nokia is set to pair its hardware with Microsoft's Windows Phone software in an effort to fend off increased competition from Apple's iPhone, Google's Android operating system and Research in Motion's BlackBerry handsets. Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker, made the widely expected decision official on Friday morning during a London news conference. "The entire smart phone market is growing rapidly, and we should be setting the pace," said Nokia Corp. Chief Executive Stephen Elop.
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October 17, 2008 | Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writer
Qualcomm Inc., the San Diego-based chip maker, will receive about $2.3 billion as part of a royalty-fight settlement with Nokia Corp., the world's leading maker of cellphones. The one-time payment, which Nokia made public Thursday when it reported third-quarter financial results, was roughly what analysts had expected since the two companies announced that they had reached an agreement in July. Qualcomm's shares gained $2.60, or 7%, to $38.89. Nokia's shares jumped $1.50, or 10%, to $16.57.
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December 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Nokia, the world's biggest maker of mobile phones, delayed its N-Gage gaming service for a second time for further software work. The service will start in early 2008, rather than this month, said Kari Tuutti, a spokesman for the Espoo, Finland-based company. Nokia initially planned to begin the service last month. "It's a few weeks' postponement," Tuutti said. "We've identified one software element that needs to be fine-tuned."
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October 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
American, Northwest and US Airways joined other major airlines in raising most U.S. round-trip fares by as much as $20 as jet fuel prices near record highs. The fare hikes were initiated Wednesday by United Airlines. Six of the seven largest U.S. carriers have joined in the increase. Only Southwest Airlines held the line on fares. The price of jet fuel has climbed 37% this year and is $2.43 a gallon in New York. The price hit $2.49 in September 2005.
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October 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Qualcomm Inc., a San Diego maker of mobile-phone chips, said a U.S. judge issued an initial determination ending an investigation of trade practices filed by Nokia. Nokia in August asked the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington to ban imports of handsets with certain Qualcomm chip sets, raising the stakes in their fight over licensing fees. The Finnish firm said Qualcomm used "unfair trade practices" in relation to five of its patents.
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September 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.S. trade agency said it would investigate patent-infringement claims by Nokia against Qualcomm Inc. Nokia, based in Espoo, Finland, filed the complaint in August with the U.S. International Trade Commission, a Washington agency that can bar imports of products that infringe U.S. patents. The company said San Diego-based Qualcomm used "unfair trade practices" in relation to five of its patents.
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November 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Qualcomm Inc. reiterated that it was not optimistic about renewing an agreement to license its technology to Nokia Corp. before it expires in April. The remarks by Qualcomm President Steven Altman to investors and analysts in London came less than two weeks after the San Diego-based wireless technology company said it was making little progress in talks with Finland's Nokia, the world's biggest cellular handset maker.
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August 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Nokia Corp. will halve its San Diego workforce of 1,100 employees because of its decision to stop making phones based on Qualcomm Inc.'s patented technology called CDMA, or code division multiple access. Nokia, which employed 58,874 people worldwide at the end of last year, scrapped plans in June to join forces with Sanyo Electric Co. to produce CDMA phones.
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August 30, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Nokia Corp. unveiled new services and cellphones Wednesday that customers could use to download music and play games, a bid by the world's largest mobile phone maker to challenge Apple Inc.'s higher-end iPhone, as well as iTunes and the iPod. The move by Nokia, whose basic handsets give it a strong position in emerging markets, is the latest recognition that high-end markets require handsets with photo, music and video capabilities and quick access to the Internet.
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May 25, 2007 | From Times wire services
Nokia Corp. of Finland, the world's top mobile phone maker, said it had filed its first patent countersuit against Qualcomm Inc., seeking damages and an injunction against the U.S. company's chips. A legal dispute between the two has continued since part of a major cross-licensing agreement over technology patents expired last month.
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