Nokia Yanks Here Maps From Apple’s App Store

Nokia says iOS 7 harms the Here experience.

Vivoom Shoots Mobile Video With Movie and TV-Like Effects

GenArts, maker of the iOS app, is a big supplier of visual effects software to TV and motion picture studios.

AllThingsD Week in Review: Nokia’s Android Phone, Bitcoin Funding and Facebook the Newspaper

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

Huawei Pulls Back on Network Side, but Still Hopes to Build U.S. Brand for Phones

Huawei EVP Colin Giles says the company doesn’t have an Apple- or Samsung-level marketing budget, but needs to somehow build its brand in order to compete beyond the entry-level phone market.

Why Nokia Is Building an Android Phone and Why Microsoft Might Not Kill It

Sources confirm that Nokia’s effort to co-opt Android for its low-end smartphone business has endured and could even survive beyond the company’s acquisition by Microsoft.

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EU Approval Clears Way for Microsoft-Nokia Deal

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.

Microsoft-Nokia Deal Gets Go-Ahead From Justice Department

Unconditionally approved.

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Instagram Comes to Windows Phone

Instagram launched an app for Windows Phone on Wednesday, three and a half years after the company was founded. The new app, which already exists on iOS and Android, could help Instagram with additional growth in international markets, where Windows Phone is seeing some increased traction. It may also be a good sell for Nokia, which offers the 1020 smartphone with a stellar 41-megapixel camera.

Nokia Shareholders to Approve Microsoft Deal

As expected.

Judge to Samsung: Tell Me Again Why I Shouldn’t Sanction You

It appears Samsung’s lawyers did improperly share their rival’s business information that was supposed to be kept from their clients.

Nokia’s North American Breakout