Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
PopCap Games To Be Acquired For $1 Billion+ — Huge news in the gaming world: PopCap Games, the company behind such hits as Plants vs Zombies and Bejeweled, is in the process of being acquired — and we're hearing from multiple sources that the price is over $1 billion. — The question now is who the buyer is.
Discussion: Inside Mobile Apps, Computerworld, The Seattle Times, CNET News.com, TechFlash, PC Magazine, GeekWire, Kotaku, AppleNApps, Joystiq, VG247, Games Blog, scribbal.com and iPhone Alley
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: Report says $1 billion-plus offer for PopCap
Steven Musil / CNET News.com: Mystery buyer for game developer PopCap Games?
Dave Roberts / TechFlash: Report: PopCap to be acquired for more than $1 billion
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Report: PopCap to Be Acquired for Over $1 Billion
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Report: Mystery buyer acquiring PopCap for more than $1B
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku: Report: Someone's Buying PopCap Games for a Cool Billion [Update]
Trevor Sheridan / AppleNApps: PopCap Games To Be Sold For $1 Billion - Putting A Price On Amazing Casual Games
Christopher Grant / Joystiq: Report: PopCap being acquired for over $1 billion
Brenna Hillier / VG247: Rumour - PopCap to be acquired for $1 billion
Kris Holt / scribbal.com: REPORT: PopCap Games Being Acquired For More Than $1B, Identity Of Buyer Not Revealed
Nikhil Katti / iPhone Alley: PopCap Games to Be Acquired for over $1 Billion
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
What's the Top-Selling Phone at Verizon and AT&T? — It's been about five months since Apple's iPhone debuted on Verizon's network and already it's the carrier's top-selling handset. This according to BTIG Research (registration required), which spent the past three weeks asking 250 Verizon …
Discussion: Computerworld, 9 to 5 Mac, BGR, iPhone Download Blog, Electronista, TUAW, TiPb, MacGazette.net and The Loop
Preston Gralla / Computerworld: Mango is a solid step for Windows Phone 7 — but it's still not enough
Zach Epstein / BGR: And the best-selling smartphone at AT&T and Verizon stores is...
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: iPhone the top smartphone at both AT&T and Verizon
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: iPhone 4 best selling smartphone on AT&T, Verizon
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: iPhone top seller at AT&T and Verizon stores
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Verizon iPhone Halted Android's Surge. The iPhone 5 Could Reverse It. — Nearly a year ago, I wrote a post titled “Is Android Surging Only Because Apple Is Letting It?”. Not surprisingly, it fired people up. About 1,000 comments later, there was a full-on fanboy war between the Apple and Google sides.
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Apple granted patent on webpage scrolling behaviors, media granted patent on crazy — So Apple got yet another patent granted today, and now there's yet another media firestorm over whether it means Cupertino will be able to sue every other phone manufacturer out of business …
Discussion: PC Magazine, Ars Technica, PC World, RazorianFly, Engadget, MacStories, Redmond Pie, iPhone Alley, Android Phone Fans and The Next Web
Elizabeth Fish / PC World: Apple Gets Touchscreen Patent, Makes Things Potentially Awkward for Rivals
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget: Apple granted patent for ‘portable multifunction devices’ with multitouch screens
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Apple Granted Multi-Touch Patent For iPhone Interface; Future Of Rival Smartphone Makers Is Now Uncertain
Alex Gardner / iPhone Alley: New Patent Could Allow Apple to Demand High Licensing Fees From Other OS Developers
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Apple's iPhone Patent Could Prove Problematic for Nearly All Touchscreen Devices
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Apple's iPhone ‘multitouch patent’ not as broad as it would seem
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins Patents for their Original iPhone Interface, a MicroDVI Connector, the iMac's Edge …
Apple Wins Patents for their Original iPhone Interface, a MicroDVI Connector, the iMac's Edge …
Discussion: MobileCrunch, MacRumors, Gizmodo, The Loop, SlashGear, Electronista, RazorianFly and The Next Web
Jordan Crook / MobileCrunch: Freshly Awarded iPhone Patent Could Mean Trouble For Apple's Competitors
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple awarded patent for mutiltouch interface
John Biggs / MobileCrunch:
RIM, You're Done Here — Research In Motion is done. They'll be bought in the next year or so, their products will roll into whoever buys them - Microsoft, most probably - and they'll go the way of Nokia, Danger, and countless other mobile platforms. They'll exist independently for a while and then be subsumed.
