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When does a Microsoft subsidiary produce a product that runs Android? When it's not really Android. Confused yet? So were we when Nokia unveiled the Nokia X. In fact, the X (and its sibling phones, the X+ and XL) run a customized, Nokia-ized version of Android that doesn't have access to the Google Play app store. Indeed, the €89 X is no Lumia alternative, but a starter smartphone intended for markets in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Still, color us intrigued -- we're looking forward to checking it out when it hits later in March.

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Read: <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/nokia-x/">Yep, hybrid Nokia X runs Android -- but not as you know it (hands-on)</a>

Elop's memo on Microsoft's big Nokia changes

No longer will the onetime Nokia hardware business be "an end unto itself," says Microsoft's devices chief. One good example: Nokia X shifts from Android to Windows Phone.

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Satya Nadella's job-cuts memo to Microsoft employees

Microsoft plans to slash 18,000 jobs in the coming year, as "the first step to building the right organization for our ambitions."

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Microsoft confirms plans to cut 18,000 jobs in the next year

A majority of the job cuts will come from the recently acquired Nokia devices and services unit.

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Google bestows Silicon Valley town with free shuttle buses

Mountain View is the recipient of four electric buses that will serve neighborhoods with limited public transportation starting this fall.

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Yahoo exec countersues against sexual harassment claim

A high-level female executive strikes back for defamation, after being accused of sexual harassment in a lurid lawsuit last week.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 07:  Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Patience with Mayer's Yahoo turnaround effort starting to wear thin

Wall Street drives down Yahoo's stock as questions surface about the company's progress and CEO Marissa Mayer's tenure enters its third year.

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The Nokia lounge features a bulk of the notable cell phones in its history. Notably, the lipstick cell phone, the N-Gage cellular and handheld gaming device, and a few bulky old suitcase cell phones were on display.

Microsoft phone unit to lose 1,000 jobs, report says

The 1,000 job cuts reportedly would occur in Nokia's home base of Finland, amid what could be a much larger round of layoffs.

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HTC leadership reshuffle splits smartphone unit supervision

An internal memo sent to employees has revealed that current Chief Finance Officer Chang Chialin and Chief Engineering Officer David Chen will jointly lead the smartphone business.

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New Slingbox device lets you place-shift content at lower price

Slingbox adds an entry-level device to its product lineup and updates its existing offering. Sling Media's general manager explains what the changes mean for consumers who want to watch video content when on the go.

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Fed chief Yellen warns social-media stock prices are too high

In a report to Congress, the Federal Reserve Board chairwoman cautions that equity valuations for companies like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are "substantially stretched."

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DETROIT -  JANUARY 12:  Ford Motor Company President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally gives the opening speech at the Automotive News World Congress January 12, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.  The annual World Congress features many of the auto industry's leaders. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alan Mulally

Google appoints former Ford CEO Mulally to board

After leaving Ford on July 1, auto and aviation industry giant Alan Mulally is named to Google's board of directors and audit committee.

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Ad sales slump but Yahoo promises an Alibaba payday

CEO Marissa Mayer tells investors they'll share in half the proceeds from Alibaba's blockbuster IPO. Yahoo also plans on holding on to a larger stake in the Chinese e-commerce firm than previously reported.

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