Microsoft Completes Nokia Acquisition
In his new role, Mr. Elop will oversee the company’s entire hardware lineup of phones, tablets, Xbox and accessories. Along with Mr. Elop, 25,000 Nokia employees will be joining the Microsoft ranks. The former Nokia product lines of Lumia, Asha and X are now under the Microsoft umbrella.
This rather strange photo or Mr. Nadella and Mr. Elop accompanied Microsoft’s announcement that the acquisition had been completed.
Apple Reports Strong Quarter
There was some unexpected news when Mr. Cook announced that Apple shares will split 7-for-1 stock split, effective June 9th. There is much speculation that this is a play for Apple to be included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since it will put the price per share in the range of most of its current constituents.
Apple Announces Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program
Particulars for the replacement program can be found here. The program is available in the US and Canada as of April 25th and elsewhere as of May 2nd.
Go Back in Time with Google’s Street View
When using Street View, you will see ‘NEW!’ next to a clock. Click on the clock to go back in time.
This feature will be available everywhere except in South Africa, where technical problems have impacted the ‘look back rollout as well as Switzerland and Germany, where there are government regulation regard the use of past images.