Discussion: Rethink Wireless and AllThingsD
Caroline Gabriel / Rethink Wireless: Microsoft tipped as acquirer for RIM
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD: RIM's Not a Takeover Target if No One Wants It
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
RIM cuts internal PlayBook sales estimates by more than half
RIM cuts internal PlayBook sales estimates by more than half
Discussion: PC World, DigiTimes, Electronista, ZDNet, The Tech Trade, Hardware 2.0 Blog, MacDailyNews, ITProPortal, AllThingsD and Tech Trader Daily
Matt Hamblen / PC World: RIM Drastically Cuts PlayBook Sales Target, Report Says
James Kendrick / ZDNet: Tablet wars: RIM lowers PlayBook estimates, Amazon readies tablet, iPad rolls on
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: RIM already slashing PlayBook sales by more than half
Desire Athow / ITProPortal: RIM Giving Up On Its iPad 2 Rival Tablet?
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: RIM Cuts PlayBook Build Plan, Says DigiTimes
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Winklevoss twins abandon appeal of Facebook ruling — (Reuters) - The Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court a ruling upholding a $65 million cash-and-stock settlement reached with Facebook Inc. — The 2008 settlement was intended …
Discussion: TechCrunch, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Friending Facebook Blog, Reuters and Bits
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Winklevoss twins abandon appeal over Facebook settlement to U.S. Supreme Court
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog: Winklevoss twins finally give up fighting Facebook
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters: Winklevoss twins end appeal of Facebook settlement
Miguel Helft / Bits: Winklevosses Drop Facebook Fight, Keep Settlement
Chris Chang / M.I.C. Gadget:
Apple's Tim Cook Visits China Mobile to Discuss 4G LTE iPhone — Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook is spotted in China Mobile headquarters this morning. A Chinese reporter from First Financial Daily (one of the most prosperous financial papers in China) managed to take a picture …
Discussion: iPhone Alley, MacRumors, MacNN, MacGazette.net, iLounge, RazorianFly, PhoneArena, MacDailyNews, Edible Apple and 9 to 5 Mac
Nikhil Katti / iPhone Alley: Apple COO Tim Cook Spotted at China Mobile HQ
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple COO Tim Cook spotted at China Mobile HQ?
Arron / RazorianFly: Apple Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, Spotted At China Mobile's Headquarters - [PHOTO]
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Did Tim Cook cut the iPhone deal with China Mobile this morning?
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Verizon's new data plans broken down in complete detail — Having a hard time wrapping your head around the upcoming changes to Verizon's smartphone data plans? We just got all the dirty details dropped in our laps. Charts, e-mails, the whole kit and kaboodle, folks. — Let's start with what you see above.
Discussion: MacRumors, Gizmodo, Android Community, Engadget, TiPb, PhoneNews.com, CrackBerry.com blogs, Android Phone Fans, TUAW, GrindGadget and Droid Life
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Get Grandfathered on Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan Before It's Gone
Chris Burns / Android Community: Verizon Directs Employees How to Handle End of Unlimited Data Plans
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Breakdown: Verizon's new data plans
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: Verizon Data Plans Broken Down In Detail
Michelle Haag / CrackBerry.com blogs: A closer look at the new Verizon Wireless data plans
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans: Verizon Begins Training on Tiered Data, Tons of New Info Spills Out
Apple Bid to Bar Amazon ‘Appstore’ Will ‘Likely’ Be Denied — Apple Inc. will “probably” lose its court bid to stop Amazon.com Inc. from using the term “Appstore” for a service selling programs for Android devices, a federal judge said. — Apple, whose top-selling product is the iPhone …
Discussion: CNET News.com, AppleInsider, MacRumors, Reuters, 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo, TUAW and The Loop
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News.com: Judge likely to deny Apple's ‘Appstore’ complaint
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Judge Skeptical of Apple's ‘Appstore’ Trademark Claims
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple's request to ban Amazon from using “App Store” term will “probably” be denied
Michael Zhao / Gizmodo: Apple Probably Can't Make Amazon Stop Saying “Appstore”
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Judge “likely” to deny Apple's bid to halt Amazon's “appstore” name
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop: Apple hits ‘stumbling block’ in Amazon App Store lawsuit
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub:
Google's Schmidt predicts widespread “tap and pay” within a year — Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, believes that a third of check-out terminals in retail stores and restaurants will be upgraded to allow wireless “tap and pay” from mobile phones within the next year.
