Today in Tech: A Microsoft-Nokia alliance?

February 4, 2011: 4:48 PM ET

A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.

  • Though spokesmen declined to comment, Microsoft and Nokia may reportedly announce a partnership on February 11, when Nokia CEO Stephen Elop talks to investors. Such an alliance could mean Nokia retires its Symbian OS in favor of Windows Phone 7. (New York Times)
  • Verizon halted pre-sales of the iPhone after selling out of its first shipment, estimated to be less than 100,000 units, in just two hours, According to Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mean, the company expected to sell more phones than any first-day launch in its history. (Fortune)
  • Microsoft's Hotmail service introduced a new aliases feature that lets users┬áhandle correspondence to multiple aliases (eg. JPMangalindan@hotmail.com, JPManga@hotmail.com, JPMangaadskj;daf@hotmail.com) all from one inbox. (TechCrunch)
  • Facebook is holding an event on February 8 to discuss its new headquarters in Silicon Valley, possibly the former Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park. (CNET)
  • Windows Phone 7 owners -- however many of you there are -- can rest easy: the copy/paste feature is coming soon to your handsets, at least if the latest set of WP7 developer tools are anything to go by. (WinRumors)

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JP Mangalindan
JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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