What does Nokia Bell Labs look like 75 years since the transistor's invention?

It's responsible for the transistor, information theory, pioneering satellite work and more.
Today, Bell Labs is owned by Nokia. The research company is working on 6G mobile phone technology and a cellular network on the moon, among other things.
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And the winner is? The results of the Marketplace smartphone blind taste test

May 29, 2019
Marketplace's smartphone blind taste test found Huawei and Motorola outperformed, and Apple underperformed.
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Thomas Dolby on bringing pop sensibilities to Silicon Valley

Oct 6, 2016
Thomas Dolby talks about starting a tech company after retiring from his popstar career.
Thomas Dolby. 
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A missed opportunity? When Nokia doubted the iPhone

Mar 17, 2016
Before the iPhone was synonymous with the word "smartphone," some in the industry questioned if consumers would actually buy it.
New iPhone covers are displayed on screen during a Special Event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on September 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
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Nokia's HERE maps drive a new battleground in tech

May 8, 2015
Uber is reportedly among the bidders for Nokia's mapping service.

Windows Phone is número uno in Latin America

Nov 27, 2013
Windows Phone lags far being Android and iPhone in the U.S. But in the Latin American market, Windows Phone is number one.

The role taxes played in Microsoft's purchase of Nokia

Sep 10, 2013
Taxes may help explain Microsoft's recent purchase of much of Nokia.

For public good, not for profit.

Microsoft's Nokia deal: Modeled on Apple comeback?

Sep 3, 2013
Microsoft acquires Nokia in a $7.2 billion deal that aims to make Microsoft a player in the mobile-phone market.
A employee demonstrates the photo capabilities of the Nokia Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone with a 41-megapixel camera after its unveiling in New York City July 11, 2013.
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Microsoft buys Nokia's devices for $7.2 billion

Sep 3, 2013
The tech giant is paying $ 2.2 billion to license Nokia patents.

Nokia buys Siemens stake for $2.2 billion

Jul 1, 2013
Nokia has bought out electronics giant Siemens in a joint venture to make high-speed wireless network technology.

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