Discussion: CNET News.com, Computerworld, AdAge, Electronista and adafruit industries blog
Don Reisinger / CNET News.com: Eric Schmidt: Mobile payments at retail to explode
Jeff Bertolucci / Computerworld: You'll Tap-and-Pay Within a Year, Says Google's Schmidt
Matt Creamer / AdAge: Eric Schmidt Outlines Google's Strategy for Social
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
How PARC wants to reinvent the Internet — Xerox PARC's engineers developed the Ethernet, the mouse, the laser printer and many other staples of everyday computing back in the 1970s. Forty years later, the lab is back at it: Teresa Lunt, VP and director of the computing science lab at PARC …
Discussion: Service-Oriented …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Samsung has to wait for iPad 3 and iPhone 5, but Apple may have to wait for a preliminary injunction — Last week I reported on Apple's staunch opposition to Samsung's request for early access to product samples of (and packaging and marketing materials related to) the next generation of the iPad and the iPhone.
Discussion: Computerworld, Reuters, This is my next, Engadget, TiPb, Know Your Cell, AppleInsider, MacRumors, TUAW, eWeek, iPhone Download Blog, Geek.com, IntoMobile, BGR, Redmond Pie, iPhone Buzz, mocoNews, PC Magazine, App Advice and MobileBurn.com, Thanks:hecatae
Dan Levine / Reuters: Samsung won't get peek at unreleased iPhone: ruling
Brian Heater / Engadget: Samsung denied preview of iPad 3, iPhone 5 in ongoing Apple infringement suit
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Just like us, Samsung not allowed to see iPhone 5 until fall
Stephen Tenerowicz / Know Your Cell: Samsung denied access to iPhone 5, iPad 3 prototypes
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Samsung's Request to See iPhone 5 and iPad 3 Denied
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Judge denies Samsung's request to see iPad 3, iPhone 5
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Samsung Denied Glimpse at Apple iPhone 5, Next iPad in Lawsuit
Todd Haselton / BGR: Judge denies Samsung access to unreleased iPad, iPhone
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: Court Denies Samsung's Request To See iPhone 5 And iPad 3 Ahead Of Time
Shane McGlaun / iPhone Buzz: Hitachi G-Connect, Samsung denied iPhone 5 access, iTunes festival HD stream
Tom Krazit / mocoNews: Sorry Samsung: No iPhone 5 For You (Yet)
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Judge: Samsung Can't See Apple's Future iDevice Designs, At Least Not Yet
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Hulu puts itself up for sale, retains investment banks — Hulu is putting itself up for sale. — The popular online television site, which has been the cause of much consternation in Hollywood, has retained investment banks Guggenheim Partners and Morgan Stanley to facilitate a potential sale …
Discussion: The Wire, Mixed Media, CNET News.com, GigaOM, Variety, Engadget, @jboorstin, Neowin.net, ReadWriteWeb, Gawker, Electronista, CNNMoney.com, Geek.com and Betabeat, more at Mediagazer »
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire: IT'S ON: Hulu Hires Bankers, Heads To The Auction Block
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Yahoo-lu? YouHu? Handicapping Who'll Buy Hulu
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com: Is Hulu news being leaked to jack up sales price?
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: 3 reasons Hulu is a tough sell
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety: Fox renews Hulu licensing pact
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Hulu reportedly retains investment bankers and renews Fox deal, will go on sale soon
Julia Boorstin / @jboorstin: #Hulu has retained bankers Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim partners to help with a sale- to the auction block!
John Callaham / Neowin.net: Hulu officially up for sale
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: Who In Their Right Mind Would Buy Hulu?
Jennifer Bergen / Geek.com: Is Yahoo! really buying Hulu?
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat: Website Considers Sale
Brian Proffitt / ITworld:
Oracle's patents case against Google weakening — Judge may stay case pending patents' reexamination — Oracle's Java infringement case against Google isn't going exceptionally well for the database giant these days, with another setback delivered by the US Patent and Trademark Office …
David Weir / 7x7SF:
Salon CEO Gingras Resigns to Become Global Head of News Products at Google — The CEO of Salon.com, Richard Gingras, held an emotional “all-hands” meeting with his staff today to tell them he is resigning, effective July 8th, to become global head of news products for Google.
