News@5: Nokia Teams With Microsoft, Police Seek Power To Seize Domains Without Court Order & Verizon iPhone

Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker, has teamed up with Microsoft to restore its fortunes and take on Apple and Google in the smartphone market. Announced in London, the partnership will see Nokia and Microsoft working together to develop a range of Windows Phone 7-based devices.

UK website registry firm Nominet has invited the masses to give feedback on policies proposed by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), which could allow law enforcement agencies to quickly take down websites being used by criminals.

The launch of the long-anticipated Verizon iPhone 4 in stores across the US yesterday went less well than expected, with Apple and Verizon stores hit hard by low turnout.

E-mail client Sparrow has left beta and is now available for download via the Mac App Store. Less than one week after its launch, Sparrow 1.0 has become the number one paid for app in the Mac App Store in the US, France, Germany and the UK.

Microsoft's Bing has recorded its biggest ever month-on-month increase in US market share, new comScore data reveals. According to comScore, Bing jumped to 13.1 per cent in January, up from 12 per cent in December 2010.