News.com Daily Podcast: What Symbian buy means for Microsoft, Google, and consumers
Nokia snaps up mobile software maker Symbian; a judge closes the Facebook-ConnectU hearing; and in his last few days at work, Bill Gates gets a send-off fit for an industry icon.
Nokia announced today that it will buy Symbian for about $410 million and form a consortium of hardware and software makers to push the development of open-source mobile software. CNET News.com reporter Tom Krazit joins me in the podcast studio to talk about what the new foundation will mean for competing operating systems and for customers.
Also, ICANN is considering aThursday; Virgin Mobile targets the U.S. market with a new, ; and a judge has kicked the public out of a , overruling objections from three news organizations, including News.com.
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