Discussion: paidContent, Wall Street Journal, Media Decoder, L.A. Times Tech Blog, The Wire, @jason, paidContent, The Wire and Gawker, more at Mediagazer »
David Kaplan / paidContent: Salon's Gingras To Oversee Google's News Products
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal: Salon CEO Gingras to Head Up News at Google
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Salon Chief Executive Steps Down
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Richard Gingras leaving Salon CEO post to lead news products at Google [Updated]
Matt Rosoff / The Wire: Google Hires Salon.com CEO To Head Up News Business
Jason Calacanis / @jason: what's status of Salon.com business? still public? http://t.co/GtaJ2Bc pink sheets? CEO Resigns, to GoogleNews http://t.co/k9vnzg6
David Kaplan / paidContent: Salon CEO Gingras Resigns; Site Faces An Uncertain Future
Noah Davis / The Wire: Salon.com CEO steps down. …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Bill Keller Still Talking Even Though His Opinion No Longer Matters
Apple Said to Prepare Faster IPhone for September — Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans to introduce a new iPhone in September that boasts a stronger chip for processing data and a more advanced camera, according to two people familiar with the plans. — The device will include the A5 processor …
Discussion: PC World, Fast Company, Redmond Pie, Neowin.net, MediaFile, PR Newswire, BGR, The Atlantic Wire, TechCrunch, GigaOM, VatorNews, DailyTech, Geek.com, GottaBeMobile, Guardian, Apple, FierceMobileContent, IntoMobile, MacGazette.net, Gadget Lab and SAI
Gregg Keizer / PC World: Judge Tells Samsung: No Apple Sneak Peeks for You!
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: More Details Emerge On The iPhone Lite
Goncalo Ribeiro / Redmond Pie: iPhone 5 Jailbreak To Be Demonstrated Live By ‘p0sixninja’ At MyGreatFest When It Releases This Fall
James Woodfin / Neowin.net: iPhone 5 to be released in September, not August
Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Tech wrap: New iPhone seen in time for school
Mike Wehner / PR Newswire: New iPhone 5 rumors stir buzz among Apple fans
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire: Your Guide to iPhone 5 Rumors
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: That Apple Television Is Coming This August Alongside The iPhone Nano (And Santa)
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: A new iPhone in fall sets up a record-crushing holiday quarter for Apple
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Faster iPhone 5 to debut in September
Jason Mick / DailyTech: Apple Plans September iPhone 5 Launch, New iPad, and “Third World” Budget iPhone
Jennifer Bergen / Geek.com: iPhone 5 with A5 chip, 8MP camera, and iOS 5 arrives August/September
Charles Arthur / Guardian: iPhone 5 ‘to launch in September’
Lance Whitney / Apple: Report: Apple launching new iPhone in September
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Apple iPhone 5 coming in September, latest report says
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Rumor Repeat: iPhone 5 Lands September With Faster A5 Chip
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Box.net Ups The Ante Against Microsoft With In-Depth Google Docs Integration — Cloud storage and collaboration startup Box.net is upping the ante against competitor Microsoft SharePoint today with the launch of an in-depth integration with Google's productivity suite Google Docs and Spreadsheets directly within the platform.
Discussion: The Box Blog, Google Operating System, ReadWriteWeb, 9to5 Google, Market Wire and The Business Insider
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Box.net Integrates with Google Docs
Klint Finley / ReadWriteWeb: Box Announces Integration with Google Docs
Jake Smith / 9to5 Google: Box.net and Google Docs share love in the cloud
Russell Holly / Geek.com:
Google TV 2.0 - a look into the Android 3.1 “Fishtank” — One of the things that seemingly wasn't covered much at Google I/O was Google TV. It was clearly difficult for the Android team to admit that Google TV was not received nearly as well as everyone had hoped.
Discussion: Engadget, SlashGear, Android Phone Fans, GigaOM, Android and Me, Android Community, 9to5 Google and I4U News
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Google TV 2.0 ‘Fishtank’ developer kit revealed running Honeycomb and apps
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: A First Look at the Next Generation of Google TV
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Will Google TV 2.0 embrace cord cutting?
Alberto Vildosola / Android and Me: Google TV 2.0 and the “Fishtank” set-top box surface
Chris Davies / Android Community: Google TV 2.0 “Fishtank” program leaks
Christian Zibreg / 9to5 Google: Re-imagined Google TV detailed
An interview with New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller — Bill Keller has spent the last eight years as executive editor of the New York Times. He recently announced he will step down from his post in September and hand it over to Jill Abramson, who will become the first female executive editor in the history of the paper.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft to make inbound data transfer free on Windows Azure cloud — Microsoft plans to tweak its Windows Azure pricing, come July 1, to make the platform more attractive to users who want to migrate lots of data to the cloud. — The change, announced on June 22, also will result …
Discussion: MSDN Blogs, The Register, I'm Just Being Manan and The Next Web
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Azure to drop inbound data transfer fees
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Best Buy puts your music in the cloud, goes where others have gone before — Google, Amazon, and Apple have been hogging the headlines when it comes to storing your tunes in the internet either. That doesn't mean there isn't room for another musically inclined cloud contender — or at least, that's how Best Buy sees things.
