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Microsoft – Nokia merger set for $7.2 bn

Microsoft – Nokia merger set for $7.2 bn

Microsoft is set to buy Nokia’s smartphone unit for $7.2bn in a bid to strengthen its position against Apple and Google. The merger follows Microsoft’s $900 million write-off for unsold Windows Surface tablets and has been panned by analysts as a doomed move for the cell phone manufacturer to gain market share. Once dominant in […]

Qatar and Egypt requested user details from Facebook

Qatar and Egypt requested user details from Facebook

Facebook’s first global government requests report released August 27 2013, Qatar and Egypt were listed as the only two Middle Eastern and Arab governments requesting user information, both of which were denied. According to the report, Qatar requested information on 3 individuals and Egypt requested information on 11 users on Facebook. The report also shows […]