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Self Description

February 2008: "Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks."

http://www.nokia.com/A4136001?newsid=1157052

Third-Party Descriptions

May 2011: "Like many other app store operators, Nokia has a measure in place for its Ovi Store that scans software for security risks. But the system doesn't have a kill switch, a spokeswoman said."

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/05/12/kill.switch/index.html

April 2010: "Some industry insiders say a possible next target is the relationship between Google and Intel, which has teamed up with Nokia to build a software platform called MeeGo for cellphones, in competition with Google’s Android."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/02/technology/02google.html

February 2008: "companies will see their intellectual property used in imaginative new ways on the third screen, too, whether they like it or not. The wake-up call to this problem was the ringtone, but the music business quickly turned that into a healthy, legitimate revenue stream. Licensing music that is DRM-free and gratis at the point of consumption could prove to be that industry's most lucrative move in a decade....Nokia is doing the same to market handsets and contracts. Electronic content with no marginal cost, like MP3s or online Scrabble games, is a great way to market goods with marginal costs, like soda or real Scrabble boards."

http://www.adweek.com/aw/content_display/community/columns/other-columns/e3ic1abd1883d215637d936eefaaf129e1a

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Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Jan 25, 2012 In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad

QUOTE: workers assembling iPhones, iPads and other devices often labor in harsh conditions, according to employees inside those plants, worker advocates and documents published by companies themselves. Problems are as varied as onerous work environments and serious — sometimes deadly — safety problems....More than half of the suppliers audited by Apple have violated at least one aspect of the code of conduct every year since 2007, according to Apple’s reports, and in some instances have violated the law.

New York Times
May 12, 2011 Why gadget makers wield a 'kill switch'

QUOTE: When you buy a video game from Best Buy, you don't give the retailer the right to barge into your house whenever it wants. So why do we give that permission to software companies? Most popular smartphone operating systems and other electronic gadgets include what security researchers refer to as a kill switch. This capability enables the company that makes the operating software to send a command over the Web or wireless networks that alters or removes certain applications from devices.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Apr 01, 2010 F.T.C. Role Seen in Exit at Amazon

QUOTE: This is the second time in a year that the commission has taken aim at the board-level relationships between Google and its rivals, signaling a more aggressive approach by the agency to antitrust matters.

New York Times
Feb 17, 2010 Turning Patents Into ‘Invention Capital’

QUOTE: Admirers of Mr. Myhrvold, the scientist who led Microsoft’s technology development in the 1990s, see an innovator seeking to elevate the economic role and financial rewards for inventors whose patented ideas are often used without compensation by big technology companies. His detractors see a cynical operator deploying his bulging patent trove as a powerful bargaining chip, along with the implied threat of costly litigation, to prod high-tech companies to pay him lucrative fees.

New York Times
Oct 14, 2009 The pocket spy: Will your smartphone rat you out?

QUOTE: According to the UK government's Design and Technology Alliance Against Crime (DTAAC), 80 per cent of us carry information on our handsets that could be used to commit fraud... I thought my Nokia N96 would hold few surprises, though, since I had only been using it for a few weeks when I submitted it to DiskLabs. Yet their analysts proved me wrong.

New Scientist
Aug 18, 2009 A Scheme For Protecting Content

QUOTE: Intertrust holds a treasure trove of patents that help content owners manage digital rights; it has spent five years and tens of millions of dollars developing a standard called Marlin, which aims to keep content secure in a way that legitimate consumers won't find offensive.

Forbes
Jun 22, 2009 Iran's Web Spying Aided By Western Technology

QUOTE: The [Iranian Internet] monitoring capability was provided, at least in part, by a joint venture of Siemens AG, the German conglomerate, and Nokia Corp., the Finnish cellphone company, in the second half of 2008, Ben Roome, a spokesman for the joint venture, confirmed.

Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ)
May 27, 2008 Ex-Manager Tells of Bribery at Siemens

QUOTE: A former manager of Siemens, the European engineering company, testified Monday about an intricate system of slush funds and bribery at the company as the first trial on allegations of corporate corruption in Germany began....Mr. Siekaczek described how managers carefully signed Post-it notes that had been affixed to potentially incriminating documents so that they might later peel away evidence of their imprimatur if necessary.

New York Times
Feb 25, 2008 Pirates of the Third Screen: Why treating customer marketers like thieves could turn them into an angry mob

QUOTE: Last month's online scrap between Scrabble trademark owners Hasbro and Mattel, and the makers of Scrabulous, an unauthorized online version of Scrabble, has some implications for the future of mobile marketing. As far as Hasbro and Mattel were concerned, Scrabulous was a simple case of piracy. But what they saw as a threat should have been a triple-word score. Someone else had created a digital version of Scrabble, and amassed 2.3 million people who played it every day. It was an amazing user-generated ad campaign. All Hasbro and Mattel had to do was swoop in with their checkbooks and make it legit. Instead, they fired their self-proclaimed agency, an army of passionate Scrabble fans.

AdWeek
Dec 26, 2006 Ugly Credit Card Trends

QUOTE: From fee hikes to new technologies that encourage spending, credit-card companies will look to improve their bottom line at your expense. Here are five credit-card trends that could affect your wallet in 2007, and how to avoid getting burned.

Smart Money
Sep 19, 2002 Wireless hitchhikers branded as thieves

QUOTE: Phone maker Nokia has come down strongly against warchalking. It has condemned as theft the placing of chalk symbols on walls and pavements at places where people can use wireless net access.

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)