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Mobile Minutes: Nokia phones redux; Google Fuchsia; EU rules; GM and Lyft

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August 16, 2016

15488Ex-Rovio CEO hired to bring Nokia phones back to market
HMD Global Oy, a new Finnish company looking to relaunch the Nokia brand for phones, said on Monday it has hired Pekka Rantala, the former CEO of Angry Birds maker Rovio, as its Chief Marketing Officer.
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Is Google replacing Chrome OS, Android with Fuchsia?
In a strange turn of events, reports about Google developing a new operating system surfaced this week. The OS that’s causing a huge noise in the online world is an open source, and it is dubbed as Fuchsia.
Read more on International Businesss Times

EU plans to extend some telecom rules to Web-based providers
The European Union is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s WhatsApp which could restrict how they use encryption.
Read more on Reuters

GM won’t comment on report of move to buy Lyft
General Motors and Lyft are declining to comment on a report from The Information, a Silicon Valley website, that is reporting that Lyft rebuffed an offer from GM to buy all of the ride-sharing company, of which it owns 9 percent.
Read more on USA Today

 

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