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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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Why Mulally might be a fit at Microsoft

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
The speculation that Alan Mulally is headed to Microsoft won't die down -- not helped by the fact that the Ford CEO has not exactly come out and said it isn't true....
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Why Mulally might be a fit at Microsoft

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
The speculation that Alan Mulally is headed to Microsoft won't die down -- not helped by the fact that the Ford CEO has not exactly come out and said it ain't so....
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Farley says 'connected car' success rides on tech firm flexibility

5:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
Ford, trying to satisfy customer demands for more in-car technology, said technology companies must work in more open and flexible ways for Internet “connected-car” features to be as seamless as smartphone apps....
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Mulally makes short list of candidates for Microsoft CEO, report says

10:44 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2013
Microsoft has narrowed its list of external candidates to replace CEO Steve Ballmer to about five people, including Ford CEO Alan Mulally and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, according to sources familiar with the matter....
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Mulally says he's staying at Ford, but bloggers remain restless

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
Alan Mulally insists he will remain at Ford through at least 2014, but ever since he was cited as a possible successor to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the tech press and mainstream media can't get enough of the story....
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Ford board to discuss Mulally's plans this week as Microsoft searches, report says

Oct. 6, 2013 20:49 CET
Ford directors gathering this week are likely to discuss the future plans of CEO Alan Mulally, who is being considered for the top job at Microsoft, according to a person familiar with the board's thinking....
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Ford directors to discuss CEO plans as Microsoft searches, report says

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2013
Ford directors gathering this week are likely to discuss the future plans of CEO Alan Mulally, who is being considered for the top job at Microsoft, according to a person familiar with the board's thinking....
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Apple vies for more dashboard space as tech competition grows

7:18 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2013
While Steve Jobs regretted not making an iCar, Apple for years was ambivalent about the auto industry. Now it’s vying for dashboard space held by Microsoft, BlackBerry and Pandora Media....
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