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Microsoft's 2014 new year's resolutions (our suggestions)

2013 was a busy year for Microsoft, from Ballmer's retirement announcement to product action involving Windows, Surface, and Office 365. Here's what to do in 2014.

There's no Here there: Nokia pulls map app off iOS

Nokia says iOS 7 has harmed the user experience of its mapping app, but the company has show little appetite for keeping Here Maps up to date since its iOS debut more than a year ago.

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5 fab phones that rocked our socks in 2013

If you're looking to buy a new phone, these should be at the top of your list.

Nokia cleared to sell Indian factory to Microsoft

Nokia's fixed assets in India had been frozen because of a tax dispute

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U.S. ITC to review ruling in patent dispute between Nokia and HTC

A review could lead to an import ban on infringing products

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A Nokia Android phone might not be so crazy

Several reports claim Nokia's working on a low-end phone running a highly modified version of Android, despite its new Microsoftian overlords

Battle of the Windows RT displays: Lumia 2520 shines but the Surface 2 stutters

Nokia's Lumia 2520 has the best screen that DisplayMate has ever tested. The Surface 2? Not so much.

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Smartphone report card 2013: Which vendors passed, which vendors failed?

We'll give you a hint: BlackBerry did not make the dean's list.

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Microsoft's most monumental hits, misses, and moments of 2013

Windows 8.1 and Xbox arrived. Ballmer's leaving, but he bought part of Nokia first. Just another year in the life of a company struggling to stay relevant.

Europe clears Microsoft acquisition of Nokia devices business

The EU's OK along with FTC approval over the weekend means the acquisition of Nokia's smartphone business can move forward.