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Nokia launches $100M fund to invest in automotive computing companies

05/05, 9:37am

Connected Car Fund will work with Nokia's Here maps arm on investments

Nokia is planning to invest $100 million into companies working on computing in cars. Buoyed by a cash influx from the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft for $7.2 billion, the company wants to put money towards those creating technologies for "connected and intelligent vehicles," with the fund set to be managed by the company's own Nokia Growth Partners venture capital arm.

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Nokia job listings suggest return to iOS, Android for Here maps

05/05, 6:57am

Advertisements hint at possible Here mapping suite of apps

Nokia could be preparing a new version of its Here mapping app for iOS and Android. Two job postings spotted on LinkedIn are searching for Android and iOS developers to work on the company's Here teams, and could signal a return to the platforms after the company sold its mobile phone business to Microsoft for approximately $7.2 billion.

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Nokia HERE Maps heading to all Windows 8.1 tablets, notebooks, PCs

02/21, 1:14pm

Free Nokia mapping app previously exclusive to Lumia 2520 tablet

Nokia will be expanding the availability of its HERE Maps to all Windows 8.1 devices, the company has confirmed. The free app, currently only available on the Nokia Lumia 2520, will soon be useable on all laptops, desktops, and tablets running Windows 8.1 or Windows RT, with the company also claiming the software will have a number of updates to improve performance.

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Nokia pulls HERE Maps from App Store over iOS 7 changes

12/27, 5:39am

Claims iOS 7 harmed user experience, introduced bugs to mapping application

Nokia has pulled its HERE Maps app for iOS from the App Store, due to changes in iOS 7. A company spokesperson advised that the latest iteration of the Apple mobile operating system had harmed "the user experience" of the app, promoting the withdrawal from the store, though iOS users will still be able to access Nokia's maps through a browser.

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Nokia previews cloud-based 'Connected Driving' for cars

08/30, 10:04am

Here Auto Cloud heads to Frankfurt auto show

Nokia has previewed several new cloud-based "connected driving" features that will be added to the company's Here Auto platform for vehicles. Here Auto Cloud will provide drivers with real-time information such as traffic updates, construction locations and road closures, along with additional content ranging from restaurant recommendations to gas station pricing and charge station locations.

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Nokia supplies mapping data to Qualcomm for IZat indoor positioning

08/01, 1:17pm

Floorplan data for over 50,000 buildings in 69 countries passed to Qualcomm

Nokia is working with Qualcomm on solving the indoor mapping problem, by supplying its collection of floor plans and indoor map data. Qualcomm will use the venue maps with its IZat indoor location system to improve its overall accuracy, in order to locate mobile devices to within three to five meters (10 to 16 feet) inside a building.

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Nokia introduces Here location services for iOS, Firefox OS

11/13, 3:03pm

Nokia rebrands mapping operations, goes for new platforms

Nokia has announced Here, a new attempt at bringing its mapping services, which already power its own devices and Amazon's Kindle platform, to the web, Apple's iOS platform, and Mozilla's Firefox OS. Here will come with built in offline map capabilities, voice-guided walking navigation, and public transport directions. The Finnish company, known largely for its smartphones but gaining recognition for its location services, also announced that it would be acquiring earthmine, a California-based company whose technologies will be built into Here's 3D map-making capabilities.

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