Saving software development costs could be accomplished by moving to Android, without the enormous loss of profit due to paying Microsoft for each copy of Windows Phone 7. No. That doesn't explain the decision. Nokia's new CEO Stephen Elop OWNS STOCK IN MICROSOFT, for whom he is a "former" executive. Occams razor test implies that Elop made the decision to benefit himself at the expense of Nokia stockholders. Microsoft has already spent half a billion dollars marketing their outdated and poorly implemented phone operating system. Nokia will not benefit from this sell out by their traitorous CEO.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.