Discussion: BGR, VatorNews, 9 to 5 Mac, PhoneArena, Ars Technica, ITProPortal, paidContent, Neowin.net, AndroidGuys, SlashGear, ReadWriteWeb, GrindGadget, All, Droid Life, SAI, RazorianFly, CNET News.com and Android Phone Fans
Todd Haselton / BGR: Best Buy takes on Apple, Amazon with new cloud music service
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Best Buy unveils half-baked cloud music service
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Smelling money, Best Buy unveils music locker in the cloud
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: Can Best Buy's Music Cloud Beat Apple To The iPunch?
Tzvi Friedman / Neowin.net: Best Buy launches Music Cloud; offers nothing new to consumers
Vincent Messina / AndroidGuys: Best Buy Announces its Music Cloud Service
David Ali / GrindGadget: Best Buy launches news cloud music service to compete with Apple and Amazon
Devin Chanda / All: Best Buy Introduces Music Cloud Service
Ellis Hamburger / SAI: Best Buy Launches “Music Cloud” To Pester Apple, Google, And Amazon
Lance Whitney / CNET News.com: Best Buy launching cloud music service
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Best Buy Launches Music Cloud Service
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Best Buy's Music Cloud: Skip It, For Now
Best Buy's Music Cloud: Skip It, For Now
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
Facebook Forms ‘Client Council’ to Advise the Social Network on Advertising — McCann Worldgroup's Nick Brien and Coke's Wendy Clark to Serve on Formal Group — Dear ad industry: Facebook wants your help, so it's forming a 12-member client council that will give the social network input …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Security Start-Up Bromium Debuts With $9.2 Million in Funding — In March, when it added Peter Levine (pictured), the former CEO of Xensource, as a partner, the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz let it be known that it was starting to look for opportunities in the security business.
Discussion: Citrix Blogs, @eldon, TechCrunch and PC World
Simon Crosby / Citrix Blogs: Toward Trusted Infrastructure for the Cloud Era
Eric R. R. Eldon / @eldon: who else immediately thought “chromium for bros” when they read about the bromium funding? http://bit.ly/k4CerH
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Virtualization And Cloud Security Startup Bromium Raises $9.2M From Andreessen Horowitz And Others
Stephen Lawson / PC World: Startup Bromium Takes Aim at Cloud Security
Alex Kennedy / The Huffington Post:
Xperia Ray, Xperia Arc Smartphones Outed By Sony Ericsson (VIDEO) … (ALEX KENNEDY, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) SINGAPORE — Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson unveiled two new Android models Wednesday in a bid to grab more of the burgeoning smartphone market. — The company, a joint venture …
Discussion: MobileCrunch, BetaNews, PC World and Electronista
Jordan Crook / MobileCrunch: Sony Ericsson Reveals Ultra-Thin Xperia Ray, Water-Resistant Xperia Active Smartphones
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Sony Ericsson's beach-friendly Android smartphone won't make it this summer
Scott Nicholson / The LinkedIn Blog:
The Gender Divide: Are Men better than Women at Social Networking? — Women are more savvy networkers in the ranching industry. Men are more savvy networkers in the cosmetics industry. Wait, what? That was exactly our reaction when we saw the initial results for our latest data insights blog post …
Discussion: Mixed Media, TechCrunch, scribbal.com, VatorNews and MediaPost, more at Mediagazer »
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: LinkedIn Hires Fortune Editor to Head Up Content
Mariel Loveland / scribbal.com: INFOGRAPHIC: Are Men Better Social Networkers Than Women?
Faith Merino / VatorNews: LinkedIn: men are savvier networkers than women
Mark Walsh / MediaPost: Men ‘Savvier’ Networkers Than Women
Struggling Nokia revamps ops, reels in Navteq — (Reuters) - Finnish cellphone maker Nokia said on Wednesday it would merge its independent Navteq mapping unit with its services business to tap into surging demand for location-based services more effectively.
Discussion: Nokia and The Next Web