Microsoft and Nokia have worked closely on Windows Phone since 2011, but the two companies have an even longer history.
While most people are getting together and celebrating, there are those who will spend the day with their lone hope being a gadget.
Microsoft's planned $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business wins approval from the Justice Department, but it still has to face the European Union.
Watching the Russian Interior Ministry Police Choir sing Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" at the opening ceremony is an exalted experience. Sadly, NBC and music rights holders are steadily removing copies from YouTube.
When the 105 freeway closed because a man was threatening to jump from an overcrossing, what would good citizens do? Why, get out of their cars and take group selfies.
The software giant says it will continue to license its operating system after it buys Nokia, but its other partners aren't likely to stick around long.
Don't think for a moment that technology always represents progress. However, there are some for whom, at this time, it represents a lone hope.
Isn't there something a touch hypocritical about people complaining that Google, Facebook, and other companies complied with government data requests? Isn't this the very world we, the public, helped create?
With new ad spots featuring the Muppets and NBA stars, Google is doing all it can to make its not-so-new social network the ordinary person's place.
During the launch of Windows Phone 7 Series at the Mobile World Congress, Microsoft presents a film that clearly targets the iPhone as being somehow backward.