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Microsoft and Nokia complete mobile phone unit deal

The sale will see the end of production of mobile phones by Nokia.

Microsoft has completed its purchase of Nokia's mobile phone business for 5.44bn euros ($7.5bn; £4.5bn).

Facebook buys fitness app firm

Facebook has added a Finnish firm that makes a fitness tracking app to its ever-increasing portfolio of purchases.

Helsinki-based ProtoGeo created the Moves app that uses a smartphone's built-in sensors to track activity and calories burned.

Parallels 8 retuned for Mountain Lion, Windows 8

The virtualization software for Macs now can marry OS X's dictation to Windows apps or Windows notifications to OS X. Also: Better Windows 8 screen-edge controls.

BERLIN -- Parallels released version 8 of its virtualization product today, updating the Windows-on-Mac software to stay up to date with both Microsoft's and Apple's latest operating systems.

Apple sued by Taiwanese over FaceTime technology

Is FaceTime, Apple Inc.'s video calling software, based on technology "stolen" from a Taiwanese man?

A report on tech site said the Taiwanese, who it identified only by his surname Lee, accused Apple of violating his technology patent in its FaceTime.

Facebook boosts IPO size by 25%, aims for $15B

Facebook Inc will increase the size of its initial public offering by 25 percent to raise about $15 billion, a source familiar with the matter said, as strong investor demand for a share of the No.1 social network trumped ongoing debate about the company's long-term potential to make money.

Oracle vs Google: copyright trial begins

One of the biggest tech lawsuits to date is going to trial on Monday in San Francisco. It is Oracle vs Google, as Oracle claims Google violated several patents and copyrights.

Amazon takes bite out of Apple’s market share for tablets

In its first quarter of selling its own tablet computers, has become the second-biggest seller of the increasingly popular mobile devices in the United States by stealing market share from the still-dominant leader, Apple, according to projections.

Tiny 21 gram 'Cotton Candy' USB actually a personal computer

Norwegian developers have created one of the world's smallest computers on a USB-like stick.

The device, dubbed "Cotton Candy", allows users to turn any screen on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone into a terminal that accesses the stick's operating system, cloud services and apps.

The cordless revolution

IT MAY be a sign of the times that an increasing number of Bleeding Edge's friends and colleagues frequently occupy a territory called Elsewhere, in which so many of the resources one requires exist in a remote location.

Toyota unveils 'smartphone on four wheels'

Toyota's president unveiled a futuristic concept car resembling a giant smartphone to demonstrate how Japan's top automaker is trying to take the lead in technology at the upcoming Tokyo auto show.

Court quashes Apple move to stop Samsung Galaxy sales

APPLE has lost a request for a court order in its attempt to block sales of Samsung's 4G smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer, according to a ruling that was posted on a court docket and then removed.

Coming soon: Mobile money transfer from UK to Uganda

Western Union is partnering with MTN to make mobile money transfer from UK to Uganda possible for you. Very soon, your loved ones will be able to receive more than your call on their mobile phones.