Nokia in high demand with Uber, but not for its phones

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Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. Uber is a taxi alternate ride sharing service which uses a smartphone application to connect passengers with drivers.

Uber wants to improve its own mapping service, which partners riders with drivers


The ongoing dominance of Android and iOS platforms has not been kind to Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia and its, now defunct, Symbian and Windows Mobile operating systems.

However, Nokia has kept itself on the playing field with its mapping business, fittingly called HERE. Now, their service is in high demand.

Transportation network company Uber has submitted a bid of up to $3 billion for the business, joining a slew of other companies equally interested in acquiring the business, includi...


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