Nokia-Microsoft deal awaits Asian blessing, expected to close in April

nokia-windows-phoneThe monster deal involving the sale of Nokia’s Devices & Services division to Microsoft will close in April 2014, the Finnish company announced today. Previously expected to finalize in the first quarter, the $7.2 billion deal has finally gotten the blessing of European regulatory authorities though the approval of Asian bodies are still pending.

Nokia said in a press release that both companies remain committed to the transaction and make good progress related to closing conditions. It also says the tax problems arisen in India upon the closure of a Nokia plant previously included in the deal had no effect on the delay.

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New General Manager of Microsoft Turkey Appointed!

microsoftGeneral Manager seat of Microsoft Turkey, which became vacant when Caglayan Arkan was transferred to the Headquarters in the US, has been appointed Tamer Ozmen, who was Vice President of Internet Channels at Orange-France Telecom.

Europe’s largest broadband internet provider Orange with € 53.2 billion turnover and 189 million customers is one of the largest GSM operators at the same time.

Being an internet entrepreneur in London in the past, Tamer Ozmen founded local search engine TouchLocal in London, and before that performed CEO duty at Doğan Online.

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Internet or Google?

Google kingGoogle’s advances push me to deeper thinking on this subject since the article I questioned whether Google might swallow the Internet. The latest news that fired this idea was on Gmail’s innovation in the past days.

As is well known, Google let us continue our e-mail addiction in places that do not have internet access with offline optioned it provide with Gmail previously. Now, introduction of Gmail’s offline file upload add-on seems to show that Google does not want to leave its users alone for a moment.

Now you will be able to attach your files to your e-mails with Gmail Offline that you activate on Gmail Labs that when you do not have any internet access. Thus, any interruption will not hinder the file uploads.

Google has moved its office services to online environment, and now makes multiple use possible for its users. Also, it tries to get everything under internet connection with Cloud Computing but the advance with Gmail shows that Google has not forgotten that it is possible to disconnect from the network.

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Google’s innovation that has come on all attacks of socialization, becomes well with the Chrome OS which was announced suddenly. Because we can see that Google, which has decided to produce the OS that Eric Schmidt did not lean towards, wants to create an internet capsule that has to work when it is outside the Internet. These days some resources claim on Chrome OS, which is run on usb memory, that the new operating system could be deployed with net books, which shows us the desired point.

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93 Percent of Turkish Internet Users Googled in September!

comScore released a new report concerning Internet usage in Turkey based on September data. According to this report, than 19.7 million people age 15 and older accessed the Internet from a home or work location in Turkey during the month, viewing an average of 3,070 pages of content and spending an average of 31.6 hours per person online

The report reveals that Google Sites was the most popular property in Turkey in September with 18.4 million visitors, reaching 93.0 percent of the total online population, followed Microsoft Sites with 17.6 million visitors. ranked third with 16.1 million visitors, having grown 26 percent in just the past six months.

comScore’s figures of 6 months earlier shows the increase in the tendency of Turkish internet users towards social networking.  Just six months ago, social networking accounted for 9 percent of total time spent online in Turkey, but in September social networking represented 15 percent of all time spent online.

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An Interactive Experiment for Internet and Tech Fans!

deney 7 microsoftWhile share of digital agencies in advertising and media is growing each day, Microsoft‘s favorite Windows 7‘s launch has started with an interactive experiment. This interactive launch, which you can hear through various channels, is a well-designed game consisting of a number of steps, but its content is a lot different from the games you have seen so far.

Let me explain the details of the contest that I believe will resound in technology and Internet world. In the first part of the contest, 20 people will be selected out of tech fans that have introduced themselves on by a special jury with the help of supporters.

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Internet Explorer Fights Against Hunger

ie8logoIf you want to feed a poor and haven’t downloaded Internet Explorer yet, or updated the existing version, it’s high time, because, Microsoft will donate eight meals of food for everyone downloading Internet Explorer from this address. Moreover, within this campaign Microsoft will double its food aid and give 16 meals of food for users updating their Internet Explorer version from six to eight.

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Google Loses Search Market Share to Bing and Yahoo

nielsen_logoAccording to Nielsen’s search engine market report for July, Google lost some ground. According to the US report, Yahoo’s growth shot up by 11%, and Bing’s 8%, while Google’s growth rate is only at around 3%. Apparently, Microsoft and Yahoo’s partnership caught the users’ attention, after Bing got its share by its marketing campaigns.


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Microsoft Is In Touch With Nokia: Office 2010 Might Be Downloaded to Mobile Phones

microsoft-nokiaMicrosoft is making new initiatives, while carrying Office 2010 to online environment. Microsoft said it has undertaken an agreement with Nokia to increase productivity in mobile area with a press announcement, and it will try to integrate Office 2010 to Nokia’s mobile equipments.

According to the agreement terms, two companies will follow a common vision in the mobile software field, and want to download Office programs to mobile phones. Nokia’s abandoning of previously used Symbian and Quick Office will put an end to this opposition that has been ongoing for years. This unexpected instance is interpreted in the market as Nokia’s attack against Apple and Blackberry with the philosophy ‘my enemy’s enemy is my friend’.

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