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Europe has signed off on Microsoft’s pending acquisition of Nokia’s phone business. On Wednesday morning, the European Commission, the European Union’s antitrust authority, rubber-stamped the deal, saying a review had concluded that the transaction would not raise any competition concerns. The EC’s approval follows by mere days a similar endorsement by the U.S. Department of Justice, and sets the stage for the deal to be completed early next year.
News Bytehas acquired Topsy Labs, a social media analysis firm specializing in charting Twitter trends. Price: Somewhere north of $200 million. Topsy, one of handful of companies with access to Twitter’s full “firehose” of tweets, recently unveiled a search engine capable of searching through the 425 billion or so tweets published to Twitter since the company’s debut in 2006. It’s not yet clear how Apple plans to use Topsy.
Our ‘for sale’ sign has been taken down and we are here to stay.
– BlackBerry interim CEO John Chen
News Bytesaid it has purchased natural-language outfit SkyPhrase for an undisclosed sum. SkyPhrase and its small team of four will become part of the Yahoo Labs team in New York, where they will presumably bring their natural-language-processing acumen to bear on Yahoo’s search and mail products.