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Nokia updates its HERE offline maps data with 'millions' of changes

Nokia has released a major new offline maps data update for its HERE app, with "literally millions of changes and improvements across the globe", including more detailed maps in a number of African countries and more.

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Microsoft may have offered to buy part of Nokia's HERE maps division

Microsoft may have an offer on the table to purchase a minority stake in Nokia's HERE maps division, according to a new report. It also says there may be more interested buyers for the unit as well

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Nokia reportedly shopping its HERE Maps division to Apple, others

Nokia is reportedly shopping its maps division to Apple, among other tech companies.

According to a new report, Apple is one among many companies, including Amazon and Alibaba, that Nokia is targeting for a potential sale of its HERE Maps division.

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Nokia reportedly discussing the possible sale of its HERE maps division

A new story says that Nokia is reportedly "exploring" the idea of selling off its HERE Maps division.

The company may decide to ditch the maps business in part to concentrate its time on its wireless network division. HERE Maps is already getting some interest from other companies and private-equity firms, according to Bloomberg's unnamed sources.

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Finland's Prime Minister blames struggling economy on iPhone killing Nokia and iPad killing paper

Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb has said that Apple could be responsible for the recent downgrade to Finland's sovereign debt rating. Stubb says that Finland's weak economic development was primarily due to the demise of Nokia, as well as the troubles of the country's paper industry. These developments he attributes to the rise of Apple's iPhone and iPad, Stubb told CNBC:

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Nokia could bring back HERE maps to iPhone and iPad by end of 2014

Nokia plans to bring back its HERE maps app to the iPhone and iPad by the end of 2014, according to the Wall Street Journal. This news comes a few days after Nokia announced plans to launch HERE maps for Samsung's Android smartphones and Tizen watches.

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Vector 41: Mergers and accusations

Vector is Mobile Nations technology news and analysis show featuring the biggest stories, the hottest trends, and the most interesting guests in the industry. On this week's show, Ben Bajarin of Techpinions talks with Rene about mergers, including the just-completed Microsoft and Nokia, the ongoing Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the just announced AT&T and DirectTV, and the rumored YouTube and Twitch and Apple and Beats deals.

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Apple's Nokia hire shows it takes iPhone photography seriously

I have a confession to make. Up until fairly recently, I absolutely hated the camera on iPhones. It wasn't until I got an iPhone 5s that I finally felt like I wasn't fighting the iPhone to take a good picture. That's why I'm excited about recent news that Apple hired camera talent from Nokia.

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Ari Partinen, senior Nokia Pureview camera engineer, headed to Apple

Apple has hired Ari Partinen, former senior camera engineer at Nokia for their Lumia Pureview system, presumably to work on the next generation of iPhone and iPad cameras. Word of the move came from Partinen himself on Twitter:

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Nokia yanks Here Maps from the App Store, iOS 7 'harms the user experience'

In the early days of Apple Maps, and when there was no Google Maps as we know it now, Nokia swooped in and shipped Here Maps for iOS. Nokia has been doing quality mapping software for some time, but now, that time has come to an end with Here Maps being yanked from the App Store. Why? Nokia had this to say to Engadget:

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