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Nokia invests $100 million in car connectivity

May 5, 2014 12:39 CET
Nokia will invest $100 million in companies that develop intelligent-car technologies to support its digital-map business, joining Google and Tesla in betting that future vehicles will be smarter and more connected....
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Ford expected to drop Microsoft, use BlackBerry QNX in next-gen Sync

4:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2014
The next-generation Ford Sync system will be based on BlackBerry's QNX and no longer use Microsoft Windows, following the automaker' struggles with in-car technology glitches, according to people briefed on the matter....
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JLR, Mercedes seek tech edge from new r&d centers along U.S. west coast

Jan. 14, 2014 06:15 CET
Europe's premium automakers are opening r&d centers on the U.S. west coast to be close to some of the brightest technology developers in the world....
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And now, speculation on Mulally speculation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Alan Mulally ended months of speculation that he will leave Ford to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer....
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Microsoft expects to name new CEO in early 2014

1:58 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2013
The board member leading Microsoft's search for a new chief executive expects an appointment to be made early next year, the first time the company's board has been so specific on timing....
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Ford board to press Mulally on future plans, report says

6:08 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
Ford's board of directors plans to press CEO Alan Mulally as early as this week for a decision on his future, as speculation intensifies that he may be offered the CEO post at Microsoft....
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Firm created by Microsoft co-founder invests $30M in TrueCar

2:02 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
TrueCar, reportedly considering an initial public offering next year, said Vulcan Capital -- a private equity firm created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen -- has invested $30 million in the vehicle-shopping site....
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