Posts Tagged ‘Nokia’

Nokia Acquires Mapping Startup Desti

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Natalie Gagliordi of ZDnet reports, “It looks like Nokia is expanding its HERE Maps mapping business with its acquisition of the mapping startup Desti, a spinout from SRI International — the same group responsible for Apple’s Siri. This is the Finnish company’s first purchase since it sold its phone-making business to Microsoft last month.  Desti uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help travelers find what they’re looking for. For instance, if someone is looking for a low-cost place to stay on a business trip, Desti mines through hotel reviews and descriptions and weeds out the options that would appeal to partying college kids or lovers on a romantic getaway.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Nokia

Nokia is looking for a Senior Software Component Engineer in Burlington, MA. The post states, “Nokia is committed to connecting people to what matters to them, giving them the power to make the most of every moment, everywhere, anytime.  At Nokia, you have a personal opportunity in an inspiring environment to make a global difference.  Build a career that you will be proud of. Go on an adventure every day.  Help shape a new era in the mobile industry.  It’s your world.  This is your moment to shape it. Work as a Software Engineer on a small team developing a web application central to Nokia’s Big Data efforts that offers both a REST API and Web UI.” Read more

Microsoft, Nokia, and What this Means for Yahoo!

Photo of David AmerlandDavid Amerland, author of Google Semantic Search and speaker at the upcoming Semantic Technology & Business Conference in New York, has given his take on Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s Devices & Services division. In his analysis, he talks about the Semantic Web and how the company that stands to lose the most in this deal is neither Microsoft nor Nokia, but Yahoo!

Amerland posits, “In the semantic web there are specific vectors driving growth that revolve around relevance and the end-user experience. In order to guarantee both you need a means to constantly acquire quality data and control the environment. Apple gets this to the extent that it locks out virtually all third-party providers from its iPhones and iOs, Facebook got it which is why it launched its own app designed to help it take over users’ phones and Google gets it having recently launched Moto X, in addition to the Android environment being present in many third-party phones.”

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Semantic Web Jobs: Nokia

Nokia is looking for a Senior Software Component Engineer in Burlington, MA. The post states, “Nokia is committed to connecting people to what matters to them, giving them the power to make the most of every moment, everywhere, anytime.  At Nokia, you have a personal opportunity in an inspiring environment to make a global difference.  Build a career that you will be proud of. Go on an adventure every day.  Help shape a new era in the mobile industry.  It’s your world.  This is your moment to shape it. Work as a Software Engineer on a small team developing a web application central to Nokia’s Big Data efforts that offers both a REST API and Web UI. The application functions as a metadata repository for the Nokia Data Asset and is one component of a SOA whose mission is to ingest data into, catalog, and derive value from Nokia’s Data Asset. The backend of the application uses RDF and OWL.” Read more

News360′s Updated Windows Phone App Designed Around Microsoft Metro UI Concepts

Personalized news app News360 yesterday updated its Windows Phone application, which makes up one of what’s still a relatively few 50,000 apps for the platform in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Right now, the device platform has just under 2 percent of the smartphone OS market, but that could change: Analyst firm IDC, for example, reported in June that, “assuming that Nokia’s transition to Windows Phone goes smoothly, the OS is expected to defend a number 2 rank and more than 20 percent share in 2015.” Nokia, whose first Windows Phone 7 devices have been available in the U.S. since earlier this year, is expected to announce two Windows phones on Monday, according to Reuters: a cheaper Lumia 610 and a global version of its high-end Lumia 900 phone.

News360, which joined the Microsoft BizSpark One program in November, is tapping into the action with the update that now sports a user interface designed around the Metro UI concepts pioneered by Microsoft, according to CEO Roman Karachinsky. It’s marked by “simplicity, cleanliness and efficient flow, which is radically different from the design of our iOS and Android apps,” he says. “The app also uses several features unique to Windows Phone – like live tiles, which allow you to pin the categories that you want to follow more closely straight to your home screen.”

News360 worked closely with Microsoft on this release, he notes, as part of Microsoft’s Mobile Acceleration Week development, a program to get partner companies together with the designers and developers of Windows Phone “to yield amazing apps for the platform.” Other features News360 touts for the latest version also include connecting their social media accounts to tailor news to their interests and Fast App Switching support for a better user experience.

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Implementing Commercial Applications With Semantic Search


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A common challenge facing today’s enterprise, its employees, and customers, is the ability to easily and effectively access corporate data and product/services-related information.  To obtain the accurate and specific information needed from a vast corporate network is a daunting task, especially as data grows more complex and the workforce becomes increasingly mobile.  What if we had pervasive access to it all– enabling us to make timely business decisions while continuing on with our busy days?

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